All About Shipping Containers- ___________________________ Transporting Your ISBU Simply, ...if you are buying an ISBU shipping container, it is best to have your experienced Dealer or Broker arrange delivery. They should have the connections that are necessary. If you are transporting your ISBU yourself here are some basic tips: • An empty ISBU is very light and does not need the same huge trucking and strong trailer as a normal shipping container loaded with products and commodoties. - An empty 20' GP shipping container is less than 5,000 lbs. - An empty 40' GP shipping container is less than 8,000 lbs. Compare this to the weight of a large SUV or Hummer at about 6,000-7,000 lbs. As you can see they are not very heavy and the trailer or truck strength is not so demanding as some think. • A flatbed truck or flat trailer is very sufficient for a 20' GP, and can be off loaded with a small fork lift. • 40' GP are usually put on a tilt trailer using the dump-drag method. Also, small truck mounted crane lifts are often used to lift and swing out and of the truck. The low weight is ideal. Your dealer will usually have the best suggestions for your situation when you buy a 40' GP. _______________________________________________________________________________ If you are an ISBA Member with a special foundation or project, please Login to your Member Section for more information or conversation with one of our Member Support staff. If you are an ISBA Member and you manufacture Prefab ISBU, please Login to your Member Section for more information or conversation with one of our Member Support staff. _______________________________________________________________________________
A flatbed truck of this size could easily and legally carry a 20' or even a 40' due to the lightweight empty ISBU.