Frequently Asked Questions

There are two prices that determine the total cost of buying a container.
The first price is the cost of the container itself. Shop around to find the best price.
The second price is delivery. Delivery is determined by the mileage from the depot to your site.

Total Cost = Container Price + Delivery

Length: Containers come in several lengths, but the standard lengths are 20 foot and 40 foot.

You can get other lengths such as 10 foot, 45 foot, and 53 foot, but they must be special ordered.

Width: The standard width of a container is 8 feet.

Height: The standard height of a container is 8 1/2 feet. You can get high-cube containers that are 1 foot taller, bringing the total height to 9 1/2 feet.

Roadrunner Transport and Containers only sells 20 foot standard, 40 foot standard, and 40 foot high-cube containers. The table below shows the exterior, interior, and door dimensions of these containers .

Please ensure your location is prepared before delivery. Your site must be flat and free of obstacles to allow the driver to get the trailer in place.

Please Note: We allow 30 minutes for dropping the container. We charge $100 for each 30 minutes thereafter. Having a prepared site will ensure you don’t incur additional cost.

We will drop containers on any surface; however, we recommend you prepare your site in one of the following ways:

  • Road base material for a flat drop
  • 16” x 16” x 4” concrete blocks
  • Treated 4” x 4” lumber
  • Concrete or asphalt surface

There should be a clear path to the site, at least 12 foot wide.

We deliver containers with a truck and tilt bed trailer. At delivery, the driver tilts the bed of the trailer up. When the container touches the ground, the driver drives the trailer out from under the container.

To get out from under the container the driver needs a path that can accommodate the length of the container, the tilt bed trailer, and truck in a straight line. This can a minimum of 125 feet regardless of the size of the container.

Ensure there are no overhead obstacles such as trees, building overhangs, and utility lines. We need at least 14 feet of overhead clearance.

We cannot guarantee no damage if there are obstacles in the way.

Yes, but be prepared. Each depot has strict policies that must be met before you are allowed to load.

Most depots require the following:

  • Release number for the container
  • Safety vest
  • Your license plate number
  • A valid drivers license (they may make a copy of it)
  • Truck Registation
  • Trailer Registration
  • If needed, an over overweight or overlength permit

We highly recommend calling the depot to verify the release number.

For a safe haul, the container weight should not exceed the trailer Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVMR).
Typical container weights are:

  • 20’ Standard – 4,000-5,200 lbs
  • 40’ Standard – 6,100-8,800 lbs
  • 40’ High Cube – 8,600-9,300 lbs

The maximum length of a truck and trailer allowed (in Texas) is no more than 65 feet.

Where do I apply for permits?

Overweight and oversize permits must be ordered through the Texas DMV.

How do I get a release number?

After your invoice is paid in full, we will give you the release number. The release number tell you the depot to go to and the specific type of container you are picking up.

The main depot is ConGlobal Industries Inc. located at 500 Mayo Shell Rd, Galena Park, TX 77547.

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At Roadrunner, we’re dedicated to helping you find the perfect container to fit your requirements. We appreciate your consideration and are eager to meet your needs.