I am looking to rent a warehouse. I will be getting 3 shipments a month of 1 40' HCL container to the warehouse that will be a part of a 8-hr round trip drayage.
The space has 100' from the loading dock to the road and 71' across the front of the building (there is a telephone pole and fence line at 71'). Everything else in the 100' x 71' space is a cleared gravel/grass lot. There will be no cars parked in the lot. I believe that the way the building sits, this will be a blind side backing approach.
I've included a couple of pictures to show the layout and measurements. I would really appreciate some guidance on if this is workable.
NOTE: The shipment will be an 8-hr round trip drayage, and I will need at least 2 hours to live unload.
1. Is it possible to back the container up to this loading dock in this configuration?
2. What is the optimum height of the loading dock for a container on a chassis? I am pretty sure I will need to regrade the approach, which is fine.
3. What is the minimum height of the overhang/awning to ensure it is high enough not to get smashed.
4. Should I just plan on an overnight fee with each shipment since as it seems difficult to get in under the daily drive limits?
Thank you for your help! If I could, I'd send y'all a virtual beer.