What is Container Drop?
Otherwise known as “Drop and Pick,” Container Drop is when a truck driver drops off a container at the destination warehouse and leaves instead of waiting for it to be unloaded. The driver then returns to pick up the empty container after it has been unloaded, usually within the next 48 hours.
When is Container Drop implemented?
Companies often engage in Container Drop when they’re trying to avoid delivery appointments, wait time charges from the trucking company, or hiring extra labor. This process is implemented at warehouses that have secure yards or dock bays that can be closed with the containers inside. With that, the warehouse becomes responsible for the containers until they are picked back up by a trucker.