What is Container Drop?
“Container drop or drop and pick” is an industry term, used to describe when a container is left or "dropped off" at a facility, to be loaded or unloaded without the driver’s presence. The "pick" refers to picking up the empty container after unloading of the loaded container after loading.
When is container drop implemented?
This process is only implemented when the load is being dropped at warehouses with secure yards or dock bays that can be closed with the container inside. This way, the warehouse is responsible for the container and the contents while in their possession. Companies often engage in “container drop” when trying to avoid making appointments, planning for labor, and avoiding wait time charges from the trucking company.