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Office Trailers vs. Office Containers

Office Trailers vs. Office Containers

Office trailers or office containers? See which is the best option for you.

Businesses that move to different locations regularly require office spaces that can easily go with them and remain safe and durable. Quick into the search, one may realize that one has two main options: office trailers and office containers. Each of these options has its pros and will be most suitable for different types of businesses. It is all about suiting the right product with your business needs. To help you make an informed decision, you can review this brief explanation on office trailers vs. office containers.

Office Trailers

Office trailers are units that have fully-finished interiors and exteriors and sit permanently on a chassis, that is, a frame with wheels. These units are above the ground by a few feet and require OSHA-approved stairs and/or a ramp to connect them to the ground level. 

Allied Trailers’ office trailers have appealing vinyl panel exteriors and are constructed using high quality steel and metal. They are fully finished with tiled flooring, finished walls and ceilings, fluorescent overhead lighting, breaker panels, and HVAC. They can come in a variety of sizes and configurations to suit your office needs to a tee.

Because it is already on a chassis, all one needs to do is to hook it up to a truck to transport it from one place to another. It will require a flat, dry, and level surface on which to sit. Allied Trailers can add skirting to hide the wheels if your business would so desire.

Office Containers

Office containers are ground-level units with corrugated metal exteriors and finished interiors that sit directly on the ground without a foundation. Some companies might convert shipping containers into office containers, and others may make them from scratch. In any case, all of Allied Trailers’ products are made and sourced in-house, so you can know that you will be getting a quality mobile office.

Allied’s office containers are complete with lighting, finished interiors, and HVAC. There is no need to work out of an unheated storage container or shipping container, which could be illegal. This practical solution comes in a wide variety of sizes as well.

Containers need a crane, forklift, or tilt truck bed to transfer, as it does not sit on wheels. Like an office trailer, it requires a flat, dry, and level surface on which to sit. If you intend to keep the same unit on-site for a significant length of time and looks are not everything to your brand, this may be the solution for you.

Contact Allied Trailers Today for Your Mobile Trailer

Allied Trailers is a leading provider of space solutions for the construction, education, energy, industrial, commercial/retail, healthcare, and government markets. With operations on the East Coast of the United States, and serving more than 50,000 customers, Allied Trailers operates a fleet of nearly 10,000 modular space and secure storage units that are leased through a network of 8 branch locations along the East Coast of North America. Check out our Locations page for contact information, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn,Youtube, and don’t forget to check out our blog.

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