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The latest news from Brockman Trucking, including helpful storage trailer and container rental guidelines and tips. 

Storage Solutions in Our New Economy

 The COVID-19 crisis has brought many of our workplaces to a standstill. The supply chain has been stalled, interrupted, and, in some cases, completely annihilated. Companies have pivoted, changed direction, shifted focus, and done everything within their strategic and financial potential to keep their businesses afloat. 

In this upheaval, many companies are needing to reevaluate, reorganization, redesign, and reimagine their space to make room for social distancing in the new world we are in. As you consider how your company will manage new space requirements, new office layouts, and alternative workspaces, Brockman Trailers can provide you with the practical support you need to make saving space a quick, simple solution. 

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Three Business-Focused Storage Solutions from Brockman Trailers

Storage Trailers from Brockman Trailers

Brockman Trailers has been doing the work we do for decades, giving businesses a storage solution that works for them. Each trailer and each solution gives our customers as much control as they want and need over their belongings. But each business and each situation is different, and that's why Brockman Trailers is here. 

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Storage Trailers to Support Your Operation

Trailer rentals give business owners the chance to manage the demands on their day-to-day operation without placing disproportionate burdens on their facilities or their people.

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Temporary Storage: Tips to Make It Work for You

Making the Most of Temporary Storage Rental

Sometimes people need to rent storage space for an indefinite amount of time. Perhaps they’ve run out of room and need a place for their overflow. Perhaps they’ve got too much stuff and not enough time to sort. Perhaps they simply need a bigger warehouse and a storage facility or trailer is the cheaper solution.

Other times, storage is needed temporarily, for a short time while inventory is stockpiled or until you can sort through life. Whether you’re looking at an off-site storage facility or at a drop trailer brought to your location from a company like Brockman Trailers, there are some quick tips that will help you get the best price and get the most value out of your storage facility.

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Spring Cleaning and Organizing

Three Tips to Organizing Your Life this Spring

As you start to claim your life back from winter’s long, deep freeze, consider these few tips to help you clean up, organize, and enjoy the coming season.

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Small Business Advice

Managing Your Space and Maintaining Your Sanity

When running a small business, it’s easy to get caught up with the day-to-day operations so much that you find yourself unable to ever tackle bigger projects. That storage space that’s chaotic, unorganized, and maybe even a little bit dangerous to walk into. The old equipment that’s collecting dust but you’re not sure what to do with. The stack of things that you filed under “To Deal With Later” only to discover that “Later” has never come. 

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Inventory Management from Brockman Trailers

At Brockman Trailers, we offer a wide range of storage solutions for manufacturing and distribution centers across the state of Minnesota. Our storage trailers can be stored on-site or off-site. They can be rented as a temporary housing for overflow or seasonal inventory. They can be used as a permanent (or semi-permanent) inventory management solution. Whatever the inventory or storage need, Brockman Trailers has a solution to help you manage your inventory.

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Making the Right Storage Solution Decision

Making Room with the Right Storage Solution Decision

We work with all sorts of businesses, helping them expand their square footage without the use of blueprints, business loans, and construction machinery. Our storage trailers help companies store and manage inventory without exorbitant increases in overhead expenses. By providing safe, reliable, convenient storage solutions that can be either on-site or off-site, Brockman Trailers partners with companies, helping them make the best decisions for their operation and their budgets.

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Off-Site Storage and its Benefits

Off-Site Storage: A Strategic Move

When considering how to manage the demands on your space by the many items your company needs to store, consider the benefits of an off-site storage trailer. By utilizing a storage trailer like you see here (, you’re company can maintain a better operation without putting unnecessary strain on your internal space, personnel, or processes.

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Decluttering Your Storage Shed

Moving Storage from Your Shed to a Storage Unit

The decision to move your items from an on-site location, like a pole barn, garage, backyard shed, or basement, to an off-site location, like a climate-controlled, indoor storage unit, an outdoor unit, or a storage trailer, is based largely on the items you’re storing. Below are a few questions you need to answer as you consider your next steps with your items.

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Storage Tips for Your Personal Storage Unit

Smarter Storage TIps from Brockman Trailers

As you think about how you’re going to manage and store the items in your storage unit, there are a few tips we’ve picked up through the years that can help you make the most out of your space.

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Choosing a Storage Solution That’s Permanent

Permanent Storage and the Right Choice for Your Business

When choosing a storage solution, there are a lot of questions you need to ask. How long will you be storing your items? How much space do you need? What kinds of items will you be storing and are they vulnerable to certain elements (such as extreme temperatures, humidity, etc.)? The answers you come up with to those questions will determine the best storage solution. But sometimes the answer is a little bit easier to find because the problem you’re trying to solve is easy to identify.

You need more room.

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Choosing a Storage Solution that’s Temporary

Temporary Storage and the Right Choice for Your Inventory

Choosing the right solution for storage depends on a lot of factors. What are you storing? Are the items you’re storing vulnerable to fluctuations in weather? Where do you want to store it? Who needs access to it? How long will you be storing it?

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Knowing Your Storage Options

You Need to Know Your Options 

At Brockman Trailers, we work with customers in a variety of scenarios who may or may not know the best storage solution for their needs.

The right storage solution is not about finding the right answers but about asking the right questions. How long will you be storing your products? Do you need a temperature controlled storage solution? Will you need access to your belongings? The questions you ask will help you determine the right storage solution for your needs.

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Deciding on a Storage Unit: What Size and What Type?

What Size Storage Unit Do You Need?

How do you know exactly what size storage unit you need to rent? Whether you’re renting an on-site storage trailer or hauling your belongings or inventory to a secure storage location, knowing what size unit you need is the difference between not having enough room to meet your requirements and paying for too much space.

So consider a few things as you make your decision.

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Things to Think About for Long-Term Storage

At Brockman Trailers, we’re equipped to support your storage needs in just about any scenario. Whether you need a storage trailer as an extension of your warehouse, for hauling, for on-site, temporary housing of your goods or belongings during a move or a remodel, or as a long-term solution, we can take care of you. But planning the type of storage you need is only part of the process. You also need to know how to store what you’re storing.

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Dependable Solutions for Your Storage Needs

The Solution to Your Inventory Conundrum

At Brockman Trailers, we like to help people solve problems. It’s what we do. We’ve done it consistently for 80 years, giving people the hauling and storage solutions they need. It's never been about getting them to do things our way. It’s always been about finding solutions for their needs.

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Commercial Storage: Reliability from Brockman Trailers

Commercial Storage Solutions from Brockman

Ever since Harvey Brockman started hauling cattle in the 1930’s, Brockman has been a name that means reliability and service for those needing a good commercial storage solution. Our family has been supporting businesses ever since, providing reliable, affordable storage and hauling solutions for companies in just about any situation.

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Choosing a Storage Option: What We've Learned

Why a Storage Solution Isn’t Always an Easy Decision

Costs. Conditions. Contracts. 

You have a lot to consider when it comes to the decisions you make about storage. As you think about what exactly you need to store, how long you need to store it, and where it needs to happen, there are a few things we've picked up along the way that we thought we’d share.

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Residential Storage Solutions from Brockman Trailers

Residential Storage is Easier with Brockman Trailers

When moving begins to look like a very real possibility or when a remodeling project is about to get started, you have a storage dilemma you need to resolve. What do you do with all of your stuff? How do you handle your personal belongings and valuables? Who do you trust with your treasures? Should you compare prices for storage units in the area, make your choice, and then haul everything in multiple trips with a pickup truck? Do you hire a company to take care of it all for you? What’s the best option for your situation? 

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When You Need to Find an On-site Residential Storage Option...

Residential Storage

No matter what’s happening to bring about the need for storage solutions for your home, the process of packing, organizing, hauling, and managing a move brings anxiety upon even the most relaxed people. With so many details to manage and often so little time to make things happen, deciding upon a storage solution for your personal belongings can seem impossible.

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Why Brockman Keeps on Truckin'

Here at Brockman, we understand that people have a choice when it comes to their storage and hauling needs. Options, in some ways, are virtually endless, particularly from a storage standpoint. And the conversation surrounding what’s “best” for particular needs depends on more factors than we could probably ever effectively address.

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The Rules of Storage

Knowing What to Keep Out of Your Storage Trailer.

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Finding the Right Storage Solution

Should you store inventory in trailers or in warehouses?

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Our Storage Trailers Pass Inspection

Our customers can rest easy…knowing that we are taking care of the trailers that are taking care of their belongings.

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The Brockman Story

The holidays are upon us. A season about memories, giving, and family. That’s why this time of year makes us think so much about how everything got started here at Brockman.

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Storage Containers VS Storage Trailers

Do you need to make room for storage? Do you need to add to your space capacity? Is this the first time you are looking for storage options, or are you expanding on the storage space you’ve used? Wherever you find yourself, we are here to help you make the best storage solution decision.

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The Five Most Common Packing Mistakes

So the time has come to start packing things up. You've rented a storage container or a trailer and you have your time set to begin moving things. Often times in the details, people make simple mistakes that cost them.  So consider these common packing mistakes and make this a checklist of tips to help you avoid big messes and ruined treasures.

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Logo Trailers Provide a Cost-Effective Marketing Solution


If you're storing your goods in a trailer on a job site, at an offsite location, or at a place where signage is not permitted, this may be a good time to consider creating or enhancing your company logo.

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Drop Trailers Could Be the Solution You’re Looking For

With all of the shipping, moving, packaging, and quality control options, some practical solutions are often overlooked. People forget the control that they can maintain in packaging, storing, and shipping merchandise and belongings.

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How to Pack a Storage Trailer

How to Pack a Storage Trailer Packing takes time. As tedious as it may sometimes seem, the more time you take being deliberate, the less time you’ll spend on the other side of shipping cleaning up messes. So once you have chosen your trailer and have your items ready for loading, it’s time to get organized.

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How Many Pallets Fit in a Storage Trailer or Container?

When trying to figure how many pallets can fit in a container for shipping, it’s about more than answering the question, “How much room is there?” Several things need to be considered before the final pallet count per container can be determined. 

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What to Look for When Renting a Storage Trailer or Container

If you’re going to trust a company to store or haul your belongings, it should be about more than money. Consider these tips to making the right decision:

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