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Options for Portable Offices – 5 Important Things To Consider

Portable offices are typically thought of as offices that are movable and comparatively easier to set up and take down in shorter stints of time. Some types of portable offices are even easily transported from one location to another, which makes these great options if you are in a situation where you may need to rent a portable office space for an extended period of time, but to also need to be able to move it to various locations. 

When it comes to portable offices, there are a variety of options, depending on your unique needs, location, and budget. 

Many event planners, construction site managers, builders, and companies undergoing renovations and/or staffing and building changes, have a need for some type of portable office space at some point in time. Portable offices can provide a quick and easy solution for fast expansion or unexpected changes, and they are often used as onsite classrooms, training facilities, staffing overflow space, storage units, medical treatment buildings, and more.

If you are considering renting a portable office and exploring your options, there are some things you should know in order to make a good decision based on your needs. 

Follow along for some important things you should think about when you are considering renting a mobile office unit.

5 Things To Consider While Looking For Portable Office Rental

1. What size do you need?

Portable offices vary in considerably in terms of their dimensions. The most common units vary from 20 feet to 40 feet in size, and include 20-, 30- and 40-foot units.

2. How portable do you need your mobile office to be?

While the word “portable” suggests that every portable office is movable in some way, some units are especially portable because they are built on wheels. If you need a portable office that is built on wheels, this may impact the size of the unit. Typically portable office trailers on wheels are available as 20 or 30 foot units. 

3. What type of layout do you need in your portable office unit?

While many portable offices look similar on the outside, the types of layouts inside vary significantly based on the unique needs of those using the space. For example, if you are a school using a portable office as a classroom you may will need a layout that is conducive to the types of seating and learning tools and style you will use in the space. This may include a very open design. Comparatively if you are using a mobile office as a medical treatment center, your portable office may need to feature a cluster of smaller spaces that offer privacy.  

4. What type of flooring, lighting, heating, electrical outlets, air conditioning, and security are you seeking?

While every portable office rental company is not the same, when you rent a portable office from Moon Trailer Leasing in Louisville and Lexington Kentucky, you can expect certain standard features to all of our units. All of our portable office trailers have walls, ceilings and floors that are insulated. Our mobile offices also have vinyl flooring, interior wood paneling, florescent lighting, electric heating and air conditioning and windows that open, and secure steel exterior doors that lock.

5. What type of accessibility are you seeking for your portable office?

Perhaps one of the biggest ways that portable offices vary is in whether or not they are designed at ground level or put together with stairs. Portable offices with stairs should always include OSHA approved steps for easier access. Portable offices that are built at ground level do not require any stairs for entry. Larger 40-foot office units are often delivered to your site on a tilt bed trailer. This may be another consideration, depending on the location.

Need a Mobile Office in Kentucky or Indiana?

If you are looking for portable office units in the Kentucky or Southern Indiana, considering giving Moon Trailer Leasing a call. Our experienced team has decades of experience serving the needs of customers throughout Louisville and Lexington Kentucky and in Clarksville and New Albany, Indiana as well. Along with delivering clean, high quality, well-constructed units designed to meet your needs, our team is proud to offer competitive rates and top-notch customer service. Additionally, we also specialize in other related services including portable restroom and shower rentals, dumpster rentals, refrigerated container rentals and more. For additional details or to get a fast and easy quote for your project, give us a call at 502-776-2199. “Ask for the Moon, and get it!”

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Trailer Leasing in Middletown, Kentucky

Did you know that Middletown is one of the earliest settlements in Kentucky? Founded in 1797, this home rule-class city features a winning combination of historical charm and commercial development. 

Residents of Middletown can enjoy annual events, such as Concert in the Park, a Lenten fish fry, Veteran’s Day parade, and more. Those looking for event space can find ample enjoyment in Middletown’s Community Center, which occupies the site of the historic Middletown Methodist church. Its sanctuary features stained glass windows, pews, and a piano.

The History of Middletown, Kentucky

The name “Middletown” has a contentious backstory. Some historians believe that it was given this name due to its centrality between Louisville and Shelbyville, two larger cities. However, others think that “Middletown” can be credited to being between Westport and “Shippingport,” two early Ohio river port towns. 

Originally a tract of land owned by Revolutionary War veteran Jacob Myers, Middletown’s central location made it quickly become an early trading post for farmers and travelers. It featured a tannery, cigar factory, millinery shop, general stores, a tailor, blacksmith, and more. Its location on a road between Lexington and Louisville made it a popular rest-stop for stage coaches and people on horseback. Early visitors could stay at pleasant amenities like the Middletown Inn. 

In 1910, an interurban railroad was built through Middletown, connecting Louisville and Shelbyville. This caused a population boom in the area, as people were now able to commute to their jobs in each city along the railroad. However, following the widespread use of cars, the railroad was discontinued. 

Today, Middletown has a historic district as well as several properties on the National Registry of Historic Places. There are also many retail shops and popular restaurants in the area. Visitors can stroll through Middletown’s well-preserved streets, experiencing the 200+ years of history for themselves. 

Trailer Leasing in Middletown, Kentucky

For residents of Middletown and the surrounding areas, Moon Trailer Leasing offers storage trailer leasing, storage container rental, portable office rental, and more. Our 28 ft, 40 ft, 45 ft, 48 ft and 53 ft trailers are available for monthly rent, as well as ground level storage containers and portable moving and storage containers. Storage trailers are loading-dock accessible, equipped with either swing doors or roll-up doors, have durable hardwood floors, and are pallet-jack and forklift accessible as well. 

As one of Kentucky’s largest full service leasing companies, we offer many companion services, including roll-off dumpster rentals, portable restroom rentals, grease trap cleaning, refrigerated container rentals, and more!

We’ve served central Kentucky and Southern Indiana for over 25 years and take great pride in our hardworking staff, punctual services, and customer-centric approach. If you’re ready to get started with Moon, contact us online or give us a call today. We look forward to working with you! 

 

 

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Decarbonization in the Shipping Industry

There are some major changes underway in the shipping industry. Recently, several major organizations in the industry committed to decarbonization by 2030. Today on the blog we’ll look at the significance of this commitment. 

Support for $5 Billion Research Fund

Back on March 10, 2021, representatives from all over the industry came together to announce something big. They were supporting a proposed $5 billion fund to develop and support decarbonization in the industry. Eight governments backed this proposal and submitted it to the International Maritime Organization (IMO) for review. This is significant for several reasons. 

For one, without coordinated international efforts like this, decarbonization is simply a pipe dream. It is an initiative that requires international cooperation. So, with eight countries (Nigeria, Switzerland, Singapore, Greece, Georgia, Liberia, Malta, and Japan) and several large organizations (BIMCO and IMCA to name two) backing the proposal, this signals true cross-national commitment. Additionally, the funding proposal itself is targeted with very particular goals to drive change. It would create a research and development board which would fund R&D efforts across the globe, including in developing countries. 

This is a key commitment, as currently there aren’t the necessary technologies to decarbonize the industry at scale. So, with this plan in place, the foundation is in place for accelerated change. 

Decarbonization: A UN Initiative

This proposal is actually in response to an initiative from the United Nations. Back in 2018, UN delegates associated with the IMO agreed to reduce total emissions by 50% (from levels in 2008) by 2050. The recent proposal is a sign of additional commitment to specific action steps to help meet this goal. By putting funding behind research and development for emerging technologies, the industry will be able to create a decarbonized future that can reduce environmental impact and also create sustainable practices.

Potential Solutions: Ammonia and More

Creating these low- and no-carbon solutions will be a challenge. However, there are already some ideas about how this might develop. One such solution is ammonia. Ammonia is a fuel source that doesn’t emit any carbon when it’s burned. Also, it can be made fairly simply with renewable electricity, air, and water, and it can be stored much more easily than other fuel sources like hydrogen. Plus, it boasts an extremely high energy density, making it an ideal fuel source. 

However, there aren’t currently any shipping vessels with the equipment to burn ammonia for fuel. Plus, nobody is creating ammonia in a climate-friendly way at scale currently. So, these are two areas to be on the lookout for over the next several years. It’s likely that some of the projects from the $5 billion research and development fund will focus on green ammonia production and creating ammonia-fueled ships. There are some other options innovators are considering as well. For example, hydrogen could be a potential fuel source going forward. Additionally, innovative fuel cells and wind-harnessing technologies are in the works. 

One thing is for certain: there’s a revolution in the shipping industry to move towards greener, more sustainable practices. This is an exciting and necessary step as we try to protect the environment while serving consumer and business needs across the globe. 

Moon Trailer Leasing offers mobile offices to companies and organizations across Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio and Tennessee. We have offices of all sizes for rent and sale. Call 502-776-2199 for a fast and free quote.

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Mobile Offices: RVs, Campers, and more

Mobile offices are not a new concept. But in the past several years, more and more people have been taking the idea in new directions. Here’s a look at some trends in mobile offices.

Campers and RVs with Mobile Offices

For years, people have been figuring out ways to work out of mobile setups. For example, with some research and hard work, campers and RVs can be converted into work-friendly spaces. One important consideration in these setups is desk space. A non-modified RV or camper is unlikely to have desk space that is key for working. As such, a lot of the modifications you need to make for this setup are related to the work space itself. This can mean installing side table,
converting an existing space, or even just using foldable or movable desks or tables.

You need the proper infrastructure in place to work from these spaces too. Internet is one key need for a lot of people working remotely. There are a few creative ways people who work from RVs and campers make sure they have internet access. For one, there is often free internet at RV parks where you can stay for a period of time. While this is great and accessible, it’s also not secure most of the time. For security, you can always beef up your devices with VPNs to bolster security and privacy while on public WiFi. Another potential solution is to invest in a mobile WiFi hotspot, giving you your own source for internet access. Many phone and internet service providers offer options for mobile hotspots.

Beyond internet, there are some more basic needs you have to address for truly mobile workspaces. Water, electricity, and plumbing are all necessary particularly when mobile offices are also where you live. Technology like solar panels are a pivotal way many people power their RVs and campers. When paired with large batteries that hold charges for your various needs, you’d be surprised at how much energy you can generate for yourself.

Coronavirus Pandemic

All of these ideas have likely been accelerated recently by the coronavirus pandemic. The pandemic has caused some huge changes to how many people work. Remote work has been at least a part-time solution for lots of businesses, and a long-term reality for some people. According to Gallup polling data from October 2020, 33% of people in the United States were working remotely all the time, with an additional 25% working remotely some of the time. Back in April 2020, the numbers were even higher, with 51% working remotely all the time and 18% some of the time. Though there has been a downtrend in the percent of people working remotely, the numbers are still very high. Over half of workers in the United States are working remotely at least some of the time. As a result, more and more people have entertained the idea of changing up where they are working. Whether short or longer-term, they have found value in working somewhere other than home.

Of course, many of the aspects of these new mobile offices are reflective of mobile office trailers that have existed for a while. Mobile office trailers are a great solution for many businesses. Check out our blog post on mobile offices to learn more about what they can offer!

Moon Trailer Leasing offers mobile offices to companies and organizations across Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio and Tennessee. We have offices of all sizes for rent and sale. Call 502-776-2199 for a fast and free quote.

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The Benefits of a Mobile Office

A mobile office is an excellent option for many businesses. They offer a variety of benefits including flexibility, mobility, expanded workspace, and more. Read along to find out more about how a mobile office can help your business!

Flexible terms, sizes, and functionality

One of the biggest advantages a mobile office gives you is flexibility. These offices are flexible in a lot of different ways. For one, their terms are flexible. You can buy new or used, or rent short or long-term. This means that no matter your budget or timeline, there’s an option that can work for you! Additionally, you can find mobile offices of all sizes to meet your needs. From small 20 foot offices to larger 40 foot ones, you won’t have trouble finding the size you are looking for.

In addition to flexible terms and sizes, mobile offices give you another edge: they can be used for a lot of different functions. These offices can be meeting spaces, offices for filing paperwork, call centers, interview locations, break areas, and more. Mobile offices come with a variety of floor plans to meet these functions, with options like dividers, fluorescent lighting, sliding windows, and more. You can even pair them with portable restrooms on-site. With options to fit any sort of function, your mobile office can be what you need it to be. From the simplest office space to a plush space with all of the bells and whistles, these units are completely adaptable.

Mobility and transportation

Mobile offices have another crucial element of adaptability, one that’s probably obvious from their name: mobility. These offices are designed for easy transportation. Many, like Moon’s wheeled office trailers, are easy to haul anywhere by truck. This means you can have an office where you need it when you need it. You can also change locations quickly, moving to new sites with ease. If you’re in a pinch and need office space fast, mobile offices are great too. You can get a unit where you need it quickly. Last, but certainly not least, this mobility also allows you to be in the thick of a work site. You can be more available and responsive to make your projects more efficient and successful.

Mobile offices are affordable

Another great feature of mobile offices is their price point. Traditional office spaces are expensive, and often require long-term commitment. This is an expensive and rigid option that isn’t right for every situation. Compared to traditional office spaces, mobile offices are very affordable. Their flexible terms come into play here too, saving you money. No matter if you need an office for just a month, or even a whole year, you can rent a unit for as long as you need without paying for time that you don’t need it. Spending less on office space frees you up to invest in growing your business in other ways.

Moon Trailer Leasing offers mobile offices to companies and organizations across Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio and Tennessee. We have offices of all sizes for rent and sale. Call 502-776-2199 for a fast and free quote.

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3 Ways You Can Re-purpose A Shipping Container In Kentucky

A cargo shipping container can be used for a variety of purposes besides transportation. Here are a few ways re-purposed cargo containers are used around the world and in Kentucky.

3 Ways You Can Re-purpose Shipping Containers In Kentucky

Living Spaces

People have been making residences out of shipping containers for years. Homes, apartments, and dorms are all creations that you can build or purchase from companies that convert containers. These residences aren’t just mobile and compact. They can have as many features as you want, including full plumbing, bathrooms, air conditioning, heat, rooftops, porches, and more.

Here in Kentucky, there have been many notable shipping container home projects in the past several years. In 2014, Habitat for Humanity started work on one of the first shipping container homes in Kentucky near Elizabethtown.

Plus, back in 2016, there were plans to build a series of container homes in the Schnitzelburg neighborhood in Louisville (the plans were later scrapped, though). You can even stay in a shipping container cabin in Slade near the Red River Gorge through Airbnb.

Restaurants and Office Spaces

In addition, restaurant and other business owners have re-purposed shipping containers for use. Worldwide, there are pop-up shops in London, England and a container city in Cholula, Mexico, just to name two instances.

In Louisville, a few examples have also sprung up recently. Copper & Kings, a brandy distillery in the Butchertown neighborhood, has used several shipping containers for a boutique and visitor’s center. Plus, Royal’s Chicken’s location in Nulu has shipping containers outside for seating.

Most recently, the initial building for a project called Opportunity Corner in Russell has begun to take form in Louisville. The project will provide office spaces to help grow a self-sustaining space for entrepreneurs and other community members. This project follows in a tradition of using mobile offices as workplaces. Construction professionals have long used storage container offices on-site. They provide the advantage of mobility, sturdiness, and flexible work and storage space.

Shipping Container Farming

Lastly, farmers have used shipping containers to produce food. There are a growing number of companies that make shipping containers for agricultural work. Farmers can grow everything from herbs to leafy greens for industries like nutrition and fragrance.

These container farms offer a few key benefits for farmers. They are readily available, compact, cheap up front, and easy to transport. Many farmers are excited about container farms and see them as a way to produce fresh and local food more readily. However, there are some challenges as well. For one, the environment within the containers can be hard to control. In addition, a container that is too small for the number of farm workers may be difficult to move around in. Plus, overhead can become expensive after the initial container build.

It can certainly take a lot of work and money to make a shipping container a living space or business location. But with the right investment, they have the potential to be a sustainable solution. One thing is for sure: interest in re-purposing these containers has increased over the past few years and shows no sign of stopping.

Moon Trailer Leasing offers shipping containers to companies and organizations across Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio and Tennessee. Call 502-776-2199 today for a fast and free quote.

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Benefits of Renting a Mobile Office Trailer from Moon Trailer Leasing

Renting a Mobile Office Trailer

Mobile office rentals are a convenient option for many different types of companies. Probably most common in the construction industry, they can also provide a clean, secure and comfortable office setting for a variety of other types of businesses and situations. For example, portable office trailers are also a great solution for jobsite recruiting when a location is being built or remodeled. Additionally, they also work well for special events. Temporary situations like disaster clean up or movie trailers during on-location filming provide another great opportunity for a portable office.

Benefits of Mobile Office Trailers vs. Permanent Solutions

Mobile office trailers offer you a number of benefits that more permanent solutions cannot provide. One of the biggest reasons why many people choose to rent a mobile office trailer is speed. While a permanent building structure takes time to construct, a mobile office trailer is available very quickly. In fact you can oftentimes get an mobile office trailer delivered on the same day that you place an order. Similarly, it can be removed off site in the same manner, requiring little time and effort, and leaving behind zero trace.

Another benefit mobile office trailers provide, as their name suggests, is their mobility. Having a portable storage solution means that if needed, you can move the unit around a property or location depending on the circumstance. This can be extremely helpful in many different situations where the “best” location for the mobile office changes based on shifting factors.

Additionally, renting a mobile office trailer is typically more affordable than building a permanent structure. Mobile units are constructed to be very durable, long-lasting, clean and secure. In fact they are typically made as strong if not stronger than permanent structures.

Mobile Office Trailer Sizes and Dimensions

Moon Trailer Leasing offers portable offices in a variety of sizes and arrangements depending on your unique needs and situation. Portable office trailers from Moon include the following dimensions:

  • 20 ft. Ground Level Offices
  • 20 ft. Office Trailer on Wheels with Steps
  • 20 ft. Ground Level Office/Storage Combinations
  • 30 ft. Office Trailer on Wheels with Steps
  • 40 ft. Ground Level
  • 40 ft. Ground Level Office/Storage Combinations

Sometimes you might not be sure what the ideal mobile office trailer is for your site. Contact our experienced staff for detailed floor plans. This includes layouts for a variety of workspaces. For example, our 8’ x 30’ portable office trailers provide 270 square feet of work space. This works out to be two offices divided by an interior wall which has a standard interior door.

Choosing Moon Trailer Leasing for Mobile Office Trailers

When you choose Moon Trailer Leasing for a mobile office trailer, you are working with a locally-owned company that is 100% committed to excellent service and products. We’ve been proudly serving customers across Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio and Tennessee for over three decades. And we’ve built our brand around our tagline: “Ask for the Moon and get it!”

Our company stands by all of the mobile offices that we rent to make sure that you receive the quality and customer service you deserve. In addition to our office trailers, we provide OSHA approved steps to keep you safe and compliant. All of the portable office trailers have insulated walls, ceilings and floors. Other standard options our units provide include vinyl flooring and interior wood paneling. Our units also have fluorescent lighting, electric heating and electric ac units. Additionally, sliding windows and lockable steel exterior doors are the standard.

Contacting Moon Trailer Leasing to learn more about Renting Mobile Office Trailers

Moon Trailer Leasing offers portable office trailers for rent to companies and organizations across Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio and Tennessee. If you have more questions or are interested in a fast and free quote, call 502-776-2199 today.