It’s a Toss Up – AFP Expo Logistics vs. an Appointed Show Carrier

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Exhibitors have the POWER when it comes to selecting a trusted logistics partner over appointed show carriers to handle their trade show, events, and conference shipping.

Exhibitors have the POWER when it comes to selecting a trusted logistics partner over appointed show carriers to handle their trade show, events, and conference shipping.  Far too often, exhibitors, as well as trade show and event coordinators, are under the assumption that they have no choice in the matter. Given exhibitor kits appoint approved vendors for freight handling, who can blame them? It’s definitely misleading! However, you do have a choice, and it makes sense to evaluate all of your options carefully.

Why Should You Look Beyond Approved Vendors?

When choosing to use the appointed show carrier, the decorator’s freight division will use common LTL carriers, like YRC Freight or UPS, for freight transportation. While LTL companies are great at handling commodity freight on routed trucks, they charge additional fees for time-definite freight because it is outside their standard service schedule. This could be a disaster for exhibitors, considering trade show, event, and conference shipping must adhere to strict date and time schedules. Missing show deadlines is a sure way to overspend your trade show and marketing budget.

AFP Expo Logistics is the Best Choice

Exhibitors, as well as trade show and event coordinators, have a choice in who handles their freight. So why take any unnecessary risk? Choose AFP Expo Logistics as your trusted partner. AFP Expo customizes safe and reliable logistic solutions with the high level of customer service our clients deserve.  

Over the last 25 years, our expo clients have benefitted from the logistical advantages we can provide them. Why is this case exactly?

  • We offer one-on-one customer service. AFP Expo is an extension of our client’s business unit.
  • Our expo-driven operations team is available 24/7/365.
  • We take a long-term approach with a true business partnership in mind. By analyzing all aspects of client shows, we can provide positive solutions to maximize ROI.
  • We understand the importance of on-time and damage-free freight delivery. We operate at a 99.4% on-time percentage and a claim ration under 0.2%.
  • We invest in our clients long-term and their show schedule year after year. We pass along the knowledge gained in advance to optimize cost effective solutions and reduce drayage costs.
  • Customers love the trust they build with us and appreciate the knowledge we have in the events industry.  Simply put, once they choose AFP Expo, they do not leave.

AFP Expo Logistics

For the highest-quality logistics handling experience that will be customized to the unique needs of your business, AFP Expo Logistics is the best and only choice! We offer a comprehensive range of shipping services, and our 25 years of experience in the business have given us the tools we need to create personalized logistic solutions for each and every individual customer. For more information or to start designing your own logistic solutions today, get in touch with AFP Expo Logistics at 410.590.1234 (toll-free 800.274.1237), email us at, or fill out our quick and easy contact form here!

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AFP Global Logistics is a specialized logistics provider that supplies customized, personal logistics services to the Mid-Atlantic region and around the world. From Maryland to Las Vegas, our services are designed to save our clients time and money and alleviate their stress. For more than two decades, weve helped clients ship products across the country and around the world. Were familiar with the logistics industry, and recognize the time constraints involved with shipping important cargo.
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Whether your logistics needs to travel by land, sea, air or rail, AFP is ready to provide expert service. Well book your freight and make sure it reaches the final destination when we say it will. Ship your products with the confidence that comes from dealing with a total logistics solution provider who cares about your logistics as much as we care about you. To find out more about AFP, give us a call at 410-590-1234 or visit our website at!
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