May 5, 2017 AFP Expo

Should You LTL Your Trade Show Freight?

Trade Show Freight

Make sure you get your trade show freight to its destination on time with help from AFP Expo Logistics!

When it comes time to plan out the logistics necessary for a trade show, one question that every company invariably asks is whether to go with a Less-than-Truckload (LTL) shipping provider or not for their exhibit freight. LTL carriers such as UPS Freight, YRC, and ABF will frequently point out their ability to handle trade show freight. These carriers are household names and transport the majority of freight in the United States, but they may not be the best choice for your trade show freight. Here’s why.

LTL Carriers Have a Unique Purpose

When you need to have freight shipped from dock to dock and you aren’t operating under any time constraints, LTL carriers are ideal to turn to. Freight space is shared on the truck, so your goods will be heading to multiple locations before arriving at its final destination. But this is not a good option when you need to have your trade show exhibit freight shipped. Trade show logistics need to operate on a strict timeline and be handled with care. So if LTL is out of the question, what should you do to make sure your trade show freight arrives on time?

Work with an Experienced Logistics Provider like AFP Expo Logistics

Trade show and event coordinators have turned to AFP Expo Logistics time and again because of our understanding of the time and handling-sensitive nature of exhibit freight. Our performance numbers speak for themselves. We exceed industry standards in on-time percentage (99.4%) as well as claims ratios (less than 0.2%) as compared to LTL carriers. Your exhibit freight needs to arrive at its destination on time and in the same condition as it was when it left your facility. Otherwise, your overall trade show ROI will be negatively impacted by the added costs that will result. Don’t gamble with your time-critical freight! Contact AFP Expo Logistics today!

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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