February 01, 2003
Meetings & Conventions: Short Cuts February 2003 Current Issue
August 2002

Shipping News

Transporting freight can weigh heavily on the bottom line. The Reston, Va.-based Society of Toxicology ( has posted the following money-saving tips for exhibitors.

THINK AHEAD. To avoid costly last-minute errors, such as overnight reshipping of lost boxes, get freight out as early as possible.

TIME IS MONEY. Make sure carpets and pads are the last to go in the truck, so they can be the first items removed. This will save on the time required for setup.

LEAVE IT BEHIND. If you know that you will be returning to the same city within the next few weeks, ask your transportation carrier to hold your freight. Good carriers have been known to hold customers’ cargo for up to three weeks without charge.

LESS IS MORE. The volume of items such as literature or giveaways will decrease dramatically, if not entirely, before being shipped home. Save money by asking your general contractor to adjust your outbound drayage invoice.


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