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Why Do I Have to Pay for Drayage?
|When you are planning to set up a booth at a
tradeshow, youíll need to transfer your material in the venue safely. Drayage,
also commonly called material handling, is an important part of setting up your
booth at a tradeshow.
Did you know that drayage is a French medical term for extracting money from your wallet?
In all seriousness though, paying drayage for freight transfer is very important. Without your material being carefully placed at the location, you cannot set up your booth. To transport such large materials and inventory, youíll need the help of the show contractor. You will have to carefully examine and calculate the budget because drayage costs can sometimes be a shocker at the end if not handled smartly.
Drayage charges include unloading your freight at the venue, transporting the crates to your booth space and moving crates into storage after you exhibit is setup & empty labels are applied. Additionally, at the close of the show, your empty crates will be delivered back to your booth space and, once the proper paperwork is completed, the crates will again be picked up and taken to the dock for loading on your freight carrier.
What is better?
Though shipping directly to the venue can
cause some problems, such as delayed delivery to your booth space.
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