Trade Show Shipping Services & Logistics

If you’re a trade show manager, you understand the importance of having your products or exhibit transported to shows safely and reliably. Diversified Transportation Services arranges trade show freight services and will accommodate all your trade show shipping needs.

Our team of trade show specialists offers our customers a wide variety of trade show shipping options whether it be direct-to-show, advanced warehouse, move-out, or show-to-show delivery. Whether your requirements are ground or expedited services, Diversified Transportation Services can arrange the shipping of your trade show booth.

We aim to offer our customers the widest variety of trade show shipping services possible at extremely competitive rates. Over the years, we have developed our network of knowledgeable and reliable trade show freight carriers to specifically accommodate trade show exhibits and products. Our staff of seasoned professionals will assist you in every single aspect of your shipping needs.

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Benefits of Choosing DTS for Trade Show Shipping & Logistics

At DTS, we take pride in arranging reliable trade show shipments, allowing you to focus on the show.

Experienced trade show freight representatives who understand the logistics of trade show management, assisting with everything from paperwork to serving as liaisons between the general services contractor, the carrier, and the exhibiting client.
Arranged via experienced and dependable carriers that take pride in making sure your exhibition materials get in and out of the show on time.
We are available all day every day to answer your questions regarding your shipments.
Thorough knowledge of trade show staging and marshaling yard procedures.
A personal shipment coordinator keeps you informed of the status of your shipment every step of the way.
We help our customers with the necessary documentation, like the Bill of Lading (BOL) or Material Handling Agreement (MHA), to successfully manage the move of your trade show materials.

Trade Show Advance Warehouse vs. Direct to The Show?

Benefits of the Advance Warehouse for Trade Show Shipping

Shipping to the advance warehouse ensures your goods are close to the show, and will be staged by the show decorator in trailers prior to move in. Typically, advance warehouse freight is almost always at the actual show and ready to be uncrated and set up when you arrive. When your goods are at the advance warehouse, you have the peace of mind knowing your freight is in the hands of the show decorator close to the show.

The biggest advantage is that you can use an LTL carrier and take your time moving your goods to the advance warehouse. We suggest moving most of your items to the advance aarehouse, then if you need to expedite something last minute, you can send those items direct to the show. Lastly, you almost never incur detention charges by sending your goods to the Advance Warehouse. Read more about the advance warehouse on our guide to shipping to the trade show advance warehouse.

Benefits of Direct to Show Site for Trade Show Shipping

Shipping direct to the show gives you a tighter timeline that you must meet. Clearly you need to meet a given window that the show decorator provides you on a show such as the International Pizza Expo due to the larger items that get moved into the show. All carriers charge detention after a predetermined free time allotment as well which is typically 2 hours free time for pick up and 2 hours free time at the delivery.  At DTS, for LTL shipments, we rarely have detention charges as we have those charges taken care of internally on our end.

DTS - Your Trade Show Shipping Company

At the end of the day, DTS works to find you the most cost-effective trade show shipping solutions to meet your ever-changing timeline as to when your goods are ready to ship to the show and when they need to arrive. You can email us at or call us at 310-521-1200 and ask for Trade show sales to answer any of your questions as it pertains to arranging your Trade show booth into or out of the show on time and on budget.

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