Get the Show on the Road!
Getting your exhibit freight moving is easy with YRC Freight’s Exhibit Bill of Lading. To avoid delays and billing problems, make sure your bill of lading is legible and complete.
For more information, call Exhibit Transportation Services:
The steps below correspond to the numbered blocks on the Exhibit Bill of Lading.
Just follow these simple steps to make sure your freight arrives on time, every time!
1. Shipper's name and address
Enter the location where the trade show freight was actually picked up. If the shipment is leaving a storage warehouse or trade show, enter the warehousing company’s name or the trade show site (hotel, convention center, etc.) on the “in care of” (C/O) line.
2. Consignee's name and address
Enter the location where the trade show freight is actually being delivered. If the shipment is going to a storage warehouse or trade show, enter the warehousing company’s name or the trade show site (hotel, convention center, etc.) on the “in care of” (C/O) line.
3. Invoice charges
If the invoice should be mailed to a “third party”—a location other than the shipper’s or consignee’s address—enter the third party’s name and address.
4. Freight charges (terms of payment)
Check prepaid or collect. If the shipment is going to a show, freight charges are prepaid. If the shipment is coming from a show, freight charges are collect. If the shipment is going from one show to another, a third-party name and address must be entered in block 3.
A prepaid shipment means that the shipper is responsible for paying the freight charges. A collect shipment means that the receiving party or consignee is responsible for the freight charges. A third-party shipment means that someone other than the shipper or consignee is responsible for the freight charges (usually a payment agent).
5. Special instructions
Enter any comments, reference numbers, or instructions that should be communicated to YRC Freight.
6. Going to the show
This block must be completed for all shipments going to a show. Check the box that applies (advance warehouse or show site) and enter the delivery by date or the target/move-in date.
7. Number of shipping units
Enter the actual number of handling unitsfor each type of package: crate (CRT), box (BOX) or skid (SKD). A handling unit is one or more pieces of freight that can be handled as one piece. For example, if there are 10 boxes loose on a skid, enter “10” next to “box.” But if the same 10 boxes are banded or stretch wrapped on the skid, enter “1” next to “skid.”
Important: if commodities other than the item preprinted on the Exhibit Bill of Lading are being shipped to trade show, itemize them using their actual NMFC classifications.
8. Shipper and Carrier
Enter your company’s name on the line marked “Shipper,” and sign the bill of lading on the line below, marked “Per.” If the shipment is leaving a show, enter YRC Freight as your carrier of choice on the line marked “Carrier.” The YRC Freight driver will sign the bill of lading on the line below “Carrier,” marked “Per.” If YRC Freight is not the show’s preferred carrier, contact your local YRC Freight terminal or call the EXPO line, 1-800-531-EXPO (1-800-531-3976), during normal business hours (EST) before the show closes.