What is an Added Value Service?
TLC-Expo is a freight broker specializing in shipping trade show properties.
TLC-Expo does not own any line-haul tractors or trailers, storage warehouses or forklifts. We only have great relationships with carriers and fellow freight brokers that are savvy in trade show transportation. We have been doing trade show exhibit transportation for over 40 years. The core of our business is to service exhibitors in shipping their exhibit properties in and out of the convention venue. It's often not as simple as just calling a freight company to book a shipment. There is a myriad of critical details to consider and manage. What value do we add?
- A personal contact that you can call day or night, weekends and holidays to answer your questions. Our customers have our mobile phone numbers!
- Attention to details on complex shipments with multiple stops and critical deadlines.
- Use of carriers and drivers that have trade show experience understand the procedures at marshaling yards and advance warehouses.
- Accurate quoting to help you budget and one invoice that summarizes multiple loads and round-trips.
- We provide out customers with color coded shipping labels for their crates and skids as well as bills of lading when necessary.
- On-site freight supervision at the venue to assure that complex shipments are properly loaded or unloaded.
- Assistance on management of damage claims.
- Accurate assessment and management of waiting time incurred by drivers. Often can be minimized by proper scheduling.
We are often at the shows assisting drivers getting checked in at the marshaling yards, making sure paperwork is turned in accurate and timely, manage (and hopefully prevent) damage claims and to just be helpful when we can. Knowing the in's and out's of the freight business is one thing, trade show shipping is a unique specialty that we do exclusively and expertly.
Global Security Exchange
September 23-27, 2018
Las Vegas Convention Center
We have begun arranging transportation resources for the GSX show. We would like to get as many shipments setup to deliver to the advance warehouse before the deadline of September 7th. We have space available on scheduled shipments, we will have to coordinate the shipping route in order to add additional loads.
Gary Huneycutt and Scott Mahfouz will be at the show for freight supervision for both move-in and move-out. Please us the form below to request a quote.
Use this form to add your email to out GSX mailing list.
Use this form to request a quote for GSX. Much of the show shipping details have been pre-populated to simplify the preparation.
GSX-2018 is going to be a great show. Look forward to seeing you there!
There is one huge looming deadline that comes just before the trade show. It's when the truck arrives to pickup your exhibit properties and show materials. Of course, this shipment is very time sensitive and absolutely must deliver to the show on schedule. Besides all of the things that can go wrong once the shipment has left your own docks, what's worse than incurring additional costs because the shipment wasn't ready when the driver arrived.
At TLC-Expo we offer our experience and expertise and coach our customers as to the best way to prepare there shipment.
We provide the necessary labels, the shipping paperwork and we also make sure that the carrier and driver are on the same team. This initial preparation will save money, time and very costly mishaps.
Wouldn't it be great to just go home after the show closes? But wait, you're in charge... Did you fill out the "Material Handling" documents? When will the empty cargo containers be brought back to the booth area? Are the crates going to get shipping labels applied? I guess it's safe to say you can leave once the I&D (Installation and Dismantle) company arrives to start packing up your exhibit. You should be able to trust that they will get a cargo manifest filled out and the Material Handling paperwork turned in. Hope so... This is where TLC-Expo shines, we'll be at the show "before it closes" to help you with getting the paperwork filled out properly. We know that there's no point in having to wait around because everything will come together in due time. We also know that if we don't keep a sharp eye, things can go wrong. Sometimes even in a malicious way. No worries we're watching out.