Before transporting equipment from a trade show, there are several things you should consider. The first thing is the weight limit. Different modes of transportation may have different weight limits. If your load is an oversize shipment, it will require permits.Check the weight limit of the vehicle or shipping container you’re using to transport your equipment and ensure that your equipment does not exceed that limit.
Also, consider purchasing insurance for your equipment. The equipment transport company you work with usually provides it. Make sure to check their insurance policy, so that in case of an accident you’re covered.
Before you transport your equipment, ensure it’s in good condition. Check for any signs of wear and tear and ensure that all the necessary parts are in working order. Take pictures the equipment before loading and once it’s on the trailer so you have proper documentation.
Make sure to plan and give yourself plenty of time to transport your equipment. Calculate how long it will take you to travel to the trade show location, set up your booth, and transport your equipment back home.
Ensure the equipment transport company you work with is licensed, bonded, and insured, with the experience to safely transport machinery.