With the national political conventions approaching, it’s important to keep in mind security, traffic and closures when arranging your inbound and outbound shipments.
If you are shipping to or from an area that is hosting a national political convention, please keep the following in mind:
- Confirm that your customer is open during the convention.
- Check road restrictions for 53ft carrier trucks. There will be areas around the conventions that allow passenger vehicles but have truck restrictions.
- Accessorial charges (storage, reconsignment, etc.) will generally not be waived. This is important to remember because it includes the redelivery fee. If a carrier cannot get to the delivery location because of a national convention, the redelivery fee will not be waived.
It is important to plan accordingly around the national political conventions, carriers will not waive fees for an announced government event. Please refer to the resources below to help make your shipping arrangements smooth and successful.
REpublican National Convention
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Dates: July 18 – July 22, 2016
Law Enforcement and Public Safety Agencies Announce Security and Traffic Restrictions for the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland, OH July 17-21
Suggested Detours for Traffic Restrictions During Republican National Convention
Map of traffic restrictions for Sunday, July 17
Map of traffic restrictions for July 18-21
Democratic National Convention
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Dates: July 25 – July 28, 2016
Law Enforcement and Public Safety Agencies Announce Security Restrictions and Joint Transportation Plan for the 2016 Democratic National Convention
GTS is proud to be listed as an RNC-approved supplier. Visit onestopshipping.com to learn how to schedule a shipment for the convention. You can also contact our Director of Client Solutions, Sara Schweda at email@example.com.
GTS specializes in custom logistics solutions and can also provide free freight quotes. If you need freight transportation for this summer’s conventions, it’s not too late to schedule! GTS offers a wide variety of services, including Time-Sensitive Deliveries. Call us at 1-800-6896255 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.