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Shipping Alert: National Political Conventions

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Apr 1, 2017 7:00:00 AM

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:

  1. Confirm that your customer is open during the convention.
  2. Check road restrictions for 53ft carrier trucks. There will be areas around the conventions that allow passenger vehicles but have truck restrictions.
  3. 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.

19256457-mmmain.jpgREpublican 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


11728819_1611814932422326_510950513507460430_o.jpgDemocratic 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

2016 Democratic National Convention Travel Information

GTS is proud to be listed as an RNC-approved supplier. Visit to learn how to schedule a shipment for the convention. You can also contact our Director of Client Solutions, Sara Schweda at

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

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Topics: Logistics, Cleveland, DNC, Shipping Alerts, RNC