Shipments moving to or from trade shows require unique information not included on a standard bill of lading. The trade show bill of lading is designed specifically for these types of shipments. Select “direct to show” to enter critical details such as show name, booth number, and the move-in/move-out date and time. Or, if your trade show shipment requires advanced warehousing, select that option to include important details, including warehouse closing date and time.

Click here to access the Trade Show Bill of Lading form.

Requester Information 

Information for the person responsible for this shipment. Click Show Optional Fields to enter additional information. To add or change auto-fill information, update your preferences in My Profile.

Select your affiliation(s) with the shipment

  1. If sending freight, select Shipper.
  2. If receiving freight, select Consignee.
  3. If otherwise associated with shipment, select Third Party.

Select your payment terms

  1. If the shipper is responsible for freight charges, select Prepaid.
  2. If the consignee is responsible for freight charges, select Collect.

Select your pickup date

The date selected is for BOL information only and does not submit a Pickup Request.

Enter additional contact information for the person responsible for this shipment.

Origin

Address and contact information for where shipment will originate. If Shipper was selected in Requester Information this section will automatically be completed with appropriate profile information.

  1. If sending to a stored contact/location click Choose from Contacts/Locations to find the appropriate contact/location in the pop-up modal.
  2. If sending to a new or unknown contact/location enter at least Country and Zip Code of origin.
  3. If the shipment is being picked up at a trade show site, select Yes. If the shipment is not being picked up at the trade show site, select No.
  4. If Yes is selected, complete the Origin Trade Show Information.

Destination

Address and contact information for where shipment will be delivered. If Receiver was selected in Requester Information this section will automatically be completed with appropriate profile information.

  1. If sending to a stored contact/location click Choose from Contacts/Locations to find the appropriate contact/location in the pop-up modal.
  2. If sending to a new or unknown contact/location enter at least Country and Zip Code of destination.
  3. If the shipment is being delivered to a trade show site, select Yes. If the shipment is not being delivered at the trade show site, select No
  4. If Yes is selected, select the Type and complete the Origin Trade Show Information.

Third Party

Address and contact information for another party associated with shipment outside of shipper or consignee. If Third Party was selected in Requester information this section will automatically be completed with appropriate profile information.

  1. If third party is a stored contact/location click Choose from Contacts/Locations to find the appropriate contact/location in the pop-up modal.
  2. If third party is a new or unknown contact/location enter at least Country and Zip Code of origin.

Commodities

Describe the content, quantity and dimensions of your shipment. 

  1. Select a Handling Type to identify how shipment is packaged.
  2. Enter number and dimensions of handling unit.
  3. Additional dimensions can be added by clicking Add More Dimensions.
  4. If shipping a stored or known commodity, select Choose from Commodities.
  5. If shipping a new or unknown commodity, enter commodity information manually.
  6. Enter total weight of commodity for total number of handling units. 
  7. Select NMFC class or enter NMFC Item. If you have class-based or NMFC item-based pricing, these will need to be entered accurately for pricing to apply. To lookup an NMFC Item, click magnifying glass or Lookup Item #.
  8. Select a Package Type to identify how commodity is packaged.
  9. Enter quantity of packages.
  10. Enter Cube of commodity. To calculate cube, click Cube to open Cube and Density Calculator.
  11. If shipment is hazardous, select Haz.
  12. Enter a description of the commodity.
  13. To add an additional commodity to the handling unit, click Add New Commodity.
  14. To add an additional handling unit, click Add Another Handling Unit.

Shipment Specifics

Select the carrier of the shipment, add time-critical shipping options and add special instructions required for proper handling.

  1. Select the Carrier of the shipment.
  2. If the carrier is ABF Freight, select Auto-Assign Pro Number or enter pro information.
  3. If a quote number is associated with this shipment, enter Quote ID.
  4. Enter Cube of shipment. To calculate cube, click Cube to open Cube and Density Calculator.
  5. Enter length in inches of longest piece of shipment.
  6. If the shipment is a time-critical shipment, check Time-Critical Shipment.
  7. To determine the delivery date of the shipment, select Default Service or Supply Your Own.
  8. If you chose Supply Your Own, select the date requirements.
  9. Enter any special instructions that your shipment requires for proper handling.

Reference Numbers

Enter reference numbers associated with your shipment. 

Additional Service Options

Select the service options required for proper handling. 

Email BOL and Labels

Ability to select recipients and email a copy of the bill of lading or shipping labels.

Create Labels

  1. To create shipping labels, select label format, number of labels and starting position of labels.
  2. To create pro number labels, enter the number of pro numbers to create and the starting position on page. 

Create BOL

Click Create Bill of Lading to view the BOL.

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