Whether you know what a Certified Weight Ticket is or not, it’s quickly becoming something you need to come to rely on in the trade show world. If you’re asking yourself, what is a Certified Weight Ticket (CWT), well it’s basically confirmation from a verified source, like a weigh station, that your freight going into a show is accurately weighed. Regardless of what you estimate on your show’s Material Handling form the CWT will supercede your show paperwork.
I’ve noticed the past year or so most show decorators have routinely included their requests for the driver having a CWT on hand when delivering freight. Take note…the CWT is being required regardless of whether you are delivering to the advance warehouse or to the show site.
Now here’s the catch…if your carrier doesn’t arrive with this CWT in hand upon delivery then the show decorator is going to charge you extra in drayage. Let’s say your freight was due in on standard time but the driver arrives without it. You, as the exhibiting company, will now be charged Overtime. If you have a lot of show freight or even just a little this cost increase can really impact your trade show budget.
So, bottom line, when requesting that rate quote from your carrier be sure to ask for a CWT, otherwise it could cost you!!