Transporting Engineering Events

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Transporting Engineering Events

Postby peridot scarves » April 19th, 2010, 5:20 pm

This is our first year going to Nats so we're a little worried about transporting our engineering devices. I'm pretty positive that we're going to fly right into Urbana-Champaign but I just wanted to know how you guys have been transporting your engineering events to nationals. Thanks!!!
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Re: Transporting Engineering Events

Postby sj » April 19th, 2010, 6:14 pm

we are taking a bus this year but if we ever flew we would have a truck drive our events to the place ahead of time
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Re: Transporting Engineering Events

Postby hlall » April 19th, 2010, 10:17 pm

Any recommended couriers? I don't trust myself driving around MP, let alone an abused and overworked man who can't read the word "fragile."

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Postby EastStroudsburg13 » April 20th, 2010, 6:48 am

we are taking a bus this year but if we ever flew we would have a truck drive our events to the place ahead of time
Would you have to pay for the truck? I would think that the cost of just traveling in the first place would override any additional luxuries such as transporting events via truck. And even there it's not completely safe. But I wouldn't really know, since I've never actually gone to nats.
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Re: Transporting Engineering Events

Postby cypressfalls Robert » April 20th, 2010, 9:22 am

I think you can pay greyhound buses to transport all of your stuff

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Postby peridot scarves » April 20th, 2010, 1:23 pm

Where would you ship it to though? Just UIUC? Is there anyone in charge of keeping the engineering devices mailed before hand until the teams arrive?
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Re: Transporting Engineering Events

Postby fleet130 » April 24th, 2010, 3:03 pm

Some past host institutions have provided an address where you could ship items for the tournament. They put them in storage until your team arrives to pick them up. If the service is available, details should be in the invitation packet or on the tournament website.
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Re: Transporting Engineering Events

Postby soobsession » May 12th, 2010, 4:11 pm

It has information about shipping here:
http://sont.illinois.edu/team/

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Re: Transporting Engineering Events

Postby Squanto » May 12th, 2010, 4:37 pm

Poor people like us just get a substitute teacher to drive all our building events down in his jeep.
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Re: Transporting Engineering Events

Postby rfscoach » May 12th, 2010, 4:47 pm

Poor people like us just get a substitute teacher to drive all our building events down in his jeep.
That is probably a safer option then UPS.
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