Automobile and Small Utility Vehicle (ASUV) Program – Personal Vehicle Loading/Unloading

The McCormick Place ASUV program is available at predetermined dates and times as provided by Show Management. McCormick Place encourages Exhibitors to participate in the ASUV program using one of the options listed below. When participating in the ASUV program, only specific types of vehicles can be used to transport exhibitor material to the exhibitor area. Also, only specific types of transporting devices can be used to transport booth material to your booth space on the show floor. These specific vehicle types and transporting devices are noted below.

Self-Loading/Unloading ASUV at Exhibition Hall

• Only a registered Exhibitor is qualified to participate in the ASUV program.

• Upon arriving at the ASUV Check-In area, a Dock Pass will be issued which allows you to proceed up to the ASUV dock area for your event. You will not be allowed access to the dock without a Dock Pass.

• While parked in the dock, Exhibitor staff must work as team of at least two people and one person must remain with the vehicle at all times.

• Vehicles must be unloaded within a 20 minute period.

• Exhibitor or Exhibitor's employees are defined as any person who has been employed by the exhibitor as full-time employee for a minimum of six months before the show's opening (be prepared to provide proof of full-time employment status upon request).

• If your vehicle does not meet the criteria below, you will need to follow Marshaling Yard instructions for truck check-in (material handling charges will be based on published kit rates).

Types of vehicles approved for use in the ASUV Program:
approved vehicles
How to move material from my ASUV Vehicle to my booth on the show floor:
approved items
ASUV available times and dates. If your show is not listed, please contact your Show Manager to request the available times and dates for your event's ASUV.

ASUV Frequently Asked Questions

Hand Carry Items Option – From Parking Lot

• After you have parked your vehicle in one of McCormick Place‚Äôs Parking Lots, you may walk your items to the Exhibit area. You may hand carry your items or utilize a non-motorized, non-hydraulic hand truck or dolly to transport your items from your vehicle to the Exhibit area. There is no additional cost besides the daily parking fee to use this option.


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