shipping to burning man

“A unique and distinctive culture emerges from the Burning Man experience. Rooted in the values expressed by the Ten Principles, this culture is manifested around the globe through art, communal effort, and innumerable individual acts of self-expression. To many, it is a way of life.”

Burning Man 2018

Every year, thousands gather in the temporary city of Black Rock City, Nevada to celebrate Burning Man. This annual week-long event is known around the world and is famous for its unique culture. Participants from all over come to the Black Rock Desert to experience the culture, performances, and the art. A few of the activities available to the “Burners” include spa treatments, temporary tattoo tents, yoga and meditation classes, and silent discos. Burning Man 2018 attracted over 70,000 people and exhibited over 70 art pieces.

Have you ever wondered how those gigantic art pieces get to the Playa? Shipping to Burning Man is an aspect of the event that often goes unnoticed but plays a significant part in the week. The art pieces vary in size and can weigh up to several tons, making them a challenge to transport. The best solution is to leave the transportation of Burning Man art up to the local professionals. 

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Full Tilt’s Role in Shipping to Burning Man

Operating a trucking and transportation company is always an adventure. Over the years Full Tilt has moved many types of freight to many different locations. This year we again were the major trucking company of burning man art, survival necessities, musical equipment, and camp supplies for several well-known celebrities.  

Trucking freight to Burning Man may sound easy with delivery to the middle of the Nevada desert, however, nothing could be further from the truth. The regulations in place from the BLM, crossing reservation land, Burning Man security and required clearances make the job extremely challenging. Permits and passes are rigorously checked and enforced. Also, the inevitable delays associated with long lines, restricted access, and dust storms.

Deliveries occur at all hours and our drivers often dropped loads in the wee hours to accommodate the building of the various art projects. Bottom line…. Full Tilt gets the job done. We are flexible, dedicated, easy to work with the highest level of problem-solving skills. For on-time delivery of anything, anywhere Full Tilt Logistics and Transportation are the best in the business. Connect with Full Tilt today!


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Here are a few of the art pieces we transported to the Playa:

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The Kazbah


burning man XANADU

Building Camp Xanadu


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Camp Xanadu


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Camp Xanadu Lit Up


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