If you are new to motorcycle transport you will hopefully find this article helpful. If you are moving or are buying a motorcycle out of town you might want to consider using a transport company to ship a motorcycle. You can ship motorcycles using a variety of methods. We will explain each motorcycle shipping option and the advantages of each transportation service.
Below you will find useful motorcycle shipping and motorcycle transport related articles. We have been shipping motorcycles for decades and have created many helpful articles for our customers to review who are considering shipping motorcycles. We are always learning important considerations regarding how to ship a motorcycle and we invite you to ask questions or share your tips with our team.
When you are considering the purchase of a motorcycle, ATV or scooter don’t just look for a vehicle locally. There might be just the bike you are looking for in another city or state. If you look for a vehicle online you will increase your chances of finding the exact vehicle you want and probably for a better price than you can buy it nearby. If you find a bike out of town you can ship motorcycles through a motorcycle transport company.
When you have made the decision to transport motorcycles with Shippingmasters motorcycle shipping services company all it takes is a phone call. We can help you ship a motorcycle or ATV with professional, licensed and insured bike transporters.
If you plan to ship a motorcycle across state lines, you need to understand the insurance coverage the motorcycle bike transport company offers. There are many transporters in the motorcycle shipping industry and each one has different insurance coverage.
Recently there has been an increasing number of “Neutral Venue” reverse auction bid type shipping websites advertising motorcycle transport services. These services allow customers to post their motorcycle shipment details on their website in hopes of securing bids on their shipment. These websites have transport service providers who bid on shipments. What the general public often does not understand is these “Neutral Venue” websites allow unlicensed and uninsured transporters to bid on motorcycle shipments.
These “Neutral Venue” websites allow unlicensed/uninsured transporters to transport motorcycles illegally and at great risk to their customers. It appears that the vast majority of motorcycle shippers on these websites do not have Department of Transportation (DOT) or Motor Carrier (MC) license numbers and also do not have cargo insurance.
When you are ready to ship a motorcycle there are a number of things to consider. We are the only motorcycle transport shipping broker in the industry. There are lots of shipping companies that ship motorcycles but there is only one motorcycle specific shipping broker, us.
We have specialized in bike transport since 1999. We don’t ship cars, we don’t ship household goods and we don’t ship general freight – we ship bikes. The majority of shipping brokers quoting on motorcycle shipments are primarily car shipping brokers that do not have the same level of expertise that we have. You wouldn’t take your motorcycle to be repaired by a car mechanic so don’t ship your motorcycle with a car shipping broker.
Shippingmasters assists motorcyclists with motorcycle transport. In addition to motorcycle shipping services we also consult with customers on a regular basis regarding motorcycle trip preparation. Many customers contact Shippingmasters to ship their motorcycles to a distant location so they can have an adventure riding their bikes back to their home location.