This article discusses how to get the cheapest motorcycle shipping rates available.
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There are many factors to consider when you are planning to ship a motorcycle across the country or even locally. We have more options than any other motorcycle transporter and we are usually the cheapest motorcycle shipping company in the industry.
The price of the shipping is definitely a major concern with customers looking to transport a motorcycle. Some of the other factors to consider in addition to the price include but are not limited to, the pick up and delivery locations, the distance the bike will travel, the method the shipper uses to transport the motorcycle and what insurance coverage amount is included in the price.
Most people are very price conscious but sometimes customers don’t look at the value proposition hard enough. With so many factors going into making a decision on which motorcycle shipper to use and what their service includes we always recommend analyzing a number of different shipping options that we can offer before making your final decision on price alone. When we talk about the value proposition you could be considering the least expensive motorcycle shipping option we offer and have a deductible on the insurance. Another shipper might offer no deductible insurance at a slightly higher price than the least expensive option and the value you get from the zero deductible insurance might just outweigh the lower price of the other motorcycle transporter.
Additionally, customers need to review the method the shipper plans to use to transport a bike. Some shippers do a roll-on roll-off method of transporting and they secure the bike in the trailer with soft ties. Other shippers mount the bike on a pallet system while it’s in transit and secure the bike to the pallet with soft ties also. The pallet option usually costs more than the roll-on-roll-off option but the pallet option is usually a slightly safer option to use when shipping a motorcycle.
Another important factor to consider in addition to price is the safety record the motorcycle transporter has over time. We work with shipping companies that specialize in motorcycle shipping. The shippers we work with ship thousands of bikes each year and have done so for many years. Most of the shippers we refer our customers to we have work with for over a decade or more. We feel it is important to refer our customers to shipping companies that have a lot of experience handling motorcycle shipments and have a long track record of safely handling bike shipments. All of the shipping companies that we refer our customers to are fully US Department of Transportation compliant and they all have various levels of cargo insurance. Since they ship thousands of bikes each year their trucks are outfitted with the proper equipment to handle just about any powersport vehicle shipment needs. In most cases, the drivers handle the loading and unloading and securing of the bike on their truck. In some cases and for some vehicles the driver will need assistance handling the bike and securing it within their trailer. It is advisable to plan to have someone available at both ends of your shipment to assist the driver.