This article discusses how to haul a motorcycle cross country.
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The first step in the process is to determine where your bike is going to be picked up and where it is going to be delivered to. You also want to know the year, make, model and VIN number of the vehicle you are shipping. Shippers who specialize in motorcycle shipping will need this information in order to provide an accurate rate quote for your shipment.
The next step in the process is to contact a DOT licensed transport company and preferably one that specializes in motorcycle shipping like we do. The DOT licensed motorcycle specific transporters have a great deal of experience handling motorcycle shipments and most of these shippers transport thousands of motorcycles each year and have done so for many years.
Now it is time to submit a quote request for your motorcycle shipment. A reputable transport company will ask for some basic information in order to provide an accurate rate quote. As mentioned previously, the shippers will need the origin city and state and zip code preferably along with the destination city, state and zip code. They will also ask for the year, make and model of the vehicle along with the VIN number. If you can provide the weight and the dimensions of the vehicle that is very helpful to shippers in order to determine the space requirements for your vehicle. This information will help the shipper provide an accurate rate quote up-front so there are no surprises when they arrive at the origin location to pick up the vehicle.
Most shipping companies will provide one rate quote for your motorcycle shipment and will have limited options. With our service, we provide multiple options and different ways to handle your shipment. We have different methods, insurance coverage and time frames along with varying rates for the available option we propose. With our service you can select from a number of different shipping options to determine the option that works best for your situation.
After reviewing the various rates, be sure to consider all the variables not just price. Usually, if you want faster time frames the price is higher. If you are more flexible with your time frames the rate is usually lower. You also want to pay attention to the insurance coverage to make sure it is adequate coverage for your vehicle. Most shippers can offer additional insurance coverage above their standard insurance coverage if you need more coverage than what their standard insurance coverage offers. When you have reviewed all the options and variables you will be able to make an informed decision and move forward with booking your shipment.