This article discusses the motorcycle shipping forecast for the year 2021.
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The year 2020 was one of the most unique years in recent history for many industries. Many companies did not survive the pandemic and some companies excelled to new levels of success. Motorcycle shipping was very busy throughout most of the year 2020 except in the early spring when the pandemic became a major daily headline throughout the world. People were afraid because they did not know how severe the virus was and what the best method was to use to treat the virus.
The year 2020 started off very strong for motorcycle transport companies. The pandemic started to build steam and in the early spring motorcycle shipments started to slow down a great deal. Most motorcycle shipping companies had to make adjustments in their routes, schedules, staffing and equipment levels. It was a busy time because many decisions needed to be made to deal with the pandemic and adjust business models to what was going on throughout the country regarding the pandemic.
The motorcycle transport companies who took the pandemic seriously early on are the ones who became the strongest in the industry. The pandemic caused motorcycle shipping companies to adjust where they would go and how they would meet customers. There were certain areas around the country that had massive spikes in people contracting the virus. In those areas motorcycle shippers would usually service those areas by not going closer than 50 miles from those areas. Those areas were large cities with massive populations who were most susceptible to the virus.
Thankfully, after the science and medical community learned proper protocols and developed effective therapeutics to deal with the pandemic those areas with virus spikes receded fairly quickly and motorcycle shippers were able to service those areas directly once again.
Another major factor in 2020 was President Trump’s Covid stimulus. So many people were quarantined at home and could not get out to do much. When the stimulus checks arrived people were looking for ways to live life again safely. Many people turned to motorcycling as a way to get some normalcy and freedom back in their life. As such, they went online and found motorcycles to buy and needed to have them shipped from other locations throughout the country to their locations because inventories at local dealers were low. By early summer motorcycle shipments had increased dramatically from the early spring time frame. Motorcycle shipments increased throughout the remainder of the summer and into the fall months as well.
Motorcycle sales in many areas reached record highs. People found out that riding a motorcycle did indeed give them the freedom that they were looking for and provided an escape from the pandemic as well. With the vaccines that have been developed and the effective therapeutics that have been developed also, we anticipate another excellent year in the motorcycle shipping industry and for motorcycle sales in general. There is talk of another stimulus package coming out and if that happens even more people will likely be buying and shipping motorcycles in 2021 and beyond.