This article explains the various motorcycle transport services available.
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Many customers do not realize it but there are numerous motorcycle transport options available for consideration when shipping a motorcycle.
Most customers prefer to have their motorcycle transported rather than ride the motorcycle from point A to point B. One alternative option to consider is to either buy or rent a trailer to transport your motorcycle yourself. If the bike is fairly lightweight you could consider getting a bumper rack style device instead of a trailer to use to transport a motorcycle. These options are usually the least expensive way to transport a motorcycle but they are the most labor-intensive for you since you have to either rent or buy a trailer or buy a bumper rack and do the loading and unloading and the driving yourself. If you are on a limited budget and have more time than funds available these are two viable options to consider when transporting a bike.
If you do not have the ability to rent a trailer or purchase one or purchase a bumper rack to haul your motorcycle, you may want to consider using one of the various motorcycle shipping companies we work with to handle your motorcycle shipment. We have a number of different options available that offer different methods, insurance coverages, time frames and prep requirements.
Most customers select either our roll-on roll-off type service or our pallet shipping service. The roll-on roll-off service does not require the bike to be palleted or crated. The transporter will have a lift gate or a ramp gate with which to load and unload your bike on and off their trailer. The pallet shippers provide either a wooden or a metal pallet depending on which shipping company you select. The shippers who use pallets have lift gates on their trucks and they might have a pallet jack as well. They will have a way to load and unload and move your bike so you don’t have to be concerned with that part of the process. The pallet shippers usually run 18 wheel tractor trailer type trucks and they will ship door-to-door as long as they can get their truck to your door, be it a business or residence. If they cannot get to your door with their truck they will arrange a location nearby to meet for loading and unloading.
The thing to keep in mind is that the motorcycle transporters that we work with ship thousands of motorcycles each year. They have their processes and procedures in place specifically for handling motorcycle shipments. Additionally, they have the right kind of equipment for loading and unloading and transporting motorcycles. Their drivers are well-trained and most have been shipping bikes for many years. The level of experience that the motorcycle shipping companies we work with have is second to none. Most of the transporters we work with have been in business for decades and have the proper equipment for the specialized transport of motorcycles. Never trust your motorcycle shipment to an unlicensed, uninsured illegal transporter. All the motorcycle shippers we work with are fully DOT compliant and carry cargo insurance.