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How to Pick a Good Company That Transports Motorcycles

You may need to ship your motorcycle, if so, it’s important to know how to transport a vehicle. There are seven points for you to consider before choosing one to ship a vehicle.


Investigate several transport companies to decide the one to use to ship the vehicle. Get price quotes from them. What determines the price?

  • Transport distance
  • Kind of bike
  • Departing date
  • Shipping method

Ask the customer service representative about the above points. Query if the company wants you to pay the full amount before shipping. Your best position is to pay a deposit and the rest after delivery. This gives you a bargaining chip for negotiations if a problem happens during transport.


Open transport is normally a low-cost choice. The best approach for longer distances like more than 500 miles is closed shipping.

The shippers place your bike into a container or tie it to a pallet, then put it into a closed trailer. This procedure protects your bike from the weather and increases security protection from vandals.

Sometimes a transport company offers to ship to your door. But you might be required to meet the truck at a nearby parking lot at a mall or school or elsewhere to accommodate the size of the transport truck.

Always request to view the copy of the insurance coverage. Make sure it insures damage or robbery. Check to see if you are obligated to pay a deductible, though the company might pay the entire cost because of damage during shipping or theft. Do this before you sign the agreement.

You can call your insurance company to see what is covered during the shipping of your motorcycle. Ask for the details of the coverage.

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