Tips For Smooth Shipping Of Your Motor Cycles

May, 22, 2017 / Smith

Shipping your motorcycle is a venture that can take some time and research, if you need to get it done by the right company at the right price.

The first step would be to do a quick Google search for carrier companies. This would throw up names of countless companies and websites of carriers claiming to do the best service. So, how do you decide which is the best for you?

Here are some important issues to make sure that your motorcycle is shipped efficiently, safely and smoothly , at the right price. Consider the following when you want to do motorcycle transport new York.

Quoting Mode

A lot of time can be wasted in searching for carrier companies and e-mailing your information to get quotes. But nowadays, many top carriers offer instant online quotes when you provide some basic information.  This method saves you a lot of time and effort  and is the better way to select the right carrier. Within a few minutes, you can compare quotes offered by your top choices. Note that you need not spend any money for comparison shopping.


You may encounter some carrier companies which offer rock bottom prices for shipping your motorcycle. If it sounds too good to be true, it is most likely that it is. Low prices  may be circumvented by  costs not included in the initial quote like packaging charges, fuel costs, pickup and delivery surcharges etc.  But you may also not want to cut costs at the expense of safety of your mobike. Scrimping on shipping costs can be wasteful if you need to spend money on repairs of a bike damaged during transit. Save future headaches  through choosing  a reasonably priced, efficient carrier service.

Options for Shipping

Regarding the mode of shipping, there are two basic types. First, there is door to door shipping which implies that your bike will be picked up from your home and delivered to its destination. Second is terminal to terminal shipping where your bike will be shipped from and delivered to terminals identified by your carrier. While former is expensive, it is more convenient. But with terminal shipping, you can hope to save a lot of money. Hence your choice will depend on your budget and available time.

This issue also examines how safe your bike will be while shipping. Safety is a major concern while choosing your carrier.  Though the chances are minimum, there is more potential for freight trucks to cause damage to your mobikes, mainly due to the mode of transport. Best option is  a carrier which uses a special trailer for transporting motor bikes. You must ascertain how the bike is secured and strapped down, whether it is covered to avoid scratches and if will be  moved using a forklift or any other mode. Make sure that the quote provided by the carrier is also for providing crated transport of the bike. Open transport may suit short distance transport but for cross country or overseas transport, crating is vital.

Solicit Information

Ask all the right and relevant questions. You should ensure that the carrier you choose is licensed and reputed. It must be well equipped to keep the bike safe during transport. The right questions maybe- how many bikes do they transport in a month? What is included in the price quoted? What is the type of insurance offered? How do they ensure safety of your bike?

Asking the right questions will help you choose the right carrier among the various motorcycle shipping companies new York.



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