To successfully ship your motorcycle, you need to start with a realistic timeline. Begin looking for a motorcycle transporter at least a month in advance. In addition to giving yourself enough time to set up shipping, you need to remain flexible and patient. Unlike parcel shipping services, motorcycle shipping is done on an estimated timeline similar to auto transport. Unforeseen delays can occur, and your patience will help the process run much more smoothly.
When you are choosing a motorcycle carrier, you will want to have a good idea of what type of trailer you want: open or enclosed. Also, make sure you understand what door-to-door motorcycle shipping really means. Finally, gather quotes and assess your insurance coverage before choosing a carrier.
Before your carrier arrives, prepare your motorcycle for transport. A few steps will protect your motorcycle during the shipping process.
At pickup, be early and be prepared. The driver will look over your motorcycle for pre-existing damage and note this on a report. At delivery, be ready with your carrier’s preferred method of payment and carefully inspect your motorcycle for damage. More than likely, your motorcycle will arrive in perfect condition. If there is a dispute or claim, follow your carrier’s instructions on filing a complaint. Any insurance claims should be reviewed and settled in a few weeks.