Motorbike Haulage with uShip
A motorbike is precious cargo, uShip can help find the best transport company and the best cost, to move it from one location to another. It could be a brand-new purchase from across the country, or it could just be a matter of getting it into the region, whatever the case uShip can assist. UShip will help you navigate all the details and requirements of the motorbike transporting world, from preparation of the motorbike for the journey to getting different quotations from different service providers for comparison. contact us directly, for guidance at any point of the process.
The uShip platform smoothens the process of finding an efficient and affordable motorbike transporter. On the platform one has to first Create a listing on which they will state their requirements, details of the bike, the more detail the better. On completion of this phase, customer will receive different quotations from various motorbike transporters. They are able to communicate directly with all the carriers to clear up any items they are still not sure about. Information such as the service provider’s transport history, past client’s feedback and safety records are made available on that service provider’s profile. This enables the customer to make an informed decision.
Costs of Transporting a Motorbike
The prices will differ depending on distance travelled and the trailer type employed. On average motorbike transportation costs R 1500 to R 3500 and for distances of approximately 1500 kilometres. Distances less than this vary between R 150 and R 1000.
Check our cost to transport a motorbike index for more detail. Also more details and reviews can be found on the uShip platform.
Preparation for the Journey
Prior to collection of your bike, ensure that you go through this checklist. Inspect and document any damage the bike currently has.
- Any pre-existing mechanical issues or problems must be noted.
- Pictures of the bike from all sides especially tat show any damage must be taken.
- All records must be signed and dated and presented to the mover on arrival.
Loose items must be removed as insurance will not cover these, however the fuel tank will not need to be emptied, neither is there a need for the battery to be dismantled. This is because the motorbike will not need to be crated.
Any faults must be reported on the listing as well as whether the motorbike is actually running or not. It is advisable to return the motorbike to working condition before the move and to detail any particular instructions for operating it. The following checklist is also advisable:
- Tyres must be inflated
- The battery must be recharged
- Refuel to between 1 quarter and half a tank full
- Oil and water leaks must be repaired