Motorcycle Transportation Services
If you’re looking to transport a motorcycle, there are some things that you need to be aware of regarding how motorcycle shipping differs from standard auto transport practices, how that will affect your overall price quotes and how you can make sure you get the best deals and the most accurate quotes you can on your next motorcycle transport experience.
Motorcycles are obviously smaller than any standard car (well, most of them anyway), and as such they usually will not be nearly as much to ship as a car would be on the same route under the same conditions. However, they are shipped differently than standard cars and trucks that you should be aware of. Motorcycles are shipped within specialized shipping crates, which are built around the motorcycle upon pickup. This not only protects the motorcycle from any damage occurred during transport from any road elements or from falling over, but it also makes it easier for drivers to load and unload them and for them to transport more motorcycles at a time. As opposed to lining them up and securing them to, say, the wall of an enclosed trailer, carriers can line up crates of motorcycles that they know are secure within the crate and will not go anywhere, which makes it easier for them because they do not have to worry about the motorcycles being damaged.
As we mentioned above, quotes to transport a motorcycle will almost always be cheaper than shipping a standard car, mainly because it weighs a lot less than a standard car. Motorcycles are smaller, lighter and easier to transport (as they are crated), which means that less fuel will be spent as opposed to what transporting a car would use. Fuel consumption is a major component of the quotes that you will receive, as carriers expend a lot of fuel to transport cars and it is rather expensive to refuel such large trucks.