Whether you need to participate in a motorcycling event or are relocating to a far-off land and wish to take your prized possession along, you would need motorcycle delivery service. Although you can find a number of motorcycle shipping companies with a simple web search, it is important to consider several factors before hiring one. Transparency in shipment cost, for instance, is important to make sure you don’t end up paying more than you should. Continuing the discussion, in this post, we discuss some of the key factors that affect the cost of shipment.
One of the factors that can affect shipping cost is the date of shipping. If you want to save money and have enough bandwidth to be flexible with the shipment dates, book the services well in advance. Last minute booking often involves you paying extra charges. In addition, always have your motorcycle shipped a couple of days in advance, especially if you are going to attend a bike event. Having some days in between the delivery and the main event will help you avoid unexpected delays.
Similar to shipping time, accessibility of the location of delivery can also affect the cost of transportation. If the delivery address is inaccessible by the hauler, provide a nearby location for the delivery. If not, the company may charge you an extra fee to travel the extra mile.
When looking for a shipping company, make sure to ask for motorcycle weight limit. More often than not, motorcycle delivery service providers give the quote excluding the motorcycle weight and charge extra if the weight exceeds their weight limit. Since you didn’t know about it and the hauler is already at your door, you might end up paying extra for the transportation services. To avoid any last minute surprises, make sure you ask for the bike’s weight limit and include the extra fee in case your bike weighs more than the allowed limit.
Another important factor is knowing the vehicle insurance coverage by the transporter. Transporters are legally bound to provide a liability insurance against the cargo. But, often times, the cost of liability insurance is included in the motorcycle transportation fee. Make sure you ask for the liability insurance coverage so that you could lock the final shipping cost and ensure that your bike is covered in case of any accidents.
The Bottom Line
The best way to ensure the authenticity of a transportation service provider is to always hire a certified and experienced shipping company. We at EasyHaul with years of experience in the shipping industry, have shipped thousands of individual bikes and have arranged for bulk shipments for individuals, dealers, and mechanics. We have shipped from all states to all states as well as to international destinations. For a free motorcycle shipping estimate or to learn more about our services, simply call +1 (360) 597-9320 or fill out our contact form and one of our representatives will get back to you, shortly.