How Carriers Provide Motorcycle Shipping Services
A common vehicle that many auto transporters help customers to ship is the motorcycle. You probably know what a motorcycle is – a bike with a motor on it, pretty much. Granted, it’s quite a bit more complicated than that – maybe a better way to describe a motorcycle is like a mini car that’s open and only has two wheels. Regardless, take a look a the picture if you still don’t know what we’re going on about. Shipping a motorcycle is something that ever auto shipper in the industry should be able to do, and they’re so prevalent on the road that there are entire companies out there that are dedicated to only shipping motorcycles. In this blog post, we’re going to discuss how carriers load and unload motorcycles and how they protect them while they are in transit.
Most of the major shipping companies out there offer crated motorcycle shipping services, which is a fancy way of saying that they put your bike in a box when they ship it. The “box” is actually a wooden crate that is built around the motorcycle for convenience purposes. Loading a motorcycle into a crate is actually faster and a lot more secure, since they can simply secure the bike within the crate and then easily tie the crate down to the bed of their truck, often via special straps and harnesses. This results in the bike being unable to move within the crate, and the crate unable to move while on the truck. This in turn keeps everything safer and more secure, prevent bikes and crates from sliding around the truck and damaging other cargo.
Motorcycle shipping services also tend to be cheaper than standard car shipping services, mostly because a motorcycle is smaller and takes up less space than a car or truck. Not only that, but motorcycles can’t be shipped on a standard auto shipping carrier, which is actually okay because it means there are more trucks on the road that can ship a crated bike. Cars have to be shipped on specialty carriers that are specifically designed to haul them; with enough straps and a large enough bed, any truck could ship a motorcycle, theoretically, though in the industry motorcycle shipping services are held to a much higher standard than your friend Jim and his Ford F-350. You will likely pay less to transport your motorcycle, it’s usually more secure and, what’s more, most auto transporters will have the connections ready to get your vehicle picked up by a great motorcycle shipper.
If you are interested in shipping a motorcycle and are trying to figure out how to get started, take a minute to fill out our free online auto transport quote request form. It shouldn’t take more than a minute or two and our form has a way to get only motorcycle shipping quotes from top transporters. See, when you fill out our form and submit it you’ll receive multiple free quotes in your email inbox from some of the best vehicle shippers in the industry, companies that we clear for dependability and reliability and who we make sure are fully licensed, bonded and insured. If you have questions about our services, you can contact one of our agents any time at 800-930-7417.