As an international car shipping company, we are often asked about motorcycle shipping for both US and international. This article was made to help people understand what to look for in a motorcycle shipping company whether you are shipping domestically or internationally. The factors that determine pricing is the type of motorcycle (year, make, model), distance, and how much work you are willing to do.
Domestic Motorcycle Shipping
There are many domestic motorcycle shipping companies where anyone can get rates, especially on the internet. There is a BIG difference if you do it yourself with uship or get motorcycle shipping rates from 1AA Motorcycles and have them take care of everything for you. With uShip, you’ll be doing all the work and coordinating. With 1AA Motorcycle, they’ll pick up your bike from your front door and deliver it to any door in the US or Canada. In fact, you may be able to save $100-$200 using uShip, but make no mistake, you will be working, making phone calls, and sending emails. If you don’t mind and have the time, use them. If you are a normal hard working American with kids and wife, just save your time and have 1AA Motorcycle take care of your shipment.
International Motorcycle Shipping
Shipping a motorcycle overseas is very different than domestic shipping because US Customs and Border Protection is involved. In addition, a motorcycle must be put into a container which will be lifted onto a container ship. Sometimes it can be rolled onto a ship too, but that depends on the destination port and the type of ship. The picture above shows the inside of a RoRo ship (Roll On Roll Off). If you are interest in getting rates for motorcycle shipping overseas, click the big green button below.
As a professional international motorcycle shipping company, we have streamlined the shipping process so that a customer can have peace-of-mind. You can also meet us at the shipping port if you are close to it or you don’t mind riding you bike. That may cut some shipping costs, but the added travel expenses may prove to be more than if we picked it up. No matter what company you choose to ship your motorcycle, make sure they are a BBB member in good standings. Earlier we mentioned uShip. uShip is not setup for international shipping. It’s typically a door-to-door service.
If you have any questions or comments regarding this post, let us know below. We are glad to help (even if you’re a competitor like uShip).