The best way to find out about motorcycle shipping is to ask for a quote. You can ask for a quote from the company that you are interested in doing business with, or you can go straight to a brokerage service and fill out a quote request form online. You will likely have to give some information about your own bike before you can get an estimate of how much the total trip will cost. In most cases, the company will need to know where you live, if you are planning to use local transportation, how large your vehicle is, if it is registered, and if there are any special rules regarding your specific type of motorcycle. Once you have submitted all of the required information, the quote should be received within a few business days.
If you choose to do business with a brokerage firm, then you may be able to obtain a faster motorcycle shipping quote by setting up a ride along with one of their representatives. They will sit you down, discuss why you would like to do business with them, give you details on what to look for when you check in at their office, take care of any customs paperwork, and then give you a final estimate based on that information. Most good USHoleshippers will have options for door-to-door service as well as other options that allow you to obtain quotes over the telephone. If the broker you are working with does not offer this option, then consider going somewhere else. It is worth the extra few dollars in extra fees just to get a quote over the phone.
If you want to save even more money, then you might consider setting up an attempted pickup. A USHolesayer’s attempts to make a pickup of your motorcycle will probably cost anywhere from two to eight dollars per hour, depending on the distance and size of your shipment. This fee will apply whether the shipment is being picked up at the specified location or at a different location. Set up a pick-up date to coincide with the day that you plan to ship the motorcycle. It costs less for a driver to try to pick up a shipment at a time that is more convenient than trying to do so at a time when it is less convenient.
International shipments may also incur fees for services other than shipping. Some companies will charge extra fees for services like customs brokering, insurance, and other perks. International motorcycle transport is often much more expensive than shipping within the United States. Therefore, you will need to carefully consider all of these factors before agreeing to accept any estimates. If you need to save some money, then you should definitely talk to a USHolesayer representative before agreeing to anything.
It should go without saying that you need to thoroughly research all of the options available to you. Don’t rely solely on the information provided by your USHolesayer. Instead, spend some time online researching the prices for similar types of motorcycle shipping services. You may find that you can save significantly just by shopping around.
Once you’ve received your quotes, you’ll need to think about options like where you want your bike picked up and when. The time of day you call us will have a great impact on how much you pay. Generally speaking, we charge more if you call in at night or on a weekday. That said, there are always special deals that we can help you find if you’re willing to ask.