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Motorcycle shipping Services

1415 Views 12 Replies 3 Participants Last post by  stephenmarklay
As I am on the hunt to buy there a lot of TW200 for sale around the country and few to choose very close. I wondered if anyone can recommend a door to door shipping service that they have used and had good experiences with.



I may buy new if I can get any of the local or semi local dealers to negotiate but otherwise I will buy used.



Thanks!!
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Website looks like a great reference, Steve. http://www.uship.com/ looks like an excellent solution to individuals with shipping problems. Be sure to check the licensing and insurance of the carriers you consider. Many small carriers try to run under-the-radar to reduce costs, so cheapest isn't always best. Last thing you'll want to mess with is retrieving your bike from police impound halfway across the country.



$200 would be an excellent deal. Shipping usually costs about $400 cross-country, terminal-to-terminal, which may or may not include and/or require a crate, depending on service provider. Door-to-door, add $100. Need the crate set off the truck? Add another $50 for liftgate service. Shorter trips usually aren't much cheaper because the time invested is in the pick-up and delivery. Driving time is divided among dozens of shipments. As shipper or reciever, always be ready when the carrier arrives because travel time can be $5/minute. 10 minutes waiting for you to go find a forklift can easily be $50 to the carrier. Be considerate, provide a phone number that works if you can't dally on-site, and be ready. The service you receive will be better after a positive loading experience.
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