Faster Service Now Available From Motorcycle Shippers | 2023
Clint Lawrence, founder of Motorcycle Shippers. Helping give riders more freedom to enjoy the bikes they love.
You Asked For It… We Delivered
We are always working hard to refine our services to better fit our riders. Last year was certainly challenging for many shipping companies due to the rising cost of fuel and increased demand for trucks in the wake of the pandemic. Our network has grown with support from all of you and in return we have been fighting rising costs by finding ways to make our services more efficient. We have been working with the drivers, dispatchers, and all the other hard-working individuals that manage our operations to consolidate moves and better spread our resources across the US. These efforts have not only kept our prices competitive but made our overall average transit times a bit shorter. Yup.. that equals faster service!
How Much Faster You Ask?
Classic Service (38% Faster) – Your bike is delivered using our custom platform with a perimeter of protection.
Economy Service (28% Faster) – Your bike is moved in a fully enclosed air-ride truck.
Local Service – Your bike is moved in as little as 1 day. Can’t get any better than this!
*For pick and delivery time frames, use our Instant Shipping Quote now.
Shipping Companies Are All Fighting Inflation
Just a few short years ago there was an explosion of new shipping companies entering the scene. Many claimed to specialize in motorcycle shipping, but in reality, they transported anything and everything. Trucks were plentiful, drivers were available, and gas prices were reasonable. The barrier to entry was low. Times have certainly changed since then and most companies are really starting to feel the pinch.
At present, we face a completely inverted situation from what we had a couple of years ago. Stiffer emission regulations in many metropolitan areas have resulted in a decreased number of trucks on the road. Truck drivers face new hours-of-service regulations limiting how much they can work. For many drivers, the cost of living has outpaced wages to the point that driving a truck is no longer a feasible way to make a living. That combined with skyrocketing fuel prices and a looming recession and you have the perfect storm for rising inflation in the Motorcycle Shipping business.
What Does Inflation Mean For The Shipping Customer?
If you are planning on shipping a motorcycle today, inflation means you could be paying more and getting less out of your motorcycle shipping company. As with any service business, motorcycle shipping companies are subject to increasing prices for labor, materials, and energy.
Most shipping companies are happy to give you a quote, but many times, that is where the service ends. In tough times, they look to cut costs when and where possible and that can have a detrimental effect on the service you are provided. This, coupled with the fact that most shipping companies actually specialize in shipping cars, not motorcycles, you can imagine where the cuts come from first. We’ve heard horror stories across the motorcycle industry of people booking shipments with companies and the trucks never even showing up.
Sadly, many of these companies are little more than advertising agencies. They are great at attracting customers but lack the kind of partnerships and infrastructure that is required to offer first-rate shipping services. Or worse yet, customer service becomes so automated that they automate the customer right out of the picture.
Inflation protection for you, the shipping customers, means that you need to look for businesses that you can trust and enter agreements with your eyes wide open. Be skeptical, and if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
How is Motorcycle Shippers Different?
Motorcycle Shippers is the original motorcycle shipping company. That’s right, we started shipping motorcycles way back in 1994, four years before Google was invented. Longevity, loyalty to our customers, and a commitment to our drivers helped us build long-standing relationships that don’t break when things get tight. We have always offered a unique service, we don’t just work with motorcycle shipping drivers, we train them too.
When the number of trucks on the road dried up and shipping companies started struggling, we were able to deliver for our customers. When drivers started leaving the industry for other opportunities, we helped retain the talent. When fuel prices started rising, we protected our loyal customer base and we delivered. Cutting corners has never been a part of our ethos.
Motorcycle Shippers is a company full of well-trained professionals with one thing in common. We all love to ride motorcycles. That may not seem like a big deal, but it turns out it is. It allows us to speak the same language as the riders that hire us. It means our team understands the importance of good etiquette around a motorcycle, for instance not leaning on a bike with zippers or buckles. We know how to maneuver a motorcycle without dropping it, we understand the importance of making sure a kickstand is set before walking away from a bike. In other words, it’s attention to detail that keeps our customer base loyal and allows us to insulate them from motorcycle shipping inflation.
Now with our faster delivery times, there has never been a better time to ship a motorcycle with Motorcycle Shippers.
How To Decide What Service Is Right For You
Classic Service is our top-shelf offering. This service is for you if your motorcycle is super valuable…sentimentally or otherwise. There is no safer way to commercially ship your motorcycle.
- Door-to-Door Delivery
- Perimeter of Protection
- Fastest Service
Economy Service is perfect for riders with a longer time frame who are interested in a reduced rate. Motorcycles are shipped in a fully protected enclosed truck with air-ride suspension, and like our other services, economy service offers Door-2-Door delivery.
- Enclosed Trailer
- Reduced Rate
- Door-2-Door Delivery
Local Service is for riders who need to ship a motorcycle 100 miles or less and have a tighter time frame. In some instances, bikes can be delivered Door-2-Door on the same day. This service is unparalleled in the industry.
- 100 Miles or less
- Door-2-Door Delivery
- 24-48 hour service
The right motorcycle shipping service for you will depend on your particular set of circumstances around time, the level of protection your bike requires, speed of delivery, location, etc.
10 Questions To Ask Yourself When Choosing a Motorcycle Shipping Company.
Is my motorcycle valuable to me?
Do I care if my motorcycle has a perimeter of protection around it?
Is Door-2-Door service important to me?
Do I care if a reputable company is shipping my motorcycle?
Do I want 24/7 tracking?
Is having an license carrier important to me?
Do I want to lock in my shipping rate?
Should my carrier be knowledgeable about motorcycles?
If I have questions, do I want access to a live, in-house, customer service rep?
Do I care about fast shipping?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, we would love to ship your motorcycle. If you answered yes to all of these questions, we’re proud to be your first choice for motorcycle shipping, go ahead and get your quote today.
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