The wind is blowing in your face. You turn to the right, you turn to the left and passers-by acknowledge how cool you look. You smile at them and then when they least expect it, you decide to speed up and show off your bike’s sheer power. You feel invincible. It’s an amazing feeling! But sometimes you can’t ride the bike yourself and those are the times you need motorcycle hauling services.
How Do You Find Motorcycle Hauling Services on CitizenShipper?
It’s simple to find motorcycle hauling services on CitizenShipper. First, create an account on our motorcycle shipping page. You’ll then create a list with information about the drop-off and pick-up locations, when the transport will occur and any other pertinent information about your bike.
Then, motorcycle hauling professionals compete for your business by bidding for the job. You can check out reviews, user profiles and even chat with transporters before making a decision. 90% of the quotes you will receive in less than ten minutes. And we have over 2,000 transporters ready at your disposal.
That’s it. It’s literally that easy. Once you have the quote from the transporter you like best, you can coordinate the shipping process. You can even get updates during the transporting process to make your life easier and give you peace of mind.
5 Benefits of Using CitizenShipper to Find Reliable Motorcycle Haulers
When it comes to peace of mind, CitizenShipper really takes the gauntlet. We pride ourselves for being trustworthy, affordable and easy. Traditional motorcycle transportation companies can be more expensive, offer limited services and may surprise you with hidden fees.
CitizenShipper is different from traditional motorcycle companies. Here are a look at five benefits of using CitizenShipper to find reliable motorcycle haulers.
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5. Compare Motorcycle Haulers’ Ratings, Reviews and Experience
The great thing about CitizenShipper is that you have loads of options to choose from. Traditional motorcycle hauling companies usually only give you one option, which may not fit your needs.
With our network of drivers, we have an abundance of motorcycle transporters, so there’s bound to be one that can offer exactly what you need. You can compare each transporter based on reviews and ratings from previous customers as well as peruse driver profiles. These profiles include details about experience, background, equipment and more.
You can also chat with drivers before making your selection. This is beneficial because with most motorcycle companies, you’ll only be speaking with a representative, operator or dispatcher. Most of the time when you’re chatting with a motorcycle hauler on CitizenShipper, it’s the actual driver on the other end. When you find a driver that fits your needs, you can contact them using the chat function.
4. More Price Negotiation Leverage
Because you are able to chat with the transporters before booking, you have the ability to negotiate rates. With traditional motorcycle companies, you’re usually given a quote that’s locked in (or may increase with fees and other charges while on the road). Instead, CitizenShipper users can discuss details of the trip with the driver to find a quote they can afford.
Because you have more leverage to negotiate the cost and the competitive nature of the marketplace, you can save between 30%-40% compared with traditional haulers.
3. Get Free Quotes From Drivers
You’ve heard about the leverage you have when you receive quotes from transporters. You’ve heard that you can look at transporter profiles and make a decision based on their experience and the reviews and ratings that other customers gave them. Now we’ll let you in on a really cool part about the transporter quotes.
The quotes you get after punching in your marvelous motorcycle’s information are free! Yes, you heard right. The quotes you get from drivers in our marketplace are free. You see, sometimes the quotes you get from traditional motorcycle companies cost you money.
Have you ever seen the typical “Pay $9.99 to see the quotes you’ve received!” In our opinion, we don’t think that’s fair and that’s why we don’t do that. We want you to feel comfortable every step in the way. That’s why we decided to make sure that the quotes you receive are always free, no matter what!
Additionally, the quotes you are sent are “locked in.” The quote you get is the price you’ll pay!
2. Transporter Updates
When it comes to everything in life, getting updates is important. The circumstance doesn’t matter — when your child goes to college, you want texts to see if everything is OK; when your parent falls ill, you want the doctor to keep you abreast of their medical condition. Even with something as small as ordering a package, it feels good to get updates about its location.
This is the same for motorcycle hauling. You want to be notified of where your bike is on the journey. Traditional motorcycle companies may charge you for added benefits like tracking or regular updates. But the reality of the matter is that updates from your transporter are not an added perk, they are an essential part of any kind of motorcycle hauling.
At CitizenShipper, transporter updates are completely free and included in the quote your driver sends you. You can be kept abreast of where your beloved motorcycle is at all times and know when it has arrived safely.
1. Added Benefits for Your Convenience
CitizenShipper is proud to offer many essential services free of charge, but we also offer added benefits that can be of help to you for less money than traditional motorcycle companies. Sometimes with traditional motorcycle companies, they’ll offer perks like drop off and pick up services with an outrageous price. At CitizenShipper, all prices are negotiable and competitive.
You can add any additional benefits to your shipment and negotiate with the driver. When you are happy with the outcome, you are golden and good to go. It’s just that easy. At CitizenShipper, we just can’t stress enough how important your motorcycle is to you and how essential your satisfaction is.
What Motorcycle Shipping Methods are Available on CitizenShipper?
There are two motorcycle shipping methods offered by most transporters on CitizenShipper. There’s enclosed transport and open transport. The terms come from whether you want your motorcycle shipped covered (or enclosed) or uncovered (open). It’s fairly simple, really. And the ultimate decision rests in your hands. Let’s take a closer look at both options.
As you guess from the term, covered motorcycle hauling is when your motorcycle is being shipped in an enclosed transport. Covered motorcycle shipping is ideal if you don’t want to get the motorcycle damaged in any way. Owners of expensive motorcycles should choose this option, as it’s the best way to protect your bike. The only downside to this option is that it’s more expensive, but if your motorcycle is valuable enough the extra cost is well worth it.
Uncovered motorcycle shipping is the other typical motorcycle shipping option. CitizenShipper can transport your motorcycle in an open trailer, which exposes your bike to dust and debris on the road. However, open trailers are lighter and less expensive, making this the most affordable transport option.
If you can find a transporter that’s hauling multiple motorcycles at once, you can save even more money.
The downside to this option is, as stated above, there could be damage done to the motorcycle based on inclement weather, road debris or any outside variables. There may also be a higher risk of theft, however that almost never happens and uncovered motorcycle shipping is pretty safe. In this case, getting insurance is the smartest thing you can do.
Whatever method you decide, CitizenShipper has that option available to you. At the end of the day, it’s your decision and we’re here to answer any questions you might have about enclosed or open motorcycle transport.
Can you Ship More Than One Motorcycle at a Time?
The simple answer is yes! But let’s delve in for a second on this thought. There are many motorcycle haulers on our network. They all have different sets of equipment and some may be what you are looking for. Some have the capacity to ship one only motorcycle and some can ship several at once.
Depending on the information you punch in when asking for a quote, you will get transporters that match your needs. These motorcycle haulers have the capacity to ship more than one motorcycle.
Can you Ship a Motorcycle With a Sidecar on CitizenShipper?
That option does exist. Again, like the information you read above, it all depends on the transporter. When you’re plugging in your motorcycle’s information, add that you have a sidecar attached to your motorcycle.
Within minutes, drivers that have the capacity to ship a motorcycle with a sidecar will send you quotes. It’s really that easy. You don’t need to worry about the ifs with CitizensShipper because there’s always going to be a transporter that will satisfy your motorcycle shipping needs.
CitizenShipper is a good alternative when you want something that is trustworthy and affordable. Most often, traditional motorcycle transporters charge more and include hidden fees that make you walk away feeling disappointed and angry. At CitizenShipper, there aren’t hidden fees and we make sure you have the experience that you deserve.
We make sure we have an abundance of options to choose from, that we have reliable transporters that are background checked and have experience, that we have extra perks to make sure you have the most seamless and easy experience during the shipping process.
We pride ourselves in having excellent customer service and making motorcycle shipping run safe, seamless and stress-free. We have a 4.9 rating on Google and a 4.7 rating on TrustPilot because we make sure our customers are satisfied with their shipping needs. That speedy motorcycle of yours will be in good hands with our qualified transporters, who can provide frequent updates through our internal messaging system. The reality is that with CitizenShipper, you will have peace of mind every step of the way.
Navigate to the motorcycle transport page, plug in your motorcycle’s info and get quotes faster than being stuck behind a slow driver in the carpool lane!
Patrick Macfarland has been a teacher, a candidate for public office, and a local tour guide. But now he dedicates his time writing full-time, currently at CitizenShipper and VeraContent.