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What is the Motorcycle Shippers Online Quote Calculator?

When deciding on a company with whom to ship your motorcycle, it is often easiest to begin the process online. Many companies offer free quote calculators, but your best bet is to have a company quote you based on your specific make/model in order to receive the most accurate pricing. Any company can provide you with an arbitrary number, but a reputable company will take the time to find out which type of motorcycle you ride, where you are transporting from, and what is the final destination. 

Motorcycle Shippers Online Quote Calculator

Unfortunately, motorcycle shippers, like so many in the auto transport industry, tend to have a less than stellar reputation, and most of the time, it is well warranted. Heed this advice if you want to have an exceptional experience with a reputable motorcycle transport company.

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Plan Ahead.

When shipping a motorcycle, it is so important to plan ahead, because if you procrastinate, you area more likely to make rash decisions, often with undesirable consequences. Follow these do’s and don’ts when vetting a prospective motorcycle shipping company.

  • Don’t select the first company you contact, no matter how enticing the quote may be. It is always best to speak to a number of options before narrowing down your choices.
  • Do compare apples to apples, by ensuring each company takes into account your specific requirements, requests, and offers you a comparable package and insurance option.
  • Don’t pay in advance. A true transport company will never bill you in full before your cargo is picked up.  Many will require a deposit, but this is just to ensure your commitment.
  • Do utilize online quote calculators to your advantage. If you have already calculated a price before speaking to a company, but their actual quote is more, ask if they are willing to meet it. Any company worth its salt will recognize the importance of standing by the original quote.

Be Flexible.

In order to negotiate the best transport deal with a potential motorcycle shipper, you want to allow some flexibility in your demands. If money is no object, of course, set your bottom line and stick to it. If you do want this endeavor to be budget-friendly and are finding that quotes seem too high, then prepare to make some concessions. For example, ask the company if it would be more cost-efficient to opt OUT of door-to-door transport and instead deliver your motorcycle to a designated pick-up spot? It is always very helpful to give a wide range for both pick-up and delivery dates because this allows more drivers to accommodate your motorcycle along with the other cargo on their route.

Prepare Your Motorcycle.

From beginning the process of shopping online to ending it by selecting your shipper and deciding on a date range for pick-up, you have essentially done all the difficult legwork. You will, however, want to prepare your bike for pick-up which can consist of draining fluids, inspecting exterior, and removing any after-market items that could be lost in transit. Your shipper will give you further details in regards to preparation of your bike. It’s now time to sit back, relax, and say bye to your ride.


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Joe Webster began his journey in the auto transport field by attending the University of Southern California (USC), where he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Marketing. 

After college, he started his career in the auto transport industry from the bottom up and has done virtually every job there is to do at A-1 Auto Transport, including but not limited to: Truck Driver, Dispatch, Sales, PR, Bookkeeping, Transport Planner, Transport Manager, International Transport Manager, Brokering, Customer Service, and Marketing. Working with his mentor Tony Taylor, Joe Webster has learned the ins and outs of this industry which is largely misunderstood. 

With over 30 years experience in the industry, we've been helping people ship their vehicles, motorcycles, RV's, heavy equipment, household goods and more across the country or overseas without a hitch. Ask us anything.

Email me - info@a1autotransport.com


Testimonial
Mylene Rutllant
It’s my number one pick in auto shipping to this day.
★★★★★

Due to the nature of my work, I must relocate every couple of years to where my company needs me. Because of this, I’ve tested several moving and auto transport companies over the years.

And my choice in terms of auto transport has to be A1 Auto Transport. It’s in the name, but also in the quality with which they do their jobs. I’ve never had a problem with this company.

The only time my shipment was delayed was during winter when a snowstorm closed down all the major roads. And they still found an alternative and got my car delivered before roads got unstuck.

When I moved to West Virginia, they picked up my car the very day I called them. I like to think they take special care of me considering all the business I’ve sent them. I’ll continue to support A1 Auto Transport. It’s my number one pick in auto shipping to this day.

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Luis Rodriguez
You have my full support and recommendation!
★★★★★

I considered selling my car when I moved to Washington. It was old and rusty, but I grew attached to it. So, I called a couple companies to transport it to my new home, but they both fell through.

The first one couldn’t decide on a schedule. He would constantly change the pickup date till I got frustrated and canceled. The second was insufferable, very rude on the phone, even worse in person.

They started picking a part my car asking me why I still have it. If that’s their opinion of my vehicle, how can I trust they’ll take care of it? If something happened midway, why wouldn’t they just blame it on the car instead of paying up?

So, I cancelled this company as well and turned to A1 Auto Transport. From the get go, they were very different from my past options. Their website was very professional and up to date, full of useful information. I requested a quote using their online form, and I got an email response within an hour. Surprisingly fast!

If I didn’t know any better, I would’ve thought they were lacking customers, but the email spoke for itself. In just one email, everything I needed to know was there, including a contact number I could use to get more information or confirm the transport.

I called and got things rolling. I was very pleased with the driver. He followed standard procedure and represented his company well. Can’t remember his name, but props to him!

The car arrived in Washington 6 days later in excellent condition. From what I understand, the transport was delayed a bit by a storm, but since the time window was 4-6 days from the beginning, I don’t really care. You have my full support and recommendation!

Testimonial by Cristine Benoit
Cristine Benoit
I can safely say this is a legit company that will get the job done.
★★★★★

There are a lot of options for auto transport these days, which surprisingly makes it harder to find a good company. I received more than 10 offers to ship my car, but I couldn’t decide on any of them.

After doing some research, I got even more worried reading about all the scams and accidents that can happen. But, I have work to do and couldn’t afford to drive my newly purchased Mini Cooper all the way to Virginia.

Fortunately, I made the right choice with A1 Auto Transport. They are very good at their jobs. I spent more than an hour drilling Joe with various questions, and he never once lost his patience. He saw I was interested, so he bore with me until I was satisfied. The driver was also very courteous and my car was intact on arrival. I couldn’t have asked for more.

By the way, the price we first agreed on stayed the same. There were no delays or unexpected “surprises.” I can safely say this is a legit company that will get the job done.

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David Osallo
We give A1 Auto Transport a big 10 out of 10!
★★★★★

We give A1 Auto Transport a big 10 out of 10! We chose them to move our car from California to Vermont, since we needed professionals.

We were abroad during the transport, so the transport was a bit tricky. The driver had to pick it up from storage on short notice and get it to its destination within at most 10 days. I was happy to note it arrived sooner. We got it 3 days early, right when we got home to pick it up. It made getting around way easier. Awesome service!

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A-1 Auto Transport is a disclosed agent for the following shipping companies:

Trans Global Auto Logistics, Inc.
3401 E Randol Mill Rd
Arlington, TX 76011
NO. 018191NF
CFR Rinkens
15501 Texaco Avenue
Paramount, CA 90723
NO. 013055NF
ABC Worldwide LLC
2840 NW 2nd Ave #105
Boca Raton, FL 33431
NO. 025472F
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435 Division Street
Elizabeth, NJ 07201
FMC 22206
Intl Cargo
45 Campus drive
Edison, NJ 08837
NO. 17858N
ShipYourCarNow LLC
1160 South Rogers Circle Suite 1
Boca Raton, FL 33487
NO. 025646
Merco Air & Ocean Cargo, Inc.
6 Fir Way
Cooper City, FL 33026
NO. 021869F
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