How to Ship a Trike
When shipping a trike, there are a number of details you must attend to, from finding a shipper, to negotiating costs, setting a shipping date, and preparing the documentation.
According to customer feedback, when it comes to international shipping, doing it by air is the cheapest option. Unfortunately, transporting a trike or motorcycle is currently considered dangerous by many U.S. airlines, so you’ll rarely find one willing to carry it. You can try calling each one by phone, but the general immediate answer tends to be NO.
On the other hand, shipping by sea is still a viable option, though subject to higher costs and longer travel times. The cost of transportation is usually determined by your ride’s weight and the distance across which it will be shipped. For example, heavy duty trikes may cost more to transport due to their construction.
Shipping by sea is often the only way to transport your mount from Europe or Asia, but delays are prevalent due to weather conditions and other complications.
Shipping a trike by land is made much easier by professional transporters. They take care of most of the hassle and inform you on how to get past customs. Importing a Spyder, Harley or Honda trike poses no problems to our A1-Auto Transport team, but to get past the border, it must respect U.S. safety, bumper and pollution standards.
For more information on the subject of United States motor vehicle importing regulations, read our article on the subject here. (The article regarding US Laws and Standards should be linked here once published)
A-1 Auto Transport
A-1 Auto Transport services ship vehicles on road, highway, and even across the sea. We can transport most automobiles, regardless if they’re custom made or unusual models.
We secure and cover your vehicle in an enclosed space during the transportation, so it arrives safely to its destination. We take special notice of the trike’s most exposed areas, such as its front fender and both of the rear ones.
Our specialized kit keeps the side of your vehicle a safe distance away from anything that might damage it. If you’re still worried, we facilitate the tracking of your trike’s shipping by providing the truck driver’s name and phone number.
A-1 Auto Transportation offers door to door shipping of motor vehicles, ranging from luxury cars and yachts to trikes and motorcycles.
How much does it cost?
Our prices and rates depend on the vehicle’s type, on the distance to its destination, on its country of origin, etc. For an accurate quote, email our company, use our simple cost calculator or call (800) 452-2880.
Written By:Joe Webster
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.