Payment | Shipping | Insurance:
Ask the company upfront about their specific payment options. Not every company is the same and some may require a deposit. A typical deposit is anywhere from 10 to 25 percent of the total bill. This deposit is required before you ship your bike. The remaining balance is due when the vehicle arrives at its destination. You will need to pay in cash or cashiers check. Very few companies accept debit or credit cards.
Talk with your transport company about which method best meets your needs. A few choices you have to choose from include open, enclosed or partially enclosed trucks. Obviously if you choose to ship your bike with an open truck, your shipping crate will be exposed to the elements and flying debris, which could damage your motorcycle. For a premium enclosed truck, you’re looking at 25 to 50 percent more cost than shipping in an open truck.
Whenever you hire a shipping company, you’ll want to purchase insurance to protect from any damage. An insurance policy will also cover theft, in the event that the transportation truck is vandalized. You will need to keep a copy of the insurance paper work, in the event that you need to make a claim. Some personal insurance policies will cover your bike during the transport, but make sure you double-check before going off this assumption.