When moving your motorcycle between locations, you want to know that your vehicle has sufficient protection on the road and during loading and unloading.
eShip is a leading provider of enclosed motorcycle transport solutions. We use reputable carriers with excellent track records to ensure that your motorcycle is in professional hands during transit. Our services are available to motorcycle owners and dealerships throughout the United States. The areas we service include:
Learn more below about the benefits of enclosed motorcycle shipping. If you want to request a quote, complete our online form or dial 1-855-947-1149.
Enclosed Motorcycle Shipping
With enclosed motorcycle shipping, we carry your motorcycle in a vehicle with a floor, walls, and roof. This shipping option is ideal for high-end, expensive, or exclusive bikes. Dealers often prefer this method of transportation, especially when they are sending new motorcycles to clients.
Enclosed motorcycle shipping is the more expensive alternative to open shipping, but many motorcycle owners prefer enclosed shipping because of the added value. There are two types of enclosed motorcycle shipping:
Hard side with a hydraulic lift
Soft side with a regular ramp
Hard Side with Hydraulic Lift
This type of enclosed shipping is ideal for moving high-end, low-clearance motorcycles. The hard sides and roof offer complete protection against things that can cause damage on the road, including debris, grime build-up, dirt, moisture, and severe weather.
This option also involves the use of a hydraulic lift, which eliminates the risk of damage when the carrier loads and unloads your motorcycle.
At eShip, we recommend this option to all our clients. If you select the hard side transport option, the chances of you receiving your motorcycle with dirt and road grime on it are non-existent.
Soft Side with Regular Ramp
Soft side transport is an affordable alternative to hard-side shipping. This form of transport provides better protection against the conditions on the road than open motorcycle transport. However, the limited protection that tarps offer is lacking in comparison to hard sides and roof.
Tarps have holes in them, and dust and grime can still enter the trailer and cling to your motorcycle. If there is rain, water can also seep through the openings, which is not ideal for long-distance hauls.
If you opt for soft side transport, the carrier will use a ramp to load and unload your motorcycle. While this method of loading is generally safe, the ideal method is a hydraulic lift, as it significantly reduces the risk of damage.
Advantages over Open Motorcycle Transport
The primary advantage that enclosed transport has over open motorcycle transport is enhanced protection against severe weather and other things that can damage the motorcycle. For example, some open trailers don’t have proper flooring to protect the motorcycle from rocks that can shoot up from underneath.
Enclosed motorcycle transport is ideal for moving over long distances as well. With enclosed transport, bikes are not exposed to severe temperature fluctuations, harsh sun, and winds that tug and pull at the vehicle and its fastening mechanisms.
eShip for Enclosed Motorcycle Transport
When it comes to enclosed motorcycle transportation, eShip offers superior value and professional customer service. As a family-owned business, we have been active in the industry for more than ten years. During this time, we’ve established relationships with the most reliable carriers, and we’ve earned an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau (BBB.)
eShip is licensed and bonded by FMCSA MC# 735249 USDOT 2248101, and all the carriers we use are insured and bonded.
The benefits of using eShip’s enclosed motorcycle transport services include:
Honest quotes and timely delivery
Safety and reliability
An eShip Platinum Protection Plan
If you are expecting a delivery, you want to be able to reach the transport company. eShip is available to clients seven days a week, and you can contact us after hours if you have any queries.
When you sign up for our open motorcycle transport service, we will appoint you a personal shipping agent who works on your file. This agent is available to you throughout the week, for as long as shipping is in process.
With our vehicle tracking solution, you can stay on top of the shipment and carry out your planning accordingly.
Honest Rates and Timely Delivery
When you request a quote from eShip, we will secure a driver for your shipment before charging you any shipping fees. Because we quote clients on secured consignments, our quotes are accurate, and clients can be sure of timely deliveries.
Many transport companies issue quotes before securing drivers for shipment. These quotes tend to be quite low, and the company may have difficulty assigning a carrier to deliver the motorcycle in time.
Safety and Reliability
eShip’s enclosed motorcycle transport services are safe and reliable. The carriers we use are highly professional. They go the extra mile to ensure that they load, transport, and unload your vehicle in a manner that eliminates unnecessary risks of damage.
As part of our enclosed transport solutions, we also offer expedited motorcycle shipping. If you are dealing with a time-sensitive transaction or shipment, we can deliver your motorcycle faster than usual.
eShip Platinum Protection Plan
As part of our high-quality open motorcycle transport service, we provide clients with an eShip Platinum Protection Plan. This plan includes a guarantee that all the carriers we use are insured. You may also be eligible to receive a rental reimbursement of up to $300 in terms of this plan if your motorcycle is more than 48 hours late.
The eShip Platinum Plan is available to clients at no additional charge.