How Do I Ship my Motorcycle?



Blue Lane Freight – Powered by Fastenal

Fastenal’s Blue Lane Freight is a licensed common carrier with 20 distribution hubs in the United States.

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uShip connects you with dozens of transporters who specialize in shipping motorcycles, these transporters will submit quotes for your review.

Talk to them and review their transport history, safety records, and customer-rated feedback as multiple carriers will compete for your work.


“Motorcycle shipping costs between $350 to $700 to ship approximately 1,000 miles.”

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How To List Your Motorcycle


Describe your shipment

Detail your motorcycle and its shipping needs – the what, where, when and how. Be sure to include any special requirements such as open or closed trailer preferences.


Get matched with carriers

Their system automatically matches your shipment request to experienced, insured carriers who can meet your specific requirements.


Receive carrier shipping quotes

The best carriers in the business send you shipping quotes, allowing you to find the best fit for you and confirm all the shipment details.


Book your carrier

Accept a carrier’s quote and your shipment is ready to roll! To keep track of your shipment during its journey, be sure to request regular updates during the quote process with your selected carrier.


How To Prepare Your Motorcycle for Transport


First, check your motorcycle for pre-existing damage. By documenting the condition of your bike, you can avoid problems in case of an insurance claim. To check for and record damage:


  • Thoroughly clean your motorcycle.
  • Note chips, dings, scratches, or other cosmetic damages.
  • Write down any mechanical issues or problems.
  • Take pictures of your bike from several angles, along with detailed shots of existing damage.
  • Date all records, and show them to your mover when they arrive.


Unless you are moving your motorcycle as freight through a carrier, you will not need to drain your gas tank or remove the battery. However, your motorcycle does not need to be crated or packaged during the motorcycle transport service. Additionally, remove all loose items from your motorcycle. Your motorcycle mover is not responsible for these items, and if accessories are lost or damaged, they will not be covered by insurance.


If it is not in working condition, it is important that this detail is in your listing so that bidding transporters will be prepared. Sometimes your carrier may need to drive your motorcycle into a motorcycle transport trailer. Fix all mechanical problems before the move and write down any special operating instructions. For successful motorcycle moving, make sure to:


  • Inflate tires
  • Charge the battery
  • Fill gas tank to 1/4 or 1/2 full
  • Check and fix all fluid leaks


Shipping Parts?

Pirate Ship, Parcel Monkey and Shippo are all trusted USPS & UPS Partnered sites.

These package delivery comparison websites compare domestic, international, and specialist parcel delivery services to ensure you get the best price.

How to Buy Your Label.

1. Click on Create Label for one of your orders and enter your package’s size and weight.
2. Enter you and your recipients shipping information (Name, Address, etc.)
3. Now click Select Shipping Rates, compare rates across shipping carriers, and Buy Label.
4. Now you’ve got your label! Simply click Download Label and you’re ready to Print & Attach to your package.




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