Generally, motorcycles or dirt bikes can be shipped as a separate privately owned vehicle (POV) shipment or in your HHG shipment. The carrier will load your bike into a transport box and transport it along with other commercial and consumer goods. This practice allows the transportation company to maximize its load and minimize costs. All personal items must be removed from the motorcycle prior to shipment.
Pasha Hawaii will not accept motorcycles that contain personal items in the motorcycle's storage compartments or saddlebags. Motorcycles are not covered in any way. If you have a motorcycle in a box, please contact our oversized cargo department. The value that a moving company places on the vehicles it ships is directly related to that company's ability to ship those vehicles.
We recommend that motorcycles be checked before shipment to ensure that mechanical and safety issues are corrected. The total time it takes to provide motorcycle transportation services depends on the distance between the pick-up and drop off points, road conditions and inclement weather, and the type of motorcycle transportation service you need. You should also look for a transportation company that can keep you informed about the status of your motorcycle's transportation. However, most motorcycle transportation companies require some type of driver to take out auto policies or separate insurance if they want to cover any damage caused during transportation.
Insurance for shipping motorcycles is available both from the shipper and from your private insurance agent. For example, you should make sure you find a reputable motorcycle transportation company. You will be required to inspect your motorcycle at the destination port to ensure that it is delivered to you in the same condition. There are several factors to consider when determining if a specific moving company is good enough to ship your motorcycle.
Motorcycles vary in size and weight, from small for beginners to heavy motorcycles such as the Harley Davidsons, the Indians or the Gold Wings. Please note that a notarized authorization letter is required if someone other than the person listed on the shipping documents is going to pick up your motorcycle. We can calculate the approximate cost of shipping a motorcycle across the country based on the distance of the shipment, the special needs you may have, and other extenuating circumstances related to your order. Open shipping trailers are open at the top and sides, and closed shipping trailers are protected on all sides.