Ever visit an online reverse auction website? Just to get you up to speed if you haven’t, it is a type of auction in which buyer/seller roles are reversed. Sellers bid for prices at which they are willing to sell goods or services and usually, prices decline as sellers attempt to undercut each other. It’s kind of like a unique bid auction as far as the principle and end goal is concerned.
Although online reverse auctions often present reduced prices and save a lot of time, they are a very risky medium to go through when shipping a motorcycle. Unlicensed or uninsured motorcycle shipping entities tend to bid on shipments of motorcycles at these auctions, which is illegal. You have to be careful and knowledgeable about the online reverse auction site you are going through, if you do go that route, because some of them do not require motorcycle transporters to be U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) compliant when bidding on shipments. Then in turn, the transport auction websites aren’t always willing to lend you a helping hand if you experience hardships with the motorcycle shipment, so you kind of get left on your own.
It’s a necessity that the shipping company you go through is DOT compliant. To be sure you’re not being worked over, always be sure to ask motorcycle shippers for their U.S. DOT or Motor Carrier (MC) license numbers, as well as a tracking number just in case. Do not pay a motorcycle transportation provider until you can verify their DOT and MC licenses. Make sure you speak with them directly to do so.
You can bet that the shipping and transportation veterans at Power Sports Shipping are fully licensed to take care of all your shipping needs. Don’t believe us? Contact us today! Once you’ve spoken to us and gotten our credentials we can get down to business of getting you a FREE motorcycle shipping quote. We’ve been shipping used motorcycles coast to coast for over 20 years and one of the main reasons we’ve been so successful and so relied upon is because we put customers first! So why risk dealing with people you don’t know on an online reverse auction? Take the risk out of the equation and call us today! 1-800-963-9216.