AA MOTORCYCLE SHIPPING AGREEMENT
BIKE /SHIPPER AGREE AS FOLLOWS:
The following items are not to be in the motorcycle at time of shipment: Explosives, guns, ammunition, inflammable products, narcotics, negotiable and legal papers, alcoholic beverages, jewelry, furs, money, other articles of unusual value, live pets, live plants, or contraband. Owner agrees that carrier may confiscate and/or dispose of said items with no remuneration. No other personal property may be left in or on the motorcycle.
< >By Owner’s/Shipper’s signature or Owner’s/Shipper’s agent’s signature on this Shipping Order-Freight Bill, the persons listed at the point of origin and point of destination are appointed agents for the purposes of releasing motorcycle, approving charges, accepting delivery, and releasing AA Motorcycle Shipping and Driver from any and all claims upon acceptance of delivery.
< >This Agreement supersedes all prior written or oral agreements and understandings between AA Motorcycle Shipping and Owner/Shipper and constitutes the entire agreement between A-A Motorcycle Shipping and Owner/Shipper. This Agreement may not be modified except in writing signed by an officer of AA Motorcycle Shipping.
< >An attempted pick-up/ delivery fee of $50.00 ($75.00 for remote areas) is charged per occurrence, if a truck is dispatched to pick-up or deliver a motorcycle once prior arrangements have been made with the said person and the said person is not available when the truck arrives.
< >Any claim or controversy arising from or relating to this Agreement by Truck or the performance of breach thereof, shall be subject to the jurisdiction of San Diego, California. Owner/Shipper specifically waives any right to jurisdiction of this matter at any location other than San Diego, California.
< >When orders are placed with AA Motorcycle Shipping for shipment by Truck the following charges shall be assessed: A cancellation fee of $200.00 will be charged in the event an order placed with AA Motorcycle Shipping is cancelled within 72 business hours subsequent to dispatching a Driver to take possession of the motorcycle. Such charge will be in addition to any and all expenses incurred by AA Motorcycle Shipping for such service. All additional charges, which are incurred, will be supportable by paid vouchers or receipts.
< >All shipments are to be paid in full prior to pickup.
< >By Owner’s signature or owner’s agent’s signature, carrier and driver or agents, jointly and separately are authorized to operate and transport the motorcycle(s) from point of origin specified to point of departure for service, and to the final specified destination. Carrier is authorized to drive said motorcycle for pickup/delivery purposes and insurance for same will be provided for by owner. Carrier may trans/ship bike to another terminal/office to expedite delivery.
< >AA Motorcycle Shipping does not guarantee pick-up and delivery dates or in-transit times. All dates and assertions made by A-A Motorcycle Shipping are the best estimates available at the time the assertion was made. As such, AA Motorcycle Shipping will not honor any auto rental accrual under any circumstances.
Personal articles left in or on Motorcycle
DO NOT send the keys or important documents with your motorcycle. The driver will not pick up or deliver the keys and documents and the insurance will not cover their loss.
Mechanical functions, battery function, wheel alignment, suspension or tuning of engine.
Damages to tires and wheels.
Damage caused by freezing of cooling system and/or batteries. Protection from freezing will be furnished by and at the expense of the shipper.
Damage to antennas that do not retract to within three (3) inches of bike body.
Windshields that crack due to previous existing chips or extreme changes in weather conditions.
< >Owner/Shipper agrees to allow AA Motorcycle Shipping to act as agent in dealing with the trucking facilities, and to exercise its efforts on Owner’s/Shipper’s behalf in placing the order with a transport company designated by AA Motorcycle Shipping. Said Transport Company will route vehicles from origin to destination, such route to be in the sole discretion of the transport carrier. AA Motorcycle Shipping does not make any guarantees for exact delivery time or day. AA Motorcycle Shipping does not guarantee and shall not be responsible for the performance or any act or omission of the transport carrier.
< >Owner/Shipper understands that motorcycle order is also subject to the terms, conditions of the specific transport carrier used for shipment.
< >The Owner/Shipper’s motorcycle will be insured for up to a maximum of $7000 for limited damages caused during transportation. Additional insurance is only effective if purchased in writing from AA Motorcycle Shipping at the time of booking the transportation. There is no insurance on ATV shipments unless specifically purchased by the customer. If specifically purchased, then the value of insurance for ATV shipments is for total loss only. (Damage claims are not entertained!)
< >Any claim for damages arising out of the use of a truck to deliver Owner’s/Shipper’s motorcycle must be taken up directly with the transport carrier. If there is any damage, the liability for same lies solely with the transport carrier. AA Motorcycle Shipping will furnish Owner/Shipper with name and phone number of transport carrier used for transport, and will assist Owner/Shipper in providing any other necessary information, should a claim arise.
< >Owner/Agent will make arrangements with Transport Company to meet the trucker to load and/or unload, at a safe and legal place if weight restrictions, low trees, small roads and numerous other obstacles make it impossible and/or impractical to pick up or deliver at the door.
< >The discounted shipping rate is applicable when payment is made by certified check or wire transfer. Payment by any other method does not qualify for the discounted rate.< >Owner/Shipper must declare any features on motorcycle, which is not of standard manufacture. Failure to do this can result in extra charge by Transport carrier.
< >The quoted price is based on the declared weight of the Owner/Shipper’s motorcycle(s), in the event that the declared weight is understated AA Motorcycle Shipping reserves the right to recover any additional charges incurred both prior to and after delivery.< >All shipments are allocated 30 minutes for pick-up at contracted point of origin and delivery at contracted point of destination. Pick-ups and deliveries that exceed this allotted time may incur additional charges as levied at the discretion of the Transport carrier concerned. The customer is liable for any additional charges. Time overruns may occur if the bike has not been properly prepared for shipment. The Transport carrier’s window for pick up is between 8am and 5pm on the day of scheduled pick. On day and On time pick ups (2 hour window) are available at additional costs and must be prearranged at time of booking.
< >Any pick-up or delivery address changes need to be made 72 hours prior to pick-up or delivery. Failure to do so may incur re-direction fees at the discretion of the Transport carrier concerned. The customer is liable for any additional charges.
< >The Shipping Order and terms and Conditions hereof contain the entire agreement between owner/shipper and AA Motorcycle Shipping, and supersede all prior and contemporaneous agreements, representations and understandings of the parties. No supplement, modification or amendment of this Agreement shall be binding unless executed in writing by all parties. In the event that any clause or provision of the Agreement is declared to be unenforceable, the remainder of this agreement shall remain in full force and effect as between the parties.READ!!
Exceptions for damages or shortages must be noted on Bill of Lading at time of delivery. Claims must be made in writing within 15 days of delivery with pictures of specific damages claimed. ll calls regarding damages or claims must be made to: Whichever Transport carrier AA Motorcycle Shipping assigns you to. As brokers we will make every effort to assist you in handling any claims, but the final decision rests with the assigned Transport carrier.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q – What do I need to know before I ship my motorcycle?
A – Make sure your motorcycle is within 96″ long, and 40″ wide. You need to know the weight of your motorcycle. You also need to unlock the steering, remove the keys, fold in the mirrors if possible, and remove all items from the saddlebags and glove box. DO NOT send the keys or important documents with your motorcycle. We recommend you send them with an overnight courier. The driver will not pick up or deliver the keys and documents.
Q – How long does it take to ship my motorcycle?
A – Transit times depend on shipping distance, weather, road conditions and frequency on specific routes. Typical transit times range between 5 – 14 days.
Q – How many days in advance do I need to call?
A – Plan enough time for us to pick up your motorcycle. One week in advance is recommended. We will also deal with urgent situations on an individual basis, and will be given priority status. Please call us to discuss your needs.
Q – How long does it take to pick up my motorcycle?
A – Drivers normally pick up your motorcycle within 1 to 4 working days from the date you place your order. Also, we can always arrange to accommodate your schedule, but you may incur additional costs.
Q – How far in advance reservations are accepted?
A – We do accept reservations up to two months in advance.
Q – How much does it cost to ship my motorcycle?
A – Prices are determined by mileage, motorcycle size, weight, and delivery location.
Q – What form of payment options do I have?
A – We accept Personal Checks, Cashier’s Checks, Postal Money Orders, Venmo, Zelle and Major Credit Cards (we do require customer’s signature for credit card payment). We have a dual price structure. A discount is offered for payment by certified check or wire transfer.
Q – Is my motorcycle insured during transit?
A – Your motorcycle is insured up to a maximum of $7000, which is included in your shipping costs. Should you require additional insurance, you have the option to purchase this insurance at a rate of 1% on the declared value above $7000. Please note that any damages to the motorcycle must be noted on the Bill of Lading at the time of delivery. No insurance claims will be entertained subsequent to delivery.
Q – Will you ship my motorcycle if it’s inoperable?
A – Please call for further details, if your motorcycle is in operable.
Q – What if I am unavailable to pick up the motorcycle?
A – Have an alternative party like a friend or relative to sign on your behalf if you are not available for the pick up of your motorcycle. Make sure there is someone available to be reached directly by a phone for the driver to schedule a delivery time. The driver usually calls within 3 to 24 hours before their arrival, and the delivery time is within a 4-hour time frame.
Q – What if my location is inaccessible to the truck?
A – Most trucks are 65 feet long and very wide which makes it impossible to reach most residential areas due to narrow roads, trees, power lines, city ordinances, and other road factors. The driver will attempt to get as close as possible to the delivery location, or we will arrange a convenient location like shopping center or major street crossing to pick up or deliver your motorcycle.
Q – How can I track the shipment of my motorcycle?
A – The Bill of Lading number provided on pick-up will be your tracking number throughout the shipment. You can track your shipment on-line by following the “Tracking” link on our website.
Q – Do I need to drain the fluids from the motorcycle?
A – No
Q – What if I opt to drop-off or pick-up my motorcycle from the servicing terminal?
A – A $21 credit is provided for shipments dropped of or pick-up up from the servicing terminal.