Anybody have any experience shipping a Kart to potential buyers? My buyer is about 1600 miles from me. I called a few local trucking companies and they gave me ridiculous quotes of $1,500 or more to ship the machine. Sad to say, but that’s more than the value of the actual Kart. Any thoughts, suggestions, previous experience with this?
I have used uShip, (years ago) which is a competitive broker, with great results. Downside is you should not be in any hurry. Bus companies are the cheapest but I see some of their shipped stuff on the dock at stations and I would avoid suggesting that you use them.
Thanks for the suggestions. I did try UShip and I got two quotes. One for $1500 and another for $1600. I asked for a reason for the ridiculous pricing and they said the kart is twice the width of a motorcycle, inside an enclosed trailer and thus, twice as much as said motorcycle. Sounds like a scam to me…
To transport my kart I hired a transport company service because my kart was brand new and want it to ship it safely without getting it damaged. So, on the suggestion of my friend I consulted an auto shipping California company, where the transporters had shipped my Kart to Fresno.
The last time this subject came up the world was a fairly different place. Has anyone shipped a kart recently? I am looking to possibly sell a kart from NY to FL with no motor. Tring to determine cost and amount of work to do that. If I were to obtain a shipping box from a new kart how much is broken down? I assume the steering shaft comes out but is the axle removed too? Anything else?
If you’re shipping a kart LTL (less than truckload) on a pallet make sure the pallet length exceeds the kart length and width. (ask me how I know… ) R&L Carriers [ https://www.rlcarriers.com/ ] might be worth a look if they serve your area. They or another carrier whose name escapes me ATM do household moves and may be inclined to do what you’re looking to do.