To get the best rates when transporting your bike, be sure to be aware of the time of year, fuel prices, route demand, size of your bike and how quickly you need to ship it. It’s similar to UPS or FedEx, the quicker you need to ship it, the more it can cost. If there is inclimate weather or lots of demand, for instance, if you are shipping to an in demand destination expect the prices to be higher.
Moving your bike is like an auction where you are bidding for a spot on a truck going on the route you need. The more people that need that route, the higher the price, the less people, the less you can expect to pay. Fuel cost also plays a huge part as well as how big your bike is and if it needs to be crated or any special handling considerations.