Container Shipping

Forward Air provides scheduled ground transportation between 91 facilities located near major airports (motorcycle shipments to Canada are excluded due to Customs requirements). For shippers of motorcycles and other small motorized vehicles, we offer industry leading protection using our special containers. This unique service includes renting the container and transportation in our network throughtout the U.S. Try the best service and protection in motorcycle transport.

Secure Transport for Your Motorcycles or Other Valuable Items with Forward Air Protect℠ Shipping Containers


SMC Container: Safe and secure shipping of small bikes and other goods


  • Maximum inside dimensions 61"L x 44.5"W x 44"H
  • Numerous tie-down positions (shipper provides straps)
  • Lockable (shipper provides lock for one door. Use Master Lock #517 Adjustable Shackle Lock, a cable lock or carrier provided seal.)

EXC Container: All steel container shipping for most motorcycles


  • Maximum inside dimensions 98"L x 44.6"W x 47.6"H
  • Eight tie-down rings (shipper provides straps)
  • Lockable (shipper provides locks for two doors)

LGC Container: Large touring and custom motorcycles get protected


  • Maximum inside dimensions 118"L x 44.6"W x 59"H
  • Eight tie-down rings (shipper provides straps)
  • Lockable (shipper provides locks for two doors)
Or, you can use your own container.  Maximum dimensions of container may not exceed 130"L x 48"W x 60"H .

  • FAST transit times at a reasonable price
  • Easy on-line booking using secured credit card transactions
  • On-line tracking...follow your motorcycle to its final destination

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We welcome all feedback, so please send us an email at motorcycles@forwardair.com or call us at 800-726-6654. For questions, visit our FAQ page.