CitizenShipper Reports Double Digit Growth in Motorcycle Shipping and Motorcycle Transport

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Startup company, which connects drivers with shipments all across the country, is experiencing rapid growth in the motorcycle shipping and motorcycle transport vertical.

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Our customers like the fact that we connect customers with motorcycle shippers who are going somewhere anyway since this reduces our Carbon Footprint.

CitizenShipper has experienced rapid growth in the number of motorcycle shipments listed on the site in the last quarter. The company’s CEO Richard Obousy used those numbers as well as consumer news to forecast a 60% increase in requests for motorcycle shipping quotes for the third quarter of 2013. Obousy considered seasonal variations as big driver in the growth. "As winter moves into spring and then summer, we're seeing a lot more people enjoy the outside. When the sun comes out, people want to enjoy it, and a motorcycle is a great way to see the country and enjoy the great outside."

Savings have played a significant role in attracting consumers to Customers have saved up to 90% in shipping costs as compared to the national average. Based on the research performed by the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA), a typical trucking rate is between $1.06 and .69 cents per mile. Drivers on CitizenShipper can profit from charging much less because the company’s unique design makes use of empty space in vehicles that are already on the road. "Costs are as low as 30 cents per mile, and in some cases much lower," says Obousy. "By taking out the middle man and connecting customers with cheap motorcycle transport we create a scenario where consumers save and drivers take more ownership over their expected rates."

Obousy also believes the company’s environmental friendly platform has also contributed to CitizenShipper’s reputation. “I think that we're all becoming ever more conscious of our environmental impact,” says Obousy. “Our customers like the fact that we connect customers with motorcycle shippers who are going somewhere anyway since this reduces our Carbon Footprint.” Since its start in 2008, CitizenShipper has reduced carbon emissions by more than 6,360,446 lbs.

About CitizenShipper: is an online shipping marketplace that utilizes a peer-to-peer, auction-style platform to connect people in need of shipping services with drivers, haulers, and transporters throughout the United States and Canada. Launched in 2008 and headquartered in Denver, CO, was originally designed to connect people who need items shipped to a particular location with people already traveling in that direction. The company serves more than 42,000 members and it used for a range of shipping solutions including motorcycle shipping and motorcycle transport. To get a motorcycle shipping quote visit

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