Bonsai Fine Arts

Museum and Transportation Services

Maryland – Washington, DC – New York – Atlanta


Our transportation department takes fine art transportation to a new level of expertise. With seasoned veterans behind the wheel, our drivers are versatile art handlers with museum sensibility, installation training, and packing skills. We offer dual-driver, courier-friendly straight-truck service with climate control, air ride suspension, lift gate, and GPS tracking. Bonsai ARTransport hires experienced art handlers from an extended community of museum professionals.

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Bonsai ARTransport

In keeping with the company philosophy, the focus of our trucking operation is not on volume, but on attention to detail. Whether you are moving a single painting, a travelling exhibition, or the collected works of an entire museum, Bonsai ARTransport has the experience and sensitivity to answer your shipping needs with care and expedience. The Bonsai trucking operation excels to the high museum industry standards while maintaining realistic and competitive rates.

  • We have regular shuttle routes that range from New England to Florida and to most of the Midwestern States.
  • We offer local Baltimore/Washington and New York Metro area pick-ups and deliveries, direct airport service, international logistics, and site specific packing and installation.
  • We also work with select "partner companies" to arrange for shipments to the West Coast and other areas outside of our regular shuttle routes upon request.

Standard Features:

  • Climate Control
  • Air Ride
  • Lift Gate
  • Dual Driver
  • Courier Ready

Available Services:

  • Local pick-up and delivery
  • Long distance shuttles
  • Exclusive & expedited shipments
  • Van Line Coordination & Logistics
  • On site packing and installation

Areas of Operation:

  • NYC Metro locals & airports
  • Baltimore/Washington locals & airports
  • New England, Mid-Atlantic, Southeast, Midwest
  • Shuttles
  • Nationwide Exclusive Transit

Enhanced Security:

  • GPS tracking is now an available feature on Bonsai shuttles

Going Green:

  • Shipping on a tight budget? Ask about our crate recycling program

ARTransport Expediter Service

In addition to our standard straight truck exclusive-use service, Bonsai now offers special expedited direct delivery for smaller sized, high-value or time sensitive shipments. We've made custom modifications to our Sprinter Vans in order to provide all of the traditional equipment consistent with museum and archival requirements.

Sprinter Van features:

  • Construction of a nose wall or bulkhead which includes a forward chamber with sleeper bunk for direct overnight transit and courier.
  • Fully insolated cargo hold with internal steel frame, added vertical e-track strapping system, single side “flat wall” built out from wheel well to accommodate paintings and crates, variable wood decking to accommodate “ride-flats.”
  • Alarm system and GPS tracking
  • Air-ride suspension and cargo leveling.
  • 32,000 BTU climate control system.
  • Lift Gate with 1300lb. capacity. It has both the ability to level down for ground loading and to ramp up to a higher loading dock. It can manage a full pallet with pallet jack.

Expeditor Cargo Dimensions:

  • Interior Height: 70 inches at door, 73 inches inside
  • Interior Height: 70 inches at door, 73 inches inside
  • Interior Width: 50 inches on floor, 54 inches on deck.


Private collectors and individual lenders welcome our Expeditors' easy access to their homes, their light-duty vehicle maneuverability, expedience & fuel economy.

With sleeper accommodations and direct delivery anywhere in the US, your special shipments will never be left unattended. Bonsai's new expediter division is part of our ongoing commitment to security enhancement, broader and more diverse art services options, and the development of greener alternatives.

Bonsai Fine Arts crating and packing crew