As a motorcycle owner or someone who deals with motorcycles on a regular basis, you may find that you come across the need to ship a bike at one point or another. Usually the professional transport of a motorcycle is used in scenarios where the bike must travel a great distance to reach its destination without adding on all that mileage. This is where an Alexandria motorcycle transport company can come in handy.
Almost all transport companies will ship nationally, but it is crucial that you make sure they are capable of traveling the distance you need them to. This will also help the transport company come up with the most accurate quote. Long distance motorcycle shipping isn’t much different than local shipping, but the process will require some special handling as well as more time.
The Long Distance Shipping Process.
After the motorcycle has been secured to the hauler for its shipping process, it begins its travels to the final location. Whether the destination is a few states away or all the way on the Upper West Coast, the bike will be delivered safely and within a reasonable timeframe. Most transport companies can conduct a cross nation trip in two weeks as long as weather and road conditions are favorable.
Along the way to the last location, the driver and anyone else involved in the motorcycle’s shipping process will pay close attention that might jeopardize the safety of the vehicle. Weather and road reports will be paid attention to. The drivers will also avoid bad areas that may pose a risk to the motorcycle.
When the motorcycle is nearby its destination, the driver will contact you to make sure you’re aware. Real-time tracking services also help inform you of the anticipated arrival. Make sure you are present when the bike is due to arrive or that the responsible party is prepared for it to be dropped off.
Written By:Joe Webster
Joe Webster began his journey in the auto transport field by attending the University of Southern California (USC), where he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Marketing.
After college, he started his career in the auto transport industry from the bottom up and has done virtually every job there is to do at A-1 Auto Transport, including but not limited to: Truck Driver, Dispatch, Sales, PR, Bookkeeping, Transport Planner, Transport Manager, International Transport Manager, Brokering, Customer Service, and Marketing. Working with his mentor Tony Taylor, Joe Webster has learned the ins and outs of this industry which is largely misunderstood.
With over 30 years experience in the industry, we've been helping people ship their vehicles, motorcycles, RV's, heavy equipment, household goods and more across the country or overseas without a hitch. Ask us anything.