Anyone nearby Ames, Iowa should be able to find low cost and dependable motorcycle shipping services. Purchasing these services to relocate a motorcycle is always in your best interest. The integrity of the bike will be protected by the hands of trained professionals, the use of proper equipment, and the insurance coverage held by the transport company. Not to mention, all reputable transport companies train their professionals and many of them will have years of experience in handling motorcycle shipping.
Whether you need local or long distance services, you will find that most companies will offer both. These services are operated differently. Therefore, it’s important that the transport company offer the one you need for your shipping process. If you’re shipping anywhere out of state, you will more than likely want to focus your search on long distance motorcycle transport.
The Three Most Used Shipping Methods for Motorcycles.
While some companies may offer shipping methods that differ greatly from other companies, there are a few methods that almost all transport companies offer. These motorcycle shipping methods are all very safe and reliable methods.
- The open air shipping method is the least expensive form of shipping. The motorcycle will be left open to the weather, but it is rare that any damage ever occurs. This is especially true when the bike is in the hands of a professional.
- Enclosed shipping is a little more secure in that the bike is enclosed in a large shipping container. The bike is first secured to a pallet and usually protected with packing materials. Other vehicles are usually in the container with the bike.
- Crated shipping means that the bike is literally secured inside a small crate. This crate just fits the motorcycle within its walls, making it nearly impossible for it to shift during its travels.
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.