For the motorcycle shipping process, choose a Beckley transport company that you feel is dependable. Read over the shipping company's ratings and reviews from past customers. You can usually find this information online. This will help you select a reliable company that will ship the motorcycle without any issues.
Make sure that the shipping method you select is also one you feel comfortable with and that the method is within your budget. However, spending a few extra dollars to assure the bike's safety is a wise decision. Many companies will offer insurance for shipping.
Motorcycle Shipment Requirements Carried by the Transport Company for Preparation Purposes.
The variety of shipping methods available includes enclosed shipping, crated shipping, open air shipping, door to door, and terminal to terminal. All of the transport methods have standard prep work required, except when it comes to crated shipping. In this case, the motorcycle will need to be drained of all fluids and the battery must be disconnected. The handlebars and other items may also need to be removed.
Getting the Bike Ready.
- Wash the motorcycle and make sure it is clean from all dirt and debris.
- Take off any loose items on the bike. Anything unnecessary should also be removed.
- Have the bike inspected for existing damage. Take notes and pictures.
- Check the gas. Make sure the tank is n more than ¼ full.
- Check fluids, battery and tire pressure.
As long as all requirements are addressed in the approved manner, motorcycle transport should go along effortlessly. With the many different shipping methods available, a motorcycle owner can rest at ease knowing their bike is in good hands.
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.
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