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Benefits Of Shipping Versus Riding Your Motorcycle

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  1. Time Savings
  2. Convenience
  3. Saves Miles
  4. Insurance Coverage
Benefits Of Shipping Versus Riding Your Motorcycle

Many people prefer to transport their own bike if they have a trip planned that includes their motorcycle. After all, most bikes are fairly easy enough to tow on your own, or even drive the bike itself if the trip isn’t too far. There is, however, a third option that a lot of people forget to consider, which is hiring a transport company to ship a bike for them. While it may surprise some, motorcycle transport is one of our more popular services, especially for long distance transport and destinations that can be tricky to get to. Here are some of the reasons that our customers love shipping their bikes with us.

Time Savings

One of the biggest advantages of shipping motorcycles is that it saves you the time. If you’re driving to your destination and don’t want to be slowed down by towing a bike behind you, or if you just prefer not to have to do it yourself, shipping is a great option. Many of our customers like to ship their bike or bikes to where they’re headed and just hop on a plane knowing it will be there when they arrive. While it can be a great time to hit the open road on a motorcycle, we don’t always have the time or luxury of making the trip ourselves. 

Convenience

The convenience of having your bike transported goes hand in hand with the time savings. You don’t have to worry about loading, securing, unloading, crating, or any of the number of other things that go into transporting a bike on your own. Door-to-door transport is especially convenient for those customers who want to have their bike picked up and delivered to a specific address without having to worry about the logistics of getting the bike transported on their own. 

A-1 Auto Transport is a licensed, professional, motorcycle shipping company with more than two decades of industry experience and expertise. We offer FREE price quotes to all interested parties and our professional staff are always on hand to answer any questions you may have. Call us today at 1-800-452-2880 to learn more about what we offer, or if you’d like to get started with a FREE estimate for shipping a bike to any location in the U.S. or overseas

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Saves Miles

Another reason that people often choose our affordable motorcycle shipping services is that it saves them from putting extra miles on the bike. Excess miles may not be a concern for everyone that rides, but if you take frequent trips and like to hop on the bike during your travels, shipping is a good option that won’t tax the bike with unnecessary highway miles during the vacation. If you happen to be taking multiple bikes with you on a trip, shipping makes even more sense. Shipping a bike isn’t that expensive to begin with and if you’re shipping more the one, the savings stretch even farther, making it a good financial decision as well if you have an eye towards saving some money. 

Insurance Coverage

And finally, we get to insurance coverage. A lot of people are surprised to find that insurance coverage is included in the cost of shipping a bike, which is another reason it makes sense from a safety standpoint. Not only are you not putting miles on the bike, but there’s little to no risk of an accident, and you’re still covered in the rare event that something does happen. In addition to the basic coverage that is required by law, you can also increase the coverage amount if you’re shipping a high value or antique motorcycle, just to ensure that it’s completely covered.

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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.

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Mylene Rutllant
It’s my number one pick in auto shipping to this day.
★★★★★

Due to the nature of my work, I must relocate every couple of years to where my company needs me. Because of this, I’ve tested several moving and auto transport companies over the years.

And my choice in terms of auto transport has to be A1 Auto Transport. It’s in the name, but also in the quality with which they do their jobs. I’ve never had a problem with this company.

The only time my shipment was delayed was during winter when a snowstorm closed down all the major roads. And they still found an alternative and got my car delivered before roads got unstuck.

When I moved to West Virginia, they picked up my car the very day I called them. I like to think they take special care of me considering all the business I’ve sent them. I’ll continue to support A1 Auto Transport. It’s my number one pick in auto shipping to this day.

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Luis Rodriguez
You have my full support and recommendation!
★★★★★

I considered selling my car when I moved to Washington. It was old and rusty, but I grew attached to it. So, I called a couple companies to transport it to my new home, but they both fell through.

The first one couldn’t decide on a schedule. He would constantly change the pickup date till I got frustrated and canceled. The second was insufferable, very rude on the phone, even worse in person.

They started picking a part my car asking me why I still have it. If that’s their opinion of my vehicle, how can I trust they’ll take care of it? If something happened midway, why wouldn’t they just blame it on the car instead of paying up?

So, I cancelled this company as well and turned to A1 Auto Transport. From the get go, they were very different from my past options. Their website was very professional and up to date, full of useful information. I requested a quote using their online form, and I got an email response within an hour. Surprisingly fast!

If I didn’t know any better, I would’ve thought they were lacking customers, but the email spoke for itself. In just one email, everything I needed to know was there, including a contact number I could use to get more information or confirm the transport.

I called and got things rolling. I was very pleased with the driver. He followed standard procedure and represented his company well. Can’t remember his name, but props to him!

The car arrived in Washington 6 days later in excellent condition. From what I understand, the transport was delayed a bit by a storm, but since the time window was 4-6 days from the beginning, I don’t really care. You have my full support and recommendation!

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Cristine Benoit
I can safely say this is a legit company that will get the job done.
★★★★★

There are a lot of options for auto transport these days, which surprisingly makes it harder to find a good company. I received more than 10 offers to ship my car, but I couldn’t decide on any of them.

After doing some research, I got even more worried reading about all the scams and accidents that can happen. But, I have work to do and couldn’t afford to drive my newly purchased Mini Cooper all the way to Virginia.

Fortunately, I made the right choice with A1 Auto Transport. They are very good at their jobs. I spent more than an hour drilling Joe with various questions, and he never once lost his patience. He saw I was interested, so he bore with me until I was satisfied. The driver was also very courteous and my car was intact on arrival. I couldn’t have asked for more.

By the way, the price we first agreed on stayed the same. There were no delays or unexpected “surprises.” I can safely say this is a legit company that will get the job done.

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David Osallo
We give A1 Auto Transport a big 10 out of 10!
★★★★★

We give A1 Auto Transport a big 10 out of 10! We chose them to move our car from California to Vermont, since we needed professionals.

We were abroad during the transport, so the transport was a bit tricky. The driver had to pick it up from storage on short notice and get it to its destination within at most 10 days. I was happy to note it arrived sooner. We got it 3 days early, right when we got home to pick it up. It made getting around way easier. Awesome service!

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