The transportation of a motorcycle is an activity that is best handled by professionals. The following are some of the reasons as to why hiring motorcycle shipping services will be beneficial.
- Movers are licensed to operate across the USA and they can reliably transport your bike to any destination. Additionally, they may have offices and holding facilities thereby making it easier for you to physically visit them or have your bike stored until when you can pick it.
- Moving companies are highly experienced and they are familiar with all it takes to move a motorcycle with ease.
- The transport companies are well-equipped and have the machines needed to make the move as effortless and safe as they should be.
Our motorcycle shipping methods
The motorcycle shipping methods that we use to transport your bike are:
Air shipping- Fastest shipping option that is highly priced.
Water shipping- Most reliable option for overseas shipping that is more affordable compared to air shipping but has a longer delivery time.
Road shipping- Most common transport option that is reliably used in making deliveries to addresses.
Rail shipping- Alternative to road shipping which is more reliable in terms of delivery timeframe. This is because there are minimal delays since there is no congestion experienced on the railway.
Preparation of a motorcycle for shipping
The bike is to be prepared well before it is shipped. The importance of this is to ensure that the occurrence of any accidents will be ruled out. By checking the engine and the fluid levels, you are able to ensure that all is in good condition and no leaks or spills will occur. You are to drain the fluids and disconnect the battery if you will be shipping using the crated option. Additional preparation activities include checking the tire pressure as well as removing the bike accessories and your personal belongings from the bike. To document the pre-shipping condition of your bike, you should take photos of it after you have cleaned it and inspected it.
Choosing a mover
Getting the right services to meet your needs starts with you choosing the right mover. The following are some of the factors to consider as you choose a mover: The experience of the company as well as the reputation that they have gained. The availability of an insurance cover which will be valid over the period in which you intend to have your bike transported. Additional factors to consider include the availability of a variety of motorcycle transport options as well as the capacity of the mover to provide tailored services.
Why you should choose A-1 Auto Transport
There are a number of moving companies that provide motorcycle transport solutions but A-1 Auto Transport can meet your motorcycle shipping needs in an exceptional way. This is because we have vast experience in the provision of such services and we can deliver to any destination across the USA and the world. When you ship with us, you are guaranteed to have safe and timely deliveries. We meet the safety requirements set by the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). We also have a good reputation and are known to provide customers with a hassle-free shipping experience. The satisfaction that our clients have is displayed by the testimonials they have shared. A majority of them hire us over and over again whenever they have a transport need to be met. They also refer more clients to us, showing the confidence that they have in us. Your data will also be safe and you can make payments with ease on our site, since it is VeriSign secured.
The Blue Island motorcycle shipping services that we offer
To give you a great shipping experience, we offer the following Blue Island motorcycle shipping services.
Open-air shipping: The bike is transported while it is exposed. Although it is an affordable shipping option, it offers less security to the bike.
Crated shipping: The bike is put in a wooden crate after it has been prepared as required. To ensure that the pallet base does not collapse, it is reinforced to ensure that it will withstand the weight of the bike.
Enclosed shipping: The bike is well-covered in a container, securing it from the various perils that may occur and result to the damage of the bike.
Storage services: This service is an optional one and it helps you to plan the move, not necessarily being restricted by our operations.
Insurance coverage: This service is provided to all our clients and we will prepare you for any uncertainty that may occur.
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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.