Deciding to make a move by yourself may seem convenient but in the long-run it may prove to be a challenging task. It is therefore advisable that when the need of moving your motorcycle arises, you hire motorcycle shipping services. The following are some instances that may require you to hire motorcycle shipping services.
- A faulty bike needing repairs and has to be taken to the mechanic.
- Completion of a sale which is done by delivering a bike to the address of the purchaser.
- Transportation of a salvaged bike.
- Relocation of a bike owner.
- Risky riding conditions posed by adverse weather and poor road conditions.
The available motorcycle shipping services
To transport your bike, we can use any of the following methods:
- Air transport. It is a fast means of shipping. Although it is expensive, we do our best to source for the best air freight charges.
- Water transport. It is a reliable means of shipping the bikes overseas.
- Rail transport. It is an inland transport option that has minimal delays.
- Road transport. It’s a convenient means of shipping bikes to various addresses. Our drivers are capable of completing the deliveries in good time.
The delivery options available are door-to-door and terminal-to-terminal.
Getting a bike ready for shipping
To ensure that a bike will be in good condition for shipping, you ought to prepare it well. The activities to be done during preparation include; checking the engine, the level of the fluids and the tire pressure. You should also ensure that the level of the gas is at a maximum amount of a quarter of the tank capacity. To make it easier for the shipping company to handle your bike, disable the alarm and remove the motorcycle accessories, your belongings and any items that are hanging loosely from the bike. Cleaning the bike and inspecting it enable you to take note of its condition. It is advisable that you take photos of the bike.
Choosing a motorcycle mover
The type of service that you will get greatly depends on the shipping company that you hire. The moving company that you will hire ought to be experienced in delivering and handling bikes, be licensed, insured, fully bonded and also offer a variety of shipping options. They should also have a good reputation and with minimal cases reported to consumer protection agencies and the Better Business Bureau.
Why A-1 Auto Transport is the best company that you can hire
If you are looking for a reliable shipping company, look no further! We are the best service provider since we can meet your motorcycle shipping needs in the most exceptional manner. We provide high-quality services at affordable rates. We issue quotes for free and you get to know the estimated shipping cost for your move. You have the chance to select the shipping option that will work best for you. Additionally, we give you value for your money and you can have your bike transported using services that are tailored to meet your needs. The highly reputable services that we are known to offer include the Harley-Davidson shipping, classic motorcycle shipping and shipping to motorcycle events such as the Sturgis bike week. Safety is always a guarantee when you ship with us. We provide good motorcycle care, store your bike in secure facilities and also handle them using suitable equipment. Additionally, we have met the safety requirements set by the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). We are licensed to operate across the USA and our services cover a number of locations, Bourbonnais included. We always aim to provide our customers with a hassle-free shipping experience. With us, you will realize that shipping does not necessarily have to be complex.
Our Bourbonnais motorcycle shipping services
The Bourbonnais motorcycle shipping services that we provide include:
- Open-air transport, which is an affordable shipping option but is a less secure one since the bike will be exposed to various perils.
- Enclosed transport, which is a safer shipping alternative. The bike will be protected against various damage-causing hazards such as extreme weather conditions and road debris.
- Crated transport, which is a shipping option that helps in ensuring that the integrity of the bike is maintained. The bike is put in a crate that has a reinforced pallet base.
- Storage services, which are provided to ensure that you can have your bike held safely over a certain period of time as you plan for the move to sync with your schedule.
- Insurance coverage, which ensures that should any of the uncertainties take place, you will have a comprehensive coverage against the damages caused to your bike.
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.