Residents of Campton Hills who own motorbikes can reap a lot of benefits from our motorcycle shipping services. After all, having the right motorcycle shipping company by your side is akin to choosing a business partner who will make your company a grand success, more so when you sell motorbikes for a living. On the other hand, choosing the wrong shipping company can have a tremendous impact on your ability to run a business as well as your ability to get your motorcycles where they need to go. A-1 Auto Transport has the answers to all your shipping questions and on top of that, it is a promising business partner to Illinois dwellers looking to move their motorbikes in and out of the village of Campton Hills.
Different methods we can use to ship your motorcycle
Domestic motorcycle shipping
- Open-air transport
This is the most economical way to ship your motorbike. The size of the open trailer we use will depend on the number and types of motorcycles that need to be transported. We also make quick pick-ups with this kind of transport.
- Enclosed transport.
Shipping in enclosed trailers is the safest way to transport your motorcycle. Most people use this method to transport high sentimental or expensive motorbikes. However, this form of transport can cost more than an open-air shipment.
- Door to door transport
Once we load your motorbike in our shipping trailers, it will stay in the same trailer until it is delivered to its destination.
- Terminal to terminal transport
We will move the motorbike from a central location in Campton Hills to the intermediate location at the shipping destination.
- Crated transport
We will safely load your motorbike in a shipping container typically made of wood and have it delivered to your desired location.
International motorcycle shipping
- RORO (roll-on roll off)
The motorbike is loaded into a large shipping vessel for transportation overseas.
Containerized shipping is used for many motorbikes required at a specific location all at once.
- Port to port
We will ship your motorbike from one port to another but you will have to arrange for pick-up.
How to prepare your motorcycle for shipping
- Wash the motorbike
- Check the tires
- Disconnect the battery
- Unlock the steering bars
- Write dated notes and take photos of chips, scratches or dents
- Check for fluid leaks
- Check the breaks
- Confirm that the motorbike is in working condition.
What to look for in a motorcycle shipping company
Go online and make a general search for motorcycle shipping companies. Try to get instant quotes and phone the top three best companies that you get.
Can the shipping company provide the service that you need? Think of what you need that is, packing or loading services, storage in a special holding facility or other special considerations. Don’t be pulled in by a low bid and a poor sell just to save some cash. You may end up having to wait for months before you can finally see your precious motorbike again.
Ask the potential shipping company about their insurance options. Consider it a serious red flag if you cannot get them to provide any information concerning an insurance policy for your motorbike. Follow up with questions on how they would handle, say, a damaged motorbike while it was under their care. Get a detailed procedure on how they would inform you and how they would deal with the situation.
Transparency is everything in shipping. Ask the shipping company whether they will allow you to track the shipment and ask on how they will keep you posted on delays and other unexpected eventualities.
Why you should use A-1 Auto Transport for your motorcycle shipping needs
We ensure that all our shipments and especially the carriers are well coordinated to promote efficiency and synchronization in the entire logistics process. All this is possible with the help of our modern carriers, state-of-the-art equipment and a digital connected workflow that helps you save on the motorcycle transportation time and costs involved.
The fuel efficiency of our carriers shows our never-ending dedication to the sustenance of the environment. Being active members of the Smart Way Program, we are committed to maintaining a track record of efficiency and sustainability in the transportation business.
Our Campton Hills motorcycle shipping services
- Long distance shipping
- Packing and unpacking services
- Door to door shipping
- State to state shipping
- Insurance coverage
- International motorcycle shipping
You can count on us
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.