Safe And Reliable Columbia Motorcycle Shipping Services By A-1 Auto Transport
The different situations in which shipping a bike is necessary include when transporting a bike to:
- A biking event.
- The destination to which a bike owner is traveling.
- The address to which the owner is relocating.
- The address of a purchaser.
- The mechanic, when a bike ought to be repaired.
The best way to transport a bike is by hiring motorcycle shipping services from a reliable mover. This will give you the assurance that your bike will be handled with care.
Our motorcycle shipping methods
The methods of motorcycle transportation are:
- Road shipping, which is a common in-land method of shipping. Flatbed trucks, open trucks and motorcycle trailers are used in the delivery of bikes.
- Air shipping, which is the most expensive and the fastest method of shipping. Cargo planes are used in transporting the bikes.
- Water shipping, which is a more economical option for overseas shipping but has a longer delivery timeframe. We ferry the bikes on cargo ships to the receiving port selected.
- Rail shipping, which is a more convenient alternative to road shipping since it has minimal delays in delivery. Cargo trains are used in making the deliveries.
The bike may be delivered using the door-to-door service or terminal-to-terminal service.
Pre-shipping preparation: getting your bike ready for shipping
Before you ship a bike, you ought to prepare it well. This can be done by taking the bike to a mechanic to have any faulty parts fixed, disabling the alarm system and ensuring that the level of the gas is at a maximum of a quarter of the tank capacity. If the bike will be in running condition, you ought to check the tire pressure, the level of the fluids and the engine. If you are to ship the bike in a crate, you will be expected to drain the fluids and disconnect the battery. You should also clean the bike thoroughly and ensure it has no dirt or debris on it. Additionally, any deposits on the tires should be removed. To document the pre-shipping condition of the bike, you should inspect it, make a report on the condition and also take good photos of the bike from different angles.
What makes a good mover
A good motorcycle shipping company is one that is experienced, licensed and insured. It should also be approved by the Better Business Bureau. It should be inspected and registered under the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT).
Why you should hire us
The main reasons why you should hire us include:
- We are capable of transporting your bike reliably and meeting your shipping needs in an exceptional manner. You can rely on us to divert your bike to the destination in good time and more importantly, in perfect condition.
- Our services are of high quality and you can expect to get nothing but the best when you ship with us. We use high-end machinery to handle your bike. Additionally, you get the best motorcycle care and you can count on us to maintain the integrity of your bike.
- Our services are available at affordable rates and you can get the estimated shipping costs after availing the details related to your move. Our quotes are issued for free and have no obligations attached to them.
- We are highly experienced and can move your bike to Columbiaor any other destination with relative ease. Since our drivers are familiar with most of the routes, you can expect to have the delivery of the bike completed within a short time.
The available Columbia motorcycle shipping services
- Open-air shipping, which is an affordable but less secure shipping option.
- Crated shipping, which is a secure way of shipping a bike and since direct contact with it is minimized, its integrity will be maintained. The crate has a reinforced pallet base so that it may support the weight of the bike.
- Enclosed shipping, which is a secure way of shipping bikes since it offers protection against the various perils.
- Shipping advisory and guidance, which is a service provided by our team of shipping experts to ensure that you will make a successful move.
- Insurance coverage, which is provided to ensure that your bike will be catered for in the event that any perils cause damage to it.
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.