Each year, thousands of motorcycles are transported by professional shipping services without incident. The most reliable way to get a motorcycle to its destination is to take advantage of one of the variety of options available. Customers looking to ship a motorcycle can choose a transportation option based on what is most convenient and cost effective for them.
There are some people who believe that their motorcycle is in no better care in anyone else hands but their own. In fact, there are services out there that treat transporting a motorcycle like handling an infant. Usually, a shipping service can provide the customer with greater care for their bike than they can offer themselves. Transporting a motorcycle to heavily populated cities such as Columbia Missouri is tricky business. For an experienced expert who handles shipping motorcycles on a daily basis, even the heaviest of traffic is no problem. Professional shipping services train their employees to deliver bikes with great care.
There are many things that can go wrong on the highway that can damage a motorcycle. From potholes, fog and heavy traffic it is clear the risk level is greatly increased for someone inexperienced in shipping a motorcycle. For a low cost, a representative of the motorcycle transportation service provide a method of transportation that will not fail to meet the customers expectations.
Prepping a Bike for Transportation
- Clean any dirt and deposits off of the motorcycle
- Remove any loose objects or accessories that may damage the paint while the bike is in transit
- Disable the alarm system if the motorcycle is equipped with one
- Check tire pressure, fluids and battery
- Gas reading should be filled no higher than ¼ tank before transportation
- Document and list any damages to the motorcycle before transportation
Methods to Transport a Motorcycle
- Enclosed Shipping
- Open Air Shipping
- Door to Door
- Terminal to Terminal
- Crated Shipping
Each method of transportation is different in the way the motorcycle is delivered and transported. Regardless, the bike will arrive to its destination without injury. Upon inspection, the customer will be please to discover the bike has arrived in the exact condition it left it. From that point, they can enjoy taking their bike out in a brand new location.
Companies for Transporting Motorcycles near Columbia, MO
A & S Transport
7491 N. Hwy
Columbia, MO 65202
Safe-Ship Auto Transport
1919 Buchanan St.
North Kansas City, MO 64116
C.A.R. Transport, Inc.
301 S. 51 St.
Kansas City, KS 66106
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.