Shipping a motorcycle is a procedure that needs to be done by a professional. The proper tools and equipment are available for anybody, but without the knowledge or experience, transporting a motorcycle can be a disaster for the average person. Columbus is one of the more populous cities in Nebraska. The complex roadways and dense traffic make it difficult to navigate through the city at times.
Prior to choosing a Columbus motorcycle shipping service, make sure the company has a good reputation. If manufacturers and dealers trust them, then they are probably a legitimate motorcycle shipping service. A motorcycle transportation company should have a variety of different transportation methods available.
Options for Transport a Motorcycle.
- Enclosed Shipping.
- Open Air Shipping.
- Door to Door.
- Terminal to Terminal.
- Crated Shipping.
A reliable motorcycle transportation service will most likely have these options available for anyone trying to transport their bike to its journey’s end. Door to door delivery is exactly what it sounds like. The motorcycle is picked up at one specific location and delivered directly to its destination. However, if the township has restrictions against large trucks or narrow streets, the customer may have to meet the carrier at a nearby parking lot.
Required Tasks to Complete Before Transporting a Motorcycle.
- Clean deposits and dirt from the motorcycle.
- Remove any loose items and objects.
- Disable the alarm.
- Check fluids, tire pressure and battery.
- Gas level can be no higher than ¼ tank before transportation.
- Document any damages to the bike.
When the carrier arrives to pick up the motorcycle, they will thoroughly go over the condition of the bike before it is loaded onto the trailer on secured. By completing the tasks required the customer gives their bike the best odds at arriving states away without incident.
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.