Motorbikes require special and experienced handling especially when you are moving them throughout the USA. You cannot leave this responsibility to any random company youfindon the internet lest it gets damaged. At A-1 Auto Transport, we offer our customers the easiest and most cost-effective solutions to shipping your motorbike from Crestwood to other destinations. The best part is that the motorcycle shipping business is supported by the ‘ready to ride away’ policy that allows you to collect your bike from any destination.
Different methods we can use to ship your motorcycle
In the spirit of versatility, our company offers our customers 5 shipping methods to choose from, namely:
- Open-air transport
This is an inexpensive shipping alternative where the motorcycle is transported when slightly exposed to the environment and otherdriving conditions. It is donebysecuring the motorbike on a flatbed truck.
- Enclosed transport
This entails strapping the motorcycle on a pallet then carefully loading it into an enclosed truck. Itis recommended forlong-distance shipping to protect your motorcycle from the effects of rain, snow or other damaging elements.
- The door to door transport
Our carriers will try their level bestto get close enough to yourpick-up location, even if it’s at your door. After discussing the logistics process, we will try to also get as physically close as possible to your motorbike’s final destination.
- Terminal to terminal transport
If you live close to a terminal, you could opt for this method which ensures that the bike is availed to you at an agreed upon depot. This is a convenient optionas it entails less loading and offloading activities.
- Crated transport
In this method, we secure your motorbike in a wooden crate stuffed with shock absorbent material and then load it onto a truck.
How to prepare your motorcycle for shipping
The pre-prep plan for shipping your motorcycle entails:
- Taking photographic evidence of the state of your motorcycle before shipping. This will come in handy when filing an insurance claim.
- Clean your motorbike. To expose any damages present and also to have an easy process at the customs.
- Remove all your personal items from the motorcycle to avoid losing them.
- Ensure all the tires are properly inflated and that there are no fuel leaks.
- Fold in the side mirrors and securethe
- Drain out all the fuel to make it lighter for transportation. Shipping charges go by the weight so you will be cutting down on costs.
- Leave the motorbike in neutral gear.
What to look for in a motorcycle shipping company
Do not just go for any company. Hold thesemotorcycle shipping companies up to the light like whenchecking for a fake dollar by looking into the following:
The shipping costs will depend on the method of transport chosen, type of motorbike, pick-up and drop-off locations and distance to be covered. Visit our site to calculate the costs for transportation from one destination to the next.
A company with a set of skilled workers with experience in the shipping industry is sure togive extra care to your motorbike when shipping it.
The motorcycle shipping company is supposed tohave insurance against theft ordamage to your motorcycle. Always ask for a copy of the insurance policy before you commit to working with them.
It can be quite frustrating when you cannot monitor the movement of your shipment. Go for a company that offers tracking services for motorcycle shipments so that you can track the whole process online.
Why you should use A-1 Auto Transport for your motorcycle shipping needs
We have been in the shipping business for30 years straight. That doesn’t count for nothing. Our vast resource of skilled drivers will ensure theproper handling of your motorbike and minimize any risk of damage. We are experienced in shipping sport-bikes, touring bikes and trikes. You can also trust us tomake a timely delivery of your motorbike for a rally,show or other motorsport events in Crestwood. You will not regret choosing us as your number one company in handling all your motorcycle shipment needs.
Our Crestwood motorcycle shipping services
You can count on us for the following motorbike shipping services in Crestwood:
- Packing and unpacking of your motorbike
- Insurance coverage
- door to door shipments
- State to state and long distance moving
- International motorcycle shipping
We are flexible in offering any additional services that our customers require to be included in the contract. The motorcycle shipping process may seem a bit complex but we strive to make it as simple and convenient as we possibly can.
Get in touch
Are you ready to move your motorcycle from faithful old Crestwood to another destination? Get in touch with us today and we will guide you through our unmatched motorcycle shipping services and at affordable costs.
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.