The thought of having a motorcycle shipped might be intimidate if you have never purchased transport services before, but there are many individuals who take advantage of these services on a regular basis.
They provide additional protection that can’t be matched using unconventional transport methods. This is the main reason dealerships use a transporter to deliver their vehicles. For those looking to ship a motorcycle out of the City of Edina, there are dependable and affordable options available.
The Shipping Methods for Motorcycles.
There are three main shipping methods for motorcycles. All of them are proven to be secure, but some include more defenses against outdoor elements. How you choose to have the motorcycle shipped is entirely up to you and a customer service rep will gladly assist you in your decision.
- Crated Shipping: This method of transport is best for motorcycles of high value. It also appeals to those who wish to have their bike transported a long distance or across the country. For this service, the motorcycle will be secured within a small shipping crate. The transporter may ask that you remove the handlebars, mirrors and any other protruding items. Crated shipping is slightly more expensive than the other favorable transport methods.
- Enclosed Shipping: This shipping method is similar to crated shipping in that it provides four walls of protection against outside hazards. However, the bike is placed within a much larger shipping container after being fastened to a wooden pallet. Other vehicles are usually inside of the container with the motorcycle during its transport.
- Open Air Shipping: Open air shipping is the cheapest transport method offered. The bike is secured to a trailer without any walls or ceiling. This method of transport is recommended for those purchasing shipping services during the warmer weather months and need the bike delivered a short distance from Edina.
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.