At hand and available all year round, there are plenty of reputable motorcycle shipping services available in Farmington for anybody needing to get their bike transported. Not every bike is the same. Some bikes have wider or taller handlebars some are made for speed others are made for touring. There are specific ways to transport these machines according to their design. Some bikes are more delicate than others and need a shipping professional that will cater to their needs.
Give the shipping service notice about thirty days in advance to schedule a ship date. In the shipping industry, shipping companies often encounter unforeseen delays. When the day comes to transport the motorcycle, make sure that all damages to the motorcycle have been documented to avoid a discrepancy with the company after it is delivered. Before the bike is loaded onto the trailer, the shipper will thoroughly inspect the condition of the motorcycle as well.
Preparing a Motorcycle for Transport.
Not all companies require their customers to complete a checklist to transport a motorcycle. Often times shipping services offer expedited or guaranteed shipping services. By completing some simple tasks the owner can gain some peace of mind by having full knowledge about the condition of their bike.
- Wash the bike - For seasonal motorcyclists especially, thoroughly washing a motorcycle may bring out damages or imperfections that have gone unnoticed.
- Disable the alarm - It would be very inconvenient for the shipper to accidentally set off a security alarm. So be sure that if the bike has an alarm system that it is off.
- Check fluids, battery and tire pressure - It never hurts to have the bike in top shape before enjoying riding it in a brand new location.
These tasks are very simple and will provide the motorcycle the best odds at arriving to its destination safely.
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.