When the mileage and condition of a motorcycle are a concern, yet the vehicle must be transported across state lines, hire local Federal Way shipping services. Hiring trained and qualified shipping specialists to handle your motorcycle’s transport is always a sensible decision. People all over the world use these services frequently, especially those who deal with motorcycles for a living.
No matter whom you are or why you may need shipping services for your motorcycle, you can find a Federal Way transport company that offers various shipping methods and features to make for a more suitable experience. Finding transport services within your means shouldn’t be difficult seeing as motorcycle shipping is relatively inexpensive.
Standard Shipping Prerequisites.
The requirements for each of the transport methods are standard. This doesn't include crated shipping. Crated shipping will require the motorcycle to be drained of all fluids and the battery must be disconnected. People select this option for the security it gives. The bike is placed on a wooden pallet and placed inside a trailer for safety.
- The bike must be washed clean from all dirt and debris.
- Alarm systems will need to be disabled.
- Fluids and tires should be examined prior to shipment. The battery should also be examined.
- The gas tank should be no more than a ¼ full.
- Take pictures and note any damage already existing on the motorcycle.
- Remove any and all loose and unnecessary items from the motorcycle.
When the motorcycle is prepped accordingly, the employees and the motorcycle are less at risk at being put in harm’s way. It is imperative that you heed to the transport company’s policies and requests.
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.