Forest Park is such an extraordinary place to visit if you would like to catch the buzz of amusement parks, village settings,and circle theatres. It is quite fun to blast through the 15-acre Park District’s center, but what happens when you want to ship your motorbike to another state? That’s where A-1 Auto Transport comes in. We offer shipping services to residents of Forest Park who would love to ride their motorcycles at new locations. We understand that your motorbike may have never been subjected to harsh conditions due to the forgiving weather in Forest Park. It, therefore, shouldn’t face poor transporting conditions once you decide to ship it.
Different methods we can use to ship your motorcycle
You can count on us to ship your motorcycle via the following methods:
- Open-air transport
The motorcycle is secured on a flatbed and shipped on an open truck. You will not have to factor in costs for securing your motorbike and special handling since you will have your motorbike shipped within only a few hours
- Enclosed transport
Our drivers ensure that the motorbike is well secured before commencing the journey to the desired destinationof shipping. This is to ensure that we limit the chances of your motorcycle slipping off and getting damaged along the way.
- The door to door transport
Distance isn’t a limiting factor. We can get as close enough to your front door as we possibly can. Despite the fact that you will incur extra charges for this, it is very convenient and you can be guaranteed proper handlingand thehonor of experiencing our full motorcycle shipping services.
- Terminal to terminal transport
You will have to get your bike at a depot after delivery. This method is both cheap and convenient if you live close to the terminal.
- Crated transport
Your bike will be secured onto a pallet then loaded in a wooden crate for safe transportation in a truck. However, thismethod requires some prior preparation that entails detaching all mirrors and handlebars,disconnecting the battery and draining all fluids.
How to prepare your motorcycle for shipping
Here are a few basics to preparing your motorbike for a shipment.
- Wash your motorbike and get rid of any dirt or debris. Take a photo of its condition after the scrub down.
- If you store your personal items in the saddlebags and under-seat storage,take them out and leave these compartments empty.
- If you have a burglarysystem that is app controlled, deactivate it before shipment. Your alarm company can do that for you if you don’t have an app.
- Take steps to stop any fuel leaks and checkif the tires have a puncture.
- Remove the battery and leave the fuel tank on E or at least ensure that it isn’t more than ¼ full.
What to look for in a motorcycle shipping company
You need to have the best in the business when it comes to shipping. Shop around for the following:
Shipping companies offer price quotes depending on the motorbike model, shipping distance andlogistics involved. You might also be charged extra for any additional services that you need.
- Registration and licensing
The shipping company should be fully compliant with all the federal regulations concerning shipping. The company should also be registered to operate in the state of Forest Park.
- Container size and capacity
You willwant to ensure that the shipping company has shipping material that is large enough to contain your motorbike. This mostly applies if you are going for the crated shipping method.
- Tracking Tools
You willget a high sense of psychological satisfaction if you can monitor the movement of your cargo from the comfort of your home or workplace. Someshipping companies may charge you extra for the tracking service while others include it in the overall shipping price.
Why you should use A-1 Auto Transport for your motorcycle shipping needs
We have a set of professional workers who hold integrity and responsibility as an integral part of their duty. You can, therefore, be assured of safe and on-time shipment of your motorbike to your desired location. In addition,we offer our customers a wide range of specialized services at cost-effective prices. You can trust us as your prime shipping company in Forest Park.
Our Forest Park motorcycle shipping services
We avail the following services to the residents of Forest Park:
- The door to door shipping
- State to state shipping
- Long distance shipping
- Packing and unpacking services
- Insurance coverage
- International motorcycle shipping
Do we have your attention? A-1 Auto Transport is more than ready to start working with you. Visit our site today and learn more of what our company has to offer.
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.