Rather than attempting a motorcycle transport on your own, hire professionals for the job. A transport company will take good care of the bike and make sure that it arrives without any harm.
Of course, it is important to find a company for the motorcycle that already has years of experience and a great reputation. This shouldn't be a problem for those living near Fort Dodge, Iowa.
What Are My Options?
Your options will depend heavily on the transport company you choose to go through. Some of the most popular shipping options include enclosed, open air and crated transport. Transport companies will also offer an array of other services to choose from. These may include door to door delivery and high priority services.
You should feel comfortable with the shipping method chosen. Keep your budget in mind too. Don't let a lack of funds completely deter you from choosing the best options for the motorcycle's transport. Fortunately, motorcycle shipping services are known for their cost efficiency. They are affordable for most budgets.
How to Care for the Bike before Shipping.
- Wash the motorcycle and make sure it is free of all dirt and deposits.
- Check all of the fluids, as well as the tire pressure and battery.
- Disable the alarm if there is an alarm system.
- Remove any loose items from the bike.
- Take pictures and notes of any damage already done to the bike.
- Check the fuel tank and make sure it is no more than a ¼ full.
By completing these simple tasks, your motorcycle and those delivering it are at less risk for danger. You should always fulfill the tasks given to you by the transport company.
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.