Safe And Reliable Foster City Motorcycle Shipping Services By A-1 Auto Transport
Talking of motorbike shipping, only handlers who own bikes can tell you the importance of motorcycles. This is comparable to an art which needs implementation from a professional level. Enthusiasm is paramount and with this, shippers will beat all odds to safely deliver bikes. Additionally, shippers require appropriate equipment for unceasing performance. We have always considered professionalism, enthusiasm, and proper tools as the most important features in every shipping company. Also, we have faced challenges that in return saw the birth of innovations within our company. We can proudly say that we are the bench mark to many upcoming and existing shipping companies out there. A-1 Auto Transport is a superlative transportation solutions provider.
Different methods we can use to ship your motorcycle
Options offered at A-1 Auto Transport are:
- Open carrier method. This option is inexpensive when compared to enclosed carrier method. But the motorcycles will be not be protected from bad weather and road conditions.
- Crated motorbike service. There is enough space left between the bike and the crate. The allowance prevents your motorbikes from getting scratched.
- Enclosed truck service. Harsh weather can easily damage or tamper with the operation of a motorbike. To avoid such instances, we advise on the use of enclosed trucks.
How to prepare your motorcycle for shipping
- Some transportation solution providers will ask you to keep the level of gas low, while others will allow that at a fee, especially if they want a fuel-free motorbike.
- Before the shipping date, check for and consider fixing any fluid seepages.
- Since tires act as cushions and handy suspension parts, inflating them properly is recommendable.
- Many motorbikes are shipped with the batteries fixed. However, some shippers require owners to detach the batteries before pick-up.
- Bike owners are advised to remove or deactivate security and communication gadgets. The devices are known to drain power from the batteries while on the move.
- If you notice some unsecured accessories that could fall off during the shipping, ensure to remove them. Examples include saddlebags and aftermarket exhausts.
- Since motor carrier indemnity only covers bike vandalism and theft claims, it is prudent not to leave your valuables in the bike chests and saddlebags, as these are not included in the cover.
What to look for in a motorcycle shipping company
- The price of moving bikes depends on the distance you want it moved as well as the option you select. Find out what is charged in the current market before choosing any shipper.
- Always check to ascertain that the shipper is approved to carry out their services in Foster City by the Federal Highway Authority. If you are looking to ship overseas, ascertain that the shipper is allowed to do business in the respective countries.
- Also, check if you will be needed to collect your motorcycle at the terminal in person or if you will be allowed to send an agent to collect on your behalf. Ask if there are storage charges in case you get late to pick up your motorcycles.
Why you should use A-1 Auto Transport for your motorcycle shipping needs
- We have thrived in the motorcycle shipping business in Foster City for more than 25 years now. Every year has been a milestone as we continue to add new trucks, advanced technology, and more specialized employees. We do the additions because of the increment in our clientele base year after year.
- We are full members of the American Moving and Storage Association. We have many benefits from the membership including free training of employees of the member companies, awards to the best shippers, and corporate presentation by officials from AMSA.
- Our advanced equipment is fit for the job at any given time. Some tools are fitted in the shipping trucks. For instance, the hydraulic press lifts, motion sensors, and customized trailers. They can travel for miles without breaking down.
- We do not disappoint when it comes to assortment of shipping options. Be sure to get spoilt for choice when you pay us a visit. We have around 10 shipping methods, and good news is, they are all affordable. However, you have the right to choose the option that you think suits your financial ability.
Our Foster City motorcycle shipping services
- ATVs secured shipping.
- Insured haulage services.
- Advice on shipping options.
- Door-step bike collection and drop-off.
Talk to us!
Our customers are esteemed and that is the number one reason to provide them with incredible and secured motorcycle shipping services. We are eager to hear from you.
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.