Motorcycle transportation is required when you are unable to use the bike due to various reasons. The main reason as to why a bike may have to be shipped is so as to avoid the wear and tear caused by riding over long distances. An additional reason as to why motorcycle shipping services may be hired is so as to ensure that the bike will be transported safely by an expert. The situations in which a bike may have to be transported are when there are adverse weather conditions, when a bike is being salvaged or when a bike has been sold and it ought to be delivered to the address of the buyer. When a bike owner is relocating, they will also need their bike to be shipped to the new address.
The available motorcycle shipping methods
The methods that we can use while shipping bikes include air transport, water transport, rail transport and road transport. All the shipping options are highly reliable but they are suitable for different purposes. The fastest delivery can be made using air transport whereas a cheaper alternative to this is water transport. However, it has the disadvantage of having a longer delivery timeframe. Road transport is the most common in-land transport option and rail method is the alternative which provides a more reliable delivery since it does not experience any delay or congestion. The delivery options available are terminal-to-terminal and door-to-door service.
Getting ready for shipping: preparation of your bike
To get ready for shipping, you ought to prepare your documents and the motorcycle too. Motorcycle preparation will include checking the engine, the level of the fluids and the inflation of the tires as well as confirming that the gas level is at a maximum amount of a quarter of the tank capacity. Disabling the alarm and removing the motorcycle accessories will make it easy for the mover to handle your bike. Additional preparation activities to be done when shipping the bike in a crate include disconnecting the battery and draining the fluids. To document the condition of the bike, you ought to clean it, inspect it and take photos of it.
Searching for a mover
Searching for a mover that can move your motorcycle in the best way possible is an important step. You should consider hiring the services of a moving company that is experienced, fully licensed and bonded and also approved by the Better Business Bureau, proving that it is trustworthy. It should also be registered under the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the United States Department of Transportation. Additionally, the mover should be capable of providing you with a variety of transport solutions, as well as tailored services.
Why you should hire our services
There are many transport companies that provide motorcycle shipping solutions but you should hire our services because we are highly skilled and can provide you with high-quality motorcycle shipping services. We have experience in motorcycle shipping and are also familiar with the motorcycle laws. Therefore, you will be shipping with a trusted and experienced mover, thus making confident moves. We also advise you on how to make a successful move.
We have the most competitive rates and do not charge any hidden costs. We also give you the chance to select the transport solution that will suit your needs best. When you ship with us, you will get assistance at each and every stage of the shipping process. We also make the process less complex, giving you an enjoyable experience.
Our Franklin Park motorcycle shipping services
The Franklin Park motorcycle shipping services that we provide include, but are not limited to the following.
Crated shipping: It is a safe option in which the direct handling of the bike is minimized and it helps in ensuring that the integrity of the bike is maintained.
Enclosed shipping: It offers a safe shipping solution that is more expensive compared to open-air shipping.
Open-air shipping: It is an affordable shipping option. However, it is a less secure shipping option because it exposes the bike to various perils that may cause harm to it.
Insurance coverage: It is provided as required by law and the cover is comprehensive.
Storage services:This is an optional service which provides you with the chance to plan the move according to your schedule. The bike is safely held at our facilities and handled with care.
All the services are offered at affordable rates and delivered with a high level of efficiency.
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.