The Garden City area has many great and reputable auto transport companies to choose from when you need to get a motorcycle from its current location to another place without handling it on your own. By hiring professionals to do it for you, the mileage on your bike will stay where it’s at and the vehicle will be less likely to suffer any damage.
All transport companies carry their own insurance policies to cover your motorcycle while it’s in your care.
Open Air Shipping.
The most popular transport option offered by a majority of auto transport companies is open air shipping. This method is less expensive than other shipping methods and yet it still provides the same care and quality. All auto transport companies must by law, carry insurance. This will cover your motorcycle in the event that something happens to it during the transport.
When the motorcycle is either picked up or dropped off at a terminal, the driver will secure it to the open air hauler. The hauler is usually a flatbed trailer that can hold multiple vehicles at once. The motorcycle will be left open to poor weather and road conditions yet these obstacles hardly ever pose a big problem.
The insurance coverage offered through the transport company will cover any damages that might occur to the motorcycle while it is in the care of the driver. The insurance is extra protection. Even though it is rare for a bike to become damaged in any way during transport, it’s nice to know that you can rely on the company’s insurance if an issue arises.
Before you send your cruiser off with the auto transport company, give it a thorough inspection. Write down any damages already done to the bike. This list should include scratches, dents, etc. Taking pictures of the damage is also clever. When the vehicle reaches the next location point, inspect the vehicle again and see if anything else is visible. If you notice any new damages, tell the driver and they will fill out a report. You can then file a claim with the insurance 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.