The transportation of motorcycles ought to be carried out with expertise since there are various motorcycle laws to follow and activities to be done with care. The best way to transport a bike is by hiring motorcycle shipping services. Examples of situations in which you ought to deliver a bike using motorcycle shipping services include transporting a bike to a mechanic, to the address of a motorcycle dealer or purchaser or to the address to which a bike owner is relocating to. Legal prohibitions and adverse weather conditions may also make it necessary to move a bike by hiring the services of a mover. Additionally, you may have to transport a bike when avoiding increased mileage and the wear and tear caused by long-distance travel and to ensure that its integrity will be maintained.
Our motorcycle shipping methods
The methods of motorcycle shipping that we use include:
Shipping via rail - A cargo is used to move the bike from one terminus to another. There are minimal delays in delivery experienced, making it a reliable option.
Shipping via water - A cargo ship is used in the delivery of the bike from one port to another. You will have to familiarize yourself with the custom laws that govern motorcycle shipping.
Shipping via air - A cargo plane delivers the bike to the destination within the shortest time possible.
Shipping via road - A flatbed truck, open truck or a motorcycle trailer is used in transporting the bike from one location to another.
The delivery options are door-to-door and terminal-to-terminal.
Preparation of a motorcycle for shipping
The preparation of a motorcycle for shipping is important because it helps in ensuring that the bike will be handled by the mover with ease and also helps in taking safety precautions to have the bike transported without any accidents occurring. The tasks that you will have to do include:
- Disabling the alarm system.
- Checking the engine.
- Checking the level of the fluids.
- Ensuring that the tires are well-inflated.
- Ensuring that the level of the gas in the tank is at ¼ or below.
- Disconnecting the battery and draining the fluids, if you intend to ship the bike in a crate.
- Cleaning the bike and washing all the dirt and debris in its body as well as the deposits in the tires.
- Inspecting the bike and taking photos of it.
Choosing a motorcycle mover
There are different factors that you ought to consider when choosing a motorcycle mover. These include the experience that it has, the availability of an insurance cover, the possession of valid licenses and relevant certificates and the reputation of the company. You should also check if they have United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) numbers.
Why you should hire choose A-1 Auto Transport
While there are a number of motorcycle shipping companies that you can hire, you should hire us because we are a highly experienced mover that can deliver your bike with relative ease. We have the ability to provide different services that will cater for your needs in the most reliable manner.
We have been in operation for more thanks 20 years and this makes us highly skilled and familiar with all the shipping rules and requirements. Additionally, we have improved our services so as to meet the current standards of technology and safety and to suit the changing customer preferences.
Our shipping rates are the most competitive ones in the industry. You can get the estimated costs for your move by requesting for a quote. We do not charge any hidden costs nor do we attach any obligations to the quotes issued.
Our team provides good motorcycle care and you can be sure that the bike will be delivered in perfect condition. We use equipment which makes the handling of the bike easy and safe, making precise movements and minimizing the chances of any accidents occurring.
We have a shipping process which is easy and you will have a hassle-free shipping experience. Payments are processed quickly and the delivery of your bike is completed in good time. You also get to track the progress of your delivery using real-time tracking information.
Our Glen Carbon motorcycle shipping services
The following are the Glen Carbon motorcycle shipping services that you can hire. We avail good motorcycle shipping options such as open-air shipping, crated shipping and enclosed shipping. These may be selected depending on your preference, budget and required level of security while transporting the bike. The additional services availed are storage solutions, insurance coverage and advisory services.
Ship with us
We hope that you will choose to ship with us. We can be reached on the number 1-800-452-2880 at all hours should you need more information about our shipping services.
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.