There are various situations in which it is highly necessary to have a bike transported from one location to another. Examples of such situations include completing a sale of a bike by delivering it to the purchaser, taking a bike to the mechanic, transporting a bike to the location at which a biking event is scheduled to take place and moving a bike to the address where its owner is relocating to. Hiring motorcycle shipping services also helps in avoiding the wear and tear of the bike if it were to be used to travel and also helps in securing it against the various perils.
Motorcycle shipping methods
To deliver bikes, we can use any or a combination of the following methods of shipping.
Water transport: The bike is ferried in a cargo ship. You may opt to put it in a container or cover it with a protective cover. The bike is delivered to the port that you indicate. When shipping via this method, you ought to familiarize yourself with the customs laws and shipping rules.
Rail transport: The bike is reliably shipped in a train and the delivery is completed with minimal delays.
Road transport: The bike can be delivered to your doorstep or to a terminal from which you will pick it. Our drivers are experienced in making deliveries to various destinations across the USA and they aim to complete the deliveries in good time. The bike may be transported on a flatbed truck, an open truck or a motorcycle trailer.
Air transport: The bike is transported in a cargo plane and delivered to the destination within the shortest time possible.
Preparation of a motorcycle for shipping
The preparation of a motorcycle is essential since this helps in making the bike easy to be handled and also minimizes the chances of any accidents occurring. To prepare a motorcycle, you ought to check the engine, the level of the fluids and the inflation of the tires. You should ensure that the gas is at a maximum level of a quarter of the tank capacity. The bike ought to be in good condition and thus, you should have a professional mechanic to work on it and then clean it thoroughly. After this, you ought to inspect it and document its condition by making notes and taking photographs of it.
What to consider as you search for a mover
In order to make a good move, you ought to make a good choice. Selecting a reliable shipping company will require you to do research and your due diligence so that you may hire a company which will meet your needs in the best way possible. Hire a moving company that is licensed, insured, approved by the relevant authorities and experienced in the provision of motorcycle shipping services. Additionally, the services provided by the mover ought to be of high quality and available at affordable rates.
Note: The additional preparation tasks to be done if shipping the bike in a crate include draining the fluids and disconnect the battery.
What makes A-1 Auto Transport the best mover you can hire
We have a vast experience in providing motorcycle transport solutions and also have a good understanding of the various motorcycle laws. We can ship bikes to many locations in the USA, Harvard included.
We avail our services at affordable rates and you can get a shipping quote for free. To do this, we would require you to submit a request for a quote and avail your shipping details. We highlight the services to be provided at the indicated costs. With us, you need not worry about being charged hidden costs or being obligated pay for or to do a task because a quote has been issued to you.
We make the shipping process simple and you can follow through the procedure with ease. As soon as your bike has been dispatched, you need not make constant calls so as to check on its progress because we avail you with real-time tracking information.
We have a reliable communication system in place and thus, you can reach out to us with ease. Our support team is available at all hours and our toll-free line makes it easy for you to contact us. Therefore, you will get real-time feedback on whatever query you may have.
Our Harvard motorcycle shipping services
The following are the various Harvard motorcycle shipping services which we provide: Reliable motorcycle transport solutions such as crated shipping, open-air shipping and enclosed shipping. Additional services available are insurance coverage and storage.
Ship with us
We hope that you will choose to ship with us. To get started or to get a quote, you can give us a call on the number 1-800-452-2880.
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.