In order to effectively transport a motorcycle, certain obligations need to be met by the shipping service as well as the customer. The top priority on both ends should be the safety of the motorcycle. Before taking on the chore of shipping a motorcycle out of Hastings alone, do some research on the Internet to find a shipping company that can do the job with ease according to past clients.
Typically, a shipping service has a few different options available to anyone who needs to transport a bike. Some shipping companies will offer great deals for their customers but that doesn’t necessarily mean they are doing the job correctly. Make sure to ask the company if there are any specific policies or procedures to be aware of, how their pickup and delivery process works and about their payment and deposit procedures.
It is important to schedule pickup about a month in advance with a shipping service since they often encounter unforeseen delays. Usually a professional company is willing to accommodate their customers’ time schedule. Based on their service, credibility, price, and insurance, one can comfortably choose a company that suits their needs.
Some Common Shipping Services for Bikes.
- Enclosed Shipping.
- Open Air Shipping.
- Door to Door.
- Terminal to Terminal.
- Crated Shipping.
- Expedited Delivery.
- Guaranteed Delivery.
Not every bike is the same and requires different tools in order to properly secure a bike for transport. Brand, model and design are all things a company needs to take into consideration before attempting motorcycle shipping. Be sure that the company has the proper tools to accommodate the bike for its journey or you may wound up with further expenses and a damaged vehicle.
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.