Motorcycles are a reliable means of transportation. However, there are instances in which it may be necessary to have the bikes transported. These include when:
- Delivery of a bike to the buyer’s address is needed so as to complete a sale.
- Adverse weather conditions make it too risky to use a bike.
- Taking a faulty bike to be fixed by a professional.
- Transporting the bikes belonging to participants of a biking event to the location at which the event is set to take place.
- Delivery of a bike to the address to which a bike owner is relocating.
- Ensuring that the bike will be delivered safely by hiring motorcycle shipping services and avoiding the wear and tear that may be caused due to using it to travel over a long distance.
The available motorcycle shipping methods
The methods of motorcycle shipping what we can use in the delivery of a motorcycle include:
Rail transport: It is a convenient means of shipping bikes and it does not have any delays in delivery.
Road transport: It is the most common means of in-land transportation and it is commonly used in making deliveries to various destinations which are easily accessible via road.
Water transport: It is the most reliable means of shipping bikes overseas and although it may be a slower means of transportation, it is more economical.
Air transport: It is the fastest means of transportation and also the most expensive shipping option.
Getting a bike ready for shipping
The tasks that you should do as you prepare your bike for shipping include:
- Taking it to a mechanic who does maintenance check on it.
- Checking the engine.
- Disabling the alarm system.
- Ensuring that the gas is at a maximum level of a quarter of the tank capacity.
- Checking the level of the fluids.
- Ensuring that the tires are well-inflated.
- Removing the motorcycle accessories and any of your belongings.
- Cleaning the bike, ensuring that all dirt and debris are washed away.
- Inspecting the bike and making a report on your assessment.
- Taking photos of the bike from different angles.
- Disconnecting the battery and draining the fluids, when shipping the bike in a crate.
What to consider as you search for a motorcycle mover
There are various factors that you should consider as you search for a moving company. These include:
- The ability of the moving company to provide a variety of high-quality services.
- The possession of documents such as licenses and certificates.
- The provision of a valid insurance cover.
- The experience that the mover has in transporting bikes and if their operations cover Hinsdale.
- The approval of the company by the Better Business Bureau.
- The safety provided and if the company has the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) numbers.
Why we are the best mover to meet your motorcycle shipping needs
The reasons as to why we are the best mover that can meet your motorcycle shipping needs are:
- We have relevant experience in shipping motorcycles across the USA and since we are based in different cities, making interstate moves is made easier for you.
- We take good care of the bike and the recipient shall receive it in good condition. Many people needing transport solutions have been satisfied with our services. Those who sell and buy bikes on online stores such as eBay also rely on us to ensure that the bike is reliably delivered.
- We have the resources needed to make a move effortless. The team performs their tasks in the most professional manner and also ensures that your needs are understood and met. Additionally, we use machinery that makes the handling of your bikes easy and safe, therefore minimizing the chances of any accidents occurring.
- We provide services at the best rates that you can get. The quotes are issued for free and you also get detailed information. We do not charge any hidden costs.
- You will have a hassle-free shipping experience. Payments are processed quickly and your request acted upon as soon as you make a deposit for the services hired. Additionally, tracing your delivery is made easier since we provide you with real-time tracking information.
Our Hinsdale motorcycle shipping services
We avail a variety of reliable Hinsdale motorcycle shipping services. The transportation solutions provided are crated shipping, open-air shipping and enclosed shipping. These are all safe and affordable shipping options which can be hired depending on the shipping requirements and your budget. The additional services available are storage services, insurance coverage and advisory services.
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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.