There are a few different shipping options available that anybody can utilize to get their motorcycle delivered. Getting a bike transported safely without the aid of a professional shipping service is easier said than done. It requires the proper tools, knowledge and experience in order to successfully deliver a motorcycle without incident.
Not everyone has their own trailer, cushioning, container, or facets that are needed to ship a bike. In order to get a bike transported the right way, contact a shipping service and discuss their available shipping methods. Transporting a motorcycle outside of Kalispell through a shipping service is convenient. On the scheduled shipping day, the hauler will arrive to the location of the motorcycle, load it and haul it to its destination from there.
Always Prepare the Motorcycle for Transportation.
Those who have never had to transport a motorcycle before may find themselves anxious about the situation. To get some peace of mind, there are a few tasks that should be completed before the bike is ever transported. Simply cleaning the motorcycle may bring out small scratches and imperfections that have gone unnoticed. Document any damages to the motorcycle and list them.
Tips on Preparing a motorcycle for Shipping.
- Remove loose objects- loose objects or accessories hanging from the bike should be removed if they can easily be broken, damaged or lost.
- If the motorcycle has an alarm system turn it off.
- Check fluids, tire pressure and battery.
Always give the motorcycle a thorough inspection. A customer will have the comfort of knowing the condition of their bike exactly how it was before it was transported. After the bike is delivered to its new home, the shipper will give them a copy of the motorcycle condition report that was filled out prior to transportation. This way, the customer can file a claim if any damages occurred during the shipping process.
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.