The transportation of a motorcycle is best handled by a professional mover. This is because they have the expertise and knowledge on how to handle the bike with care and ensure that it gets to the destination in good time and more importantly, in perfect condition. The benefits of hiring motorcycle shipping services greatly outweigh the costs. The mover will provide you with additional services which will make the move more convenient to you compared to making a self-move. Such services are insurance coverage and storage services, for example. The moving company is also well-equipped to handle and move bikes safely, ensuring that there will be no accidents. They are also familiar with the motorcycle laws and will advise you accordingly.
Our motorcycle shipping methods
The different motorcycle shipping methods that we may use in shipping your bike include:
Air transport - It is the fastest transport method and the bike is delivered to destinations near or far within the shortest time possible.
Water transport - It is a method suitable for overseas shipping. Compared to shipping via air, it is slower but cheaper.
Road transport - It is the most common means of in-land shipping. The bike is transported to the receiving address by our team of drivers.
Rail transport: It is an alternative to road transport and it has the advantage of reliable delivery timelines since there are no delays experienced.
The delivery options are door-to-door and terminal-to-terminal.
Preparation of a motorcycle for shipping
There are various activities that should be done as you prepare your motorbike for shipping. These include removing the accessories and your personal belongings, disabling the alarm system and ensuring that the level of the gas is at a maximum of a quarter of the tank capacity. Checking the tire pressure, the engine and the level of the fluids also helps in ensuring that the bike is in good condition. If there is any mechanical issue, have a professional to look into this. Washing the bike helps ease the process at the customs as well as inspecting the bike better. Documenting the condition of the bike can be done by inspecting it and recording its condition as well as taking photos of it.
Traits of a good motorcycle mover
There are various traits which make a good motorcycle mover. These include the availability of an insurance cover, different transport solutions and the validity of their business – proven by the possession of the necessary documents. A good company ought to have relevant experience in the shipping of motorcycles to a number of destinations, Lake Forest included. A good mover is trustworthy and this is shown by the confidence that their clients have in them as well as having approval from the Better Business Bureau. Additionally, it should be inspected by and registered under the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT).
What makes us a good choice?
We are a good choice because we are a highly experienced mover that has been in operation for close to three decades, making us more knowledgeable on all that is needed to make a successful move. We are also capable of meeting your shipping needs in an exceptional manner. We also make it possible to make tailored moves such as shipping bikes to events such as the Sturgis bike week or the handling and shipping of specific bikes.
We have a team which does their best to handle your requests in an expert way and also handle your bike with care. We provide you with a hassle-free shipping experience, ensuring that you have your bike delivered in good time and making it easier for you to trace the delivery of your bike by providing real-time tracking information.
We have the most competitive shipping rates and you can get the estimated cost for to move by requesting for a quote. You will be happy to note that you will not be tied to any obligations when a quote has been issued to you. Also, we do not charge any hidden costs.
Our Lake Forest motorcycle shipping services
The Lake Forest motorcycle shipping services that we provide are of a high quality and available at budget-friendly rates. The different delivery options are open-air shipping, enclosed shipping and crated shipping. We also have a comprehensive insurance cover that protects your bike from the various damage-causing hazards. So as to provide you with extra convenience, we avail storage services. Our team of experts also provides guidance and advisory services on the various laws that will govern your move.
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.