Safe And Reliable Largo Motorcycle Shipping Services By A-1 Auto Transport
Did you know that motorcycle moving is not for every auto mover? You need to be careful not to hire those who purport to offer such services only to realize when it is too late that they have no experience at all. It can be frustrating when you engage such inexperienced movers because there is a possibility that your motorcycles will be damaged or even get lost on the way, and you will receive no compensation whatsoever. You need someone with experience, the appropriate modern equipment and skilled personnel to assure you of efficiency and safety. A-1 Auto transport is the perfect fit for you. We will deliver your bikes to whatever destination in the world.
How to prepare your motorcycle for shipping
Different companies usually require you to undertake different activities when preparing your bike for shipping. However, here are the common activities.
- Having your bike insured. Although we offer motor carrier insurance, it is always advisable to have your motorcycle covered for maximum protection.
- Draining the fuel until the tank is quarter full. Also, drain all other fluids to avoid spills while on transit. Flammable fluids pose great danger to the shipping crew and the items being shipped.
- Having the battery charged, and tires well inflated.
- Cleaning the motorcycle to remove dirt and stains. Don’t overlook the tires.
- With a digital camera, take high resolution images at various positions; front, sideways, and back. In case you need to file a claim due to damage by the mover, you will use these photos as evidence of your bike’s pre-shipment condition.
- Should there be any noticeable cracks, leaking fluids, or chipped paint, note them down on a notebook.
- Don’t leave your personal items on the bike. Remove them from the saddle bags and other compartments on the bike
Different methods we will use to ship your motorcycle.
- Crated shipping – Here, the bike is placed in a crate and strapped down using tie-down strips. The crate is then shipped to the destination where it will be collected. It is suitable for delicate bikes.
- Open air shipping – This is one of the most common methods because of its affordability. The bikes are loaded on an open truck and secured using tie-down strips.
- Enclosed shipping – In this method, the bike is moved in an enclosed trailer to ensure that it is safe from weather elements.
What to look for in a motorcycle shipping company
The mover should be registered with the Association of Movers in America and possess licenses to do business in other countries of interest.
The shipping company should have been in the shipping industry for an impressive number of years and successfully so. The client reviews on the company website will help you make an informed decision.
Are their staff members sufficiently trained? It is critical to use professionals while moving motorbikes. This will reduce the risk of damage or loss.
Why you should use A-1 Auto Transport for your motorcycle shipping needs
- We are registered with the local and international motorcycle moving authorities with licenses to operate in any country. We do our business legitimately, and therefore you can trust us with your valuables.
- We are highly experienced and qualified in providing motorcycle shipping services.
- We have a support team that can be reached at all hours should you need to check in on us. We provide real-time support.
- We are a reputable company that has served many clients over the years and we are known to be very reliable.
- We are fully insured and offer the security needed while your bike is in our possession.
- We are familiar with the rules and regulations that govern shipping in Largo
Our Largo Motorcycle Shipping Services
- Door to door services: We pick your bike from a pick-up point and deliver it right to your doorstep at an affordable fee. This service offers much convenience.
- Terminal to terminal: This service is less convenient as you will have to drop off your bikes at our terminal and arrange for additional transport to pick them from another one of our terminals. It is however cheaper as you are not charged for the door-to-door service.
- Storage: Upon arrival at our terminal, we will provide free and safe temporary storage for your items in case you have not yet arrived or you are not yet ready to collect them.
Reach out to us
Give us a call on 18004522880 or contact us here for more information and get to enjoy a great experience.
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.