There are circumstances that require you to have your bike transported by a mover. These include when you are traveling but you do not intend to use the bike as a main means of transportation or when you are moving to a new location and require motorcycle shipping services. Additionally, you may be attending a biking event and will need to have your bike transported to the venue in good time. A faulty bike may need to be taken to a professional, making it necessary to transport it to the garage. The bike may also have been purchased and the seller will be required to deliver the bike to the address of the buyer.
The available motorcycle shipping methods
The methods that we use in the shipping of bikes include air shipping, water shipping, road shipping and rail shipping. The different methods of motorcycle shipping provide effective transport solutions and are all available at reasonable rates. Road shipping is mostly used to make deliveries to the addresses or terminals selected. Water shipping is used for overseas transport and you can pick the bike at the port or have it delivered to a receiving address. Air shipping is the most expensive option that provides you with the quickest delivery. Rail transport is an alternative to shipping via road and it helps in ensuring that your bike is transported to the destination within minimal delays.
Before you hand over a bike to the shipping company, you ought to complete its preparation. This is a stage that includes activities such as removing all motorcycle accessories and loosely hanging items from the bike, ensuring that the tires are well-inflated and checking the engine and the fluid levels. The handling of the bike can be made easier by disabling the alarm system and ensuring that the bike is in a good condition. Cleaning the bike and taking photos if it will enable you to have proof of the pre-shipping state of the bike in the event that you are to file a claim form.
Choosing a reliable motorcycle mover
To choose a reliable motorcycle mover, you ought to hire the services of a shipping company that is licensed, insured and experienced in providing services to your destination of interest (Lemont in this case). The shipping company should also be highly reputable, having received positive ratings and reviews. They should also have minimal disputes and be approved by the Better Business Bureau.
Why you should hire us
The following are some of the reasons why you should hire us:
We are a highly experienced mover that can provide you with a hassle-free shipping experience. Our operations have been designed with the customer in mind and thus they are far from complex. You can reach out to us easily through a toll-free number and you also get to track the delivery of your bike using real-time tracking information. Additionally, you get to have your bike delivered using highly effective shipping options and we can use tailored services, where need be. Harley-Davidson shipping and the Sturgis bike week shipping are examples of our tailored services. When you ship with us, you can be sure that the bike will be in safe hands. We are registered under the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and also use high-end equipment to handle and move your bike with ease and precision. Many clients have trusted us over the years to handle their shipments and you can see their reviews about us.
The Lemont motorcycle shipping services provided
We avail different Lemont motorcycle shipping services which include:
Open-air transport. An affordable and popular shipping option which has the drawback of being less secure since bikes are exposed while being shipped.
Enclosed transport. A more expensive shipping option which provides a higher level of protection over the bike.
Crated transport. A safe shipping option which ensures that the integrity of the bike is maintained. The bike is prepared well and then put in a wooden crate. By doing so, the direct handling of the bike is minimized.
Insurance coverage. An insurance cover is provided and will be of use if damages will be caused to your bike.
Storage services: We can hold your bike safely, enabling you to plan the move according to your schedule.
Shipping guidance: Our team of experts ensures that you get all the assistance that you need in shipping your bike. You will be advised on the best shipping option for you. You will also be informed about all the shipping rules that may influence 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.