Motorcycle transport services are vastly used among dealerships, buyers, sellers and other individuals within the industry. Those trained and properly equipped to handle motorcycle transports have only one goal and that is to get the motorcycle from Livonia safely to its new home, no matter where that might be throughout the nation.
The process of shipping a motorcycle is more detailed than the process of shipping a sedan or other standard sized vehicle. Hiring a transport company for motorcycle shipping services is wiser than trying to transport the bike alone. The bike is less likely to suffer from harm when it is being cared for by professionals and secured for its travels with the latest transport equipment.
Learn About the Most Popular Transport Methods.
All transport companies have the ability to offer the services and features they like as long as they are designed with motorcycle transport in mind. Despite the vast assortment of services to choose from, there are three popular shipping methods that most transport companies recommend to their customers. These methods are designed with the motorcycle’s safety in mind.
- Open air shipping is the least expensive, yet most favorable way to ship a motorcycle. While the motorcycle is susceptible to weather and road conditions during its travels, damage is rarely ever a concern.
- Enclosed shipping offers a little more protection for the bike during its journey. The motorcycle is secured to a pallet and placed within a large shipping container. This container will likely have other vehicles inside of it.
- Crated shipping is more expensive than the other methods. This shipping method secures the motorcycle within a container just big enough for it to fit inside. The handlebars and side mirrors may need to be removed for the process of shipping.
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.