In order to successfully transport a motorcycle, there are certain things people should understand. The highway is a place where accidents can happen to even the most skilled drivers. For those who are inexperienced at transporting a motorcycle, it is within their best interest to contact a professional shipping company in Londonderry.
Without the proper training or equipment, transporting a motorcycle the wrong way can lead to disaster. Do not allow any ordinary auto shipping service to transport a motorcycle. If the company doesn’t specialize in motorcycle transport, keep looking. A legitimate service can safely and efficiently deliver a motorcycle through multiple different methods. Fortunately for their customers, they can offer a method of transportation to meet the particular needs of the bike.
- Enclosed Transport.
- Open Air Transport.
- Door to Door.
- Terminal to Terminal.
- Crated Transport.
Take the specific needs of the motorcycle into consideration before selecting a method of transportation. Some motorcycles, such as a luxury BMW require a particularly delicate process. Also take changes in climate from state to state and the seasons into consideration as well. A typical winter in New Hampshire is accompanied by a lot of ice and snow therefore, enclosed transport is highly recommended.
Mandatory Motorcycle Preparation.
- Clean the bike of dirt and deposits.
- Remove loose items and accessories that could break or damage the motorcycle while it is being transported.
- Disable the alarm system if the bike has one installed.
- Check fluids, tire pressure and battery.
- Gas level can be no higher than ¼ tank before transportation.
- Document and list any damages to the motorcycle before transportation.
This small list of tasks is necessary because it gives the customer the knowledge of the condition that their bike is in before it gets transported. Not only does it prevent a discrepancy between the shipping company and the customer, but it gives the bike the best odds and being delivered without incident.
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.