Safe And Reliable Ontario Motorcycle Shipping Services By A-1 Auto Transport
Moving a motorcycle is slightly more challenging that moving a car. Although the motorcycle is relatively smaller in size, it needs more preparation for the move and loading it is not as simple because you have to ensure that it is balanced.
At A-1 Auto Transport, we are experts in motorcycle transport in Ontario, California. If you need to ship a bike here, then this is the company to work with. Even if you are shipping internationally, we have what it takes to ensure that your bike gets to its destination intact.
Different methods we can use to ship your motorcycle
To ensure that you get exactly what you need, we use the following methods when shipping our customers’ motorcycles.
- Crated shipping – basically, the motorcycle is kept in a wooden box that serves as its transportation crate for the entire journey. This ensures that the bike is protected at all times. It also ensures that any bumps or unexpected impacts don’t reach the bike.
- Open air shipping – just as the name suggests, the bikes are loaded onto an open truck and transported.
- Enclosed shipping –Here, several bikes are transported in an enclosed truck that gives protection from dust and weather elements.
How to prepare your motorcycle for shipping
The following tips will come in handy when preparing your motorcycle for transportation.
- Take photographs of the bike and any defects present on it before handing it over to the shipping company.
- Inflate both tires and check to ensure that none of them has a slow puncture. You don’t want the tie-down strips to get loose when the tire deflates during the move.
- If you are using an enclosed method of transport like crated shipping, it’s a good idea to drain all fluids, ensure the fuel tank has gas only up to a quarter of its capacity and disconnect the battery.
- Remove accessories like GPS devices and any personal items in the storage areas.
What to look for in a motorcycle shipping company
A good motorcycle shipping company will give you an easy time during the move. Here’s how you can identify one of these companies:
- Start with checking if the company is registered and licensed to offer motorcycle moving services. The DOT number can help you verify this by running a search on this website.
- Another important thing that a motorcycle shipping company should have is insurance. Sometimes accidents happen during the move and insurance will protect you from incurring huge losses as a result of the accidents.
- They should also have sufficient equipment for loading and securing the bikes onto the trucks.
- Ask to be referred to a customer they have served in the past and hear about their experience with the company. You can also read user reviews on the Better Business Bureau or Yelp.
Why you should use A-1 Auto Transport for your motorcycle shipping needs
A-1 Auto Transport has been offering motorcycle transportation services in Ontario for more than two decades. Want to know why you should work with us?
- We have experienced and passionate personnel who understand how to properly load and secure different types of motorcycles onto a truck.
- We have been registered and licensed to offer these services in Ontario.
- We have invested in modern equipment that makes the process faster and safer, both for your bike and anybody involved in the loading process.
- Your peace of mind is top on our list of priorities, which is why all our motorcycle transportation services are insured.
Our Ontario motorcycle shipping services
You will be able to get the following services from A-1 Auto Transport in Ontario.
- Open air motorcycle shipping
- Enclosed motorcycle shipping
- Crated motorcycle shipping
- Door to door motorcycle shipping
- International motorcycle shipping
- Terminal to terminal motorcycle shipping
Talk to us!
A-1 Auto Transport is your safest bet when it comes to shipping your bike in Ontario. Talk to us and you can be sure that you will not be disappointed with the services that you will receive.
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.