Transportation of a bike is necessary in cases where the distance to be covered by the bike is too long or when it is very important to ensure that the bike gets to the recipient in perfect condition. The examples of situations in which it is necessary to hire motorcycle shipping services include when a bike has been sold and delivery to the buyer's address is part of the after-sales services, when the bike’s owner is relocating or when they would like to attend a biking event. Additional situations which require such services to be hired include when the weather conditions are not favorable for riding, when a bike is being salvaged or being taken to the mechanic for repairs or maintenance checks.
Our motorcycle shipping methods
The motorcycle shipping methods that we have include:
Water transport: This is a convenient way to ship bikes overseas. Cargo ships are used in ferrying the bikes.
Rail transport: This is a reliable means of shipping in which there is minimal delay in delivery. The bike is transported in a cargo train.
Road transport: It is the most common means of transportation. The bike may be ferried on a flatbed truck, an open truck or on a motorcycle trailer.
Air transport: It is the most expensive shipping option which has the advantage of providing the fastest means of shipping bikes to any destination. The bike is carried in a cargo plane.
The delivery options are terminal-to-terminal and door-to-door.
Getting your bike ready for shipping
Before you have your bike shipped, you ought to prepare it well. This can be done by ensuring that the tires are well-inflated and checking the engine and the level of the fluids. Removing your motorcycle accessories and disabling the alarm system will make it easier for the mover to handle the bike. You also ought to take safety precautions by ensuring that the level of the gas is at a maximum level of a quarter of the tank capacity. Additionally, ensuring that the bike is in good condition can be done by having a professional inspecting it. Recording the bike’s condition by taking notes and photos of it is highly recommended.
How to choose a good motorcycle shipping company
The choice you make when it comes to hiring a mover to ship your bike will greatly influence the type of services and shipping experience that you will get. To make a good choice, you ought to look for a company which has been licensed to provide motorcycle transport services and has the relevant experience in doing so, especially in Plano. The mover should also possess the relevant documents and licenses and have a good reputation. They should also provide you with a variety of services which are of high quality.
Why you should choose A-1 Auto Transport
The reasons as to why hiring us is a good choice are that we have the ability to provide you with quality services which can meet your motorcycle shipping needs in an effective way. We are also able to ship your bike safely by providing reliable motorcycle care and we use good equipment in the handling of your bike. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) have inspected us and found that we meet the safety requirements. Additionally, our services are available at the most competitive rates. You can always be guaranteed of getting value for your money if you ship with us. If you would like to get the estimated cost of your move, we can issue you with a quote with no obligation attached.
Our Plano motorcycle shipping services
The different Plano motorcycle shipping services which we provide include:
Open-air shipping: The bike is transported in an affordable way but the drawback to this option is the less security provided to the bike, making it more prone to getting damaged.
Enclosed shipping: It is a highly secure shipping option which has a higher cost compared to open-air shipping.
Crated shipping: It is a safe shipping option whereby the bike is not handled directly since it is enclosed in a crate.
Insurance coverage: It is provided as required by law; you will have a comprehensive cover against the perils which may cause harm to your bike.
Storage services: It provides you with the chance to plan your move well and sync it with your schedule, picking up and dropping off the bike at the most suitable time for you.
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.