Motorcycle transport services are used daily by individuals and businesses all over the world. When motorcycles are being sold, purchased or traded, the need for shipping services becomes prevalent. In fact, many dealerships and manufacturers use these services to deliver vehicles to and from one another.
Around Portsmouth, Virginia, you’ll find a lot of reputable transport companies. Find one that offers the services you need at a price you can afford. Fortunately, motorcycle shipping services are inexpensive and most can afford them.
When Crated Shipping Is Preferable.
With the different shipping methods offered, it is best to consider a few things. For example, if you need multiple motorcycles delivered to a location at once, open air shipping is the best method. Enclosed services are best for those who wish to give their bike a little more protection during its travels.
The crated shipping method is best for anyone shipping a motorcycle that holds great monetary or sentimental value. The bike will be secured to a pallet and placed snuggly inside a small shipping container. The motorcycle will be unable to move during the transport, putting at an even lesser risk for damages.
Prepping the Motorcycle for Crated Transport.
- Wash off the cruiser. Make sure there isn’t any dirt or debris left.
- Make a list of all damages. Take pictures of all that is visible.
- Remove the handlebars and battery if asked.
- Take off any unnecessary items such as saddlebags and other accessories.
- Disable the motorcycle’s alarm if it has one.
- Check the tire pressure.
- Make sure the tank is ¼ or less full.
Written By:Joe Webster
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.