In order for an individual to deliver a motorcycle, they will need to be familiar with the process of shipping. They must also have the proper gear and experience.
There is no better way to have a bike delivered. Before choosing a transport service, be sure that the company is licensed and insured. They should specialize in motorcycle hauling and have the proper tools and equipment.
The company in charge of transporting a motorcycle should be diverse in the types of motorcycles they move. Not all motorcycles are the same and may need extraordinary care depending on the brand and model. Prairie Village has some of the best transport companies to choose from regardless of the vehicle type.
Transporting a motorcycle of any make or model is a fragile procedure and needs to be treated as such. Ask the transport company what types of equipment and haulers they use. The customer service representatives should have plenty of information to provide you with. They should also answer all your questions.
- Enclosed Transport.
- Open Air Transport.
- Crated Transport.
- Door to Door.
- Terminal to Terminal.
- Local Transport.
- Long Distance Transport.
- Expedited Shipping.
- Guaranteed Shipping.
Not all transporters offer the same shipping methods. If the company offers a variety of shipping options they most likely specialize in the delivery of motorcycles. A rep of the company should be able to explain the options they have available and how they work without hesitation.
Checklist to Complete as Required by the Transporters.
- Wash dirt and dust off of the motorcycle.
- Remove loose hanging items and accessories.
- Disable the alarm if the motorcycle has one installed.
- Check tire pressure, battery and fluids.
- Gas reading should not be above ¼ tank before the motorcycle is transported.
- Document all existing damages to the motorcycle before 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.