If you are moving in or out of Richton Park, you may forget the nitty gritty like how you will move your motorcycle successfully. The thing with motorcycles is that they require special care and cannot just be stuffed into a moving truck with just any other luggage. Not to mention the fact that it will be a big inconvenience to ride it to the new destination. So what do you do? You get A-1 Auto Transport to ship your motorcycle for you since we have professional shippers who serve the Area of Richton Park.
Different methods we can use to ship your motorcycle
- Open-air transport
Your motorbike will be transpoted on an open-air truck equipped with safety lift gates to efficiently load your bike.
- Enclosed transport
Your motorbike will be fastened with two soft ties at the front and two other soft ties at the tail and safely transported in an enclosed truck.
- The door to door transport
Depending on accessibility and local laws, we can pick up and deliver the motorbike straight to your office or home residence.
- Terminal to terminal transport
Entails moving your motorbike from one of our operating stations to the next one in another country, airport or railway depot in another state.
- Crated Transport
The motorcycle shipment will be packed in an all-cushioned wooden box for transportation.
How to prepare your motorcycle for shipping
If you are exporting your motorbike, ensure that it is de-registered from the country you are getting it from. Check with your local Road Transport Authority for the de-registration process.
Your motorbike will have to pass through Customs and Quarantine inspections and you may incur unnecessary cleaning fees if your motorbike is dirty. Although it is not guaranteed that every state to state motorcycle shipment will pass through such inspections, it is better to be on the safe side and have it cleaned up.
It is a good idea to get your own motorbike insurance cover other than the one provided by the shipping company.
Just like a before-and-after commercial, you will have to make a similar reference for the condition of your motorcycle before shipment and after arrival at the new destination. Take some clear pictures of any damages and the overall condition of the bike. Give some picture samples to the shipping company so that they can make the comparison themselves after delivery. The pictures are also good proof when it comes to claiming for damages since both parties have proof.
What to look for in a motorcycle shipping company
- Visual Appeal
A company that invests in a visually appealing website means business and you want to be part of that. If the site is not well developed and everything seems to be out of place, this may be an inexperienced company which you should skip out on.
- Correct information
Call up the shipping company and check if they follow through on some of the information they give on their website. We are talking of places covered, quoted prices, delivery time and service type. You can trust a consistent company to effectively handle your motorcycle shipment.
- Waiting/loading time
How long does the shipping company take to answer your call? How long does the site’s cost calculator take to give you a price quote? Time is of the essence. You need a fast response in tracking your shipment from their site and their feedback on the status of your motorcycle transportation.
Watch out for those low prices. Some companies lure in customers with the lowest bids when they don’t actually have a carrier. The deal falls apart when they hook the customer and no carrier wants to work with the low quoted price meaning that you will have serious delays.
- Contact information
The motorcycle shipping company should have more than one way of contacting them. Look for their email address, telephone number and find out if they have live-chat services on their website.
Why you should use A-1 Auto Transport for your motorcycle shipping needs
We help our customers overcome the following hurdles:
- Seasonal/Temporary relocations
- Out of state motorcycle sales/purchases (via eBay or Amazon)
- Moving your motorcycle out of state
- Auction motorcycle relocation
- Transporting your motorbike to college
- Shipping antique, special or inoperative motorbikes
- Office/corporate motorcycle moving
Our Richton Park motorcycle shipping services
Our motorbike shipping services in Richton Park include:
- Loading and unloading your motorcycle
- Insurance coverage
- Door to door transport
- State to state motorcycle shipping-We serve all 50 states of USA
- long distance moving
- International motorcycle shipping
Need a shipping company?
Dial 888-509-3213 and let A-1 Auto Transport be your motorcycle shipping partner for the area of Richton Park. Visit our site and calculate the cost of the move.
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.