The Riverdale village is a pretty affordable place to live in with the median home value at $86,000 and median income at $32,301. Despite the low costs, a Riverdale resident may still find himself stuck when he wants to ship his motorbike to another village, city, state or an overseas location. Well, A-1 Auto Transport is here to serve the residents of Riverdale by making it easier to transport their motorbikes to other locations. Our large fleet network makes this possible and in addition, we also offer competitive rates to our customers.
Different methods we can use to ship your motorcycle
- Open-air transport
We use vehicles that are not covered at any side. Multiple motorbikes can be carried on the decks of a multi-carrier.
- Enclosed transport
Being the opposite of open-air transport, the motorbike is well-protected during shipment. There are two options we use. The first is soft-sided enclosed transport which means that the sides of the trailer will be covered with a vinyl or canvas. The second option is the hard-sided enclosed transport where the motorbikes are protected with thin fibreglass. This method is perfect for high-end motorcycle brands.
- Door to door transport
We usually operate on door to door basis for most motorcycle shipments. However, we don’t use it so often when your residential area has dead ends, hanging branches or restrictions against large trucks. In that scenario, we could arrange to meet in a nearby parking lot.
- Terminal to terminal transport
Most people consider this the cheapest option. You simply move the motorcycle to our shipping yard and we will deliver it to the shipping yard/terminal at the destination.
- Crated Transport
We transport the motorcycle in a wooden crate as long you do all the preparation activities mentioned below.
How to prepare your motorcycle for shipping
- No personal items
You should not leave any riding gear or personal effects on the bike as you have no guarantee of finding them at your shipping destination. You may also have to take out the panniers from the motorbike. The shipping company may refuse to handle your motorcycle if they find this rule not adhered to.
- Fuel tank
Depending on the distance to be covered and the shipping method to be used, you may be required to only have a ¼ full or completely drained fuel tank.
- Leaking fluids
Check your motorbike for leaking oil, water or other fluids. The shipping company may refuse to load your motorbike for shipment if the leaks are not repaired. You have to fix the leaks at your own personal cost.
- Overall condition
Your motorbike should be in roadworthy condition and be ride-able by the shippers. Leave the keys in the ignition if you are asked to.
What to look for in a motorcycle shipping company
Motorcycle shipping companies should display the following qualities before you start working with them:
Look for a shipping company whose website provides instant shipping quotes and can allow the user to access the online booking as well as payment function. As a bonus, the company should provide an online tracking service for your motorcycle shipment.
- Modern equipment
The motorcycle shipping company needs to be equipped with temperature controlled compartments and air-ride suspensions. If you have a Harley-Davidson, Kawasaki, BMW or an Indian Scout Bobber among others, ensure that you research the right skids and soft ties needed for the brand of motorcycle you have. Confirm that the shippers have it.
Whether you are a residential client or a major manufacturer, the shipping company should consider your shipment important. The shipping company should show that they care by carefully following through your shipment and taking note of your feedback and comments.
- Fleet Network
How many states does the motorcycle shipping company serve in the USA? The more the areas or zones they serve the better their services. What’s more is that you can be guaranteed of your motorbike getting the best care at each shipping stage in the different areas.
Why you should use A-1 Auto Transport for your motorcycle shipping needs
A-1 Auto Transport takes away the hassle of:
- Moving your motorbike out of state
- Auction motorcycle relocation
- Seasonal/Temporary relocations
- Out of state motorbike sales/purchases (on eBay or Amazon)
- Shipping your bike to college
- Shipping antique, inoperative or special motorbikes
- Office/corporate motorcycle relocation
Our Riverdale motorcycle shipping services
- Loading and unloading your motorcycle
- Insurance coverage
- International motorcycle shipping
- The door to door transport
- State to state motorcycle shipping-We serve all the 50 states of USA
- long distance moving
Pick up the phone and dial 800-452-2880 to get instant quotes on our shipping services. Go the extra mile and visit our site; browse through what we have to offer.
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.