Those who never had to transport a motorcycle may be confused on how the process actually works. There are a lot of shipping methods available for anybody that needs to get their bike delivered to Seattle. The best way to find out about how transporting a motorcycle works is to contact the company and go over their options.
Usually, a reputable shipping company will have a list of shipping methods such as enclosed transportation, open air transportation, crated transportation, and pallet transportation. Each method is different but all are equally effective. Motorcycle transportation companies are not the same as a regular auto hauler, some auto haulers will offer motorcycle shipping, but this is not the best way to get the job done.
It is important to utilize a company that specializes in the shipping of motorcycles. By ensuring the company works strictly with motorcycles, the customer can get peace of mind that it is in the hands of people who care for these beautiful machines. Make sure to let the company know about a month in advance before the desired ship date. Shipping companies cannot accommodate unrealistic timelines so it is important to set up a ship date early and be on time on ship day.
Preparing a Motorcycle for Transportation
There are a few tasks to complete before sending the bike off to Seattle, Washington. Always make sure to document and list all damages to the motorcycle before it is transported in order to avoid an altercation with the shipping service. By washing the bike, scratches and small dents may become noticeable whereas before they were concealed by the dirt and dust.
Any loose objects that can break or scratch the bike should be removed. While a motorcycle is being transported it will encounter vibrations, so be sure to disable a security alarm if the bike is equipped with one. By completing these tasks the bike has the best odds at arriving to Seattle without injury.
Other Small Tasks to Complete Before Transporting a Motorcycle
- Check the tire pressure, battery and fluids
- Check the gas reading- Some companies require that the tank be filled no higher than ¼ before transportation.
- Thoroughly inspect the bike for damages
Companies for Transport in Seattle, WA
Interbay Transport Logistics
2253 Gilman Dr.
W Seattle, WA 98119
Selland Auto Transport Inc.
615 S 96th St.
Seattle, WA 98108
Auto Transport Seattle, WA
616 1st Ave.
Seattle, WA 98104
Great American Auto Transport
8349 13th Ave.
NW Seattle, WA 98117
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.