The Process of Shipping Your Motorcycle from the East to West Coast

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The Process of Shipping Your Motorcycle from the East to West Coast

To safely have a motorcycle delivered across the country, you must hire transport services from a reliable transport company. Search for a motorcycle shipping company that guarantees their services by providing quality insurance coverage.

This added protection along with the durability of the shipping equipment and experience of the employees only helps to reassure customers that their vehicles are in good hands.

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The first thing to be initiated after the shipping date has been scheduled is the bike’s preparation for transport. Readying the bike according to the transport company’s policy will protect the motorcycle and any individual involved in the handling of its shipping process. It is important to do what is asked of you so that the transport isn’t delayed longer than necessary.


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During the motorcycle’s travels, the driver of the hauler will monitor weather and road conditions to avoid any possible obstacles that might heighten the risks associated with the transport. They will reroute if they have to. If anything harms the bike while it’s in the care of the transport specialists, the insurance coverage the company carries will pay for any damages.

Crated Shipping Services Offer the Most Security.

Although the created transport method is a bit pricier than other shipping services, it provides the most security during the transport. Kept safe inside a container and secured tightly, the bike is hidden from bad weather and poor road conditions, criminal activity, and movement that may cause damage to the vehicle as it travels.

Prepare the bike as asked by the transporter if you wish to keep the bike as safe as possible. Due to the delicate nature of the shipping process for motorcycles, you may need to remove the handlebars and other loose items.

Learn more about transporting a motorcycle from East Coast to West Coast here.

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Joe Webster

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.

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