There is always a special bond between motorcycles and their owners. Whether it’s the first personal item you ever bought, the only means of transport you have to get to work or the motorbike you never leave behind during the summer vacation, A-1 Auto Transport understands the precious bond between man and his machine and we will do everything to protect it. That is why we are entirely committed to giving exceptional motorcycle shipping services to the motorbike enthusiasts of Warrenville.
Different methods we can use to ship your motorcycle
Domestic Motorcycle shipping options
- Open-air transport – Your bike will be exposed to the driving conditions but safely secured on the moving truck.
- Enclosed transport – Your bike will be protected from weather elements.
- Door to door transport – Collection from your exact location and delivery to another specified location.
- Terminal to terminal transport – We pick up and drop off your motorbike at a depot that is close to you.
- Crated transport – Entails shipping your motorbike in a heavily cushioned wooden crate.
International Motorcycle shipping methods
- Roro (Roll on, roll off) – We use this for motorbikes being transported by ship.
- Door to door – Have your high-end motorbike collected and delivered directly at the door of your home.
- Port to port – An affordable delivery alternative to door to door.
- Crated – the Cheapest form of international transport also known as palletized motorcycle shipping
- Container – Convenient way to ship multiple motorbikes at a go.
How to prepare your motorcycle for shipping
- Secure Everything
Think of anything that may come loose while being transported and apply two simple rules: Either remove it or fasten it. If we are talking of personal items like helmets, riding gloves, reflectors or accessories, they have to be brought up to the house. However, if we are talking of loose nuts or screws, then you need to fasten them. If your side mirrors are wobbly, find a way of ensuring that they don’t easily fall off while they are folded in.
- Document the motorcycle condition
A shipping company will typically record the condition of your motorbike when they pick it up but it is better if you have your own records to match up with theirs. You can never go wrong with taking detailed photos as they hold more weight against notes describing, for instance, a dent on the motorcycle.
- General Maintenance
If you want to have the best shipping experience, then it’s up to you to lay some groundwork by doing some basic motorcycle maintenance. Try cleaning your motorbike, checking the tire pressure and fuel levels. By doing this, you limit the chances of experiencing any mechanical mishaps while your motorbike is being transported and you will have a road-worthy motorbike waiting for you at the other end of the shipment.
What to look for in a motorcycle shipping company
You will be giving a lot of personal information to the shipping company like your home address and contact information. Ensure that the shipping company can protect the kind of information you give them by having secure ways for users to log into their site and contact them.
Motorcycle shipping companies should be run by motorcycle enthusiasts who have ridden a motorbike for a good part of their lifetime. Here’s the thing, if you are going to be trusting someone with an overseas or interstate move of your motorbike, they might as well know how to ride it since you won’t be there to do it yourself. Otherwise, you may end up with a damaged motorbike due to recklessness.
- Online quotes
You do not need to travel to the motorcycle shipping company’s office in order to get a quote on the services; you can simply check online to make it easier to compare the services of different companies.
Why you should use A-1 Auto Transport for your motorcycle shipping needs
We understand that the thought of putting such an expensive and unique personal item in the hands of someone else makes you a tad bit nervous. Don’t fret. With over 25 years of time-tested experience and countless successful motorcycle and other auto transport shipments, we are confident in our knowledge and capabilities to move any type of motorcycle. We run one of the largest and most versatile shipping companies in the entire USA and control a vast network of 30 modern carriers and 40 terminals.
Our Warrenville motorcycle shipping services
- Insurance coverage
- International motorcycle shipping
- Door to door shipping
- State to state shipping
- Long distance shipping
- Packing and unpacking services
Talk to us
Do you need a motorcycle shipping company in Warrenville? You can reach us at 1-800-452-2880. Alternatively, go to our site for a direct online quote.
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.