Having to transport a bike from Waukee to another location can be done easily with the right auto transport company. By knowing what to look for and what qualifies a transport company as dependable and professional, you will find a company fits for the job.
They should also have experience, particularly with shipping motorcycles.
Qualities of a Reliable Transport Company.
- Proper licensing and approvals.
- Insurance coverage.
- A variety of services to choose from.
- The latest shipping equipment and haulers.
- An informative website.
- Positive reviews and ratings online.
- Low down payments, if any at all.
Never go with a shipping company that asks for a large down payment or that isn’t approved by the Department of Transport. There are scam artists out there that will try anything they can just to get your money. Make sure that after you have narrowed your results down to a few selected transport companies, that you call each one and ask questions.
How Does the Process of Shipping Work?
After scheduling the date for the bike to be picked up or dropped off to begin its expedition to its new home, start preparing the vehicle. Remove all unnecessary items and clean off the bike. The key is to keep the weight of the bike down as much as possible. This is why the transport company also asks that the gas tank be no more than a quarter of a tank full.
When your motorcycle's prepared and the day arrives for it to ship, make sure that you give the keys to the driver. Also, you should have created a list of all existing damages such as scratches and dents. You can use that as a reference when you inspect the bike again after its journey. Gather the driver’s contact information, just in case you must get a hold of them while they’re out for delivery.
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.