The village of Westchester serves as the home of the McFetridge Sports Centre. Any sports enthusiast knows how fun the tennis and ice sports can get but it's such a bummer that the fun cannot be extended to motorsports. Well, that is why shipping companies exist to help you transport your motorbike to another location that is a bit more motorsport friendly. Regardless of whether you live for the sport or for sheer fun, your interest should be drawn to one in particular ̶ A-1 Auto Transport.
Different methods we can use to ship your motorcycle
- Open-air and enclosed transport
Our standard shipping method is the open-air transport and we offer it to customers moving over very short distances. Most customers going for this method want to save on expenses related to securing the motorbike for transportation. Yes, your motorbike is exposed to the open road conditions but we will ensure that it gets to the destination in one piece. Enclosed transport method, on the other hand, is safer as your motorbike is shielded with a canvas or fibreglass partition.
- Crated Transport
We will transport your motorbike in a wooden crate that is well labelled to avoid misplacement. We, however, require your cooperation in the preparation of the motorbike by disconnecting your battery, emptying fuel tank and taking other steps which we shall look into later on.
- Door To Door Transport
Our motorcycle delivery system stretches as far as your home or business residence. We do not mind getting as close to you as humanly possible. However we require you to inform us if your place is inaccessible, say, the road is not passable so that we can figure another way out.
- Terminal to terminal transport
For this method, you will be required to transport your motorbike to a docking area next to your residence, that is, an airport, railway terminal, or our offices. Thereafter, we will ship your motorbike to our operating area or the correlating terminal at the final destination.
How to prepare your motorcycle for shipping
We prepare the motorcycle to prevent hazards along the way and for insurance purposes. Knowing that, you can do a few activities in this respect which may entail:
- Having proof of the pre-shipping state of your We encourage you to take dated notes, videos or photos; whatever you can present as evidence when you claim for damages or theft.
- Wash your motorbike. In case your motorcycle goes through customs, you will be required by the law to pay for it's It’s better to do it early and avoid such expenses.
- Drain out the fuel tank if you are going for crated transport to prevent fuel spill.
- Look for any oil or water leaks and repair them.
- Check if the motorbike is in good riding condition. If not, remedy the situation
- Lock the handlebars.
- Remove the keys from ignition - unless instructed otherwise.
- Fold in the side mirrors.
What to look for in a motorcycle shipping company
- Seasonal changes
With modern technology, most shipping companies use temperature controlled shipping containers for safety during the different seasons. The temperature of the shipped goods is kept at a constant to prevent freezing or overheating. Your motorbike should also benefit from this strategy especially if you are shipping during the winter season.
In handling, you look at how the shippers will load your motorbike into the truck, their security measures during transportation and how they offload the bike. Some shipping companies stack up motorcycles to create more space for shipping multiple motorcycles. Others pack them side by side as it is easier to pull them out and there is minimal chance for the motorbike at the bottom of the pile getting damaged by excessive weight.
- Container size
Shipping companies work with containers that are as small as 20ft. and as large as 40 ft. Ensure that the size is perfect for the motorbike brand that you have especially when shipping in large numbers.
Why you should use A-1 Auto Transport for your motorcycle shipping needs
Imagine how tired you would be if you had to ride your bike into another city. Not to mention the fact that you cannot carry a lot of items with you since it is not safe. Since leaving your motorbike behind is not an option, you should consider hiring us to handle the motorcycle shipment for you. This is work made easier.
Our Westchester motorcycle shipping services
- Door to door moving
- State to state motorcycle shipping
- long distance moving
- Packing and unpacking of your motorbike
- Insurance coverage
- International motorcycle shipping
Let’s do this
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.