Looking for a shipping company in Western Springs? Perhaps you run a business that involves shipping motorcycles to customers. You need a shipping company that suits your business needs. How about you give A-1 Auto Transport a shot. We are the mother of all motorcycle shipping companies. Here’s the thing, shipping is a great indicator of quality service and customers will appreciate the safety and timely delivery. We can help you achieve this goal.
Different methods we can use to ship your motorcycle
- Open-air transport
This is the best method of transporting very large motorcycles in multiples and over short distances. Some motorcycle brands come with long handlebars that would not fit in a standard shipping crate.
- Enclosed transport
Enclosed transport implies that the motorbike is transported in an enclosed vehicle and not necessarily in a crate. We apply two methods. The first one is, covering the shipping truck with a canvas or vinyl. We call this the soft-sided enclosed approach. The second one is a more permanent shipping approach which entails transporting the motorcycle in a shipping truck that’s covered well with thin fiberglass. This approach is called the hard-sided transport method.
- Door to door transport
If you cannot find the time to get to our offices or the next terminal, we offer door to door delivery but only after the necessary paperwork is signed by the sending and receiving party.
- Terminal to terminal transport
Since we operate different shipping yards in different states, you could ship your motorcycle from our shipping yards at Western Springs and pick it at our corresponding shipping yard in the next state and vice versa.
- Crated Transport
We ship the motorcycle in a wooden or metal crate so long as you do all the prior preparation mentioned below.
How to prepare your motorcycle for shipping
- No personal items
We do not offer the guarantee that you will find all your personal items at the destination. Since our drivers will be more concerned with how your vehicle will get to the final destination safely, they may miss out on those helmets, protective gear or accessories that may accidentally fall off while in transit.
- Fuel tank
The general rule is that the fuel tank should be maintained at only a ¼ way full or fully drained out.
- Overall condition
Most of our drivers are motorbike enthusiasts and know their way around a motorbike. For easy shipment, the motorbike should be in working condition so that they can ride it on or off the docking area.
What to look for in a motorcycle shipping company
Motorcycle shipping companies should display the following qualities before you start working with them.
Is the shipping company operating within the law? Their credentials will help you answer that. Ensure that they can show you their proper licensing from the operating authority and their insurance coverage.
- Modern equipment
Does the motorcycle shipping company have temperature controlled containers or air-ride suspensions? If you have a Harley-Davidson, Suzuki, Yamaha, Kawasaki or an Indian Scout Bobber among others, ensure that the shipping company uses the right skids and soft ties needed for your motorcycle brand.
Your motorbike should be treated as a valuable item whether you are shipping for your own personal needs or as a residential client of a top-notch manufacturer. The shipping company should show that they care about your consignment in the way they respond to your request and how fast they work to get it to the destination.
- Fleet Network
The larger the fleet network a shipping company has, the better the services offered. You will not have to use two shipping companies and a series of brokers just to get your motorbike halfway across the USA.
How up-to-date is the shipping company with the modern shipping world? We are looking at the availability of online tracking services, well-developed websites that provide instant price quotes and on-chat services with their customers among other aspects.
Why you should use A-1 Auto Transport for your motorcycle shipping needs
A-1 Auto Transport steps in to help our customers with:
- Seasonal/Temporary relocations
- Out of state motorbike sales/purchases
- Shipping your motorbike to college
- Moving your motorbike out of state/city/village
- Auction motorcycle relocation
- Transporting antique, inoperative or special motorbikes
- Office/corporate motorcycle relocation
Our Western Springs motorcycle shipping services
- Loading and unloading your motorcycle
- State to state motorcycle shipping-We serve all the 50 states of USA
- Long distance moving
- Insurance coverage
- International motorcycle shipping
- Door to door transport
Ship with us
Dial the number 800-452-2880 and get in touch with A-1 Auto Transport in a matter of seconds. You could also visit our site and get the proof that we are actually the best shippers in Western Springs.
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.