Devoid of the proper tools, familiarity or practice, the best way to get a motorcycle shipped out is by hiring a professional motorcycle transportation company.
Whether you are buying or selling a bike or you are meeting up with friends on the other side of the country for a rally, you can expect your shipping expectations to be met by a local transport company in Williston, Vermont.
Things to Avoid While Searching for Motorcycle Shipping Services.
- Suspicious contracts and binding agreements- Be suspicious of motorcycle transport services that offer you a great deal over the phone. Unless you sign a document that clearly states how much you will be paying do not believe what they quote you. More honest motorcycle shipping businesses will offer a binding estimate.
- Companies that do not specialize in motorcycle hauling- Unless the company strictly deals with the transportation of motorcycles, do not hire them. In many cases, moving companies will pose as motorcycle shipping companies, but they rarely have trained motorcycle haulers on staff.
- Businesses that have poor reviews online or those that do not have a website at all should not be trusted with your motorcycle.
Consider All Shipping Methods.
Motorcycle shipping companies will give you multiple different shipping options and they all vary in price. When it comes to your bike, you will need to determine what is best for your own peace of mind. Each transport method is considered secure, but when it comes to how picky you are personally, your safest options are either enclosed transport or crated transport.
Open air transport is the most common of all the shipping methods for bikes. This method leaves the bike exposed to all elements of the road, but rarely ever poses any harm to the vehicle. This is the least expensive shipping method and it also allows for multiple vehicles to be transported to the same place at once.
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.