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While the idea of riding a motorcycle across the country might seem thrilling, there are times when it might be unnecessary, and of course more of a task than you’re really prepared to do. That being said, getting a motorcycle transport quote from a professional shipping company might be the best course of action that you could possible take, and for good reason. For one thing, traveling by bike is going to unnecessarily harsh in the winter time, and to top it all off, if you’re trying to move, you really don’t want to drive your bike to the final destination, only to have to find a way back so you can finish the job. Quite frankly, there are better things for you to do. That being said, finding good motorcycle carriers to help you get the job done will be within your best interest.
The first thing you need to know, is that a carrier is just like any other freight transport. Your ‘item’ is loaded into a truck, and it is transported to the destination. The idea of course is for it to make it to that destination without any serious problems or interruptions, and for that reason it really comes down to the quality of the carrier that you are using. In addition to that you need to answer the following questions:
Once you have answered these questions you will be ready to move on to the more important business of shipping. Keep in mind that with some carriers, the weight of the motorcycle will affect the cost of shipping, so always make sure you’re estimating your weight properly.
The majority of companies will facilitate a pickup of your vehicle within 1-5 business days, though the length of the shipment will depend heavily upon the distance between the initial location and the destination. Something to keep in mind is that delivery drivers are well versed in the different routes needed to reach the destination, and they will therefore be able to plot the most efficient course. That being the case, you will find that they are able to avoid construction, towns, and other obstacles that might slow them down. In addition to that they are familiar with all of the laws applicable to motorcycle transport companies during transit. Keep in mind that these laws can change from area to area, making it necessary for truck drivers to be well aware. This knowledge combined with their considerable driving skills makes it much easier for them to provide faster shipping.
In some cases, motorcycle shipping companies will offer a multi-bike discount, meaning those shipping more than one motorcycle will be able to take advantage of significant discounts, giving themselves a huge advantage. Generally, bikes are packed onto special pallets that are designed to fit each bike individually. Your shipping company needs to understand that not all bikes are created equal, and for this reason, different shipping methods need to be employed. In addition to that, the vast majority of these trucks use air-ride suspension so that the bikes experience a much smoother ride. All in all, this is a great way to make sure that your bike is getting to the destination on time and intact.
If you’re ready to move and need a great way to ensure that your bike, classic or standard, is getting to the final destination without a scratch, now would be a great time to give us a call and make sure that it is ready for the long road ahead. It’s not nearly as difficult as you think, and it’s one more worry off your mind in the heat of moving.