Senior couple on desert road sitting on motorcycle planning their move to Dallas TX. If you own a motorcycle and are planning to move, let our professionals at North Dallas Moving and Storage plan your next move!
Since 1966 our NDMS Dallas moving company have been the Dallas/Fort Worth communities mover of choice for motorcycle enthusiasts. Your motorcycle is one of your most prized possessions and North Dallas Moving & Storage is the motorcycle transport interstate company you can trust. Our Dallas movers provide safe, secure motorcycle shipping aboard our enclosed carrier trucks. As with all vehicles, motorcycle transport interstate is subject to specific regulations that you should be aware of prior to your move. The information below details how to prepare your motorcycle for shipping.
Determine How You Want to Ship Your Motorcycle
When it comes to motorcycle shipping, there are several options available to ensure that each motorcycle is delivered efficiently and safely to its destination. Most motorcycles are safe to ship tied down inside the moving truck’s side logistics. However, you may also choose to ship your motorcycle on a skid or in a special crate. Both of these options are safe, but a customized crate will provide maximum protection for your motorcycle during shipping.
Protecting Your Motorcycle during Shipping
North Dallas Moving & Storage offers different levels of valuation coverage. If you ship your motorcycle as part of your household goods move, you will receive basic valuation coverage of $.60/pound at no charge. You will be asked to pay a premium if your motorcycle requires additional coverage. Be sure to take pictures of your motorcycle before shipping to document its condition.
Preparing Your Motorcycle for Shipping
It’s important to prepare your motorcycle for shipping in order to minimize potential problems during the move. Unless you are shipping a non-operating motorcycle, you should always check your fluids, battery charge, and tire pressure before shipping. If your motorcycle is leaking any fluid, these leaks should be fixed prior to shipping. If these leaks cannot be fixed, please notify our staff in advance so our movers can properly store your bike in a way so as to not damage any household goods. Furthermore, prior to shipping you will need to remove any toll tag or affixed accessories including leather bags, mirrors, decals, etc. Disable your motorcycle alarm to prevent it from going off by accident during shipping. Finally, you can only have a quarter tank of gas or less in the motorcycle in order to ship. If there is more gas in the tank, we cannot ship your motorcycle.
Shipping Your Motorcycle
Once your motorcycle is prepared for shipping, you will need to bring it to our location so that it can be placed on a shipping skid or be measured for a custom crate. If your motorcycle is not in working order, contact your moving company and other arrangements can be made. Once your motorcycle is crated or skidded, it is ready for shipping and will be included alongside your household goods. Upon arrival at destination, your motorcycle can be unloaded at your new home. Your moving crew will remove the skid or open the crate right on the truck before rolling it down onto the street.
At North Dallas Moving & Storage, we are experts in motorcycle transport interstate. Our goal is to satisfy our customers’ needs by providing high quality, professional motorcycle shipping services and storage solutions. If you’re interested in receiving a no-obligation, free estimate, please call us at 972-241-1562 or contact us.