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DAS Offers Shipping Tips for Motorcycles on

January 23, 2014

Planning to ship your motorcycle? Looking for tips to help you navigate the process?, an online resource offering expert advice to consumers, recently posted tips by John Roehll, Dependable Auto Shippers' Executive Vice President and partner, for people looking to ship their motorcycles. Following these do's and don'ts when shipping your motorcycle will help ensure it arrives safely and undamaged.

Here are a few examples of tips to follow:

Consider transporting your motorcycle with an enclosed trailer.

As motorcycles tend to be sensitive to the elements such as snow, dirt, rain or road hazards, it is a smart choice to request an enclosed trailer for your bike's transit. Especially if you are shipping your motorcycle a long distance, an enclosed trailer is recommended.

Don't be afraid to ask questions.

Considering the value of your motorcycle, you have the right to know how your bike will be handled while in transit. For example, will the bike be strapped down? Will the bike be transferred between trailers throughout the trip? If so, how does the auto-transport company prevent damage? Be sure to ask any questions you have before scheduling your shipment.

Don't neglect your motorcycle's fluid leaks.

It's sometimes necessary to drain your bike's fluid before shipping, especially if it is being shipped with other motorcycles. By transporting a leaky motorcycle, you risk damaging other motorcycles in transit, which could lead to hefty fines and liabilities.

To read the full list of shipping tips for motorcycle owners, visit at the following link:


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