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Choosing the Best for Your Motorcycle Transport


4-upFor some it’s a weekend sport, for others it’s a lifestyle. Either way, your bike plays a major role in your life and here at Federal we know how much your bike means to you. That’s why we take pride in providing the best care and attention in the moving of your bike. There’s nothing to be concerned about when Federal is handling your motorcycle transport. We’ll deliver your bike safe and sound to the final destination.

It’s recommended that every customer follow a simple motorcycle shipping checklist both prior to and after the motorcycle transfer. Doing so will help the shipment go smoothly and help alleviate potential shipping issues. Below is a typical before and after motorcycle shipping checklist.

gas-canOrigin Shipping Checklist

• Drain Fuel
• Empty Saddlebags
• Place Bike in Neutral
• Remove Keys
• Keep Forks Unlocked
• Retain Inventory Sheet Signed by Driver

Destination Shipping Checklist

• Inspect Motorcycle
• Note any exceptions or damage to the motorcycle (otherwise any claim will be denied)

Federal will provide shipping costs, transit coverage, and transit days information. Storage is also available.

Preparing for a safe and problem free motorcycle transport:

loadingLoading ramps can prove to be a risky way to load a bike that weighs hundreds of pounds. That’s why Federal only uses lift gates allowing your bike to stay completely still when moving from the ground to the truck and vice versa.


custom-palletOnce your bike is in the truck, it is carefully loaded onto a specially designed pallet and strapped down solid. If that isn’t enough, we ship the bikes in air ride trailers that help absorb road vibration.


inventory Thorough inventory forms are drawn up at time of load. A copy of the complete inventory documentation is left at origin and a copy is given to the destination customer.


double-checkedEvery bike is double and sometimes triple checked before any vehicle movement begins.


bikeonpalletThe final checks reveal a bike that is ready to meet you in the new destination safe and sound


About Federal Companies

Contact Us

Toll Free: (800) 747-4100 x 2217
Local: (309) 694-4500 x 2217
Monday thru Friday 7:00am to 6:00pm CST
Email motorcycle@federalcos.com