State To State Transport For All Terrain Vehicles (ATVs)
Shipping an ATV is not much different from shipping another type of vehicle, but there are some things unique to the process. One of the nice things about shipping an ATV, either within the same state or to another one, is that they are much lighter than other vehicles, which translates to a cheaper cost.
Having said that, all terrain vehicles come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and weights, so the cost will be largely dependent on those factors, as well as the shipping distance. Here are some of the more common types of ATVs that are most frequently shipped by our customers:
- Quads (four wheelers)
- Utility ATVs
- Three wheelers (ATCs)
- Military ATVs
- Sport ATVs
- Side by side vehicles
- Dune buggies
- Class I, II, II, & IV ATVs (click here for more info)
- Off highway vehicles
- Utility task vehicles
Interstate ATV Transport: Preparations & Considerations
When you hire a company to ship an ATV, there are still some things you’ll need to do in preparation before it’s picked up by the transport carrier. In this section, we’ll go over what you’ll need to do, as well as some other things to consider as you weigh your options.
These are the basic steps you should take before having your ATV loaded and shipped.
- Clean it
- Document existing damages (photos are not a bad idea here)
- Note any mechanical issues
- Check for leaks
- Make sure the gas tank is no more than half full
Some ATV shippers may have slightly different requirements than others, so it’s important to check with them before doing any of the preparation. For example, some may request that the gas tank be as close to empty as possible, especially if the vehicle is being crated prior to shipping. Similarly, some may ask that you disconnect the batter before loading.
ATV Shipping Considerations
There are certain methods and types of ATV transport that may require special handling. This includes things likes shipping multiple ATVs at once, or having your ATV crated before transport. Neither should pose a problem if it’s a service you need, but make sure you’re working with an experienced professional when it comes to any type of specialty service.
There are some fairly obvious reasons why people ship ATVs, but two of the most important are convenience and insurance. The convenience factor is fairly obvious, but many people don’t know that insurance is also included in the cost of shipping an ATV. If there is any damage done, through fault or negligence on behalf of the company hauling it, you can be compensated for damages.
Call us today at the number at the top of the page if you’re considering shipping an ATV from one state to another! We offer FREE and affordable price quotes for interstate ATV shipping throughout the United States, including Alaska and Hawaii!
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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.