- What Are All-Terrain Vehicles? All You Need To Know About Atv Transport
- All-Terrain Vehicles
- Atv Hauling With A-1 Auto Transport
- Examples Of Atv Shipping Cost & Time
- What Makes Our Atv Shipping Services Special?
- Air-Ride Suspension
- Insurance Coverage
- Satellite Tracking
- How To Choose The Best Atv Shipping Service
- Related Information
What Are All-Terrain Vehicles? All You Need to Know About ATV Transport
All-Terrain motors (e.g., quad bikes) are light, nimble off-road automobiles designed specifically for use on rough terrain. They usually have four to six large wheels and a seat positioned high above the ground. ATVs can be powered by gasoline or electricity. Gasoline models tend to travel faster, and they require more care when moving by ATV shipping services.
Electric All-Terrain types don’t need gas refills. However, this means that your car will not go as fast as one with a traditional engine.
ATV Hauling With A-1 Auto Transport
Our clients that ship ATVs and side-by-side ATVs are often surprised to find that, like motorcycles, it is quite affordable to hire someone to transport smaller automobiles. In fact, when weighed against the potential for damage--we’ve seen a lot of damaged heavy lifting trucks with broken cab windows caused by ATV hauling--it often makes more sense and costs less overall to ship it professionally. We offer an affordable shipping rate and take proper precautions and ensure safe deliveries.
As a general rule, if an ATV doesn’t fit in the bed of your car with the tailgate fully closed and secured, you should hire a professional, especially for longer trips.
We offer both open and enclosed transport options for ATVs, depending on what level of security and damage protection you’re comfortable with. Every automobile we ship is protected against damages by full insurance coverage for the duration of the delivery, and we ship to local terminals in all 50 states (including Alaska and Hawaii), or we can deliver right to your door.
Examples of ATV Shipping Cost & Time
|Shipping To/From||Cost||Distance||Transit Days|
|Phoenix, AZ to Los Angeles||$710||370 miles||2-4 days|
|Chicago, IL to Memphis, TN||$710||530 miles||2-4 days|
|San Diego, CA to Dallas, TX||$710||1360 miles||4-6 days|
|Houston, TX to New York, NY||$770||1630 miles||5-7 days|
|Las Vegas, NV to Detroit, MI||$770||2015 miles||6-8 days|
|Miami, FL to Denver, CO||$770||2065 miles||6-8 days|
|Seattle, WA to Atlanta, GA||$830||2635 miles||7-9 days|
|Boston, MA to Phoenix, AZ||$830||2650 miles||7-9 days|
|Portland, OR to Charlotte, NC||$830||2755 miles||7-9 days|
|San Jose, CA to Miami, FL||$830||3070 miles||7-9 days|
- *Prices and times are estimated. They can vary depending on the season and what type of all-terrain vehicle you are shipping.
- *$7000 insurance coverage is included per vehicle.
- *Additional coverage is available.
- *Call us for specific date requests.
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What Makes Our ATV Shipping Services Special?
All of our ATV carriers are equipped with air-ride suspension to provide the smoothest transport experience possible, whether you need shipping across the state or the country. There’s no location we won’t deliver to, and we are happy to offer complimentary cost estimates for all parties interested in having an ATV shipped, either in the U.S. and internationally.
This is included in every price quote we offer, which is one of the primary advantages of hiring a licensed vehicle shipping company to move an all-terrain vehicle. While it can sometimes be cheaper to go the do-it-yourself route, any damages come out of your pocket when hauling your vehicle, which should not be understated.
No need to worry about the progress or status of your vehicle while a reputable carrier like us is transporting it. All of our carriers have GPS tracking capability enabled, allowing our customers to get an instant, real-time update on the location of their all-terrain vehicle at any point during the auto shipping process.
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How to Choose the Best ATV Shipping Service
You will want to consider factors like cost; insurance offered, fast shipping, delivery location, great customer service, and the specific dates of moving in choosing among the best ATV shipping companies.
Insurance is vital for your ATV if the ATV is worth a great deal to you; ATV transport services tend not to carry high-dollar value coverage during the entire shipping process. You may also need separate vehicle registration depending on the state or country.
Safety Information - A safety guide and general information about usage and injury statistics, including state-by-state laws and resources for using all terrain vehicles.
ATV Connection - A forum that includes information about clubs, events and just about any other topic related to ATVs and UTVs.
Frequently Asked Questions
How are ATVs transported?
While there are different modes of shipping ATVs, lorry, sea, air, and rail, the method that makes the most sense is a lorry. Sea, air, and rail are more expensive, and they still need trucks to get to their terminals. The cost of the sea, air, and rail transits may cost as much or close to the vehicle's value.
How are ATVs loaded?
Loading an ATV onto a lorry/trailer depends on the type of transport you choose:
- Pallet & Forklift – The ATV must be secured on a pallet first, and a forklift will lift the vehicle onto the truck.
- Ramp & Winch – An ATV transport company may choose to load an ATV up a ramp with a winch.
- Liftgate – If the truck has a liftgate, an ATV is put on the liftgate, lifted to the trailer floor level, and rolled inside.
- Ramp – The truck driver can walk an ATV onto the trailer or into the truck
Once an ATV is onboard, it is usually secured with a soft-tie strapping system and placed on a pallet to mitigate slippage while in transit. This kind of security is also about safety for the people responsible for loading and unloading during shipping. An ATV can weigh between 350 and 700 lbs. so keeping it in place is vital.
What kind of carrier transports an ATV? Does the size of an ATV make a difference in the type of carrier?
The most common methods of ATV transport are open or enclosed carriers variants.
On an open carrier, an ATV will be on a free trailer and exposed to the surroundings, which means there's a greater chance of damage. In addition, this auto shipping method is less expensive than an enclosed one but increases the chances of damage, which could cost more than the price of transport.
Consider an open variant if:
- The distance is short and traveled in one day. This amount of time reduces the chances of damage from road or weather conditions, and there is no concern for theft because the driver isn't stopping overnight.
- You're in a hurry. It's generally faster to find a transporter with an open truck than a multi-vehicle enclosed trailer.
- The vehicle can be crated (secured on a pallet inside a wooden box).
- The ATV is oversized and requires transportation on a flatbed truck.
Consider an enclosed option if:
- The distance needing to be traveled more than one day and, thus, overnight for the driver
- You aren't in a hurry and have the time to secure a closed carrier transporting multiple vehicles, and yours is one.
- The ATV isn't considered oversized.
How long will it take to transport an ATV?
Shipping an ATV depends on the type of transport you choose, opened or closed car, the distance, and road conditions.
Shipping an ATV from a few hundred miles to cross country can take between two and nine days, depending on the season and what kind of ATV you're shipping.
What are the costs of transporting an ATV?
The factors involved in transporting an ATV affect the final price. These factors include distance traveled, the size of your vehicle, and the transport means you choose, i.e., opened or closed carrier.
If you want the transporter to pick up your ATV at your front door, it will cost more than if you drop it off at their terminal.
In general, the fee to transport an ATV is $400-$850
How is insurance handled when transporting an ATV?
Your ATV insurance can already include transportation damage, or your carrier can provide insurance.
It's an excellent idea to purchase the insurance the transportation company offers above their base coverage. However, base coverage may not cover the value of the ATV, so buying more from the transport company, transport broker, or a third-party insurance company is a good idea.
Will someone be available for me to speak to while my ATV is in transit?
Yes, most transport companies have operators standing by, ready to speak with you about your freight before and during transport. Most also have online help if you're comfortable working with a computer.
Before a company picks up your freight, you'll have a phone number to call and an order or quote # to give for reference.
During transport, you'll have a contract # to refer to if you have any questions or concerns during transit.
Some companies also provide GPS tracking capabilities so owners can get instant and real-time updates on the location of their ATVs.
How do I prepare my ATV for transport?
Here are some helpful tips to prepare your ATV for transport:
- Wash your ATV
- Look for any dings or scratches and record them
- Make sure to document any mechanical issues or leaks
- Make sure all the lights are working
- Take good photos from every angle.
- Have your documentation prepared and ready for the driver
- Be sure to remove all personal items, accessories, or anything not permanently attached to your ATV
Are there any hidden fees for transport that I should know?
There shouldn't be any hidden fees when transporting an ATV. Everything should be clear and upfront. Factors included when determining the cost of shipping:
- If your ATV shipping is for a longer distance, fuel surcharges may be included.
- Insurance – usually only covers damages caused by the driver during ATV shipments, so you may consider purchasing supplemental insurance to cover anything and everything that can go wrong, i.e., force majeure – unforeseeable circumstances that prevent someone from fulfilling a contract.