The truth is that shipping an ATV is much like shipping a car – it requires care and time in order to ensure that there are no complications along the way. When you plan on shipping your ATV, keep in mind that proper preparation, as well as organization, is incredibly critical. It’s very important that you understand your options when negotiating with a transporter so you can make the most cost-efficient decision.
When you are looking for an answer to how much does it cost to ship a four wheeler, there are quite a few things which are going to affect the total cost of the shipping of your four wheeler such as special additions and customization, distance, the terminal or the door to which it’s being shipped, its weight and many more. Furthermore, the time of the year might also impact the price of the shipment as well as the price of gas. With all this in mind, you might get different quotes from the various companies although they should be fairly similar.
In order to provide you with an overall idea of what to expect when you are searching for how much does it cost to ship a four wheeler, we will list some sample quotes for shipping an ATV to as well as from different metropolitan US areas. Remember that the numbers are rough estimate which is based on our most recent deliveries to these specific locations.
It's hard to estimate the amount of time it will take to transport your vehicle so if you are not in a hurry, you may want to consider transporting it during the winter months, which is also the cheaper months. The busiest time of the year to transport is during the summer months. Your vehicle may make it in a week's time however it's not uncommon to take up to 21-23 days to transport it to the new port. If you are quoted the sailing time, this means the amount of time the vehicle is on the water. It will not include any time it takes to load and consolidate vehicles in order to drop them off or pick them up. The actual price, however, is going to vary based on the aforementioned factors so keep that in mind.
Transporting a Four Wheeler – Recent Quotes from the A-1 Auto Transport.
- Boston to Las Vegas - $735.
- Denver to Miami - $600.
- Columbus to Phoenix - $584
- San Francisco to Minneapolis - $630.
- Chicago to Seattle, WA - $625.
- LA to New York - $778.
- Dallas to Pittsburgh - $465.
What’s included in the price?
Regardless of whether you are shipping an ATV or a car, you need to know what that price encompasses. With this in mind, the distance is a very important factor and longer trips are going to use more fuel. Some companies could add an additional surcharge in such situations so it’s good to discuss it when you are getting the quote. Strictly speaking, the gas which is used for the transport, as well as the labor, should be included in the total cost.
Furthermore, insurance also needs to be included but it’s only going to cover the damages which are caused by the carrier itself. Your standard insurance, however, is going to cover other expenses so you might want to check the coverage that you get. Some of the shippers are also going to offer an additional insurance plan that you can purchase at an affordable cost for further coverage. However, when shipping an ATV, that’s usually not required.
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.