Shipping A Side-By-Side ATV or UTV: How Much Will It Cost?

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Shipping A Side-By-Side ATV or UTV: How Much Will It Cost?
Shipping A Side-By-Side ATV or UTV: How Much Will It Cost?

How to Ship A Side-By-Side ATV or UTV: How Much Will It Cost??

One of the first questions you’re likely to ask when considering shipping a vehicle is “How much will it cost?” When shipping an ATV or UTV, it’s no different. On this page, you’ll find information about what goes into the cost of shipping a side-by-side vehicle, as well as some ballpark figures of recent shipments to give you a guide to what sort of pricing you can expect.

Transporting an All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) or Utility Task Vehicle (UTV) is not entirely different from shipping a car--in fact, the process is the same. What is different are the equipment and carriers used, at least they should be in most cases.

Since side-by-side vehicles typically seat between two and six people, they vary pretty widely in shape and size. Not all trailers or carriers are an appropriate fit: what’s right for a dune buggy may not work for a Yamaha Viking, for example. (This is one reason why it’s important to seek a transporter with experience in moving a particular type of vehicle.)

A more seasoned shipper will have trailers that are specifically designed to move ATVs and UTVs and be able to accommodate the different size and dimensions of a side-by-side vehicle. Ideally, soft-tie straps should be used to secure an ATV in place to prevent damage to the vehicle during transport. An air-ride suspension is another key ingredient to look for when it comes to safe shipment of an ATV or UTV. Soft ties and a smooth ride make for safe shipping.

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Considering shipping a side-by-side ATV or UTV? Call us today at the number at the top of the page for a FREE cost estimate! Use our online contact form to ask questions--we have experts ready to help! We ship to all 50 states and offer door-to-door service!

The True Cost of Shipping A Side-By-Side Vehicle

There are several factors that affect the cost of shipping an ATV. The primary costs are related to the weight of the vehicle and the distance. Other things that can also impact the price are the time of year, fuel costs, and additional insurance (if needed). Weight is definitely the biggest wild card when it comes to the cost of shipping.

Side-by-side vehicles can range from 350 pounds to 2,000 pounds and it makes a big difference in the cost of transport, as you would expect. Typically, all-terrain vehicles are on the lighter side, while utility task vehicles tend to be heavier. The numbers below reflect estimates of what you can expect to pay, based on weight and distance, when shipping a side-by-side vehicle.

500 Pound ATV/UTV

Austin, TX to Richmond, VA (1450 miles): $874

Los Angeles, CA to Denver, CO (1020 miles): $605

Chicago, IL to New York, NY (805 miles): $436

1000 Pound ATV/UTV

Seattle, WA to Boston, MA (3,045 miles): $1624

Miami, FL to Washington, D.C. (1,035 miles): $771

Las Vegas, NV to Albuquerque, NM (575 miles): $698

(Please note that these are estimates and prices will vary based on the factors mentioned above.)

We encourage readers to contact us, either through our online form or by calling the number at the top of the page, for a FREE cost estimate on your specific ATV or UTV shipping needs. No obligation required and no strings attached!

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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.

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