How To Ship An ATV
When you need to move an ATV, whether you’ve just bought one, sold one, or are just moving it, you will likely need to hire an ATV shipping company as they are not the easiest things to move on your own. Choosing the right ATV shippers for your move can be daunting, given there are so many options available out there and collecting quotes from all of them can be time-consuming.
This is where Shiply can streamline your search. On our platform, there are hundreds of shipping companies ready to provide bids for your ATV transportation job, typically at rates up to 75% less than usual, and all you need to do is give us a few details on your shipment. First, however, you should decide which type of ATV transport is best for you as there are a few different options.
Types Of ATV Transport Services
There are numerous different ways of transporting an ATV, some of which will cost more, but which you decide on will depend on the value of the ATV and how protected you want it to be. Generally, ATVs would be put on a trailer, but whether this is open or closed will depend on your preference. Open trailers, as the name suggests, leave the vehicle open to the elements during transport which means that damage is more likely to occur (although still unlikely overall). Also, open trailers are typically also multi-vehicle trailers, meaning you will save money using one of these.
However, if your all-terrain vehicle is highly valuable or sentimental then you may choose to go with an enclosed trailer, which is usually reserved for one vehicle only. ATV shipping through this method will cost you more but will ensure your ATV is as safe as it could be during transport.
How Much Does It Cost To Ship An ATV?
As an estimate, ATV shipping costs between $100 - $300 for shorter journeys, whilst longer journeys are more likely to cost somewhere between $300 - $600+. There are however numerous factors that can affect the costs of your ATV transportation.
Distance is clearly a deciding factor in price, but you should also consider:
Method Of ATV Shipping - As noted above, whether you opt for open or enclosed trailer shipping, and whether you go for a single or multi-trailer transport will have a large effect on the quotes that ATV shipping companies give you.
Timings - Should you need your ATV delivered somewhere by a precise time and date, you will likely end up paying for the privilege. This is because on Shiply shipping companies are trying to fit items onto journeys they are already making, thus saving you money as the costs of the journey are already sunk.
Locations Of Pickup And Delivery - If the pick-up and/or drop-off locations are considerably remote then this may cost you a bit more. This is due to numerous factors such as fuel, time, and ease of access. Urban areas are likely to be closer to shipping company terminals and drop-off will cost less if you are closer to the terminals.
Time Of Year - This is not always a problem, but in North America, there can be bad weather in the Winter which can block off certain roads or make them too dangerous to drive on. Whilst this will only affect a very small percentage of journeys, if you have the flexibility to decide when you want your ATV transported, Summer is less risky.
How Can Shiply Help Find ATV Shipping Companies?
So, how can Shiply help you find an ATV shipping company? All we need from you is some very basic information about your needs such as the ATV size, the pick-up and delivery locations and the desired timings. Once we have these details we will put your job up on the board and you will start to receive quotes to move your ATV direct to your inbox.
We have a feedback and rating system in place which makes selecting the right ATV shipper for you that much easier. By reading previous reviews and checking scores you can feel safe in your decision over an ATV transport service. There is also the ability to message each company that has quoted you with further questions.
ATV shippers on our platform are often making similar journeys already and are ideally trying to make sure they travel as full as possible to make the journey as productive as possible. This is the reason that ATV movers on our platform are able to offer prices up to 75% less than typical rates, as they have already calculated the costs of their journey and just want to add extra items. This also has the knock-on effect of reducing the number of unnecessary delivery vehicles on our roads, so using Shiply is not just better for your budget but also better for the planet.
Preparing For Your ATV To Be Moved
Once you have looked over everything, decided on an ATV shipping service and paid the deposit, you need to get your ATV ready to be shipped. We recommend the following:
Documents - If selling your ATV, or moving it to another country, you may need certain documents in order. We highly recommend ensuring that these are sorted and filled out properly before you part with your ATV.
Running Condition - If the ATV is going to be driven to the destination then obviously it needs to be in operating condition. This often involves checking that there is enough fluid, battery charge and that pressure levels in the tires are ok.
Cleaning + Condition - Moving your ATV is a great excuse to give it a good clean and check over. Doing so gives you a great idea of the shape of your ATV in more minute detail, and means you know exactly what to expect upon delivery.
Photographs - We also highly recommend taking some high-quality photographs of your ATV before you send it off. In the unfortunate situation that your ATV is damaged during transit, these will be highly useful to prove the condition it was in before pick-up.
What To Do After Delivery
Once your ATV has made it to the end of the delivery and been dropped off there are a few steps you should take:
Vital Signs - Check things like the engine, the lights, and the brakes are working as expected.
Exterior Condition - Compare the condition of the ATV to the photos you took before it was picked up and make sure to raise any issues or concerns with your chosen ATV shipping company as soon as possible.
Check Mileage - This is only applicable where your ATV was driven, but it’s best to check anyway that there isn’t any unexpected mileage added to the meter.
Once your ATV has been checked we ask that you leave some feedback for the ATV mover you used to that our future customers can know exactly what they can expect from them.
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Does Shiply Cover My Area?
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Does Shiply Have Different Sized Vehicles?
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When Will I Receive A Quote?
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Does Shiply Provide Packing Materials?
f your item requires packing materials or extra care then you should make sure this is highlighted in your listing and discussed with any transport provider whose quote you are considering. Couriers on Shiply are able to provide all levels of service and can help pack your items, just ensure you inform them of your needs.
Will My Goods Be Tied Up Securely?
Transport providers will almost always tie up an item in the transport vehicle, as the risk of damage from moving around during transit is high. You should always confirm safety precautions and packing needs with transport providers before accepting a quote.
Can Items Be Taken Upstairs?
Yes, items can be taken upstairs if needed, and can also be assembled. Transport providers on Shiply are happy to provide these services, but you should ensure that you are mentioning these requirements in your listings as it may mean a second person is required for the move.
Can I Travel With My Goods?
The majority of transport providers on Shiply are only insured for the transportation of goods, however, some are also able to take people. If you need to travel with your goods, make sure to mention this in your listing and to highlight this to any courier who quotes on your listing.
What If I Need To Cancel My Booking?
If you have accepted a quote and paid the deposit but wish to cancel the delivery, then you should first inform your chosen transport provider that you no longer require the delivery. You should then contact us at to have your deposit refunded.
Can I Change The Address Of The Delivery?
If you have not yet accepted a quote then you are able to change the address of your listing. Note that editing details of your listing after publishing will result in active quotes being voided, so you will have to wait for new quotes to come in. If you have already accepted a quote and need to change the address, please let your transport provider know and contact us at .
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