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Insurance, safety and communication should be the most important factors in determining the transporter you choose for your ATV. At the end of the day, you want to be comfortable and confident with the safe shipment of your ATV.

Confirm transportation authority

ATV transportation companies are required to be licensed with the US Department of Transportation. Going to Safersys.orgis an effective way to check on the carrier’s authority. At this website you can verify your carrier’s licenses by looking up their USDOT or MC numbers, which you will find listed in the carrier’s uShip Profile. It is also important to ensure that the carrier’s company is legally authorized to transport All Terrain Vehicles.

Verify insurance coverage

Most ATV transporters will offer a minimum amount of insurance coverage. It’s a good idea to check with the company and ask them for a certificate of their insurance. By looking at the certificate, you’ll be able to find important contact information for the carriers’ insurance company as well as details of the carriers’ policy. You can also find this information at Safersys.org through the Department of Transportation. If you find that your personal insurance will not cover your ATV in transport, and that the transporter does not offer you adequate coverage, you still have options with third-party insurance. uShip Cargo Insurancecan provide the extra coverage you need to fully protect your ATV.

Evaluate the carrier’s uShip Profile

You can find out anything you need to know about a carrier using their uShip profile. After you have reviewed and verified their legal authority and insurance coverage of the carrier, learn more about them. What type of vehicles and trailers do they use? What are their policies for packaging, pickup, delivery, and communication while on the road? Do they offer tracking or location services? On the carrier’s uShip profile, you will also find feedback left by previous customers. Here, you can get a sense of how much success your transporter has had with customers in the past. You will also see their delivery history and gauge their experience with shipments similar to yours. In this way, uShip gives you a transparent look into the company, and allows you to draw your own conclusions about the transporter you choose. By taking the time to research your ATV carrier, you will be able to choose a qualified, experienced transporter. This will give you peace of mind when shipping your ATV, because you know you can trust your transporter to do the job well.

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Dean Xeros

VP of Sales, GM – Motors & Relocation at uShip.com
Dean Xeros has nearly 30 years of motor transport experience and logistics sales leadership. He is currently the VP of Sales, GM – Motors & Relocation, where he applies his expertise to some of uShip's highest volume categories including vehicles, boats, motorcycles, and household moves. Prior to joining uShip, Dean spent five years (2005-2010) as Vice President of Dependable Auto Shippers (DAS).

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