How to Choose an ATV Transporter
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. 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 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 Insurance can 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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It’s a good idea to take the proper precautions and make sure you are completely ready for shipping your ATV when the carrier comes.
There are a few things that your ATV transporter will do to make sure your ATV arrives on time and in perfect condition. Knowing about the equipment and techniques used to keep your ATV safe will help you hire the right transporter.
If you are shipping your ATV, it’s safe to bet that it won’t be damaged along the way. However, being covered with an insurance plan is always a good idea.
August 24, 2012