Post Tagged with: "Marc Springer"

Shipping Wars Episode Recap: 2 Capuchin Monkeys & Oversized Magic Trick

Shipping Wars Episode Recap: 2 Capuchin Monkeys & Oversized Magic Trick

Season 4 of Shipping Wars kicked off with two shipments on opposite ends of the shipping spectrum: 2 Capuchin monkeys and an usual magic trick prop incorporating a jet engine turbine. Watch uShip’s Reality Check Shipping Wars recap or catch the write-up below. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3RX5P_jjSwk 2 Capuchin Monkeys Before we continue, we…Read more

Here We Go Again! ‘Shipping Wars’ Season 4 Premieres Tues., June 11 @ 10/9c

Here We Go Again! ‘Shipping Wars’ Season 4 Premieres Tues., June 11 @ 10/9c

Get ready to roll with Marc, Jarrett, Jennifer, Roy, Chris and Robbie in the newest season of the  A&E’s “Shipping Wars” (which features uShip). Season 4 premieres June 11 with back-to-back episodes at 10/9c. If you aren’t familiar with “Shipping Wars”, it paints the transportation industry in a rather unorthodox light, including over-the-road…Read more

On the Marc: Easy Steps to Getting Insurance and Not Overpaying

On the Marc: Easy Steps to Getting Insurance and Not Overpaying

In one of my earlier posts, I mentioned that getting into trucking – just like with any new business – is going to cost you some money. Obtaining the right insurance is one of those hard costs you need to anticipate. Operating without commercial truck insurance is not an option….Read more

Marc Springer on the Cover of Canadian Trucking Magazine

Marc Springer on the Cover of Canadian Trucking Magazine

Check out Marc Springer lookin’ good on the cover of Canadian Trucking Magazine! The uShip hauler and Shipping Wars big-rigger shares his favorite freight loads of 2012 in this feature from March. After the break, click the images to zoom in and read the article.

On the Marc, Step #4: Setting Up Motor Carrier/DOT Compliance Paperwork

On the Marc, Step #4: Setting Up Motor Carrier/DOT Compliance Paperwork

Since I started appearing on Shipping Wars in early 2012, a lot of people have asked me about compliance. In other words, obtaining your Motor Carrier operating authority and getting a DOT number.  My advice, based on my own personal experience, is to get both your MC and DOT numbers…Read more

Shipping Wars Episode Recap: Evel Knievel Truck & Crooked House

Shipping Wars Episode Recap:  Evel Knievel Truck & Crooked House

 Item 1:  Evel Knievel Show Truck & Trailer During Evel Knievel’s hay day, pretty much every kid grew up in awe of his death-defying feats, some successful, many not.  Among them was young mustache-less Marc Springer, who saw Evel as a hero, a legend, bigger than Elvis.  So when Evel’s 1974 original show truck and…Read more

Shipping Wars Episode Recap: “The Carney Code” – Tesla Roadster & Octopus Carnival Ride

Shipping Wars Episode Recap: “The Carney Code” – Tesla Roadster & Octopus Carnival Ride

 Item 1:  Octopus Monster Carnival Ride The Story The first shipment on this Shipping Wars episode started out simply enough– but ends with Marc Springer making a professional decision to cancel the shipment. Unfortunately, the customer refused to make arrangements needed to move this unusual octopus ride safely and legally….Read more

On the Marc, Step #3 – Getting Your CDL and Jumping Behind the Wheel

On the Marc, Step #3 – Getting Your CDL and Jumping Behind the Wheel

If you plan to drive a commercial vehicle or combination of vehicles with gross vehicle weight rating over 26,000 lbs, you need your CDL — or Commercial Driver’s License. I recommend a Class A CDL.  There are other endorsements as well for things like Air Brakes, Mazmat, Doubles and Triples…Read more

On the Marc, Step #2: Deciding What You Want to Haul (aka “What do uShip?”)

On the Marc, Step #2: Deciding What You Want to Haul (aka “What do uShip?”)

So you’ve found yourself with a passion and desire to be your own boss, own your own business and haul other people’s stuff. That’s awesome.  Congrats! Now you need to decide WHAT to ship. This is a super critical decision because it determines three things you’ll need: The right equipment Proper licensing Confidence I started…Read more

Shipping Wars Episode Recap: Robotic Hand and Taxidermy

Shipping Wars Episode Recap:  Robotic Hand and Taxidermy

Item 1:  Hand of Man — Robotic Crushing Hand Sculpture This load is a hydrolic hand structure that can lift and crush cars.  It’s headed to a cancer research fundraiser within 3 days.  After Marc wins the load, he realizes how many pieces need loading — and without any damage. …Read more