Post Tagged with: "Marc"

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: Monster Truck & Surfboard Blanks

Shipping Wars Episode Recap:  Monster Truck & Surfboard Blanks

Item 1:  ’96 Chevy Monster Truck Anyone who knows Marc, knows he has a thing for cool trucks.  When a 1996 Chevy Monster Truck headed to MudFest in Louisiana comes up for bid, nothing can get in his way, even a bidding war with Chris and Robbie.  But when Marc…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

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

On the Marc, Step #1: So you want to become a truck driver? Let’s talk.

On the Marc, Step #1:  So you want to become a truck driver? Let’s talk.

Since I started appearing on Shipping Wars in early 2012, I get weekly calls and emails from people who want to know what it takes to become a transporter– not to mention meeting fans at every truck stop from California to Kamloops.  And my guess is that for every one person who contacts me,…Read more

On the Marc: How To Start a Successful Trucking Business

On the Marc: How To Start a Successful Trucking Business

Over the summer, a CNN Money article ran that was titled “Tons of trucking jobs…that nobody wants.“ It basically claimed that during tough economic times with high unemployment,  Americans should be jumping at the chance to work – including trucking, but that with a driver shortage, it seems it’s a job nobody wants. True,…Read more

TOP THAT! Trucker Hat Contest – Win $100

TOP THAT! Trucker Hat Contest – Win $100

Do you own a trucker hat – or an entire collection? Submit it to uShip’s TOP THAT! Trucker Hat Photo Contest on Facebook for a chance to win $100. Two winners will receive $100 Visa cards – one will be for the greatest number of likes and shares on our Photo Contest tab…Read more

Shipping Wars Season Finale Recap: Wedding Cake & Scenic Cruiser

Shipping Wars Season Finale Recap: Wedding Cake & Scenic Cruiser

**Season Finale** Item No. 1:  3′ Tall Wedding Cake Nothing draws a crowd like cake, especially the wedding variety.  Cake is so beloved that some people will even ship it in from nearly 1,000 miles away for an occassion, likely a wedding.  That was the case with this 6-layer, 3′…Read more

Shipping Wars Episode Recap: Spire of Fire and Mini Max Plane

Shipping Wars Episode Recap:  Spire of Fire and Mini Max Plane

Item No. 1:  Spire of Fire At uShip, when we say “ship anything, anytime, anywhere,” we mean it.  And Marc put that to the test tonight by shipping fire.  Yes, fire.  Not a camp fire. Not a gas stove.  But a spire of fire.  How cool is that?  But where…Read more