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Deep Thoughts with Roy Garber: Getting Speeding Tickets? You’re An Idiot

Deep Thoughts with Roy Garber: Getting Speeding Tickets? You’re An Idiot

Are you a CMV operator? Have you gotten more than three tickets? If you have, you’re an idiot. I don’t have time for idiots. No hauler has time for tickets. They’re a pain in the ass and cost you money. You can avoid getting a speeding ticket while you’re on the road….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 Season 3 Finale Recap: Model Ship & Dinosaur Fossils

Shipping Wars Season 3 Finale Recap: Model Ship & Dinosaur Fossils

 Item 1:  ‘HMS Victory’ Model Ship Most of the time, featured loads on Shipping Wars tend to be of the big and bulky nature:  a monster truck, geodes, surfboard Styrofoam, an old cruiser, to name a few.  But this particular shipment is far from big and bulky. In fact, other than the wedding…Read more

Shipping Wars Episode Recap: Nuclear Missile & Vintage Car Table

Shipping Wars Episode Recap: Nuclear Missile & Vintage Car Table

 Item 1:  Deactivated Nuclear Missile This next load was the bomb. Literally.  A 1962 deactivated Polaris thermo nuclear missile was going from Pennsylvania to Michigan, needing a quick delivery for a seller who was getting rid of his war memorabilia.  Marc and Chris & Robbie, deadlocked at $3,000 bids, really…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: Watercraft & uShip Help on Wheels Hurricane Relief

Shipping Wars Episode Recap:  Watercraft & uShip Help on Wheels Hurricane Relief

 Item 1:  Seabreacher Personal Watercraft After Roy is all smiles after landing a big fish – a 19’ dolphin-shaped two-seat submersible personal watercraft – he quickly turns to all grimace while on the road.  He discovers the craft’s battery has turned on and could blow-up his trailer – which Roy was never going to…Read more

Shipping Wars Episode Recap: Rock’em Sock’em Robots & Pregnant Horse

Shipping Wars Episode Recap:  Rock’em Sock’em Robots & Pregnant Horse

 Item 1:  Rock’em Sock’em Robots On paper this seems like the perfect load for Jarrett — two extremely rare already-beat-up life-sized Rock’em Sock’em Robots in a ring with no packaging required being shipped for $1900.  But he quickly discovers that the shipping customer wants them crated, causing Jarrett to lose…Read more