Mark Willis, host of Road Dog Trucking on Sirius XM radio, has interviewed uShip pro hauler Marc Springer a couple times in recent months to discuss business opportunities and best practices for owner-operators in the trucking industry. Among the topics he’s discussed are online marketing strategies, load boards, Hours of Service changes, and finding loads on uShip.
During the show, Marc Springer also answers questions from fans about life on the road: inquiries about working with a camera crew, strategies for keeping your business relevant online, the importance of focusing on specific types of loads, the best way to collect payment from customers, and how a professional marketing approach guarantees freight booking.
“If I book a load independently, I make the customer pay 50% upfront–and I don’t unload until they hand me payment,” says Springer. “If they don’t pay me, then guess what? Everything that’s on that truck now belongs to me. You have to protect yourself.”
Hear the June 11 program featuring Marc Springer in its entirety below.