A longtime salesman for Harley-Davidson, Marc entered the shipping business out of pure necessity. With nobody buying motorcycles in a bad economy, the husband and father of four was scrambling for an income when he stumbled across an online ad looking for someone to ship two Harleys across the country for $2,000. Marc used his experience with Harley-Davidson to win the bid and, as he says, “the rest is history.”
With just over two years of shipping under his belt, Marc has already upgraded from an old pick-up to an entire 18-wheel tractor-trailer rig. He knows he has an edge on the competition and looks for nothing but the biggest, “baddest” loads he can find.
When Marc is not hauling unusual items around the country, he spends his time working to take his race team, Snortn Boar Racing, to the Baja 1000.
Visit Marc's official site at snortnboartransport.com.
Q&A With Marc
What do you like to do in your spare time?
Since I own my own business, I don't have much spare time. When I do, I enjoy motorcycles, bicycles, bird hunting, and fishing, which I have not done much of the past few years. Mostly I spend my spare time looking for new loads.
What do you normally eat on the road?
I eat lots of almonds and drink tons of water and iced tea. I stay away from truck stop food.
What did you want to be when you were a kid?
A NHL hockey player
What are the best parts of your job? Worst? Most difficult?
Best part is that it's my company and I make the rules. Worst part is that it's my company and I have to follow the rules I make. Most difficult part is saying no to a potential customer. I just can't be everywhere all the time.
What advice would you give someone interested in become a professional shipper?
I would tell them that they better have some help, or some deep pockets, and get ready for a rough ride for a while. Do your homework and find out what it takes to get your Interstate Operating Authority and all necessary licenses.
Tell us about your worst disaster while shipping something.
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My first trip with my pickup, I blew the transmission, lost the trunk of the bike I was transporting, lost my spare and drill, got scammed on Craigslist trying to find the lost trunk, and drove for seven days in a snowstorm. I had nothing but troubles for two weeks.