Shipping Wars

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  • TV-PG
  • 2012
  • 9 Seasons
  • 6.3  (1,695)

Shipping Wars was a reality TV show that aired on A&E from 2012 to 2015. The show followed a group of independent shippers who competed against each other in bidding wars to transport unusual and oversized items across the United States. The items ranged from a giant Marilyn Monroe statue to live animals, including one memorable episode featuring a pair of llamas. The show was hosted by actress and model Gabrielle Sabatini.

One of the main stars of the show was Roy Garber, a colorful character who quickly became a fan favorite. Roy was a veteran shipper with decades of experience in the industry, and he brought a no-nonsense attitude and a dry sense of humor to every situation. He was known for his signature truck, a red 40-foot freightliner that he called the "Mother Truck," which he described as his home away from home.

Each episode of Shipping Wars began with a shipment request from a customer, outlining the item to be transported, the pick-up and drop-off locations, and any special considerations or challenges. The shippers then had a limited amount of time to submit their bids, which were typically presented in dramatic fashion as the shippers gathered around a computer screen, watching the numbers go higher and higher.

Once the bids were accepted, the shippers had to quickly prepare for the job, including arranging permits, securing equipment, and making sure their trucks were in good working order. Along the way, they encountered a variety of obstacles, from unexpected weather conditions to difficult loading and unloading situations, and they had to find creative solutions to get the job done.

Throughout the show, the shippers were constantly competing against each other, both for the jobs themselves and for bragging rights. Roy Garber was particularly competitive, often engaging in fierce rivalries with several of the other shippers on the show. But despite their competitive nature, the shippers also helped each other out when they could, offering advice and assistance when a fellow shipper was in need.

Shipping Wars was a show that showcased the often-overlooked world of independent trucking, and it gave viewers a window into the challenges and rewards of this unique profession. It was a show that appealed to both trucking enthusiasts and casual viewers, with its mix of drama, humor, and memorable characters. And although the show ended in 2015 after four seasons, it remains a beloved classic of the reality TV genre.

In conclusion, Shipping Wars was a popular reality TV show that aired on A&E from 2012 to 2015. It featured a group of independent shippers competing against each other in bidding wars to transport unusual and oversized items across the United States. One of the show's main stars was Roy Garber, a veteran shipper with a no-nonsense attitude and a dry sense of humor. The show was known for its mix of drama, humor, and memorable characters, and it remains a beloved classic of the reality TV genre.

Shipping Wars is a series that is currently running and has 9 seasons (122 episodes). The series first aired on January 10, 2012.

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Land, Sea and the Tiki
16. Land, Sea and the Tiki
January 25, 2022
It's sink or swim for Natasha as she tries to deliver two ultra-rare amphibious cars to the swamps of Louisiana. And out in a desert oasis, Tamara needs to transport a huge tiki hut bar to a tiki-fanatic. But will it be an easy breezy tropical delivery or will the Tiki-Spirits come out to play?
Racing for Neon
15. Racing for Neon
January 25, 2022
While Dwight & Tyesha race to inflate an important delivery for a young entrepreneur, Doug lights up when he gets an opportunity to flex his handyman skills transporting a fragile neon sign to an avid collector in the Windy City.
Gaming the Ninja
14. Gaming the Ninja
January 18, 2022
Natasha meets her match during a quest to deliver a massive assortment of arcade games to an anime convention. Doug shows off his trucking gladiator skills while transporting a ninja training course, though he runs into more obstacles than he delivers.
The Camel Clutch
13. The Camel Clutch
January 18, 2022
The tag team of Dwight & Tyesha get some heat when shipping a wrestling ring in Austin and the tight deadline puts them against the ropes. And will Molly & Russell's delivery of a rare blue-eyed baby camel help them get over their fighting hump or will the mammal cause more drama?
Fowl Play
12. Fowl Play
January 11, 2022
Tyesha and Dwight find out why farm animals do not always make good road companions.
Keep Calm and Carry Salon
11. Keep Calm and Carry Salon
January 11, 2022
Natasha goes to the high desert for a showdown when she spearheads the transport of a roller derby track.
Glamping on a Gondola
10. Glamping on a Gondola
January 4, 2022
A load of vintage ski gondolas take Molly and Russell from the mountains of Vermont to the Colorado Rockies on a run that is somehow, only an uphill climb. While Doug is tasked with delivering a unique cabin to the one of the iconic Jellystone Parks.
Here's the Throne, Here's the Steeple
9. Here's the Throne, Here's the Steeple
January 4, 2022
A giant church steeple makes Natasha question her faith in a forklift, when she's the lone soul to complete the task of loading it. And winter comes for Dwight and Tyesha with a royal run comprising of a beautifully handcrafted throne and a giant king cake.
Ghosts & Floats
8. Ghosts & Floats
December 21, 2021
Molly and Russell discover that the "magic of movies" is just an illusion when they attempt to haul an iconic picture car for a film premiere. While Doug learns that a waterpark's lazy river is a bit of a misnomer especially when it comes to moving one.
Golf Claps & Bumper Car Scraps
7. Golf Claps & Bumper Car Scraps
December 21, 2021
Natasha is amused by her classic bumper car haul but will the ride stay intact on her rig? Meanwhile, Tamara's mini-golf run turns south quickly when the 12 piece pick up turns into a 100 item load.
Bowling for Candy (#105)
6. Bowling for Candy (#105)
December 14, 2021
Molly and Russel get boxed in by the seller of a rare arcade bowling game with his shipping demands, while Tamara's haul of movie statues to Minnesota's largest candy store heats up with a large, flame-throwing side load.
T-Wrecks (#106)
5. T-Wrecks (#106)
December 14, 2021
As Dwight and Tyesha tangle with an animatronic T-Rex and chop it down to size, Doug bites off more than he can chew when moving a massive backyard Pirate Ship playhouse.
High Flying Artifacts (#104)
4. High Flying Artifacts (#104)
December 7, 2021
There's turbulence in the air when Doug attempts to haul a retired airplane fuselage with his truck, as Dwight and Tyesha double book a load of ancient artifacts and a real embalming table in Austin, Texas.
Playing with Fire (#103)
3. Playing with Fire (#103)
December 7, 2021
Natasha's big rig is in question when she takes on transporting a vintage fire truck to its original home, while Molly and Russel's load filled with Hollywood memorabilia is crate filled with issues.
The Creature and the Wine (#102)
2. The Creature and the Wine (#102)
November 30, 2021
A massive animatronic creature with a one-day deadline is nightmare fuel for Molly and Russell, while Tamara has dreams of a sweet payday getting an oversized wine barrel across the country.
Tower of Power (#101)
1. Tower of Power (#101)
November 30, 2021
Natasha risks profit and time when signals get crossed on the dimensions of a massive radio tower, while Dwight and Tyesha fear becoming the villains after a load of super hero statues get roughed up under their watch.
Where to Watch Shipping Wars
Shipping Wars is available for streaming on the A&E website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Shipping Wars on demand at Amazon Prime, Philo, Amazon, Hulu, Vudu, A&E, Sling, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    January 10, 2012
  • IMDB Rating
    6.3  (1,695)