AUSTIN, Texas – Dec. 20, 2011 – uShip.com, the world’s largest and most trusted transportation and shipping marketplace, is serving as the backdrop of “Shipping Wars,” A&E’s new original reality series that premieres Jan. 10.
“Shipping Wars” follows six independent truckers who regularly use uShip as a source of new and repeat business. The carriers use uShip’s bidding platform to engage in fierce competition to transport uShip-sourced oversized and bulky loads, generally thought to be unshippable. But no shipment is too big for these professionals, whether it’s hauled on a 70-foot Ford F350/Trailer combination, a classic tractor-trailer or some combination in between.
The series begins with back-to-back episodes Tuesday, January 10 at 9PM and 9:30PM ET/PT.
A “Shipping Wars” video promo can be found on the uShip’s Ship Happens blog or on uShip’s Shipping Wars show page at http://www.uship.com/shippingwars
“Trucking is a tough, competitive business,” said Matt Chasen, CEO and founder of uShip. “’Shipping Wars’ gives viewers a glimpse into the life of independent American truckers, the unpredictable job they face, and how they turn the unshippable into the ‘uShip-able,’ whether they’re a rookie hauler or season veteran. We’re thrilled that the interesting characters, competitive bidding and compelling loads found on uShip.com caught the eye of Megalomedia and A&E.”
Since 2004, uShip.com has been a source for transporters shipping everything from freight to vehicles and household goods to horses. Over 225,000 registered transporters have placed nearly six million bids and conducted almost $250 million in business on the site while earning 98% positive feedback from customers, making it the most trusted transportation and shipping marketplace available.
Check out A&E’s brief descriptions of the featured truckers, or visit their profiles on uShip:
• Scott & Suzie Bawcom (uShip handle: dreamtimetransportation)
• Jennifer Brennan (uShip handle: texascowgirl)
• Roy Garber (uShip handle: arbiesteam)
• Jarrett Joyce (uShip handle: jjncsu2000)
• Marc Springer (uShip handle: snortnboartransport)
“Shipping Wars” is produced by Megalomedia for A&E Networks. Executive producer is Jonathan Nowzaradan. Co-executive producers are Tom Mireles, Jeff Keels and Graham Davidson. A&E executive producers are David McKillop, Elaine Frontain Bryant, and Neil A. Cohen.
uShip.com is the world’s largest and most trusted transportation marketplace primarily serving the freight, household goods and vehicle shipping markets. Consumers and businesses can compare and book upfront quotes, name their own price or receive auction style bids from over 225,000 customer-reviewed Transportation Service Providers, ranging from independent owner-operators to the largest freight carriers and brokers. Launched in 2004, Austin-based uShip operates globally with localized sites in the U.S., Canada, Australia, UK, Germany, France, Spain, The Netherlands, Austria and the European Union. https://uship.com