Parents' Guide to

Shipping Wars

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Indie truckers compete for business, also smoke and curse.

TV A&E Reality TV 2012
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 12+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 8+

Stop- Bring Back old staff

The new shipping wars suck!!!! The best parts was each trucker bidding on the old episodes Some person took that part away. All of these actors seems so amateurish. The lady is like someone’s granny. Are you kidding???
age 11+

Where is he?!

I like this show, but without Roy Garber, someone feels that the show shouldn't continue without him, and that all the episodes that aired before his death should be in reruns! I think that Roy was the only reason why I liked it. Also, someone is going to incorporate him in a novel, but in a different context for everyone in there! Still, I like Shipping Wars.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3 ):
Kids say (1 ):

The series shows how people build a career out of picking up and delivering items that traditional shipping companies usually refuse to handle. It also showcases some of the bidding strategies and shipping tactics (which range from clever to illegal) they will use in order to get a job and make a successful and profitable delivery within the timeframe allotted.

The competitiveness between the truckers makes the show a little edgy, but the real drama comes from the unexpected breakdowns, lack of trailer space, and other mishaps that each trucker faces as they attempt to meet their delivery deadlines. Some of the items they ship can be interesting, too. It isn't the best choice for younger viewers, but for older reality show fans, it's fairly entertaining.

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