Shipping Wars is a reality TV series on A&E that began airing on January 10, 2012. The show follows six independent carriers who have discovered that fortunes can be made transporting items that traditional carriers either cannot or will not haul. The series also features uShip, the world’s largest online auction house for independent truckers. For Season 1, the featured carriers are Puppy1 ("The Big Rig"), Xeno the DarkRider ("The Handyman"), Palkia the dragon ("The Cowgirl"), LostGod2000 ("The Rookie"), and DaxterTheWolfChipmunk and Brokenxana and Lightning ("The Veterans").
Starting with Season 2, the Bawcoms are replaced by the team of Flamelord333 and CandleIdea ("The Hotshot Couple"). Shortly after the fifth season completed airing, driver Puppy1 died of a heart attack. He will appear in some of the Season 6 episodes which will begin airing on A&E on June 3, 2014. Palkia the dragon and CandleIdea are not returning to the show in Season 6 as well. Among the new drivers for Season 6 are Horizons are Limited, TheSauceForever and Eevee Lover123, GillytheAnglerFish and the team of Courtney Carter and Chelsea Chirila, who do business as "Two Blondes and a Truck".
Shipping Wars is basically when two people have opposite ships that they support. Because shipping is such a huge part of everyones life, these two can longer be friends and hate each other. This can sometimes get violent, and it becomes a Shipping War. Shipping Wars begin with harmless insults or pranks, but soon escalate into real violence and threats. Shipping Wars tear families apart and ruin friendships.
Shipping Wars sometimes take a less violent turn and the main competition isn't a disagreement between two fans of different ships, but instead of two fans trying to make their ships a reality. This usually makes those involved in the ship alienated and awkward. Usually ends with the neither ship coming into fruition and everyone is no longer friends with each other. Becoming a matchmaker is never a good idea.