'Shipping Wars': Man Cries Over Life-Sized 'Simpsons' Statues
- TV's favorite family took center stage on a new episode of "Shipping Wars" (Tue., 9 p.m. ET on A&E). It was like a crossover between the reality hit and "The Simpsons" w...
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You won't hear the phrase "free shipping" uttered in this real-life series. It follows heavy-duty movers as they battle for the chance to transport items that traditional carriers won't touch, from bulky loads such as a Civil War cannon to bizarre items like a water buffalo. The competition begins each day when thousands of shipments are put up for auction online, and the truckers who make the lowest bids get the loads. It's a high-stakes game, figuring out what shipments are worth the time and money to move them, but the bottom line is these haulers -- rookies and seasoned vets alike -- will deliver anything if the price is right.