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One of the most popular subgenres of reality television is shows about people doing slightly unorthodox jobs. When it’s not a career where people are risking their lives, one of the ways that producers spice it up is by turning it into a competition.

After A&E saw success by making the seemingly mundane world of bidding on foreclosed storage lockers into a watchable competition with the series Storage Wars, the network applied that template to independent shipping trucks with successor Shipping Wars.

Centered around internet shipping broker uShip, Shipping Wars saw representatives from various independent shipping companies bid on high-value shipping jobs, typically of sizes and/or values that traditional shipping ...

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