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Chris Hanna, a star independent hauler in the hit A&E series “Shipping Wars” was assigned the transport of our new 2014 Chris-Craft 26 Catalina from the plant in Sarasota Florida on Thursday. How cool is that?

Chris Hanna and Robbie Welsh, known as the “hotshot couple” own and operate a full time independent hauling business and often film with the TV series when assigned the most challenging hauls such as the recent transport of a DC-10 aircraft through Miami Florida.

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.

In a typical episode, the carriers place bids on two jobs listed on uShip, in a reverse auction format. Each client has the option of awarding the job either to the lowest bidder, or to a higher bidder based on feedback from previous clients. Ties are broken in favor of the carrier with the higher average feedback rating. Winners load their cargo and attempt to deliver it intact by the client's deadline. Feedback ratings from clients are displayed as the loads are delivered. At the end of the episode, each carrier's net profit or loss is tallied on-screen, with the expenses (fuel, labor, late-delivery penalties, fines, etc. ) subtracted from the bid amount to determine the overall profit or loss. At times, a carrier will arrange to haul one or more additional loads on the same trip, with the extra money figured into his/her tally.

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