Christopher Hanna & Robbie Welsh
No stranger to life on the road and building machines, Chris started transporting back in 2008 with his first motorcycle shipment: a custom motorcycle he built. Realizing what he could transport on his own, Chris jumped headfirst into the business and defied the meaning of “rookie” as an independent transporter. UShip helped launch this entrepreneur's business and establish Chris as one of the industries most unique transporters. Robbie, a natural tomboy at heart, joined Chris's team about a year ago and quickly acclimated to life on the road. With her son Carter at home, Robbie has a lot to prove. Between helping book loads, map out routes, and repairing their truck, Chris's significant other has proved that the transportation life is more than just a road trip with her boyfriend.
Don't let their age fool you. Together this small town couple from South Carolina juggles parenthood, running a successful business, and taking care of their golden retriever, Gix, who is a permanent passenger on the road.
Q&A With Chris and Robbie
What was the most outrageous item you have ever shipped?
Robbie: Hedgehogs and tortoises.
What did you want to be when you were a kid?
Robbie: Either a doctor or a marine scientist.
Chris: A truck driver.
What do you like to do in your spare time?
Robbie: Photography and going to the beach.
Chris: Working out at the gym and being on the boat.
What song always comes on the radio as you're traveling that you can't stand?
Robbie: Any song by Kelly Clarkson.
If you could travel with a celebrity during one of your hauls, who would it be?
Are you more of a coffee or energy drink kind of person to help you stay alert on the road?
Robbie: Kevin Hart or Will Ferrell.
What are the best parts of your job? Worst? Most difficult?
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Robbie: The best is that we have an office view that's always changing and [we are] able to visit family and friends all over the country. The worst is not being able to really plan anything and missing Carter when he's not with us.