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Ice Road Truckers (commercially abbreviated IRT) is a reality television series that aired on History Channel from 2007 to 2017. It features the activities of drivers who operate trucks on ice roads crossing frozen lakes and rivers, in remote territories in Canada and Alaska. Seasons three to six also featured Alaska's improved but still remote Dalton Highway, which is mainly snow-covered solid ground.

In 2000, History aired a 46-minute episode titled "Ice Road Truckers" as part of the Suicide Missions (later Dangerous Missions) series. Based on Edith Iglauer's book Denison's Ice Road, the episode details the treacherous job of driving trucks over frozen lakes, also known as ice roads, in Canada's Northwest Territories. After 2000, reruns of the documentary were aired as an episode of the series Modern Marvels, instead. Under this banner, the Ice Road Truckers show garnered very good ratings.[citation needed]

In 2006, the History Channel hired Thom Beers, owner of Original Productions and executive producer of Deadliest Catch, to create a series based on the Ice Road book. Shot in high-definition video (although the season ended before History HD was launched in the US), the show "charts two months in the lives of six extraordinary men who haul vital supplies to diamond mines and other remote locations over frozen lakes that double as roads".[1]

On October 3, 2010, a spinoff series, titled IRT: Deadliest Roads, premiered immediately after the season-four finale. Rick Yemm, Alex Debogorski, and Lisa Kelly traveled to India and put their driving skills to the test on the narrow, treacherous mountain roads that lead from Delhi to Shimla, then up to the Karchan and Kuppa hydroelectric dam construction sites in the Himalayas. Debogorski quit in the first episode due to fear of angry mobs if he were involved in an accident, and was replaced by Alabama trucker Dave Redmon (who has since been featured in season five of Ice Road Truckers). As the season continued, the drivers were dispatched to carry supplies over the stormy Rohtang Pass to the town of Keylong, which had been cut off for months due to the bad weather. The season finale aired on December 5, 2010, with the truckers attempting to deliver loads of jet fuel for helicopter crews who were working to rescue people stranded in the mountains by the storms. Yemm and Redmon turned back, deciding that the conditions were too hazardous for the volatile cargo; the next day, Kelly hauled the entire shipment herself and delivered it to the crews, becoming the only North American trucker to complete the entire season.

The roads were often hacked out of vertical cliffs like a tunnel with one side open to the air, with rock overhangs overhead and drops of several hundred feet below. One part of the road was called "the Freefall Freeway".

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Mr Colley, a father-of-one, moved from Bewdley, Worcs., to Lethbridge in Alberta, Canada, 18 months ago to fulfil his lifelong ambition of driving along the treacherous roads made famous by reality TV show "Ice Road Truckers."

Now, put that same truck and cargo on an ice road, and you can see why skill and experience are so very important. You may be hauling lighter loads for years before building up to the big hauls and the really big bucks.

Little to no out-of-pocket expenses is another benefit during the ice trucking season. Your employer will pay the cost of lodging and often meals at camps set up along the route. They pay for fuel, truck maintenance, and just about any expenses on the road.Plenty of Job Opportunities

These companies each have their own nuances that dictate the training you take, the experience you get, and the pay and danger you can look forward to. These are some of the ice road trucking companies:

Headquartered in the heart of ice road trucking terrain, RTL Construction is a division of Westcan Bulk Transport and has been a leading contractor to government and private sectors for decades. They specialize in winter road construction and help keep the truckers on track. Superior Propane

Kristin Kizer is an award-winning writer, television and documentary producer, and content specialist who has worked on a wide variety of written, broadcast, and electronic publications. A former writer/producer for The Discovery Channel, she is now a freelance writer and delighted to be sharing her talents and time with the wonderful Zippia audience.

A veteran 40+ years truck driver shares 10 of the all time, tried and true truck driving safety tips ALL professional truckers should know AND follow!If every driver of EVERY vehicle on the road followed these safety tips, our roads would be SO much safer.

As an example of the tributes, the program showed one on the wall for Dale Harris. Animation explained how the trailer of an approaching truck jackknifed on the icy road to slam into Harris, killing him in 2007.

This season, drivers hauled large freight loads from Fairbanks to Prudhoe Bay. The Dalton Highway, the most dangerous haul road in the country because of its extremely sharp curves, is the only route across the 500 miles of mountainous territory.

Another season with "Ice Road Truckers" is something that Freeman thinks will happen. He said if given the chance, he will participate. Being a haul-road trucker is something he can see himself doing for a while.

Well, the cameras are scary. But the scariest part is when you come up on accidents and have to try to do first aid. Once on the show there was that guy with his throat cut. He rolled his truck and I came up on him and I had to stop the bleeding. That was scary. Or on the ice road when two trucks collided and I had to help. When people get hurt. That can get scary.

There are many things that occur behind the scenes as well which the History channel show does narrate, such as winterizing trucks and discussing the education and mental preparation involved, as well. The harsh realities are explained to every new recruit who comes in with the interest of becoming an ice road trucker but in real life, what are the dangers that are on every trucker's mind when they put their foot on the pedal?

Anyone who has ever stood on a partially-frozen puddle is familiar with the fact that while there might still be water underneath, the top layer can be frozen solid enough to hold a person. Ice in the Northwest Territory functions in a similar manner except on a massive scale. With temperatures that can drop to 70 below zero, the top layer of ice must be frozen at least 40 inches deep before it's deemed 'safe.' That's not to say that truckers haven't driven on ice that's thinner than this; typically, the deeper the depth, the more ice that can be built up, which makes the road safer and more dangerous simultaneously. The more shallow the water, the less ice that can be built up, which is usually when a crew will come in and build up the ice by pumping up water from below to re-freeze on top.

Truckers usually can't surpass a speed of 15 miles per hour in order to avoid upsetting the water below. Since the 'roads' are nothing but a layer of frozen ice, truckers must bear in mind that waves are constantly being created beneath the surface. The smaller these waves are kept, the better, because the trouble occurs when two trucks are passing one another - if one of the trucks is surpassing a safe speed, the waves underneath going in opposite directions can literally burst through the surface, spelling disaster for everyone.

The risks don't end there, however. Trouble can come in the form of a snapped truck part as steel is prone to breaking in severe temperatures. In the event that there is trouble, cell service is not an option while on the road. Satellite phones are given to drives in the event of an emergency but their use is limited, making the drive a long, silent, and nerve-wracking trip.

For many, weighing the risk of safety vs. financial stability comes down to the money. It's not uncommon for truckers to make $2,000 per trip and the highest number ever heard in regard to ice road trucking is a salary of $250,000. It's a known fact that many drivers will quit after their first trip, so the dedication to a paycheck must be a serious one in order to make it a steady career. The only advice that can be given is for drivers to keep their cool during harrowing situations, which can obviously be a challenge when it's a matter of life, death, or losing a load and, by extension, a paycheck. It's not a job for the faint of heart but if Ice Road Truckers is any indication, the career of a trucker in the Northwest Territory is not only that terrifying, but also that risky.

Ice Road Truckers was one of the most successful shows in the history of the History channel. See what I did there? The show was about a group of hardcore truck drivers making good cash doing what is thought to be one of the most difficult jobs in the world of hauling freight. These guys started in Alaska and drove all the way to above the Arctic Circle, driving on dangerous roads covered with ice. To say it looks insane and more than a bit treacherous is an understatement, but how dangerous is the world of Ice Road Truckers really? 041b061a72


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