On one of the coldest frontiers on the planet, the Ice Road Truckers brave treacherous terrain to deliver crucial supplies to northern diamond mines. Take a look back at the highs and lows of the first season, as Hugh, Alex, Drew, Jay, Rick and T.J. seek their fortune driving big rigs over thin ice.
Hugh, Alex, Rick and Drew venture to the Arctic Circle for a new season. Hugh and Drew meet their new boss; Alex waits on his first load; Rick runs into problems on his first ride on the ice.
Hugh resuscitates an old truck to meet a deadline; Rick has a mishap with his truck; Alex witnesses an accident; Drew settles for a less demanding trucking job.
Mother Nature strikes, shutting down the roads; Kurt tasks Hugh with young-gun John; Drew gets sick half-way through a haul; Rick loses money while he waits for repairs.
Drew takes on first big rig solo on the northern ice; Eric must spend the night on the ice outside of Inuvik; Jerry calls off a move after concerns about whiteout conditions.
Rick is on the verge of quitting and asks Hugh for advice; Jerry attempts the MGM camp move and assigns two of his best truckers; Alex gets lost on his way to Aput.
The truckers must deliver an 80-ton substructure to the MGM site, and Bear and Alex are entrusted with the challenging, increasing pressure on Alex’s health.
Bear and Eric haul critical equipment to Langley and spot polar bears; Rick’s frustration mounts after a five day trip; Alex’s health worsens and he’s med-evaced to Yellowknife hospital.
Alex receives a grim diagnosis and Rick battles health issues; Bear loads up the P-Tank; Eric sets off on a slow journey from Aput to Langley at just 16 mph.
Hugh trains new driver Isaac; Rich’s convoy has mechanical trouble; Drew embarks on a box-truck run to the tiny community of Aklavik.
Kurt leaves his office and hits the road; Jim volunteers for a dangerous mission hauling three sled trailers; Eric and Hugh vie for the title “King of the Ice Road.”
Jody and Brett “two-truck” a 66-ton derrick from Langley, but must wait on weakened ice for a pilot car; Hugh runs full steam ahead with a lighter load.
Hugh hauls a back-heavy rig from Langley and struggles to gain traction on the slippery surface; rookie Devon makes his debut when the road is at its most fragile.
The truckers reflect on their first season on the Arctic. Look back at their favorite moments and get a glimpse of some never-before-seen footage.