After rising temperatures close the ice roads the drivers are stranded and praying for a freeze. When a blast of arctic air reopens the ice roads it's time for the drivers to put the pedal to the metal. But be careful for what you wish for as newbie Steph Custance falls victim to severe icing and winds up in a ditch. Meanwhile, Lisa Kelly, Art Burke and Todd Dewey are about to see if newly opened ice crossings are really ready for their big rigs.
At the top of the world, in the coldest parts of North America, there is a whole trucking industry that most people had never heard of. Some communities and industries can only be reached for a few months each year, when rivers or seas freeze over. Ice Road Truckers features the activities of drivers who operate trucks on seasonal routes crossing frozen lakes and rivers in remote arctic territories in Canada and Alaska.
Seasons 1 and 2 are based in Canada's Northwest Territories, first the diamond mines around Yellowknife and then the Mackenzie River ice road from Inuvik. Seasons 3 and 4 move to the USA and focus on Alaska's improved but still remote Dalton Highway, supplying the oilfields in Prudhoe Bay. Seasons 5 and 6 split coverage between Alaska and the winter roads Winnipeg, in Canada's Manitoba, while Alex heads farther north than ever before on the deadly Dempster.
Ice Road Truckers - Meltdown Blues Synopsis and Schedule