Ice Road Truckers

10 Best Episodes of Ice Road Truckers

Take a trip to Yellowknife, Canada to experience one of the most dangerous careers around. In unfathomably cold conditions, truck drivers haul equipment and supplies to miners in the Canadian tundra in the dead of winter on a 350-mile highway of ice.

Written by Sophie and last updated on jan 04, 2023.

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Ice Road Truckers - S4E14

#15 - A Legend Meets His End (Season 4 - Episode 14)

When a Haul Road legend dies, Ray leads the trucker's son to scatter his ashes on Atigun. But the son's blunders on the Dalton could get them killed before they make it. Lisa gets her biggest break yet when she's assigned to push-truck a monster load to Prudhoe. Alex discovers Alaskan gold, but is later busted by the DOT for violations. Jack's hauling a highly explosive fuel load when he comes head-on around a blind corner with a truck parked in the center of the road. Greg faces the challenge of trucking an unstable, 15-foot high mega-reel of pipe.

The episode was rated 8.04 from 28 votes.

Ice Road Truckers - S4E15

#14 - Deadly Melt (Season 4 - Episode 15)


As Alaskan temperatures rise, it's heading into the deadliest and most dangerous time of the year--the melt. Last year flowing ice from the Yukon River nearly wiped out an entire village. Now, the DOT are racing to stop an overflow that could take out the Dalton and its truckers with it. As drivers race to rack up loads in the Dash for the Cash, they're forced to team up for safety. Jack and Lisa convoy together and come across an overturned rig. Greg and Ray use the buddy system until Ray hits Greg where it hurts. Hugh Rowland gets busted for speeding.

The episode was rated 8.04 from 26 votes.

Ice Road Truckers - S7E1

#13 - Collision Course (Season 7 - Episode 1)

"The Polar Bear,” Hugh Rowland quits his job at Polar Industries and joins team with a local dispatcher to start his own trucking company. Meanwhile, his former company plans to settle the score by hiring Ice Road Trucker experts Alex Debogorski, Lisa Kelly, and Darrell Ward. This season, both teams will vie to carry the most loads from Manitoba, Canada.

The episode was rated 8.04 from 75 votes.

Ice Road Truckers - S5E9

#12 - Road to Nowhere (Season 5 - Episode 9)


In Alaska, the storm of the decade pounds the Dalton, sending the truckers' hauls into chaos. After her demotion from heavy haul status, Lisa is determined to deliver her load

The episode was rated 8.05 from 43 votes.

Ice Road Truckers - S5E7

#11 - A Banged-Up Job (Season 5 - Episode 7)

Having spent the night in Coldfoot, Lisa and Tony head north with their modular buildings. On the tundra south of Prudhoe, Lisa barely avoids an oncoming truck and slides partway off the road. The two work together to help her get going again, and Tony drives lead as they complete the delivery. In light of this incident, the question of her transfer to the heavy haul division is left up to the Carlile bosses. In Fairbanks, Maya picks up a load of cable spools and starts out with Phil riding along. An exhaust leak into the cab sends the truck to the shop; once it is repaired later that morning, she starts the run again, ignoring disparaging radio talk from Dave. She drives the entire way to Prudhoe herself without incident. In Manitoba, Hugh and Rick have stopped at night to fix the problem with Hugh's trailer suspension. Although they reinflate its air bags enough to let him keep driving, he soon gets three flat tires on the rough roads and both stop for the night. The next morning, Rick drives the last 50 miles alone to deliver his load and bring help. Hugh, meanwhile, amuses himself by shooting at some of his old food supplies with a rifle he has brought along. Rick and other truckers drive back to pick up Hugh's load and swap trailers so he can take a usable one back to Winnipeg. Once Rick has the cargo, he makes a late-night run to bring it in. Finding an overturned passenger vehicle in a ditch, Alex gives its two occupants a ride and has to put up with their constant arguing as he finishes his run.

The episode was rated 8.05 from 43 votes.

Ice Road Truckers - S5E1

#10 - Pushing the Edge (Season 5 - Episode 1)


The Ice Road Truckers are back in action, and the roads are more dangerous than ever. Lisa's first run of the season goes south in a hurry. Two rookie drivers raise the stakes in the "Dash for the Cash." And old pros Hugh and Alex, along with wildcard Rick Yemm, leave Alaska behind to take on some of the most remote and deadliest roads on the planet.

The episode was rated 8.07 from 46 votes.

Ice Road Truckers - S4E12

#9 - The Dalton Strikes Back (Season 4 - Episode 12)

The Ice Road takes no prisoners when the truckers push their limits. Ray spins out into oncoming big rigs. Jack battles a 200 ton monster haul to Prudhoe. Alex risks a bust by the DOT. Lisa races to raise cash to buy back her horse. Greg drives into mega mechanical problems.

The episode was rated 8.07 from 28 votes.

Ice Road Truckers - S3E5

#8 - Accident Alley (Season 3 - Episode 5)


A foot of snow has fallen and Lisa and Jack are determined not to waste any time and head out on the roads ahead of the snowplows. The snowy conditions cause a collision, and a tow truck is used to pull a truck cab and trailer back on a road, but gently so that a spark doesn't cause an explosion. Meanwhile, Jack has a confrontation with a 1,100 pound moose.

The episode was rated 8.09 from 34 votes.

Ice Road Truckers - S5E15

#7 - Judgement Day (Season 5 - Episode 15)

With the end of the ice road fast approaching, the Ice Road Truckers are sprinting to the finish. But they've got obstacles. A polar bear standoff at Prudhoe Bay tables the plans for oil production and ties up Carlile's loads at the most crucial time of the season. A veteran trucker's calculated risk puts his life and livelihood in jeopardy. One rookie's sent packing as the other picks up the slack. And the Dalton's favorite daughter gets her groove back.

The episode was rated 8.13 from 32 votes.

Ice Road Truckers - S3E6

#6 - Arctic Ice (Season 3 - Episode 6)


Lisa wants to join the heavy haulers and sets out to prove she can do it as good as the men!

The episode was rated 8.15 from 33 votes.

Ice Road Truckers - S3E13

#5 - Arctic Thaw (Season 3 - Episode 13)

Season 3 ends with the final 72 hours of the ice season being chronicled. George decides to retire; Lisa runs for over 300 miles without any brakes; the rivalry between Alex and Hugh heats up; and Jack Jesse's process is impeded by polar bears on the road.

The episode was rated 8.16 from 32 votes.

Ice Road Truckers - S3E12

#4 - Race for the Finish (Season 3 - Episode 12)


Lisa must take on a van of high explosives due to an air leak in Lisa's trailer in Fairbanks. Elsewhere, Jack spins out at Antigun Pass; George believes Tim is ready for solo runs; Alex heads north with Ron, whose truck breaks down and are forced to wait overnight for a new part; and Hugh meets some acquaintances at a coffee shop.

The episode was rated 8.18 from 34 votes.

Ice Road Truckers - S3E10

#3 - Ocean Run (Season 3 - Episode 10)

Season 3 closes with the truckers all feeling the pressure to deliver their loads to the oil fields. Hugh almost looses control and spins out near Atigun Pass, while Lisa does spin out and must return down the hill and begin again. Alex makes his delivery to Deadhorse and takes a back haul assignment, but the load nearly falls off due to not being strapped down tightly.

The episode was rated 8.18 from 34 votes.

Ice Road Truckers - S4E10

#2 - The Ace vs. The Ice (Season 4 - Episode 10)


King of the haul road, Jack Jesse, must survive the arctic wilderness and cross a frozen river alone to reach the isolated town of Bettles. After ditching her truck, Lisa Kelly is back in action but the slippery slopes of the Dalton will make her road to redemption a dangerous one. Greg is on a mission to revive his reputation, but to do it he must haul the biggest load of his career. And Alex has a plan to one-up his rival Hugh....but the Polar Bear isn't going down without a fight.

The episode was rated 8.22 from 27 votes.

Ice Road Truckers - S4E11

#1 - A Rookie's Nightmare (Season 4 - Episode 11)

Dalton rookie Ray Veilleux drives into a trucker's worst nightmare when he's distracted for a split-second. With the king of the haul road battle getting fierce, his days as co-leader could be over. Lisa roars up the Dalton with an unwieldy bear cage in tow. And trouble is heating up for the Polar Bear when he ignores his poorly loaded cargo and causes damage to his latest load.

The episode was rated 8.33 from 27 votes.

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