Ice Road Truckers

10 Best Episodes of Ice Road Truckers - Season 1

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 - S1E8

#10 - Into the Whiteout (Season 1 - Episode 8)

Day 37 and 3,000 loads to go. An arctic storm is building up while a large amount of critical supplies still need to be delivered. A special convoy of five trucks try to get the loads out. TJ gets separated from the convoy. Meanwhile, Hugh struggles with having lost two of his drivers this ice road season.

The episode was rated 7.40 from 60 votes.

Ice Road Truckers - S1E2

#9 - Destination: Diamond Mine (Season 1 - Episode 2)


The road is stopped due to a traffic jam. Jay hauls a 17-ton water tank, while Hugh and Rick start on a season long competition to see who can get the highest load count.

The episode was rated 7.54 from 89 votes.

Ice Road Truckers - S1E1

#8 - Ready to Roll (Season 1 - Episode 1)

This episode introduces us to the six ice road truckers, men who haul equipment and supplies to miners in Yellowknife, Canada in eighteen wheelers across a road of ice. Road construction crews begin creating the 350 mile highway of ice. And when the temperature is just right and the ice thick enough, the truckers head up on their way on one of the most dangerous jobs in the world.

The episode was rated 7.63 from 140 votes.

Ice Road Truckers - S1E10

#7 - The Final Run (Season 1 - Episode 10)


The melt begins and the road is almost empty, only the toughest or craziest truckers remain. The race to see who will have the highest load count is close and every last load could spell victory for the remaining ice road truckers.

The episode was rated 7.64 from 56 votes.

Ice Road Truckers - S1E9

#6 - The Big Melt (Season 1 - Episode 9)

Day 53 of the ice road season. A large amount of critical loads still need to get up the road and Alex is part of the last great push. His convoy carries the heaviest load ever to cross the ice, a 100 ton electrical unit for the Diavik mine. Rick may be suffering from frostbite and has hit his limit driving a truck in forty below with no heat. T.J. heads out on his 18th load across melting ice and a road that will soon disappear.

The episode was rated 7.67 from 55 votes.

Ice Road Truckers - S1E3

#5 - Dash for the Cash (Season 1 - Episode 3)


The road is once again closed due to an Arctic storm. Also, Alex must transport a 44,000-pound diamond-ore crusher.

The episode was rated 7.76 from 70 votes.

Ice Road Truckers - S1E4

#4 - The Big Chill (Season 1 - Episode 4)

After eighteen days of hauling the truckers have delivered more than 3,000 loads to the diamond mines. It's getting colder, the loads are getting heavier and they only have three feet of ice between them and disaster. A fuel tanker flips, a rookie driver is sidelined when his truck has its battery box torn out of it, and another rookie is feeling the cold in a truck that is weatherproofed with duct tape.

The episode was rated 7.78 from 65 votes.

Ice Road Truckers - S1E7

#3 - The Rookie Challenge (Season 1 - Episode 7)


Past the halfway mark into the 2 month ice road season, Alex drives across a new 138-mile ice road to Colomac Gold mine. Hugh picks up his 17th load after he gets an oil and tire change. Drew's truck runs out of gas and freezes up. T.J. begins to suffer from abdominal pain while on the road.

The episode was rated 7.88 from 60 votes.

Ice Road Truckers - S1E5

#2 - Midseason Mayhem (Season 1 - Episode 5)

Traffic is blocked by an overturned fuel tanker, which poses an enviromental threat if the fuel contaminates a river. Also, the truckers begin to have blowouts as a result of speeding.

The episode was rated 7.92 from 61 votes.

Ice Road Truckers - S1E6

#1 - Driving on Thin Ice (Season 1 - Episode 6)


Jay hauls a 95,000-pound diamond ore scrubber, which the De Beers mine needs in order to start production. T.J. is investigated for negligent driving. Rick continues to hang in there and is still hauling without any heat in his truck. A truck goes through the ice and emergency crews spring into action.

The episode was rated 8.00 from 64 votes.

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