Ice Road Truckers

10 Best Episodes of Ice Road Truckers - Season 5

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 - S5E13

#15 - Ice Rogue Trucker (Season 5 - Episode 13)

Dave Redmon is at odds--yet again--with his bosses, this time over making a rookie error, and Maya faces freezing brakeline issues as she dashes down the melting ice roads

The episode was rated 7.78 from 32 votes.

Ice Road Truckers - S5E6

#14 - The Braking Point (Season 5 - Episode 6)


Rick and Hugh continue their marathon run, but the Winter Roads wreak havoc on the trucks leaving Hugh stuck on the side of the road.

The episode was rated 7.80 from 40 votes.

Ice Road Truckers - S5E8

#13 - Meltdown! (Season 5 - Episode 8)

As the season reaches the halfway point, drivers are desperate to pull ahead in the dash for the cash. Hugh, Rick, and Alex, struggled to make deliveries to the remote villages of northern Manitoba, but now, the return trip over 880 miles of Canadian wilderness will push them past the breaking point. In Alaska, the biggest storm of the season descends on the Dalton--forcing every driver to face a brutal whiteout or risk falling behind in the load count. Lisa Kelly deals with the fallout of driving her oversize load into the ditch.

The episode was rated 7.81 from 42 votes.

Ice Road Truckers - S5E10

#12 - Rookie Rebellion (Season 5 - Episode 10)


Harsh winter weather has left Lisa stranded in Prudhoe Bay. Dave is in a convoy with Maya and Tony, he tests their patience before leaving them behind. In Canada, Rick's frustration reaches a boiling point and he snaps, while Hugh rescue's Rick's truck, again.

The episode was rated 7.82 from 39 votes.

Ice Road Truckers - S5E11

#11 - Hittin' the Skids (Season 5 - Episode 11)

Hugh and Rick face an obstacle that has the ice road blocked, until Hugh decides to clear a path, while Alex gets too close for comfort with a parked car.

The episode was rated 7.84 from 37 votes.

Ice Road Truckers - S5E2

#10 - Ice Road Rage (Season 5 - Episode 2)


Hugh and Rick roll deeper into the Canadian outback, while a dangerous overflow may leave Alex stranded in the wilderness. Dave's training run with Tony reaches the boiling point. Lisa Kelly goes on a rescue mission. And Maya's first look at the Haul Road may be enough to send this rookie back to the big city.

The episode was rated 7.86 from 21 votes.

Ice Road Truckers - S5E5

#9 - Under the Hammer (Season 5 - Episode 5)

While hauling loads north, the Ice Road Truckers hammer away at the weather, accident, and truck obstacles in their way. As Hugh and Rick deliver the largest load ever trucked on Manitoba's ice roads, their convoy comes to a sudden halt after downing a high-voltage power line. Lisa's dream of becoming a heavy haul push trucker depends on her ability to sync up with a new partner. Meanwhile, hoping for an easy run to pump up his load count, Alex pins up to ten tons of trouble. And haul road rookie Dave takes matters into his own hands to make a renegade roadside repair.

The episode was rated 7.90 from 40 votes.

Ice Road Truckers - S5E16

#8 - The Last Dash (Season 5 - Episode 16)


The season end is approaching and so is the load count in the Dash for the Cash. Hugh and Rick has trouble in Canada, will Alex take over the lead? Maya the Dalton-rookie convoys with Lisa to the remote and isolated Nuiqsut village. Tony deals with deteriorating road conditions and Dave leaves Alaska for Alabama.

The episode was rated 7.94 from 34 votes.

Ice Road Truckers - S5E4

#7 - Fire on Ice (Season 5 - Episode 4)

Hugh and Rick are hauling the biggest load ever to travel up the Canadian ice roads! The record breaking journey spans three days and right out of the gate, Rick's amateur antics cause problems for the Convoy, which puts Hugh in the hot seat. Also in Canada, Alex has challenges of his own fighting a massive oil leak over the unforgiving Canadian Ice Road that's as hard on the driver, as it is the truck. A breakdown on this Canadian bush road means a night spent in the truck in -20 below zero temperatures. Back in Alaska, two Dalton newcomers are finally heading up the highway. Maya Seiber spent three years as a trucker in New York, but Alaska's a long way from Manhattan and the Dalton has some surprises in store for this rookie. Meanwhile, Dave Redmon is finally alone in the truck for his haul to Prudhoe, but after his big blowout with Tony, the Carlile bosses are keeping a close eye to see if he has what it takes to join their elite team of truckers.

The episode was rated 7.95 from 43 votes.

Ice Road Truckers - S5E14

#6 - The Heat is On (Season 5 - Episode 14)


In Alaska, Lisa and Maya help a stranded driver get back on the road. Tony gets a surprise from Carlile while Dave continues his descent into isolation. In Canada, Hugh and Rick keep up their load count with backhauls. Alex has to deal with unstable freight but also scores a backhaul, keeping the race with his rival close.

The episode was rated 7.97 from 34 votes.

Ice Road Truckers - S5E12

#5 - No More Mr. Nice Guy (Season 5 - Episode 12)

It's the first warm day of spring and the ice roads are getting dangerously slick. Hugh and Rick hauling tankers with diesel fuel, run into Alex at a fuel stop and decide to convoy north together. When Hugh and Rick see a crashed truck and decide to stop and strap down, Alex blows by and runs solo, much to the ire of Hugh. Later, Alex surprises Hugh with a late Christmas present. Over in Alaska Lisa and Tony haul record wide loads. Maya gets into trouble on Koyukuk's steep grades.

The episode was rated 8.03 from 38 votes.

Ice Road Truckers - S5E9

#4 - 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

#3 - 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

#2 - 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 - S5E15

#1 - 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.

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