Ice Road Truckers

10 Worst 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 - S10E3

#10 - Breakdown (Season 10 - Episode 3)

Lisa Kelly becomes stranded hundreds of miles from the nearest town. Darrell Ward takes a risky off-road short cut that's untested by any other truck. Art Burke comes upon a melting ice crossing and a load that's right at the weight limit. 22-year-old Steph Custance learns whether she'll be driving for Polar.

The episode was rated 7.42 from 234 votes.

Ice Road Truckers - S10E6

#9 - Bridge to Nowhere (Season 10 - Episode 6)

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Darrell Ward faces off with a trail named "The Obstacle Course". Todd Dewey struggles to clear a melting ice bridge. Veteran Alex Debogorski is pushed to his limits hauling an oversized fuel tank and Art Burke finds an ice crossing in the middle of the night.

The episode was rated 7.41 from 225 votes.

Ice Road Truckers - S3E7

#8 - Wicked Weather (Season 3 - Episode 7)

A nasty storm seems to be gathering force, but Tim Freeman and George Spears decide to head out into it anyways. Lisa Kelly finds her progress halted when the road heading north is closed. Hugh Rowland and Phil Kromm find some caribou barbecue by heading south. Lastly, Lisa finally makes her way to Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, and reunites with her husband.

The episode was rated 7.40 from 35 votes.

Ice Road Truckers - S1E8

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

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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 - S8E8

#6 - Highway to Hell (Season 8 - Episode 8)

Lisa and Todd embark on one of the toughest missions of the season, tackling an untamed trail dubbed the `Highway to Hell'. Darrell Ward steals business out from under his former boss at Polar Industries. A crash could mean the end of Alex's trucking season.

The episode was rated 7.39 from 44 votes.

Ice Road Truckers - S6E7

#5 - Hard Road Ahead (Season 6 - Episode 7)

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On Manitoba s Winter Roads, Hugh Rowland and Rick Yemm's season is already on the brink of disaster. But Rick makes a deadly discovery about his truck that puts the rest of his season, and his life, in jeopardy. On the Dempster, Alex risks his life by taking on the challenge of hauling an excavator that s over the safe weight limit of the ice. But on the shifting ice of the Mackenzie River delta, Alex is in a no-win situation when a truck malfunction leaves his trailer in danger of jackknifing, while stopping to fix the problem means falling through the ice. On the Dalton, haul road ace Jack Jessee is missing in action. Darrell, Porkchop, and Austin hammer down to take the lead int he load count. But when Terminal Manager Lane Keator hits the road, drivers will be forced to answer to the boss.

The episode was rated 7.38 from 52 votes.

Ice Road Truckers - S9E6

#4 - Break On Through (Season 9 - Episode 6)

Darrell Ward and Lisa Kelly try to make good on a power play for their young company but could lose everything when Darrell's truck breaks down. Polar driver Todd Dewey must backtrack hundreds of miles to recover lost freight or risk losing a vital contract. Rookie Mike Simmons' inexperience costs him on one of Canada's toughest winter roads. And as trails and crossings continue to melt, Art Burke finds himself fighting for his life on the ice.

The episode was rated 7.37 from 100 votes.

Ice Road Truckers - S8E4

#3 - Snow Bound (Season 8 - Episode 4)

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A monster storm brings record breaking snowfall onto the winter roads. Polar drivers Darrell and Todd try to muscle through, while the rest of the team fights to survive, stranded in the wild with no help in sight and no hope on the horizon. Meanwhile, despite frigid temperatures the war between VP Express and Polar reaches a boiling point.

The episode was rated 7.35 from 49 votes.

Ice Road Truckers - S6E11

#2 - Hurricane Alley (Season 6 - Episode 11)

On the Dempster, Alex faces Hurricane Alley, but the biggest blizzard of the season plunges him into a complete whiteout that buries the road, and leaves Alex and his convoy partner no way to escape. On the Dalton, Darrell Ward raises the stakes in his rivalry with Jack Jessee, but the north slope keeps him grounded as frost heaves threaten to shake his load apart. While Jack deals with Darrell s aggressive move, it s Atigun Pass that nearly takes out the veteran. Rookie Porkchop also struggles to climb Atigun Pass, and keep his streak of successful solo runs going. Austin is sent out on a heavy haul special assignment, but being forced to load the oversized cargo himself could be too much for the young heavy hauler.

The episode was rated 7.33 from 49 votes.

Ice Road Truckers - S6E6

#1 - Blood, Sweat, and Gears (Season 6 - Episode 6)

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Its time for drivers to step up or step out of the game. With tension on the road at the breaking point, one driver will walk away. Austin is tasked with the biggest load of the season so far: an entire cabin, balanced precariously on an oversized trailer. The news of Austin s entry into the world of heavy haul rubs Jack Jessee the wrong way. But even with a regular load of freight, the Dalton proves to be a challenge for Jack when he battles oncoming traffic on a slick section of road. Carlile boss Lane Keator makes the call to put South Carolina native Porkchop in a convoy with Darrell Ward, hoping that Porkchop will learn something from the Montana log hauler. On the Dempster, Alex races up the road before the gathering snow shuts everything down. Hugh and Rick s cement truck haul goes awry, putting the boys at odds with the law. After days of struggling to reach Red Sucker Lake to deliver their loads, now they re just hoping to stay out of jail.

The episode was rated 7.04 from 45 votes.

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