Ice Road Truckers charts the lives of extraordinary men who haul vital supplies to diamond mines over frozen lakes that double as roads. The livelihood of many depends on these tenuous roads, which through the years have been responsible for the deaths of dozens of men. With one hand on the wheel and one on the door at all times, always prepared for the ice to give way under the weight of their trucks, these drivers put their lives and financial security of their families on the line in an exhilarating dash for cash. This adrenaline packed series reveals the raw, gripping quest of ice road truckers.
The desolate white landscape stretches as far as the eye can see in a world where the land meets the sky at an invisible horizon, just miles from the Arctic Circle. The fascinating, yet little-known ice road trucking industry, stationed just outside of Yellowknife in Canada's Northwest Territory, is responsible for supporting the diamond mines there. Each year, the many lakes of this region completely freeze over and engineers build an ice road over them that can withstand the weight of tractor trailers, hopefully. Jackknifing, breakdowns and accidents are commonplace. Since the terrain in this region is virtually impenetrable, and there are so few paved roads, the only way for supplies to reach the mines is by traveling over the ice road. The entire industry depends on the weather and the courage of the ice road truckers, who go 48-hour stretches with no sleep and who constantly hear the cracking of the ice right beneath their wheels.
Futó sorozat 2007.06 - ? - 60 perc @History, US
Színész galéria Alex Debogorski, Bear Swensen, Dave Redmon, Drew Sherwood, Eric Dufresne, George Spears, Greg Boadwine, Hugh Rowland, Jack Jessee, Jay Westgard, Lisa Kelly, Maya Sieber, Ray Veilleux, Rick Yemm, T.J. Tilcox, Tim Freeman, Jr., Tony Molesky
Lisa Kelly finds herself in a real jam after jackknifing her truck deep in the back-country; Alex Debogorski gets more than he bargained for when he falls through a patch of thin ice; Todd Dewey comes to the aid of a stranded trucker.
A sudden warm-up threatens to derail the ice road season; Art Burke faces scary and slick roads; Lisa Kelly is forced to ask her former boss for financial help; Alex Debogorski encounters a mystery man walking alone on an isolated winter road.
Polar Industries must deliver an oversized load hundreds of miles north on the winter roads; owner Mark Koyhaykewych recruits Lisa Kelly, then calls in Reno Ward, the 23-year-old son of the late Darrell Ward; a blizzard adds a new layer of danger.
A small convoy heads out with an oversized load; Lisa Kelly and Reno Ward's skills are tested by the treacherous journey; Art Burke attempts to navigate an ice road over a frozen lake; Alex Debogorski stops to help a stranded trucker.
Reno Ward has a disastrous encounter with a speeding pick-up truck; Lisa Kelly attempts to rescue Reno but is forced to leave him to fend for himself; Art Burke attempts to deliver a Zamboni to save an isolated community's hockey season.
A big bump takes out Art Burke's radiator; Todd Dewey's rig lands in a snowbank; Steph Custance regrets her foray onto a wet ice crossing; Alex Debogorski uses a sled to drag a construction shack across a frozen lake.
Lisa Kelly and Steph Custance team up for a challenging passage on the icy terrain; Art Burke brings a split load into the north country, hoping this will be his last load of the year; Todd Dewey hauls a double oversized camp shack.
Drivers head out one last time during the spring thaw; Steph Custance slides into trees; Todd Dewey struggles with a load on a twisty trail; Art Burke retrieves a heavy bulldozer; Reno Ward's truck dies on the ice; Lisa Kelly gets an emergency call.