Things have changed from the original Ice Road Truckers, where winter roads were carved out on the ice across oceans and lakes, and the real danger was breaking through to an icy watery death. This time the truck drivers haul equipment and supplies to miners in the Canadian tundra in the dead of winter on a 350-mile snow and ice covered highway.
Most of the team from Deadliest Roads are back, along with a couple of rookies and a ten year veteran of the Dalton Highway, and the name of the game, as always, is to see who can deliver the most loads during the time frame that the road will be open.
The main danger this time is loosing control and rolling your truck, especially dangerous if you’re carrying jet fuel, and we get to see some close calls and a couple of drivers manager to put their trucks off the road and require towing out.
Whilst things don’t seem as dangerous as driving on a floating ice road, the Ice Road Truckers do an amazing job in some of the worst conditions imaginable, and with a bit of your typical American TV over dramatisation, it’s a whole lot of fun to watch.
Reviewed by: Jonathan Read