TV Episodes The Best Episodes of Ice Road Truckers  

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There are so many good episodes of Ice Road Truckers, but which ones really stand out? Do you like "The Final Ride" the best, or is "World's End" your favorite episode of Ice Road Truckers? To determine once and for all what the best episodes of Ice Road Truckers are, let's rank every Ice Road Truckers episode from best to worst.

The American reality TV series Ice Road Truckers follows truck drivers as they navigate seasonal routes that cross frozen lakes and rivers in remote Arctic territories. Ice Road Truckers, which premiered on June 17, 2007, airs on History and travels through Canada and Alaska.

Vote up your favorite episodes of Ice Road Truckers, and downvote any bad episodes that you really didn't enjoy, despite how much you love the series as a whole. It can be painful to put one Ice Road Truckers episode over the other when there are so many good ones, which is why you can vote on however many episodes you like.

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Breakdown is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Episodes of Ice Road Truckers
Season 10 Episode 3: As a short season looms, the drivers are up against it. Hundreds of miles from the nearest town, Lisa Kelly finds herself stranded.

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Ice Road Truckers - Season 7 S... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Episodes of Ice Road Truckers
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The Final Ride is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Episodes of Ice Road Truckers
Season 10 Episode 10: The historic four truck convoy faces fire and a crossing so thin, they must test the thickness themselves. After Art Burke's engine dies, he must travel back to Winnipeg.

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World's End is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Episodes of Ice Road Truckers
Season 8 Episode 12: The end of the line is here. The Polar drivers face the long, difficult journey back down the world's longest seasonal winter road.

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Icy Grave is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Episodes of Ice Road Truckers
Season 9 Episode 2: The war for ice road supremacy is heating up.

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Destination: Diamond Mine is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Episodes of Ice Road Truckers
Season 1 Episode 2: Jay hauls a 17-ton water tank over 31 inches of ice all the way to the De Beers Diamond mine. The rivalry heats up between Hugh and Rick as they compete for the highest load count. And the season's first spin out on "Charlie's Hill" causes a major traffic jam on the ice. Take a look at the men who undertake one of the most dangerous jobs on earth--ice road truckers.

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Ready To Roll is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Episodes of Ice Road Truckers
Season 1 Episode 1: Take a look at the men who undertake one of the most dangerous jobs on earth--ice road truckers. In the thick of winter truckers in giant eighteen wheelers carry equipment and supplies to miners in the Canadian tundra. In this episode, road construction crews begin the process of creating the most unique passage in the world---a 350-mile highway of ice.

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Icing on the Lake is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Episodes of Ice Road Truckers
Season 8 Episode 10: Darrell continues teaching Reno how to drive the ice roads, but Dad's overprotective ways may be too much; Art gets some royal help on a trip far north; faulty wiring could sink Alex's cement load;

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Snow Bound is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Episodes of Ice Road Truckers
Season 8 Episode 4: 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.

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Arctic Ice is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Episodes of Ice Road Truckers
Season 3 Episode 6: Lisa Kelly auditions to be the first woman to break into the elite Heavy Haul division by commanding a convoy of pilot cars while hauling 80-foot sections of wide-gauge pipe. Having spun out before with a much shorter load, she faces a daunting task involving a 600 mile run through the Brooks Range mountains, over the wind-blasted North Slope, and across the ice road of the Arctic Ocean itself.

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Collision Course is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Episodes of Ice Road Truckers
Season 7 Episode 1: Battle lines are drawn in Manitoba. Hugh Rowland returns to the winter roads with a grudge and a goal: run his previous employer out of town.

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One Last Lick is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Episodes of Ice Road Truckers
Season 11 Episode 10: Steph Custance is the first to experience nature's wrath as she slips and slides deep into the trees off a slick road.

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Race the Melt is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Episodes of Ice Road Truckers
Season 6 Episode 15: On the Dalton, Jack Jessee and Darrell Ward are dispatched across the ice to make the final run to the village of Nuiqsut, but with the road scheduled to close at sundown, failure will leave them trapped on the wrong side of the water.

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The Big Blizzard is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Episodes of Ice Road Truckers
Season 2 Episode 4: Just five days into the Arctic adventure, Mother Nature is about to strike and wreak havoc on the ice roads. Making matters worse is a report of a trucker who has run off the road and is stranded on the weakest part. The storm will make the ice roads impassable and dangerous. Since safety of the drivers is of the utmost concern, the roads must be shutdown.

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The Last Dash is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Episodes of Ice Road Truckers
Season 5 Episode 15: The finish line is in sight and the race heats up. In Canada, Hugh and Rick come across an obstacle that could help Alex take the lead over his old rival Hugh. Rookie Maya is dispatched in a convoy with Lisa for her first trip to the isolated village of Nuiqsut. Tony deals with melting ice on the road while Dave boards an airplane destined for Alabama.

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The Big Chill is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Episodes of Ice Road Truckers
Season 1 Episode 4: Take a look at the men who undertake one of the most dangerous jobs on earth--ice road truckers. In the thick of winter truckers in giant eighteen wheelers carry equipment and supplies to miners in the Canadian tundra. Travel over ice and frozen lakes in blizzard conditions with men who are trained in self survival.

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New Cold Blood is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Episodes of Ice Road Truckers
Season 9 Episode 4: Polar boss Mark Kohaykewych shakes things up when he brings new soldier Mike Simmons into the winter roads battle. But when the rookie's paired with company wildcard Art Burke, it makes for a rocky trip.

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The Big Melt is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Episodes of Ice Road Truckers
Season 1 Episode 9: It's day 53 of the ice road season and only the toughest truckers remain on a road that's sent many people packing. Alex is part of a last great push to get some critical loads up the ice before it's too late. In his convoy is the heaviest load ever to cross the ice---a 100-ton electrical unit for the Diavik mine. If this load damages the ice, it could be the last run of the season.

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Pushing The Edge / Ice Road Ra... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Episodes of Ice Road Truckers
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.

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Man Down is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Episodes of Ice Road Truckers
Season 2 Episode 8: Bear and Eric must haul a boiler and a flare stack--two critical pieces of equipment--to Langley at the same time that a polar bear is spotted in the area. In this region of the Arctic, polar bears have been known to kill humans, so the truckers must now be on guard against this new danger.

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The Polar Bear Returns is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Episodes of Ice Road Truckers
Season 4 Episode 2: Failing trailer brakes and trash talk over the CB threaten to derail Lisa's comeback. Newcomer Greg races to reignite his rivalry with Jack, before a devastating wreck slams the brakes on Greg's need for speed. In the meantime, with a damaged fuel tank to deliver, Jack isn't giving up the load-count crown without a fight.

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Hurricane Alley is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Episodes of Ice Road Truckers
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.

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Deadliest Ice Road is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Episodes of Ice Road Truckers
Season 3 Episode 1: Day 1 of the new Ice Road season begins. There are 6,000 loads of freight to move in just 12 weeks to the oil camps of Alaska's North Slope. The 400 plus miles stretch from Fairbanks to the remote outpost of Deadhorse, and is fraught with harrowing danger from steep mountain ice, to frozen tundra and the treacherous ice roads of the Arctic Ocean.

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The Final Run is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Episodes of Ice Road Truckers
Season 1 Episode 10: Spring brings a rush of warm weather and the big melt begins. The road is nearly empty as only the toughest or craziest truckers remain. There's a race to the finish between Alex, Hugh, Jay and T.J. Alex and Hugh are neck and neck fighting for the top load count, but the road is down to its final days and every trip could be their last.

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Road to Season 2 is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Episodes of Ice Road Truckers
Season 2 Episode 1: Back for a second season, the truckers venture to the most isolated and dangerous ice roads in North America, gunning their rigs over frozen rivers and ocean, 200 miles north of the Arctic Circle. For a brief window of time each year the waterways freeze over, allowing engineers to create temporary roads over unforgiving terrain.

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Meltdown! is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Episodes of Ice Road Truckers
Season 5 Episode 7: 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.

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Avalanche! is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Episodes of Ice Road Truckers
Season 4 Episode 7: When an avalanche strikes, Jack is stranded and left helpless as he watches the DOT clean up the carnage. Ray faces the Dalton with a premonition of death hanging over his head. Lisa fights to get back in the race. Hugh risks a head on collision at 4700 feet by driving on the wrong side of the road over Atigun pass.

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Accident Alley is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Episodes of Ice Road Truckers
Season 3 Episode 5: Another winter storm drops nearly a foot of fresh, new snow, obscuring the road south. Veteran driver Jack and the less experienced Lisa are determined to not lose any more time or money this season. They set out for Fairbanks before the snowplows even arrive. Further north on the haul road, that same blizzard causes a major collision near the icy hill called "Slope Mountain.

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Jackknife Jeopardy is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Episodes of Ice Road Truckers
Season 11 Episode 2: The ice road season is off to a bad start. Lisa Kelly finds herself in a real jam after jackknifing her truck deep in the backcountry.

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A Rookie Fumbles is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Episodes of Ice Road Truckers
Season 2 Episode 10: It's a race against time to dismantle the Mallik Research site before the ice road melts, but while scientists are on the verge of an historic breakthrough, the truckers are starting to haul away equipment piece-by-piece. Hugh is given the challenging task of training a new driver, Isaac Lenny, whose driving test is just days away.

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Driving on Thin Ice is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Episodes of Ice Road Truckers
Season 1 Episode 6: Take a look at the men who undertake one of the most dangerous jobs on earth--ice road truckers. In the thick of winter truckers in giant eighteen wheelers carry equipment and supplies to miners in the Canadian tundra. Travel over ice and frozen lakes in blizzard conditions with men who are trained in self survival.

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Load Rules is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Episodes of Ice Road Truckers
Season 7 Episode 7: Alex Debogorski races to complete one of Polar's most critical hauls of the season after a dashboard fire nearly costs him more than just a paycheck. Lisa's forced to stop in the middle of a frozen lake when she loses sight of the road.

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Into the Fire is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Episodes of Ice Road Truckers
Season 10 Episode 7: On her first ever solo trip, Polar rookie Steph Custance braves one of the longest ice crossings on the winter roads map. Darrell Ward attempts a triple delivery in a single day.

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Hell Freezes Over is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Episodes of Ice Road Truckers
Season 9 Episode 9: The two rival companies join forces to take on the biggest challenge in Ice Road Truckers history--pulling a cat train across the frozen Hudson Bay.

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Dash For The Cash is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Episodes of Ice Road Truckers
Season 1 Episode 3: An arctic storm forces a road closure. Alex hauls a 44,000 pound diamond ore crusher across 350-miles of ice to the BHP mine. And brutal -40 degree temperatures start to take their toll on the truckers. Take a look at the men who undertake one of the most dangerous jobs on earth--ice road truckers.

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Chopping Block is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Episodes of Ice Road Truckers
Season 6 Episode 14: On the Dempster, Alex is hauling a dangerous load of deadly compressed gasses, but at hurricane alley, high winds have already pushed one truck off the road, and any mistake Alex makes could have explosive consequences.

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Arctic Whiteout is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Episodes of Ice Road Truckers
Season 2 Episode 5: It's week two on the frozen tundra and the name of the game is Rig Move. MGM is breaking down camp and moving every last piece of equipment to a new base at Langley to continue exploring for natural gas. While Alex and Hugh continue to prove themselves, Rick's only drive is into the repair shop where he spends two days doing nothing but sitting around.

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Hail To The King! is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Episodes of Ice Road Truckers
Season 7 Episode 6: The battle for winter roads supremacy turns personal when VP Express boss Hugh Rowland steals a driver from Polar Industries and convinces the new hire to block his former employer's front gate with his truck.

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Loads to Learn is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Episodes of Ice Road Truckers
Season 5 Episode 5: The Ice Road Truckers face their greatest challenges to date. Lisa takes on the biggest haul of her career. Maya is still stuck under Phil's wing. Dave gets a second chance to prove he deserves to be trucking, while Hugh, Rick and Alex embark on an epic race over one of the longest and most treacherous roads in all of Canada.

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Hell Nino is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Episodes of Ice Road Truckers
Season 10 Episode 8: Todd Dewey must fix his truck or be stranded a hundred miles from the nearest town. Alex Debogorski confronts a creek that's thawed in the middle of the road.

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Edge of the Earth is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Episodes of Ice Road Truckers
Season 2 Episode 2: It is a job only a few would dare. This year, four ice road truckers, Hugh, Alex, Rick and Drew, return from last season to join Arctic veterans as they venture 200 miles north of the Arctic Circle to drive the most isolated and dangerous ice roads in North America. In the first episode, Hugh and Drew are introduced to their new boss, while Alex waits on his first load of the season.

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New King of the Dalton is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Episodes of Ice Road Truckers
Season 4 Episode 16: The Ice Road truckers battle to the last load to determine this year's King of the Haul Road. Tensions between co-leaders Ray and Greg explode on Atigun, giving Hugh a chance to take the lead. Lisa's possible best season ever is on the line, while Jack's hope to repeat as King is in jeopardy. Alex pushes to finally beat his nemesis, the Polar Bear.

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The Big Skid is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Episodes of Ice Road Truckers
Season 11 Episode 8: After nonstop wild weather it appears the winter roads want revenge.

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Art of War is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Episodes of Ice Road Truckers
Season 7 Episode 8: The landscape in the battle for winter roads supremacy is shaken to the core as Art Burke locks horns with VP Express bosses Hugh Rowland and Vlad Plescott while at Polar,

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The Rookie Challenge is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Episodes of Ice Road Truckers
Season 1 Episode 7: It's just over a month into the new ice road season and more than 800 truckers are on the ice, working around the clock. There are still 4,000 loads that need to make it to the mines, but with spring just around the corner, every load could be their last. Alex sets out on a daring new adventure, one that will take him across a brand new, 138-mile, ice road to the Colomac Gold mine.

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Then and Now is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Episodes of Ice Road Truckers
Season 1 Episode 11: We'll also survey how trucks were specifically fitted for sub zero temperatures in the 1930's, and how the mines operated in the 1940's as opposed to the way they operate now.

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On The Edge is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Episodes of Ice Road Truckers
Season 1 Episode 12: The truckers continue their look back at their experiences during the last ice road season and explain what they do now that they're off the ice.

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A Legend Meets His End is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Episodes of Ice Road Truckers
Season 4 Episode 14: When a Haul Road legend dies, Ray leads the trucker's son to scatter his ashes on Atigun. But the son's blunders on the Dalton could get them killed before they make it. Lisa gets her biggest break yet when she's assigned to push-truck a monster load to Prudhoe. Alex discovers Alaskan gold, but is later busted by the DOT for violations.

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Highway Maggots is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Episodes of Ice Road Truckers
Season 2 Episode 11: With the sun beating down on the ice, the road is melting at an accelerating rate. This means that it's all hands on deck for the demobilization of the drilling sites at Langley and Mallik, which must be broken down and hauled away before they're swallowed up by Arctic waters. Northwind owner Kurt leaves his office behind and jumps into a truck to contribute to the effort.

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Deadly Melt is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Episodes of Ice Road Truckers
Season 4 Episode 15: As Alaskan temperatures rise, it's heading into the deadliest and most dangerous time of the year--the melt. Last year flowing ice from the Yukon River nearly wiped out an entire village. Now, the DOT are racing to stop an overflow that could take out the Dalton and its truckers with it. As drivers race to rack up loads in the Dash for the Cash, they're forced to team up for safety.