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The Best Episodes of Ice Road Truckers

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
    1

    Breakdown

    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.
  • Ready To Roll
    2

    Ready To Roll

    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.
  • Arctic Ice
    3

    Arctic Ice

    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.
  • The Polar Bear Returns
    4

    The Polar Bear Returns

    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.
  • The Final Ride
    5

    The Final Ride

    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.
  • Destination: Diamond Mine
    6

    Destination: Diamond Mine

    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.
  • Man Down
    7

    Man Down

    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.
  • Loads to Learn
    8

    Loads to Learn

    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.
  • World's End
    9

    World's End

    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.
  • Icy Grave
    10

    Icy Grave

    Season 9 Episode 2: The war for ice road supremacy is heating up.
  • The Final Run
    11

    The Final Run

    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.
  • Road to Season 2
    12

    Road to Season 2

    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.
  • Meltdown!
    13

    Meltdown!

    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.
  • Edge of the Earth
    14

    Edge of the Earth

    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.
  • The Rookie Challenge
    15

    The Rookie Challenge

    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.
  • Driving on Thin Ice
    16

    Driving on Thin Ice

    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.
  • Busted Parts & Breakdowns
    17

    Busted Parts & Breakdowns

    Season 3 Episode 11: With only two weeks left of the winter season, the race is on to deliver the remaining loads before the ice roads melt away. But this late in the game, truckers are besieged by mechanical breakdowns and a volcanic eruption in Southern Alaska has put unexpected pressure on this remote road. The volcanic eruption has also shutdown Alaska's fuel refineries, leaving Deadhorse extremely short on fuel.
  • Monster Storm Over Atigun
    18

    Monster Storm Over Atigun

    Season 4 Episode 4: A monster phase-3 storm is hammering Atigun Pass, and if they want to survive, the Ice Road Truckers will have to think fast. Alex is southbound from Prudhoe when he meets the massive blow, and whiteout conditions erase the road from his view.
  • Deadly Melt
    19

    Deadly Melt

    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.
  • Deadliest Ice Road
    20

    Deadliest Ice Road

    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.
  • 12:00 AM
    21

    12:00 AM

    Season 2 Episode 9: After being Med-Evaced to Yellowknife hospital, Alex receives a grim diagnosis that could mean the end of his Ice Road season. Rick is also complaining of health issues, and again threatens to quit if his boss won't let him take time off to see a doctor. With nearly all of the rookies out for the count, the Arctic veterans take on the challenge of hauling the final loads of the rig move.
  • Trapped On Thin Ice
    22

    Trapped On Thin Ice

    Season 4 Episode 5: Jack Jesse rushes to save an Alaskan town with an emergency fuel delivery, but a blinding storm stops him cold on the thin ice of the frozen river road to Nuiqsut. Lisa Kelly gets her big chance to step up when she's given her first oversize load, but as she battles the elements and the law, Lisa wonders if her trucking skills are up to the test.
  • The Ace vs. The Ice
    23

    The Ace vs. The Ice

    Season 4 Episode 10: King of the haul road, Jack Jesse, must survive the arctic wilderness and cross a frozen river alone to reach the isolated town of Bettles. After ditching her truck, Lisa Kelly is back in action but the slippery slopes of the Dalton will make her road to redemption a dangerous one.
  • Wicked Weather
    24

    Wicked Weather

    Season 3 Episode 7: The race is on to make it to Prudhoe before a wicked storm turns fierce. After riding out the previous night's storm in Coldfoot, Tim and George decide to push on, despite the dire forecast. Twenty-five miles from Deadhorse, they run straight into the storm and are forced to slam through huge snowdrifts to make it to safety.
  • Turn and Burn
    25

    Turn and Burn

    Season 3 Episode 9: With just three weeks to go, everyone is pushing it to the limit to get the freight to Deadhorse before the season ends. Lisa rushes to Carlile to pick up her next load. She's convoying north with Jack Jesse. On the road, he shows her how to avoid spinning out by shifting gears. Hugh and Phil have been doing short turns all week to get storm-delayed freight from Coldfoot to Deadhorse.