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The Best Episodes of Ice Road Truckers

Updated October 13, 2018 937 votes 39 voters144 items

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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    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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    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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    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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    Season 9 Episode 2: The war for ice road supremacy is heating up.
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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Season 11 Episode 8: After nonstop wild weather it appears the winter roads want revenge.
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    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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    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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    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.