The original hit series Ice Road Truckers returns to battle more than just treacherous roads in an all new season.
The battle lines are drawn in Manitoba, Canada. Hugh “Polar Bear” Rowland returns after quitting his job at Polar Industries and sets up his own shop right down the street. Bound and determined to reclaim his crown as “King of the Road,” he poaches Polar’s dispatcher, intent on landing enough loads to force his old company into submission. Hugh rounds up the toughest truckers he can find and they hit the winter roads. However, Polar Industries and its owner, Mark Kohaykewych, aren’t about to take this challenge lying down. To counter this threat on their turf, they enlist some of Hugh’s biggest rivals. Ice road legend Alex Debogorski signs on with Polar, anxious for the opportunity to wipe out Hugh’s company before it can bloom. After a year hiatus, Alaskan trucking icon Lisa Kelly also joins Polar, looking to conquer the new terrain of the winter roads just like she did on Alaska’s Dalton Highway. Montana legend Darrell Ward is also enlisted by the crew at Polar, finally getting the chance to drive the deadly ice crossings of Canada.
Throughout the season, the rivalry between these companies reaches a fever pitch as every load delivered takes money from the opposing team’s pocket. No assignment is off limits, no road is too dangerous and no ice crossing is too thin in this battle for winter roads supremacy.
This season also chronicles an eccentric mechanic way up north who dances to the beat of a completely different drum. Joey Barnes, nicknamed “The King of Obsolete,” fills his yard with trucks from decades past. Many of the vehicles are rarities, and some have been re-engineered as Joey’s own unique pieces of equipment. He’s taken it upon himself to use his fleet of trucks to rescue those stuck in the most remote corners of Manitoba.