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Hey Canadians i wuold like some info on Ice Road Truckers I have heard of them and was wondering if any body knows any mor info on them like how to get in contact with a co. that does this and or info abut the pay
 

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Some info on a Popular Mechanics article.
An independent web page on the subject shows some dramatic partly-submerged trucks.
Nuna Logistics is one such company that operates a fleet.

Most fleets are privately-held small companies so it might be hard to get a hold of them. Expect a 2-season training period.

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In the Popular mechanics page, one comment redirects to and how to get an ice road trucking job information page. (This in turns brings you back to the Nuna Logistics page but includes links for application forms).
 

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thanks man this is deff an option that i want to do when i get out of the army.
I am a truck driver for the army and i love driving truck but dont want to put up with the army BS im going to try to get stationed in alaska to get somthing close to the experiance
 

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Ice Road truckers is Great....We had it over here on Uk Tv.......But I still dont want to do it.........I'm gonna leave it to the Crazy , Younger guys---LOL!!!
 

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thanks for the info but every thing i see says that they dont hire out side of Canada any one know if there is a way around that?
 

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cant do that with the US any way to get a work visa
The last I heard Alaska was still part of the Union, even after the embarassment to the state caused by Ms Palin.
There are numerous Ice Roads in the state.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r0LiZpLJ3bg


Ice Road Truckers, televised on the History Channel, are a brave group of men, who drive the ice roads of Alaska for a living. The ice roads have no pavement, no asphalt under them at all, just ice that has froze over the ocean. This group of men drive the ice roads in Alaska for four months a year, while the ice is frozen enough to be able to drive the heavy trucks on the ice. Some of the veteran Ice Road Truck drivers have been driving the ice roads for 20+ years. The veteran drivers are much more dependable at making the trips safely, and not doing foolish things. They are a big help in teaching and training new drivers. There are new drivers who are very young, in their early twenties. These ice roads are very treacherous roads to go over. These men put their lives in danger every day, just by doing their job there.

The ice must be thick enough, before the truckers can drive on it, and the companies that they are driving for - do have people working there, whose jobs it is to keep a measure of the ice - all of the time, to make sure that the ice density is thick enough for the trucks to drive on. Also, walking on the ice all of the time can be treacherous. These men seem to be very adept at walking on the ice all of the time, and doing maintenance on their trucks out there on the ice.

The ice road truckers try to do two loads a day. On these trips, some of these trucks will haul up to three loads on one trip. That is quite an achievement on ice. Most people don't like to drive regular roads when there is an icy condition, but think of driving on ice only, where there are no paved roads, no asphalt. They must travel at safe speeds because too much speed can cause vibration, and cause the ice to break, which can be hazardous for that truck driver and for truck drivers coming after him. Excessive speed causes vibrations, which can cause the ice to break, which is very dangerous for the drivers. Excessive speeds are also hard on the trucks, and on all of the parts of the trucks. Trucks can break down more often due to the higher speeds.
 

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Yeah, we watch that show too. An especially dangerous part is when two trucks are approaching from opposite directions. As the trucks drive on the ice, they push a wave of water under the ice. If either truck is going too fast, the waves can collide so violently, that they'll break thru the ice and both trucks could go thru it. Not a job I'd want but then again I'm an old wuss. I'd rather try fishing for crab with the guys on Deadliest Catch. They make a crap load of money risking their lives too.
 

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The last I heard Alaska was still part of the Union, even after the embarassment to the state caused by Ms Palin.
There are numerous Ice Roads in the state.
Ice Road Truckers, televised on the History Channel, are a brave group of men, who drive the ice roads of Alaska for a living. The ice roads have no pavement, no asphalt under them at all, just ice that has froze over the ocean. This group of men drive the ice roads in Alaska for four months a year, while the ice is frozen enough to be able to drive the heavy trucks on the ice. Some of the veteran Ice Road Truck drivers have been driving the ice roads for 20+ years. The veteran drivers are much more dependable at making the trips safely, and not doing foolish things. They are a big help in teaching and training new drivers. There are new drivers who are very young, in their early twenties. These ice roads are very treacherous roads to go over. These men put their lives in danger every day, just by doing their job there.
The ice must be thick enough, before the truckers can drive on it, and the companies that they are driving for - do have people working there, whose jobs it is to keep a measure of the ice - all of the time, to make sure that the ice density is thick enough for the trucks to drive on. Also, walking on the ice all of the time can be treacherous. These men seem to be very adept at walking on the ice all of the time, and doing maintenance on their trucks out there on the ice.
The ice road truckers try to do two loads a day. On these trips, some of these trucks will haul up to three loads on one trip. That is quite an achievement on ice. Most people don't like to drive regular roads when there is an icy condition, but think of driving on ice only, where there are no paved roads, no asphalt. They must travel at safe speeds because too much speed can cause vibration, and cause the ice to break, which can be hazardous for that truck driver and for truck drivers coming after him. Excessive speed causes vibrations, which can cause the ice to break, which is very dangerous for the drivers. Excessive speeds are also hard on the trucks, and on all of the parts of the trucks. Trucks can break down more often due to the higher speeds.
wow hey thanks for the info i really like the way this job looks and really want to do it when i get out of the army
 

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I'd definitely watch both seasons of the show. It is entertaining and in your case also educational.

In terms of experience that would qualify you I'd try some of the heavy hauliers. Specialise in wide and overweight to distinguish yourself. Assume you've already driven tank haulers.
 

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I'd definitely watch both seasons of the show. It is entertaining and in your case also educational.

In terms of experience that would qualify you I'd try some of the heavy hauliers. Specialise in wide and overweight to distinguish yourself. Assume you've already driven tank haulers.
Yeah i own both of them and in the military i haul lots of oversized loads and over waight loads and yes i have driven tankers and i was thinking of getting stationed in alaska to get experiance in cold weather
 
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