Ice Road Truckers is back on our screens tonight — for the most dangerous season yet.
Following the effects of the weather phenomenon known as El Niño, temperatures over the winter are some of the warmest on record meaning the ice is thin and the roads perilous.
As a result the authorities are opening the roads later than usual, and closing them later — pushing the drivers and their businesses to their limits as they try to fulfil deliveries in a much smaller window than usual.
The roads are the lifeline to Canada’s most remote communities, and without the Ice Road Truckers and the vital resources they bring these remote villages and camps would be essentially cut off and could struggle to survive the winter.
But can the truckers meet the required number of loads before the roads shut again?
As tensions rise the drivers put themselves and their trucks through all sorts of risks as they bid to meet deadlines, with “total devastation” on the roads.
Boss Mark Kohaykewych and his trucking company Polar are at risk of losing deals that have taken years to acquire, so they are willing to do whatever it takes to make it work.
Meanwhile Darren Ward and Lisa Kelly’s small firm risks total collapse as they struggle to deal with the shorter season.
Watch the Season 10 trailer below to get a taste of the craziness to come.
Ice Road Truckers Season 10 trailer
Ice Road Truckers Season 10 premieres tonight at 10/9c on HISTORY.