Ice Road Truckers (usually referred to as IRT) is a reality TV series created in collaboration of American and Canadian filmmakers. The series was released on the 17th of June 2007. The release was carried out by History channel. The show follows everyday activities of truck drivers operating dangerous routes. They have to cross frozen rivers and lakes in the far-away corners of Canada and Alaska. Then the series changed its focus on Dalton Highway, which is actually is solid ground covered with snow. Latest episodes depict winter roads in Manitoba. Ice Road Truckers season 11 release date is still to be scheduled.
Everything starts in 2000 with a new episode released by History channel. It lasted for 46 minutes and the title was Ice Road Truckers. This episode was released as one of the episodes of Suicide Missions series (eventually, the title was changed for Dangerous Missions). This episode followed the drivers doing their dangerous job on icy frozen lakes, famous as Canada’s ice roads. Then some of the episodes were released as a part of Modern Marvels series instead. At this period of time Ice Road Truckers project managed to get growing ratings and stable viewership, which made the producers release an independent project.
In 2006, Thom Beers was invited by History Channel to create a series basing on the book entitled owner of Ice Road. Thom Beers executively produced Deadliest Catch series. Ice Road Truckers is filmed in HD. The project is devoted to six men with strong will, spending two months in remote locations facing frozen roads and hardest weather conditions. The cast includes Alex Debogorski, Thom Beers, Hugh Rowland, Lisa Kelly, Rick Yemm and others.
For the period of nine seasons, the participants of the project, the truck drivers, battle furious storms and ice-cold temperatures. Surrounded by this environment thy have to confront the crossings covered with deadly slippery ice putting their survival abilities and skills to the test. 10th season became tenser than the previous ones with most part of the roads closing too early and opening too late.
11th Season Air Date
Unfortunately, we have no information about History Channel’s further plans on the fate of Ice Road Truckers and its premiere date in 2017. The producers keep silent about that. The conditions on the road are getting worse with every upcoming year and the creators of the project cannot predict a lot of things. Just stay tuned and we will let you know when new relevant info on the 11th season release date appears.