Ice Road Truckers

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Kip Brown (aka Six)'s Comment
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I'm sure most of you have seen this.. is it just me or are these guys the most dangerous drivers on the road? lol

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Daniel B.'s Comment
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I think just Rick and Hugh are. But mostly Rick. Alex, jack, Lisa, Dave and the rest of the gang are probably some of the best drivers in the world in my opinion.

Kip Brown (aka Six)'s Comment
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I think just Rick and Hugh are. But mostly Rick. Alex, jack, Lisa, Dave and the rest of the gang are probably some of the best drivers in the world in my opinion.

Maybe it's just for the show or time allotted but it seems they never do any safety checks or anything.. they just jump in and take off. Probably just time allotted for the show. Yeah, that Lisa is awesome... lol

Brett Aquila's Comment
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It's hard to say how much of that show (or any show) is edited to appear a certain way. Obviously nobody is interested in watching a show about intelligent, thoughtful, well prepared truck drivers who always put safety first, make smart decisions, and keep themselves out of bad situations. They want to see big mouth jerks getting in arguments, wrecking trucks, and making poor decisions.

From watching the show a few times I think most of the drivers and companies up there seem poorly prepared for the conditions.

HeavyHauler's Comment
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I love ICE ROAD TRUCKERS. Except for Art this season. He ****ed me off with the constant F bomb being dropped every other second. I agree that they aren't going to show a driver doing a Pre-Trip or Post-Trip inspection. Partly is probably due to time and it really isn't all that exciting to watch IMHO.

My dad retires next this December from Knight and has asked me what I thought about him going to Alaska or Canada to do that. I told him its his life and I don't care what he chooses. As long as I don't have to bail him out of jail, I'm gravy.

But, yes I love that show and think a lot of it is just for show. Except for Hugh and Rick. I think they are actually unsafe and thoughtless when it comes to the safety of them, their passengers, and other drivers on the road. I have seen plenty of WTF moments with those two.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Kip Brown (aka Six)'s Comment
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Yeah, the taking curves in ice and snow at 40mph with a flatbed and fishtailing it around the curve while yelling yeee hawww.. is fun to watch but not very wise irl..lol

Starcar's Comment
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I HATE THAT SHOW !!!!!! Why, you ask ??? Here we are...tryin to change the image of truckers....And here they are...makin' us look like perverted, foul mouthed, dangerous, idiots. Now you and i know that its staged, crap...but the motoring public paints us all with the same brush....What they do, we pay for.... I know theres like no law up there...and I know its all for the flash and Hollywood cash..just like all the other redneck game stuff that has flashed onto the tv screen..But THIS affects me...and you..and how you are thought of, treated, and maligned due to what kinda crap is put infront of bored people who have lost the family values, and the idea of a family unit. So next time you turn that mindless drivel on...just take that pervs foul mouth, dirty, clothes, unkept person and wonder why, when you walk in a rest area, mothers are grabbing and holding their baby girls....That mother watches ICE ROAD TRUCKERS.... And she saw him, and thinks they are all the same....so now its on YOU>

Jessie T.'s Comment
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Hi. Anyone on still on this string? I read about Alex Debogorski stopping at SLC LIGHTING booth at ATHS National Convention past week or so(www.slclighting.com/blog/ice-road-trucker-stops-by-the-slc-booth). Seemed friendly enough - more then on show. By the way anyone know about SLC Lighting? I found out that they do lights and accessories for rigs and American company but that's all. Oh well. My first post on this forum. To all safe travels.

Jessica A-M's Comment
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The reality of this show is it is extremely staged. One of the "actors" who quit, Rick, talks about certain parts that aren't real and some of the appeals of working for the show.

One of the major appeals is that the producers pay for truck repairs during the season! Ice road trucks take a major beating and not paying for repairs is more money in the pocket.

But, besides the hours of service and inherent danger that comes with ice, these truckers provide a valuable service, make decent money, and risk their lives for the people working in remote locations. I doubt they are skipping pre, post, and driving like idiots when they all know the stakes. I wouldn't fault them for being loud mouthed and somewhat insane, I think we all would be too!

Watch the show for the entertainment, not the reality.

Jessica A-M's Comment
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SLC Lighting

An American company handling rig lights, what more did you want to know?

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