|You're driving on ice and
only a few feet stands between you and disaster. Knowing
how your rig handles and the best way to cross the frozen
rivers, lakes, ponds and bays to deliver your supplies is
crucial. As ice road truckers ourselves, we cannot
describe the anxious yet
exciting, adrenalin pumping feeling that one gets when
driving over a bay or river to arrive at our destination.
By far, it's one of the best jobs a truck driver can have
can have as it offers both adventure and high pay.
An ice road by definition is a
road that is simply of made of ice which are grooved and
compressed so that truck drivers may use them as regular
roads. They link dry land, waterways and portages.
However, these roads are only passable 2-3 months out of
the year when it is the coldest, before they begin to
warm and is too thin, becoming too dangerous to cross.
The Alaskan bush and Canadian tundra have been virtually
untouched for millions of years, until of course when the
proper equipment was available to transport food and
supplies to remote areas. Oil rigs, diamond
mines and small remote villages depend on the ice road
truckers for their annual shipment of much needed goods
within the 2-3 month time frame that is the ice road
At first glance, an ice road looks just like a regular
road, but just covered with ice, black looking in many
instances. However, it's not as simple as hitting the
pedal and steering around. It takes experience, a feel
and understanding of the roads to make calculated
decisions. One wrong move could result to an accident.
For those of you who wish to brave the elements and make
great money, then this may be the job you're looking for.
The best thing is that there is always a need for
experienced truck drivers as it is seasonal and there are
high turnovers due to the amount of money one can make in
the 2-3 month time span. For example, a typical ice road
truck driver earns up to $40k, an amount that typically
takes a year to earn driving in normal every day
conditions on most public roads.
This is what makes the ice roads so appealing, the fact that
not only are your expenses paid, including room and board,
but you'll see the country, challenge yourself and make
money at the same time.
Whether you hold a commercial drivers license, such as a
CDL or not, we know that you will find all of the
resources, tools, information & contacts to secure a job
on the beautiful Alaskan or Canadian ice roads as so many
others have. Regardless of which country you are
from or what language you speak, as long as you have some
experience driving a truck, whether licensed or not, you
will not find a shortage of ice road companies hiring.
In a typical season, newcomers will earn anywhere from
$20k to $40k USD, but if you're able to secure a work
contract with one of the dozens of ice road trucking firms
and have experience, you can expect to earn up to $80k USD in
just two to three months. Imagine taking home that
kind of pay simply by transporting goods over the ice
Life on the ice roads is truly an exciting and
inspirational experience. Responsibility will be
placed squarely on your shoulder's to deliver much needed
supplies to oil rigs, diamond mines, offices, homes and
small villages in remote areas.
You'll be providing an invaluable service to those who are
depending on you. There's nothing like pulling into
a diamond mine or up to a oil rig with workers cheering
and thanking you for getting it to them with a bonus
waiting for you back at the hub. You have to
remember that these people don't see any new faces for 10
months out of the year!
The sheer excitement and jubilation is amazing and
indescribable. With our resources, you'll be able to
secure a top pay ice road trucking job with the most
reputable ice road transportation firms in Canada or
By accessing our resources, you'll eliminate time and money
trying to search for a job, as the companies listed in our
Members Area are actively hiring new truckers.
Unlike many other guides, CD's and informational products
offered on the web for ice road truck job seekers, you can
have peace mind that this site and its members area are run by actual ice road
truckers who compiled the resources & contacts necessary
for anyone with truck driving experience, regardless of
which country they are from to quickly find and secure a
ice road trucking contract.
We are the only reputable web site and online ice road
trucking employment service online endorsed by both
Alaskan and Canadian ice road trucking associations.
|The Two Month
Window In Alaska and Canada
The Dash For Cash Is On
From Late November to Mid-January
ICE ROAD TRUCKING IN
The ice road trucking opportunities throughout Alaska are
plentiful as there are hundreds of transportation
companies throughout the state that need experienced truck
drivers willing to transport goods over sometimes
treacherous ice roads to remote villages, townships and
oil rigs in Prudhoe Bay along with other areas as well.
From Prudhoe Bay and other surrounding areas, there are a
number of ice roads linking remote areas.
One of the largest ice roads in Alaska is 25 miles long
that runs over the Arctic Ocean in Prudhoe Bay Alaska.
The maximum speed is 10 miles per hour so as to not make
waves and cause damage to the ice.
There is also a busy ice road made from the Kuparuk Oil
Field to the Alpine oil field, which stretches 31 miles
across waterways, lakes, ponds and rivers.
In our Members Area, you will find an extensive list of industry
contacts that you can secure an ice road truck driving job
within different areas through the state.
The need for food, supplies and fuel in those areas demand
that truck drivers make their deliveries in the shortest
amount of time possible.
The ice road truck delivery schedule is planned several
months in advance to maximize the use of the ice roads
before they begin to thaw and the roads are impassable.
Once you secure your job as an ice road trucker through
one of the many hiring agents listed in our members area, you
will then head to your assigned transportation
offices in Alaska a couple of weeks before the ice road
truck season starts so that they can prepare you.
If it's your first time on the ice roads, then a driver's
assistant may accompany you on the first few trips,
depending on company policies, and where you'll be
The Ice Road In
Prudhoe Bay Alaska - Trucks Delivering Supplies to
the Oil Field Offices and Rigs
ICE ROAD TRUCKING IN
Diamond Mine in
The ice roads in Canada are primarily found in the
Northern Territories in remote areas. There are a
number of winter ice roads throughout the Northwest region
to and from Yellowknife. In addition, the
Tuktoyaktuk Winter Road link various communities and
mineral exploration sites including diamond, silver,
copper and gold mines to the territory's highway network
Interestingly, most of the sparsely populated communities
located North of Ontario's Albany river can only be
reached by the ice roads. Other areas where there
are ice road are in the Yukon region and northwest
territories of Nunavut.
The sheer number of ice roads in the Northern region of
Canada offer experienced commercial truck drivers
countless high paying job opportunities transporting goods
to and from isolated areas that can only be reached over
the temporary ice roads.
Canada's transportation companies situated in key areas
throughout the Northern Territories play a vital role in
making crucial deliveries to mineral exploration sites and
hundreds of communities where they are accessible only from
November to January when it is the coldest.
If you're looking for a high paying truck driving job on
the Canadian ice roads, the amount of job opportunities
cannot be matched.
|Who Can Become An
Alaskan or Canadian Ice Road Truck Driver?
Men or Women -
Equal Opportunity Employers
We get this question a lot and the simple fact is and, as
long as you have experience driving a commercial truck,
licensed or not, you can become an ice road trucker.
There are both male and female drivers.
Of course, when they do recruit you, they will observe
your general truck driving abilities and schedule your
route based on your driving assessment.
People from all over the world come to Alaska and Canada
for the opportunity to drive on the ice roads within the
8-10 weeks. It's a very lucrative venture if you are
able to secure a contract as you will be able to earn at
least a 1 year U.S. salary within just a few short weeks.
If you're willing to take on the ice road challenge, and
have experience driving big rigs, then we know that you
will absolutely love what this top paying job offers to
both newcomers and veteran drivers.
Within the Members Area of our web site, you will find a
complete directory of Alaskan and Canadian recruiters and
direct contact information to hiring managers at the ice road trucking transportation
companies. When you sign-in and access the list of
ice road trucking companies which is updated daily, simply
contact any one of them. They will then send you
their official employment package by postal mail, email
attachment or by fax. You'll then fill out the forms and
send them back. Shortly thereafter, there sometimes will
be a phone interview
and background past employer verification process.
When you receive your official employment new hire
approval letter, you will then present that to your
embassy "if you are a non-resident" and a VISA will be
issued. If you are a resident, then you don't need
to do anything.
Ice road trucking transportation companies most often will
pay for your transportation expenses including airfare,
room and board and incidentals which is another reason why
experienced commercial truck drivers look for ice road
Canadian and Alaskan
Ice Road Trucking Work VISA's are issued to
residents of the following countries through our
As ice road truckers, we cannot accurately describe the
feeling of taking charge rig into the tundra.
Revving the engine, calculating turns, adjusting vehicle
speed and watching the beautiful scenery. Even
though an ice road truck driver requires focus and
ability, the sheer excitement and satisfaction of being in
control of the huge rig over ice while seeing some of the most beautiful landscape
in in the world cannot be matched.
Seeing the wildlife, mountains, lakes during day and night
is truly breathtaking and will be something that you will
remember forever. It really is a dream job for truck
Whether you are considering of becoming an ice road
trucker or not, the rewards of being one incredible not
only on a personal level, but a financial one as well.
The Northern Lights in Alaska is one of the most intriguing
phenomena in world and is truly a sight that will never be
Lights Seen Throughout
Alaska At Night
and Mountains Are Some of the Most Beautiful in
|The Challenge of
Driving On The Ice Roads
As an ice road truck driver, you're responsible for your
own cargo when crossing the ice roads and the stakes
couldn't be higher as there is only a finite period of
time to deliver the goods to their destinations.
People will be depending on you to make the deliveries,
because if you don't it could mean no food, water or fuel
While all drivers and truck contents are insured, you need
to come through not only to make money for yourself but to
deliver goods that people desperately needs.
You need to be able to make it there and back without
destroying your truck or hurting yourself
There is no doubt about it. The money that can be
earned driving from November to January on the ice roads
is truly amazing. As an ice road trucker, you will
typically earn up $20k- $40k USD but in certain companies,
some first-time drivers will be able to earn up to 60k
USD. Returning ones with a great track record can
earn up to $90k (which includes bonuses).
These figures are what most people make in 1-2 years.
We have been driving trucks on the ice roads for many
years, and it has enabled us to make a good living and
provide for our families.
By just driving over ice and making deliveries over short
stretches of ice road will make you thousands of dollars
just in a single trip. There's no other type of
truck driving job in the world that will earn you that
amount of money you can in two months out of the year.
|Ice Road Trucking
Employment Opportunities For All
Ice road trucking employment opportunities are available
to those regardless of physical condition, age, sex or
where you are from. As long as you are able to drive
your truck to your scheduled destination, you can become
an ice road truck driver.
What you have to ask yourself is:
Why work 40-60 hours a week for
an entire year driving a commercial truck on dry land,
when you can drive a commercial truck, licensed or not,
for just two three months and earn the same amount, if not
Just put your two
months of hard driving in and take the 10 months out of
the year off to do what you like.
The fact is that if it is a
house you're looking to buy or that new car, it can ALL be
achieved in just eight short weeks!!!
You may think that driving a truck on ice is too risky,
but it's not. Just obey the speed limits and be
careful on your turns. But, even if you are involved
in an accident, you're insured so there is no risk to you
or the transportation company you work for.
|Do You Have
Experience or a Commercial Truck Driving License?
Whether you are fully licensed or not, our members area
will provide you with the resources, tools, information &
industry contacts necessary to secure a job on the ice
roads regardless of which country you are from or what
language you speak.
If you are inexperienced, we list training schools and
programs for people looking to get jobs on the ice roads
in Alaska and Canada. Using our industry contacts,
you'll be able to go to truck driving school for free,
paid for by the prospective employer. All contacts
are listed in our comprehensive members area.
If you are from the U.S. or Canada and hold a commercial
truck driver's license, you will find that the entire
process of finding and snapping up an ice road trucking position to be
In our International ice road truck driver's section, you
will find all of the resources & contacts to get your new
job approval letter from the transportation company which
you will use to get your VISA if necessary.
By simply contacting one of the hundreds of ice road
trucking transportation companies in our members area, you
will be able to secure an ice road truck job soon
|The Benefits of
Driving A Truck On The Ice Roads
There is a plethora of benefits that an ice road truck
will enjoy as a high paid ice road trucker. You will
receive full medical, life and dental benefits. In
addition to making a one year's salary in just eight
weeks, you will have more time to do the things you want,
whether it be travel, spending time with family or making
that long awaited purchase.
You will receive a couple of days off during the week to
relax during the ice road season and the transportation
company you work for, and if you desire, many companies
offer you FREE paid
truck driving training courses just as long as you
continue working for them the next ice road season.
We have hand selected the top ice road trucking firms in
Alaska and Canada and rated them from those that offer the
most to the fewest benefits so that you will be able to
make your decision as to which firm is best suited for
This is definitely the ideal job for a truck driver who's
looking for high paying temporary work.