Since her Season 3 debut as part of the long-running History Channel television series Ice Road Truckers, Lisa Kelly has become “arguably the U.S. trucking industry’s most recognizable face for the American public,” writes Overdrive Senior Editor Todd Dills in a story slated for the magazine’s upcoming June 2013 issue. The reporting comes amid the History Channel’s announcement of a new season of IRT set to begin airing June 9 at 10 p.m. EDT/PDT.
A History Channel press release described the new season as one of old rivalries hitting “an all-time high as two different companies with legendary truckers go head-to-head and try to put each other out of business” in Manitoba, Canada. After quitting Polar Industries, series veteran Hugh Rowland “sets up his own shop right down the street. Bound and determined to reclaim his crown as ‘King of the Road,’ he poaches Polar’s dispatcher, intent on landing as many loads as he can to force his old company into submission. Hugh rounds up the toughest truckers he can find,” but Polar’s not down yet. “They enlist some of Hugh’s biggest rivals. Ice road legend Alex Debogorski signs on,” likewise Kelly, who told Overdrive the filming for this season on Canadian ice roads, the first such experience she’s had, was the most fun of all her experiences filming with the production crew.
In the meantime, the Esquire-dubbed “Sexiest Trucker Alive” is appearing in the third and fourth installments of a special series on SiriusXM’s Road Truck Trucking Radio Channel 128 this weekend, May 25 and 26, at 8 p.m. EDT both days. In “On the road with Lisa Kelly,” she gives “a behind-the-scenes look at tales from the deadliest roads” around the world, experienced firsthand in the IRT spinoff that put North American haulers on rugged terrain in India and Bolivia, respectively, SiriusXM says.
Also: “Lisa will detail the many challenges she faces being a prominent woman in a trucking man’s world, sharing the life-changing lessons she’s learned and crazy trucking stories from all over the world.”