George Spears

Close encounters on the Alaskan ‘Haul Road’

| June 14, 2010

Carlile Transportation driver Jim "J.D." Dobbs sees "a lot of wildlife" on somewhat regular runs on the Dalton Highway in Alaska to and from the Prudhoe Bay oil fields. "Moose, caribou, things of that nature," he says. "Some ...

Trucker trades Haul Road for farm

| February 12, 2010

“Everywhere you go, people recognize you,” says George Spears, one of the stars of "Ice Road Truckers."

‘Ice Road Trucker’ comes home to thaw

| February 11, 2010

When I rode with Alaskan Haul Road driver George Spears in the summer of 2006, he was planning to retire in the next year or so. However, he kept postponing the day. Then he was asked ...

A rare roadside attraction on the Dalton

| July 23, 2009

Faithful watchers of “Ice Road Truckers” this season know that there ain’t much between Fairbanks and Prudhoe Bay. There’s a few state highway facilities for maintenance of the Haul Road, a few resort facilities (closed ...

'On those wrecks just like a vulture'

| June 05, 2009

The top three photos on the right are from my 2006 ride along Alaska's Dalton Highway with the smiling trucker, George Spears. It was published in Truckers News. If you watched the History Channel's third season of ...

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