All four drivers featured on the History Channel’s Ice Road Truckers had to deal with more than just road conditions during the series’ second episode of the 11th season last week, writes Overdrive sister site Truckers News Editor David Hollis.
During the episode, Todd Dewey damaged his tire chains while trying to pull a stranded driver back onto the road with more than 400 miles left on his trip. He later has to face a steep hill covered in ice with the broken chains.
Lisa Kelly jackknifed her truck for the first time in her career and could not open her driver’s-side door or get to her toolbox. After bunking down for the night, several hunters happened upon her, one of whom was a mechanic, who was able to diagnose a clutch problem, make a quick fix and get Kelly back on her way.
The episode began remembering Ward, and closed with the prospect of Ward's son, Reno, joining the cast, writes Overdrive sister site Truckers News Editor David Hollis in his ...
Alex Debogorski tested the ice over a creek before attempting to cross with his truck, and ended up waist-deep in freezing water. Later, he crossed a frozen lake with warning flags to get to his destination.
Finally, Steph Custance, still trying to prove herself to her boss Mark Kohaykewych, ran into some trouble attempting to get over a frozen hill. With several trucks behind her waiting for their chance to traverse the hill, she has to chain up and try again.
Ice Road Truckers airs on the History Channel at 10 p.m. Eastern on Thursdays.
Affected tractors are equipped with an automated Eaton UltraShift Plus or Eaton Advantage Transmission with right hand stalk shifter. In the affected trucks, the display on the instrument panel can indicate “N” when the shifter is set into “D” or “R,” causing the truck not to move.