Can anyone help me get ice road job. I currently live in Colorado

Discussion in 'Canadian Truckers Forum' started by super dump driver, Jul 10, 2022.

  1. MacLean

    MacLean Heavy Load Member

    Sep 12, 2017
    There’s no shortage of jobs when the ice is in unfortunately the season is getting shorter and shorter. I did it last winter and I don’t think I’d do it again as it was unbelievably slow paced. Running in convoy and doing 30 MPH and max. Westcan & Paul’s Hauling is always looking for guys for the Northern Manitoba / Ontario side hauling Super-B’s of fuel.
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  3. Another Canadian driver

    Another Canadian driver Road Train Member

    Nov 14, 2021
    Where are my manners?
    Home - Fly RPAS
    Elroythekid Thanks this.

    KRYMYNAL Bobtail Member

    Jun 18, 2021
    To add to what Wasted Thyme is saying. I worked with a driver that had 10 years experience driving in northern Canada. He had experience driving winter mountain roads which i believed after being a passenger with him for 2 seasons. Even that guy had his doubts on ever getting a job driving the ice roads. He always said if he ever got that he was set and wouldn't need to drive year round.

    What I'm trying to say is. people with experience want that job too. People having proven experience yet they are doubtful of ever getting the chance. If ice road trucking is what you want to do then you need to sacrifice the winter seasons driving in the ditches and making friends to get to the point of even being looked at
  5. S M D

    S M D Road Train Member

    Mar 15, 2012
    sacramento ca
    I have a friend who runs loads to Alaska from Sacramento. I can pass the digits on and see what he might have for you
  6. Sirscrapntruckalot

    Sirscrapntruckalot Road Train Member


    The answer is tacos OP.

    If this makes no sense to you, then you my friend are not ready for the Ice Road.

    The truth you seek lies in tacos.

    Sirscrapntruckalot -
  7. Abynrml2

    Abynrml2 Bobtail Member

    Jan 3, 2013
    try la group .. You want to talk to hr at continental at the Acheson yard ( Edmonton)
    These companies do the ice roads out of Yellowknife NT .
    also try yb services in Yellowknife . Home
    Last edited: Jul 16, 2022
  8. Florescent-android92

    Florescent-android92 Light Load Member

    Nov 21, 2021
    Go do flat bed work in Alaska and see where that leads
  9. '88K100

    '88K100 Heavy Load Member

    Aug 23, 2020
    Companies hauling on the ice roads are as hard up as any freight haulers. Pauls was begging for drivers to haul fuel as they are every winter. I used to service mines north of Pickle, but got paid round the clock for waiting and sometimes waiting 4 days for road to tighten up. Most companies were not so generous and these days pay squat.
    Be wary of late season lake crossings, some contractors will BS you on ice conditions,,remember getting that freight in is all about money and you are disposable. I crossed Shoal lake and few acres had a good 5 inches water on surface, roads leading every which way,,had to go to Rez and fetch a guide to show me which was the correct road to follow. I know two guys that drowned due to poor practices,,,one on Windigo and another up around Pikinagikum.

    Any “drama” you see on the tv shows is just that,,,if they have video of you not in control of your vehicle you’ll be banned from the road. For one mine only my crew, and Trimac and the contractor were allowed to haul on the St Joe road,
    The first week they allowed freight haulers on who caused nothing but carnage as they were super truckers who refused to use chains,,,you end up off the road without mandatory chains you are left abandoned, Your recovery vehicle will be coming from Ignace if you lucky, otherwise the wreckers are 400 miles away…but you. Go out there and have fun
    Last edited: Jul 28, 2022
  10. REO6205

    REO6205 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

    Feb 15, 2014
    That's the way it should be any time chains are required. If a driver doesn't chain, spins out and blocks the road, just give him enough of a pull to open the road again and leave him there. Maybe the next time they're faced with chaining or stopping they'll make the right choice.
  11. ilovetruckz

    ilovetruckz Light Load Member

    Oct 6, 2021
    You don't know anything about our ice roads..
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