Ice Road Truckers season one is all about how the truckers carry the equipment and supplies from Yellowknife, Canada across the roads which are composed of frozen lakes and portages to the destination which are the diamond mines near the northeast of Yellowknife.
The season one drivers are Hugh Rowland, Rick Yemm, Drew Sherwood, Alex Debogorski, Jay Westgard and T.J. Tilcox. The support panel includes Tom Tweed who is the dispatcher for Tli Cho Landtran, Rick Fitch who schedules client loads and is the project manager for Tli Cho Landtran, Ken Murray who is an officer for Secure Check, Lee Parkinson who is the busiest mechanic in the north, Todd White who was hired by Hugh Rowland, Danny Reese who was hired by Hugh after Drew’s departure and Neil McDougall who is the Safety and Compliance Supervisor with Tli Cho Landtran.
The first episode ‘Ready To Roll’ was was aired on June 17, 2007 in which six ice road truckers were introduced. The load count in this episode for drivers are : Alex-1 Load, Drew-1 Load, Hugh-1Load, Jay-1 Load, Rick-1 Load and T.J.-1 Load. The second episode ‘Destination: Diamond Mine’ was premiered on June 24, 2007 in which the road was closed because of a traffic jam. At the end of the episode, the load count for drivers are : Alex – 103 Tons, Drew – 53 Tons, Hugh-51Tons, Jay-66 Tons, Rick-82 Tons and T.J.-67 Tons.
The third episode ‘Dash for the Cash’ was first aired on July 1, 2007 where in the road was closed due to a severe Arctic storm. But Alex transports 20,000 kg diamond-ore crusher. At the end of this episode, the load count for drivers are : Alex – 125 Tons, Drew – 86 Tons, Hugh-87Tons, Jay-60 Tons, Rick-110 Tons and T.J.-65 Tons. The fourth episode ‘The Big Chill’ was premiered on July 8, 2007 in which a 50-ton fuel tanker flips and poses a threat to contaminate Yellowknife river with fuel. At the end of this episode, the load count for drivers are : Alex – 176 Tons, Drew – 60 Tons, Hugh-163Tons, Jay-97 Tons, Rick-140 Tons and T.J.-122 Tons.
The fifth episode ‘Midseason Mayhem’ was premiered on July 15, 2007 where in many blowouts occurred for reckless speeding. At the end of this episode, the load count for drivers are : Alex – 262 Tons, Drew – 173 Tons, Hugh-214Tons, Jay-202 Tons, Rick-177 Tons and T.J.-127 Tons. The sixth episode ‘Driving on Thin Ice’ was premiered on July 22, 2007, in which Jay takes 43,000 kg) diamond ore scrubber to the De Beers mine.
At the end of this episode, the load count for drivers are : Alex – 346 Tons, Drew – 216 Tons, Hugh-254Tons, Jay-242 Tons, Rick-249Tons and T.J.-198Tons.
‘The Rookie Challenge’ is the seventh episode which was on July 29, 2007 in which Drew makes a decision to go home and T.J. was flown to Yellowknife for treatment of his injuries. At the end of this episode, the load count for drivers are : Alex – 412 Tons, Drew – 313 Tons, Hugh-376Tons, Jay-333 Tons, Rick-329Tons and T.J.-220Tons. ‘Into the Whiteout’ is the eighth episode that was premiered on August 5, 2007 in which matters get complicated due to Arctic storm and special permissions were granted. At the end of this episode, the load count for drivers are : Alex – 440 Tons, Hugh-418Tons, Jay-344 Tons, Rick-368Tons and T.J.-233Tons.
‘The Big Melt’ is the ninth episode which was premiered on August 12, 2007, where in vital loads are carried to the mines before the ice melts. In this episode, Hugh overtakes Alex in the money count. At the end of this episode, the load count for drivers are : Alex – 498 Tons, Hugh-572Tons, Jay-440 Tons, and T.J.-288Tons. ‘The Final Run’ is the final episode in season one which was premiered on August 19, 2007. In this episode, Hugh meets with an accident, T.J. marks a remarkable rookie season, Jay reaches the mine and heads home and Alex takes his final load after convincing his officials. In this final episode, the load count for drivers are : Alex – 648 Tons, Hugh-722Tons, Jay-542 Tons and T.J.-374Tons.
The season was successful with 10,922 loads delivered to the destination.