The Impact of Ice Road Truckers

Since 2007, History Television has been producing a reality television series titled Ice Road Truckers, which tells the stories of a select group of drivers who service some of the most remote destinations in Canada by hauling goods across the many frozen lakes in the country’s north.  The most recent seasons focused on Manitoba’s winter roads.

Ice road trucking is a very real industry, essential to remote communities and businesses that cannot be reached by conventional roads.  History’s portrayal features eccentric (and brave) drivers, slick production values, and plenty of interpersonal drama, which makes for excellent television.  As a result of the television show, people are introduced to whole facets of the transportation business that they might not otherwise get to see, which can build interest in truck driving as a career.At First Class Training Centre, we recognize that long haul trucking is a business that’s not for everyone.  For self-starters who can spend periods of time away from home and crave a regular change in scenery, it can be an ideal career.  

Currently, there is a high demand for drivers in Canada, and the forecast is for increased growth over the coming years, with even more demand sparked by a coming retirement wave among older drivers.If your interest in the industry has been sparked by Ice Road Truckers, you should know that those opportunities are relatively scarce, and generally go to experienced drivers.  The best way to get experience it to get licensed and get working, and we can help with that.  Even if you never do drive across a frozen lake in Canada’s North, you can find plentiful rewards, financial and otherwise, in the road freight industry.To find out about becoming a licensed truck driver, contact First Class Training Centre today.

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