When winter comes to Canada's Northwest Territories, scores of remote villages and work camps are cut off from the rest of the world. The job of keeping these outposts supplied falls to an unusual group of drivers known as the ICE ROAD TRUCKERS.
Modern Marvels heads across the frozen wilderness with these long-haul specialists as they steer their massive rigs over hundreds of miles of roads cut across the icy surfaces of frozen lakes. It's the shortest way to reach their destination--sometimes shaving days off the journey--but it is fraught with peril. On the slick surfaces, rigs can lose control and crash. And sometimes the ice will crack, swallowing up the trucks and consigning their drivers to a tragic fate in the icy waters.
They ply a route where danger is the rule and rescue all but impossible. Ride along with the ICE ROAD TRUCKERS.