YELLOWKNIFE, N.W.T. -- Alex Debogorski of Ice Road Truckers fame will be hitting the far north again for a sixth season of the popular series.
This time he’ll be driving for Manitoulin Transport, putting the company front and centre on a big stage.
Season six of Ice Road Truckers hits the History Channel lineup beginning Aug. 29 at 9 p.m. This year, the show will focus on Canada’s remote Dempster Highway.
Debogorski will face unseasonably warm weather during the series, which creates the thinnest ice the winter roads have ever seen, according to a release. Manitoulin CEO Gord Smith said he’s looking forward to seeing the company’s vehicles undertake the challenge in the capable hands of Debogorski.
“Taking an 18-wheeler out onto a frozen body of water, far from civilization, takes skill, dedication, and physical and mental endurance,” said Smith. “We’re proud to have Alex represent us because he shares those qualities with our own drivers. We’re also proud to have the geographic coverage and equipment it takes to deliver vital goods, such as food, tools and medical supplies, to the people and industries in remote regions of North America that depend on us to get them there, and get them there on time. Ice Road Truckers does an excellent job of exposing the important work transportation companies do and their contribution to isolated communities.”