After nonstop wild weather, it appears the winter roads want revenge. A bump in the road takes out Art's radiator and causes a coolant crisis, while a tight turn snags Todd's rig in a deep snow bank. Steph regrets her foray onto a wet ice crossing. Meanwhile, Alex moves a construction shack that might be too heavy for the ice, so the veteran trucker uses a steel sled to drag the huge haul across a frozen lake.
Reno Ward has a disastrous encounter with a speeding pickup. Then, as Lisa Kelly attempts to rescue him, her truck is pushed to the breaking point forcing her to leave Reno to fend for himself. Alex Debogorski finds out that small roads and oversized loads are a bad combination. Meanwhile, Art Burke attempts to deliver a Zamboni to save an isolated community's hockey season.
A small convoy heads out on the winter roads with an oversized load. The journey over treacherous terrain will be a test of skill for Lisa Kelly and Reno Ward. Meanwhile, Art Burke attempts to cross a challenging 25-mile ice road over a frozen lake. Veteran Alex Debogorski tries to make up lost time but upholds the code of the road as he stops to help a stranded fellow trucker. Todd Dewey tackles a snowy road that may best him.
Polar Industries must deliver an oversized load hundreds of miles north on the winter roads; owner Mark Koyhaykewych recruits Lisa Kelly, then calls in Reno Ward, the 23-year-old son of the late Darrell Ward; and a blizzard adds a new layer of danger.
The drivers are stranded and praying for a freeze after rising temperatures close the ice roads, but a blast of cold air catches newbie Steph Custance by surprise when she winds up in a ditch. Meanwhile, Lisa Kelly, Art Burke and Todd Dewey are about to see if newly reopened ice crossings are really ready for their big rigs.
A sudden warm-up threatens to derail the ice road season just as it kicks into high gear; Art Burke finds himself battling some of the slickest roads of his life; Lisa Kelly is forced to ask her former boss, Mark Kohaykewych, for financial help after her truck sustains severe damage; Alex Debogorski encounters a mystery man walking alone on an isolated winter road.
The ice road season is off to a bad start. Lisa Kelly finds herself in a jam after jackknifing her truck deep in the backcountry. Then, legendary trucker Alex Debogorski gets more than he bargained for when he falls through a patch of thin ice. Todd Dewey steps up when he comes to the aid of a stranded trucker.