The tallies are in, the truckers are done, the season is finished. Who earned the winners jacket? It was close…really close.
This week, the TV critique site Huliq found out what happened. If you haven’t caught up with the latest season 6 finale, back out of the page and go watch the episode for yourself at The History Channel here. We’ll take a sponsorship break for a few lines to give you the chance…
Good? Okay. Here’s what happened.
“Comin’ down to the last load,” Jack said. “I want to win this thing.”
“Time somebody puts ol’ Jack in his place,” Darrell said.
Jack admitted that it had been a true race to the top this season. “That man’s given me a run for my money this year.”
Rick was traveling behind Hugh, and it was looking like he night not make it back across before the road was closed. But, fortunately, just at the last moment, he made it.
After a season of struggling, Hugh and the owner of Polar Industries had a falling out, apparently for good. So, they settled up, and Hugh said he would not be back to Polar.
Alex took his final ice run of the season, hauling firewood and other supplies to Tuktoyatuk, a village above the tree-line, unable to supply itself with cut firewood. As the last driver facing the ice on that road, he was definitely having some difficulties on the ocean ice. Alex eventually made the delivery, safe and sound, the last to the village for the season.
The “haul-road ace” decided to give Darrell a little taste of his own medicine, and passed him on a part of the haul road where he knew Darrell would slow down. But, the load count winner?
Jack got the coveted “load count” jacket, with 29 loads to Darrell’s 28.
Will the Ice Road Truckers be back on the History Channel next year?
If it is, we’ll be there to keep an eye on it for you, truckers.