The History Channel’s season premiere of “Ice Road Truckers” on May 31 featured the Alaska truckers of Carlile Transportation Systems. The 2009 season focuses on the challenges faced on the Haul Road and the ice roads of the North Slope of Alaska.
The season opens by challenging the industry to deliver 6,000 loads of freight to the oil camps of Alaska’s North Slope in just 12 weeks. Tackling the 500-plus mile stretch from Fairbanks, AK to the remote outpost of Deadhorse, AK included unexpected weather, virtual whiteouts and treacherous terrain like the truckers have never seen before.
The Alaska chapter of Ice Road Truckers strongly emphasizes the importance of safety preparedness. Safety in the workplace is absolutely a priority and drives operation decisions at the core of our company.
Founded in 1980 by brothers John and Harry McDonald, Carlile is one of Alaska’s largest trucking companies. Carlile Transportation Systems is based in Anchorage, AK and has 675 employees. Carlile terminals serve Alaska from Anchorage, Fairbanks, Kenai, Kodiak, Prudhoe Bay/Deadhorse, Seward, Forest Lake MN, Tacoma and Fife WA, Houston TX and Edmonton Alberta.
For those of you interested in a job, and think you have what it takes here is Carlile Transportation’s Requirements and Application with a contact email address.
This link will take you to a PDF in which you need to download and then print off the application, fill it out and I assume you fax it to them plus EMAIL them a copy of your resume..
LINK TO CARLILE TRANSPORTATION APPLICATION
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I’m a truck driver from Mississippi who is interested in trying the ice road trucking. What do you have to do to qualify?
For more information about positions currently available, please contact Karl Hoenack, V.P. Human Resources, by email or by phone at 907-276-7797.
There is now a link to the requirements and an application for a driving position for Carlile Transportation.
I would like to commend one of your drivers,Lisa Kelly. She is a delight! It is so refreshing to see & listen to her and not being constantly beeped ( I am sure you know who I mean). My husband and I watch faithfully. She is definitely the modern woman. Keep it up Lisa!!!!
I agree with the above statement about Lisa Kelly 100%. However the main reason I’m replying is because I watch Ice Road Truck Drivers all the time, and would like all info on becoming an ice truck driver. I would like an application form and possible dates of when you’ll be interviewing for the open jobs available.
Please, don’t say no now. Say maybe or an applicatin is in the mail.
My address is: David Garcia
P.O. Box 525
Outlook, WA 98938
Phone: 509-391-9697 or 509-380-1234
I placed a link in the post to an application and requirements for Carlile Transportation.
Lisa Kelly is awesome! If I had it to do all over again I would do something exciting and gutsy like ice road trucking. You go, girl!
I think Tim and George are awesome.. Im also trying to find out what truck Tim drives..
how i wish i cud be given the opportunity to do the ice road truck driving, i am from south africa and looking for some time now to get in touch with the guys who deal or drove in this field on ice.
cheers to all.
lisa should check again,,i think she has b**LS of steel ,,she aint woman,,naahh,,she man she man definetly. lol jokes. well done lisa kelly you prove that inner strength takes u all the way. id drive with u anytime mam.
i love the show specially this season that Lisa Kelly is on i admire your skills keep it up, i am also a truck driver, please send me an application would love to some day drive in the ice for Carlile, please send me all the info you can. My address is PO Box 2547 East Hampton, NY 11937 or my street address is 15 fordham rd Sag Harbor, NY 11963. thanks
I love this show and was hoping to get some more stats and info on the safety incidents and also some contact info for the trucking companies, as I am developing a safety device to reduce head on collisions between these rigs, reducing incident costs and most important lives yours trully Byron
I think all the drivers great including the dude who left Alex on the road when Alex couldnt do his tire chains right. I am interesting driving with you guys
I am Truck drivers with 5 years experience and no Accident.
i work in the west fields of chicago. far west burbs.heavy hauler, flatbed, mechanic, tanker. not afraid of the cold. heavy duty recovery exp. crane. looking for good steady winter work. dot certified. clean cdl. im @ jw [email protected],com thank you. john wilson
Hey John there is a link in the post to where you can fill out an application and see if you have what it takes…
okay,it’s time to do your homework.if you are looking for an application for carlile,all you have to do is go to truckflix.com and pop up carlile.they have an app thing at the bottom of the page.pop it up and fill it out.i filled one out today.i just wonder how many people will fill out an app since the show aired.their office is probably full of applications.i saw the same thing happen when a magazine did an article on “upstaging” out of chicago.the next year they had so many apps they didn’t know what to do with all of them.and i wonder how many people will stay on there when they find out they won’t be on the show?lol
Also the link is posted in this article to fill out an application as well.
This my second request,no answer from the first one.My grandsons adam 8 yrs old ryan 9 yrs old watch Ice Road Truckers all the time.They would like to have a panel or magnetic sign of Carlile trucking.I would pay for it also the shipping.Someone let me know
Carl, thanks for the comment. I would guess that Carlile doesn’t use magnetic signs on there trucks. I have a suggestion for you though. The kids are 8 and 9 yrs old…they wouldn’t know the difference, if you just went to a vinyl sign maker and had a couple of signs made up with whatever you wanted on them.
You could check with a local race shop, or somewhere that does professional lettering…I kinda doubt if you would be able to obtain an original piece from Carlile Trucking…unless of course maybe somebody from the trucking company reads this request…but I still say it is doubtful.
Ricardo Manrique de Panamà megustaria ser parte de carlile transportation , tengo experiencia en camiones y me pueden contactara
loved the new series and watched the old one, that Dalton Road looks amazing but hard work.
Just one question…………..why do all the drivers seem to have a problem changing gear ? its not hard and your only running 4 over 4 with split shits its not difficult, or is it because your gearboxes are terrible ?
Watch the footage they seem to be trying to stir porridge waving the gearstick around, if you Yanks n Cannucks cant cope with 4 over 4 how would you cope with Eaton twin splits or Fuller 16′s
Would still love a crack at it though !!!!!
Thanks Steve B for the comment. I’m just guessing here, but I would think it might have to do with it being so cold, that the grease in the transmissions are so stiff that it might be hard to hit a gear.
It gets no where near as cold here where I live, but on a cold winters day it does make it tough to hit a gear sometimes.
Super 10′s are a pain in the a**, and drivers are not used to taking three or four gears at a time.
Love the show! Come from a truck driving family (dad, brother, boyfriend and tons of friends over the years) and I gotta say.. these guys (and gal..wtg Lisa!!) are the best out there! I commend their guts and stamina.. job well done!! Stay safe and the rubber on the… ICE??!!
it is a very interesting show but the voice over guy drives me nuts and most of the footage is sped up and makes it look like they are all driving like jerks even when they’re going six miles an hour in a total blizzard. oh well i guess it makes good television.
Uk and Spain hauler is looking for a change, if anyone has a copy of an application form for ice road trucking can they forward it on to me please,
I’m a truck driver of 10 years of experience. Watching your show I would love to ride with Lisa Kelly round trip. I’m not sure if I could do that kind of driving but would love to have the experience. Is it possible to do so? What would I have to do to take that ride?
Lisa, I really do envy you!! I have been a Truck Driver for about 15yrs now. I know all about what your thinking half the time. when somthing has gone wrong with your Truck or Haulin up a Heavy and unstable laod. its very easy for people to watch on TV. But put your ass in the Driver Seat, and its a whole new story. I would like really to try Ice Trucking. But i wont to be totaly sure, before i would even try. That would reallly not look good, it i could not finish, on TV or Not. Its gotta be hard in the first place, then they go and stick a camera in your face. well Im really excited to whatch this seasons. and you have a relaxing summer with your critters. C ya. Cyndi
My 7 year old son had an idea while wathing ice road truckers. He though5t it would be much safer if the trucks were equiped with Automatic Chains like his School Bus.They are always ready and fling under the tire when needed. We get alot of snow and ice here in Northern Idaho and I always feel safer putting him on the bus with the automatic chains.
Automatic chains don’t work in those conditions I have witnessed spinning out with 3 railers over three railers. What they aren’t showing is in some cases if you think you are smart, and get lazy and don’t chain right, when you spin out you slide backwards until something stops you. (most generally a bank or cliff) Auto chains and cables are junk in Alaska
do u have to have a license to drive on the ice
Jay thanks for the comment – here is a link to the application – which also has the requirements for the job. http://www.carlile.biz/documents/Dalton2.pdf
We love watching the show but would be concerned as owners of a company to have Hugh to be a driver for a company as well known as Carlile. He would pass his mother up if she was in the ditch bleeding to death for the all mighty run count and laugh his ass off and wave while doing it. He has NO consideration for the equipment he hauls, he doesn’t check it, that is up to the company and would take up too much time for him to get off his fat butt to check and besides it’s easier to blame everyone else. I personally would take it out of his pay check. He constantly is racing and passing people the company needs to check his mph, it is computerised. He’s nothing but a loser. Alex makes him look like a something scrap off your shoe. Alex is a true person and is there for people, will pull over and help people, he doesn’t care about the load count he cares about life. It’s know wonder the company only gives Hugh pipe he can’t screw that up too much. Maybe. Love the show but Hugh has to go. Let’s see him laugh then. Go Alex and Lisa. Thanks just had to tell you how we feel. Jeannette and Leo
You hit the nail right on the head,hugh has a big ego, I hauled freight in the USA for many years and found the American people are great, I also have relatives that live in the USA, my point is, Hugh certainly does not represent Canadian truck drivers, the drivers are more like Alex, I would say Alex is an all around better driver and kinder person than the big mouth Hugh. Do you think they should charge Hugh with that load he damaged, I do, he should have had that load reloaded before he left, he’s always in a rush to piss off other drivers, then he uses his excuse, they don’t like me because I’m a Canadian. Personally I’ve never had problems with any American drivers nor has any of my Canadian driver friends. I always liked running in the United States, they have way better highways than we do. Anyway, have a great day.
I am 65 is it possible to do a trip by truck,just as a touris
(i live in belgium)
Hi, I love watching your show,I’m a truck driver with a lot of experience in the mountains and truckers know,ice is ice up or down a hill.What really got me was your last show when that idiot Huge edged Ray on to pass him on icy hill, all in all it was still Ray’s fault for fooling around.Someone should tell him that’s how innocent drivers get killed. For Huge, well he should slow down a bit as that damaged load he took he knew that load should have been fixed before it left the yard, Carlile should make him pay for the damages.He’s got no respect for people or property, Alex is a Canadian driver and should be proud.If I had a trucking company I would hire Alex in a minute, and for Huge, I wouldn’t even let him wash a truck. Carlile trucking, do your company a favor, get rid of Huge before someone get’s hurt.P/S Huge, people out there don’t like you and it’s not because you’re a Canadian it’s because you’re a big mouth with no brains and you are no super trucker, believe me
Hi guys Im from Serbia ex.Yugoslavia Europe,I do watch Ice road all the time and i do admire drivers,im 31y.old and I drive trucks last 10years,i have licence 13years.Do you have program for someone like me from abroad with diferent standard,never had an accident,and i have experience on the ice.Last 3yars i live in Malta,europe also.But i would realy like to move from here.Please let me know,God luck to all drivers on the road.Thank you in advance.
Can someone answer to my email.thank you
YOU ARE AWESOME LISA
67 class A CDL live in ALASKA looking for a job. please send allplcation to the E mail above, thanks you Bob
I drove the Dalton for 4 years in the 80′s. There is something rather confusing to me, and that is the so called “seasons”. We ran that road 365 days a year. Beyond Prudoe was some ice roads to some drill rigs and camps, but the road to the north slope didn’t close except for a temp. weather condition, and drivers didn’t go home and come back next season. What’s the deal? It must just be BS for TV, but is really misinforming to the listeners. The rock and dust and dirt in the summer was just as challenging as the snow, if not more so, and much harder on equipment.
Where and how can I purchase a Carlisle Transportation hat? Thank You
Does anyone know of any companies that hire seasonal truckers. I am looking for a driving job during the ice season. I have 24 years experience .
Out of curiosity, what is the pay scale for drivers?
I love the show in Alaska and i admire Lisa and Alex,the most. Have license for trucking,but i haven’t got a job yet…i live in Romania,in this country women are not hired in truck companies,only if their families own one … Sad,but true. Hugh,go home!
i’v been a driver since 05 iv driven in the oilfields okla and tx and i’v been over the road in the winter mouths and i woul;d love to become and ice road truck and run along side lisa and the other to get the job done i like to get more info to futher my driving career thanks
I watch ice road trckers all the time. Can’t get enough of the show. Carlile seems like a great, company to work for I agree with alot of what is said about Hugh. This show has inspired me to pursue getting my CDL Class A License. All the training people are great, professional. I want to thank the flare of the show and especially Lisa Kelly and now Maya, Alex, and all the truckers of Ice Road Truckers. This has given me the insparation to set a goal to meet and drive the roads with some great people like yourselves. !!! stay safe !!!
38 years turcking, over 2-million miles driving, 48 state, regional but local the last 20+ years. Excellent safety record, no DUI’s, et al. Wondering if Ice Road Truckers might be able to use a driver like me? Im old, not dead, LOL.
Hallelujah Carlisle for firing Dave Redmond….what a whiny cry baby! Ive been in the trucking business for many years and though there are some that you have to hold their hands, there are a lot more that get the job done. Please don’t let him be your impression of the southeast as we have better attitudes than him. If you watched Deadliest Roads in India or Nepal, he was the same way there and he quit cause he couldn’t take it. Guess it was a sign of his demeanor. Not a team player for sure.
I’m a faithful follower of IRT and absolutely love it!! Keep up the good work guys and gals.
With all due respect to the show IRT and the drivers. I think this this show is crap. I am a professional truck driver of 20 years employed by a very large LTL company. I run the same route I80 in Pennsylvania 5 to 6 days a week about 600 miles a night. 12 months out of the year. that includes Dec, Jan, Feb, & March. The only difference in what we deal with on 80 and what the IRT do up north is the length of our runs. We have the snow the ice alot more traffic stricter deadlines and very poor winter maintence through the middle of the night and thats when we must run so that you all get your stuff in the next day. Please come visit Pennsylvania this winter and drive 600 mi in my shoes. Have a good day.
im looking for a seasonal job in Alaska as a truck driver. im having one heck of a time searching through sites only wanting to sell me a book on ‘how to get an ice trucking job’
where can i find a real email, or site, or application for one of these companies. im not sure if Carlile hires ‘seasonal’ drivers. do they? if not… who can i try? thanks!
I am interested in joining as an ice road truck driver.
Would appreciate if you can help me with pocedures.
Hey guys im a young 23 year old truck driver driven for 2years safe so far im interested in driven for carlise i tryed goin to link but im on mobile phone and wont let me says 401 unauthorized where else could i try to go or could i get one mailed to me at the house plz let me know. mike mosley 7300 whinchester southern road stoutsville ohio 43154 thanks mike