The last edition of the newsletter included a story about KAG Canada’s RTL-Westcan group building the Tibbitt to Contwoyto Winter Road, the “ice road,” and hauling loads from Yellowknife in Canada’s Northwest Territories to the diamond mines to the north. In this edition, Terminal Manager Steve Thompson talks about what it takes to prepare for this project each season.
Everyone knows that reality shows wring as much drama as they can out of their topics. When it comes to the show Ice Road Truckers that ran for 11 seasons on The History Channel, Larry Wheaton, Vice President of Operations for KAG’s RTL-Westcan group, says that drama was overblown. He should know. He’s been in the transportation business for 40 years, and part of ice-road hauling for 30.