Anyone who wants a job as an ice road trucker should apply well before January, as there are training programs and certifications that must be completed before the season begins. There is a lot of competition for these jobs, so patience, skill and luck play a part in securing an ice trucker job, according to CareerBright.com.
An ice road trucker must be able to drive on the ice, but must also be able to walk on ice and fix his truck, should a repair become necessary. In exchange for these skills, ice road truckers are paid very well. They make a high salary and receive benefits such as health insurance, bonus pay and disability insurance. Ice road truck drivers are the highest paid truckers in the industry, according to All Trucking.com.