The minimum requirements for ice road trucking jobs include a high school diploma or GED, a two-year work experience and a Commercial Driver's License. Ice road truckers also need to be able to see, hear and coordinate their eyes and hands properly.
The job of an ice road trucker involves transporting goods such as food, fuel and supplies across waterways characterized by freezing. Due to the nature of the weather conditions that they experience along the way, ice road truckers should have the ability to withstand these severe weather conditions on top of the other requirements. While the drivers of 10,000 to 26,000-pound trucks are required to have a Class B Commercial Driver's License, a Class A Commercial Driver's License is a requirement for the drivers of trucks that weigh more than 26,000 pounds.
Additionally, ice truckers should be dedicated and willing to do the job because it involves spending substantial amounts of time delivering cargo without mingling with their families and friends. As a precaution, drivers need to examine the gas gauges of their trucks prior to travelling through risky and dangerous waterways. This helps drivers avoid gas shortages while in transit in order to ensure on-time cargo delivery.