In 2000, History aired a 46-minute episode titled "Ice Road Truckers" as part of the Suicide Missions (later Dangerous Missions) series.Based on Edith Iglauer's book Denison's Ice Road, the episode details the treacherous job of driving trucks over frozen lakes, also known as ice roads, in Canada's Northwest Territories.Lisa Kelly of "Ice Road Truckers" married Traves Kelly on December 26, 2008, after dating him for four years.They are still married and have no children as of September 2015.Virginia Heffernan of The New York Times said, "Watching these guys ...make their runs, it’s hard not to share in their cold, fatigue and horrible highway hypnosis, that existential recognition behind the wheel late at night that the pull of sleep and the pull of death are one and the same. [I]t gets right exactly what Deadliest Catch got right, namely that the leave-nothing-but-your-footprints, green kind of eco-travelers are too mellow and conscientious to be interesting to watch.Ice Road Truckers (commercially abbreviated IRT) is a reality television series that premiered on History, on June 17, 2007.It features the activities of drivers who operate trucks on seasonal routes crossing frozen lakes and rivers, in remote Arctic territories in Canada and Alaska.
The second season premiered on June 8, 2008 in the US; October 9, 2008 on History in the UK and in Australia; November 12, 2008 in New Zealand; and January 7, 2009 on Channel 5 in the UK.
A season 1 rumor that the sequence was staged using a real truck and dynamite caused discontent among the drivers.
The mining companies that owned the road where the first season was filmed felt the show portrayed the road in a negative fashion.
Despite the existence of multipotent neural precursor cells (NPCs) inside the spinal cord, replacement of oligodendrocytes is severely limited after SCI.
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Kelly has appeared on seasons 3, 4, 5, 7, 8 and 9 of "Ice Road Truckers" on the History Channel.