TJ is an Ice Road newbie with a lot of attitude. He comes from a dairy farming/rodeo family that also happens to have deep roots in the trucking world. His grandfather, uncles, father and mother were all truck drivers at one point in time. TJ believes that trucking is one of the best jobs in the world especially if you’re like him: young, single and free. TJ, however, hates the cold, hates the ice and is not here for the money; he’s here for the “experience.” While he has wide eyes for the adventure, his attitude could get him into serious trouble. TJ just made his first trip across a narrow stretch of ice on his way to Yellowknife from Ontario and he was visibly unsettled by the experience.