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Discovery to air “World’s Toughest Truckers”

The trucker competition format, originally commissioned by Channel 5 in the UK, will premiere in the U.S. on February 13.
February 1, 2012

Discovery Channel will air the competition series World’s Toughest Truckers on February 13 following the season premiere of American Chopper.

Originally commissioned by Channel 5 in the United Kingdom, the format is a coproduction between Dragonfly and Group M Entertainment and pits six truck drivers against each other in a series of challenges. The winner receives US$150,000 and the title “world’s toughest trucker.”

Contestants hail from the United States, Canada, England, Scotland, Australia and Sri Lanka and must show off their skills in exotic locations. Challenges include transporting cattle through the Australian outback and hauling fragile loads through the Indian Himalayas and cast members include ‘Ice Man’ Derek Martin, a veteran driver from Canada, the fast-talking Alabaman Rookie, and the hot-tempered Aussie loner Rodney Johnson.

World’s Toughest Truckers is part of a ‘Toughest Truckers’ franchise. It was created by Dragonfly MD Sanjay Singhal, who is executive producing the series for Discovery alongside Sarah Swingler and Maria Baltazzi. David Pritikin is the EP for Discovery Channel.

Watch a trailer for the series below:

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Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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