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One family, thousands of acres and endless challenges to keeping their business afloat. Meet the Pelletiers -- nine brothers balancing family feuds with nature's harsh realities as they timber harvest in Maine's rural northwest backcountry. Pelletier Inc. is a classic American story, a logging business started half a century ago with one hundred dollars, one truck and one man: Gerald Pelletier. Now, his sons run the company, a vast timber harvesting enterprise, dozens of men, hundreds of machines working thousands of acres in what is literally a deadly business. Horrific weather, soaring fuel prices and a slumping economy have created a perfect storm that could wipe out a family. Throughout the year, the Pelletier brothers and their sons Rudy , Eldon, Danny, Larry, Gary, Wayne, Jeff, Jason and Matt - lead their men into the woods of northern Maine to claw out a living, running monster trucks along the legendary logging route known as the 'Golden Road,' a desolate throughway serving as sole passage between the furthest outskirts of rural civilization and a breathtaking unconquered wilderness that constitutes the single largest swath of unprotected forest north of the Mississippi.


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S01E01 Timber in Their Blood 27/02/2009 Rudy Pelletier and his crews race to make up for lost time but just wind up falling further behind. Rudy assigns his son Jason the dangerous, critical job of replacing a crippled bridge that was washed out in floods. Then two drivers crash their monster log hauling trucks sending shock waves through the Pelletier family that is fighting to keep their timber business alive.
S01E02 A Week From Hell 06/03/2009 The rain has finally stopped so it's time to get the wood to the mill. Pelletier Inc. is falling behind on its weekly quota so Eldon takes a big risk. Doubling the danger, Eldon hitches a second trailer to his truck and heads out on to the Golden Road - an experiment the other drivers think is nuts. Eldon is determined and looks to prove it can be done.
S01E03 Hurricane on the Horizon 13/03/2009 A hurricane hits, creating near impossible logging conditions all week. First, the Pelletiers have to deal with an overloaded trailer spilling its contents and cutting off logging traffic from Telos to Canada. Then, the worsening rain and mud force the family to shut down operations for a day - a huge financial blow.
S01E04 Stuck in the Muck 20/03/2009 It's late fall up in Maine and the land is supposed to be frozen and workable by now. But unceasing rain has left the forest spongy and off limits. Eventually a freeze let's them get back to work, but a veteran driver rolls his loaded truck and ends up in the hospital.
S01E05 White Gold 27/03/2009 A long awaited snow storm brings what is deemed "white gold" as the ground is frozen and more timber can be harvested. But icy roads cause skidding trucks and a near head-on collision between father and son.
S01E06 Big Breeze... Big Trouble 03/04/2009 A Nor'easter drops a foot of snow and subzero temperatures lead to frozen machines, frayed tempers and unmet quotas. Meanwhile, a driver looses control of his rig on a snowy hair pin turn and nearly flips his truck into a creek.
S01E07 The Big Push 13/08/2009 Rudy and Eldon come up short on a major contract, and Jeff loses patience as breakdowns continue to cost precious time and money. Then veteran driver Steve Gillman relives the worst day of his life when he wrecked twice in one day.
S01E08 Hammer Down 20/08/2009 Lumber markets are collapsing, forcing Rudy and Eldon to downsize earlier than expected. A blizzard keeps log haulers parked in the yard, while Eldon gets stuck in a dangerous corner and Gilley's rig is engulfed in flames after he pushes it too hard.
S01E09 Graveyard Shift 27/08/2009 As winter ends and temperatures rise, exhausted drivers struggle to stay awake on the graveyard shift. Eldon has an accident, and the forest turns into a nightmare when the soft ground and sinkholes attempt to swallow the massive skidder and delimber.
S01E10 Closing the Golden Road 03/09/2009 As spring arrives, the most dangerous part of logging season is under way. An accident occurs as sleep-deprived drivers battle exhaustion and confront countless hazards.
S02E00 00/00/0000 The Pelletiers try to double production to stay afloat during the big winter push; tensions rise as Eldon threatens to fire Bonecrusher; the family pulls together as the restaurant opens for business.
S02E01 The Tough Get Going 19/02/2010 A wet start to a new logging season has the Pelletiers up against the ropes. Lester and Wayne take on the steepest hill on the golden road while Eldon's plan to haul double loads of wood to the mills gets shut down.
S02E02 Trauma on the Golden Road 26/02/2010 Torrential rain continues to hammer Pelletier Inc. as the crew fights to harvest and haul wood to the mills. And just when the weather breaks, tragedy strikes as a logger is struck by a falling one-ton log.
S02E03 The Heat Is On 05/03/2010 A heat wave hits Millinocket sparking production in the woods. Meanwhile, Rudy's crew walks on water as they strip an old bridge from a protected stream, Randy continues his road to recovery and a new logger refuses to get his hands dirty.
S02E04 Making Ends Meet 12/03/2010 The loggers make up for lost time as they try to cut 3000 trees in a week but then a damaged bridge shuts down trucking. Also, the Pelletiers drop half a million dollars on a new crane and venture into the restaurant business.
S02E05 Hell on the Road 19/03/2010 The Golden Road dishes out serious punches and sends truck after truck into the shop. Lester and Bone Crusher get trapped when an angry land owner decides to shut down the road. And Randy wants to haul wood again after his near fatal accident.
S02E06 Blood and Greenhorns 26/03/2010 The next generation of Pelletiers step up to the plate as the future of the business lies in their hands. The mills demand more wood and everyone hustles to deliver while Jeff and Rudy are tested by a rookie driver's reckless driving and bad attitude.
S02E07 Operation Winter Cut 02/04/2010 The Pelletiers move an army of men and machines to their winter harvesting site. Rookie Aaron transports half million dollar machines across rough terrain, two heavy duty off road rigs are added to the fleet and tempers flare between Jeff and Bonecrusher.
S02E08 Man vs. Mud 09/04/2010 Rainy weather and mud plague business for Pelletier, Inc. Jeff struggles to keep his cool as he oversees a hectic shop. Lester barely escapes death in a head-on collision with a pick up truck. Also, logging continues at the new Levesque Road winter site.
S02E09 Winter Strikes Back 16/04/2010 A wicked snowstorm hits Millinocket and catches the Pelletiers off guard. Massive equipment breakdowns cause tempers to flare and Eldon lashes out at Jeff for his lack of preparation. Then, Lester Dube recalls his father's frigid brush with death.
S02E10 The Last Stand 23/04/2010 It's the big winter push and the Pelletiers have to double production to stay afloat. Tensions run high as Eldon threatens to fire Bonecrusher. Then, the family pulls together as their restaurant opens for business.
S03E01 Uphill Battle 04/03/2011 A good summer of hauling wood has left the harvesters struggling to keep up with demand. The Pelletiers take on a new business venture, building their own logging trailers. It's a huge investment with high-level risk.
S03E02 Breakdowns and Headaches 11/03/2011 The Pelletiers are striving to double production, but when several machines break down, it's a huge step in the wrong direction. Two crew members threaten to quit, and an emergency repair job halts production in the trailer shop.
S03E03 New Business, New Problems 18/03/2011 The mills turn back timber and the Pelletiers struggle to make a profit. A stand of massive pine trees forces the company to harvest the old fashioned way, and the pressure of running both shops pushes Jeff to the edge.
S03E04 Washed Out 25/03/2011 Torrential rain threatens production and rookie drivers aren't pulling their weight. Then disaster strikes in the woods when harvester Kevin Cummings flips his machine. It'll take everything in the Pelletier arsenal to make it through the week.
S03E05 The Miracle Of Millinocket 01/04/2011 The wet fall season has crippled production at Pelletier Inc. Just when things can't seem to get worse, a crane operator's rig falls through a dilapidated bridge. Back to back mistakes threaten a rookie's job, and a veteran hauler flirts with death.
S03E06 Rain Delay 08/04/2011 A veteran driver is in grave danger when his truck flips, Eldon takes a chance on a new logging camp, and flooding in the forest threatens to shut down operations completely and brings employee morale to an all time low.
S03E07 Rookies Vs. The Road 15/04/2011 The winter freeze hits Millinocket and it's finally time to hammer down. But a rookie driver can't handle the roads, rolls his rig twice and costs the Pelletiers. Then it's all hands on deck to battle through the first blizzard of the year.
S03E08 The Big Push 22/04/2011 Winter is go time for the Pelletiers. Crews are pushing hard but three drivers suffer accidents and a busted pipe stinks up Telos camp. Business in the trailer shop is picking up so Allen thinks he needs a raise, but Jeff doesn't agree.
S03E09 Deep Freeze 29/04/2011 Peak logging season brings anticipation of the deep freeze. They get their wish and then some, as brutal cold causes both equipment and emotional breakdowns. Nonstop hauling and disgruntled employees set some on a collision course during 'The Big Push'.
S03E10 Collision Course 06/05/2011 Winter is ending and it's all hands on deck. Rudy goes on a business venture, leaving Wayne in charge of operations. Larry makes a mess with a loading crane, Danny nearly destroys a bridge, and a young driver returns but his inexperience ends in disaster.

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