PHOTOS Steph Custance joins Ice Road Truckers cast amid Season 10 tragedy

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The Steph Custance Ice Road Truckers Season 10 cast bio presents an intriguing new development for the show–particularly given the tragedy of Darrell Ward’s recent death in a freak plane crash. Steph is only the second woman among the show’s current cast–and, at 22 years old, she’s by far the youngest. Who is Steph Custace? How did she become a trucker? And is she ready for the spotlight’s harsh glare?

Given her young age, it’s perhaps unsurprising that Steph actually has less than a year of commercial driving experience. As viewers saw during her debut episode, she happened to be in the right place when Polar boss Mark Kohaykewych found himself in dire need of new drivers. While Steph didn’t completely ace her driving test, as David Hollis of Trucker News put it, she “did well enough to at least get a foot in the cab”–and become the 26th member of the Ice Road Truckers cast during the show’s decade on the air.

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Steph’s first major interview in conjunction with her new role on IRT actually took place several months ago–well after she’d been cast on the show, but just as well before the 10th season was set to air. The June 6th episode of Chrome & Steel Radio got the first word with Steph, who was happy to talk a little bit about how she came to her line of work. “When I was young,” Steph explained, “my mom dated a trucker, and the first time I was in a truck I was probably three or four years old….[Later on] I learned how to drive, and then they put me on TV for it. [Laughs] I’m very comfortable in the trucking industry.” Steph also credited her boss for teaching how to deal with men in the industry.

As for how the Steph Custance Ice Road Truckers Season 10 cast connection came about? According to Steph, the whole thing was a little bit of chance, and a little bit of luck:

I was with the guys at work; one of my guys at work took me to a boxing match last summer, and we were having some beers, and I had to quit drinking because I was driving…I mentioned I had a Class 1 [driver’s license], and my friend happened to know somebody who knew somebody [who worked for Ice Road Truckers] and he was like ‘No way! You’re a Class 1?’ [So] I drove for him, and sent him some pictures of me fishing–I didn’t know exactly what they wanted, but I guess I gave it to ’em…these guys started callin’ me, and they were like, ‘You made it on the show!’ And I was like, ‘No sh!t?’ [Laughs]

(Click here to listen to Steph Custance’s interview with Chrome & Steel Radio in its entirety.)

As Steph’s official History bio notes, she is a single mother. And, though she’s active on Facebook, she keeps the details of her personal life very close to the chest–so we don’t yet know her son’s name, but we can confirm that he is indeed adorable, as evidenced by just a couple of the many photos she’s shared:

Steph has also been quick to grace fans with photos of her new rig–

–and with a nice shot of the entire Ice Road Truckers Season 10 cast, taken just a few weeks ago:

In addition, here’s one of several tributes to Darrell Ward that Steph shared following news of his shocking death:

You can follow Steph Custance on Facebook here. And you can follow along with her Ice Road Truckers adventures as Season 10 continues airing Thursday nights on History.

(Photo credits: Steph Custance Ice Road Truckers Season 10 cast via Facebook)

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  • Rayne

    I couldn’t stand her from the get go. Sorry but she is very annoying. She acted like she wants to drive so bad so they give her a chance. She gets on the show and she doesn’t know how to put her snow chains on! She knew she would be driving in snow and ice all the time, she should’ve practiced. She gets to the place to pick up what looks like about a 53′ dry box trailer and she doesn’t know how to hook the tractor up to the trailer, is she fkn kidding me? What did she think she would be driving? A damn ice cream truck? She talks like trash, she cusses too much she says fk like every other word. Sorry again but you don’t have to act the way she does or talk the way she does to exist in the trucking business. You can still look, act, talk, and present yourself like a lady or at least a respectable, woman with a little bit of class and dignity. This girl ruined it for me and I have been watching this show since it started even bought my husband every season on DVD but as long as she is on there I will never watch it again. Out of all the people that want to drive on that show and they had to pick her, she must have been the one that fit the best under the desk!! Slurp,slurp. WHAT AN UNPROFESSIONAL &TRASHY GIRL TO REPRESENT THAT COMPANY AND SHOW!!! GET RID OF HER!!

    • thedudewithaclue

      Blah, blah, blah. STFU. Is shit was music, you’d be an orchestra.

      • Curtis

        “Such a gentleman”?? Well I believe Rayne is a female driver and if I remember right she has commented before and has been a driver for 18 yrs and owns her own trucking company. So you STFU azxhole. You screwing the new boy on the show or what? LMAO..

        • thedudewithaclue

          EAD little man. Lol.

    • lalasayswhat

      Look at this jacka zzes profile who responded to you. Nothing but profanity. How does such a moron function in society unless he lives in his mothers basement. Very sad and pathetic.

    • EW Wade

      I agree with you, she should have came on the show ready to show them what she could do not the other way around. What she clearly had no knowledge of doing should have been part of the hiring process and considering the obvious that she is very much lacking experience she should not have been hired. Those roads out there are dangerous and they are taking on a huge responsibility putting her out there in their trucks as well as putting other drivers at risk they are putting her out there to share the road with. Whether it be a male or female safety comes first and as far as I am concerned she’s a liability. Her mind is too young for this and she already is too needy. She is on here to be on TV and I’m sorry but this business has no room for actors that pretty much come off with a maturity level of a 16 yr old. I hope she screws up royally because quite frankly she disgusts me and even more so Mark for hiring her. Notice how he kept making excuses “he was desperate for drivers” he will be desperate for more than drivers when she cost him thousands in damages to either his property, another truck, or the property she’s hauling. Thanks Mark for screwing up a show!! Hope it bites you in the a**.

      • Robert Michael Shupinski

        i agree

    • d brown

      Guess you have no problem listening to Art, huh?

  • lalasayswhat

    The cursing is too much. It makes a person sound ignorant. She looks good though. I’ll give her that.

    • Curtis

      I guess if you like 12 yr old boys with big foreheads , pierced noses, and no lips…..she’s a dog and her immaturity shows.

      • lalasayswhat

        I bet you are a real prize. Beyonce more your style I guess.

      • I don’t personally find her very attractive. And her hair is stick straight. That’s not her fault of course but I prefer my own curls.

  • Pseudo

    I do not care what so many others may think, but the nose ring fad makes one look like … It proves nothing other than monkey see, monkey do.

    • Keith S.

      True and also makes them a follower and very unattractive and trashy and when you combine that with her filthy mouth it makes her an ugly person inside and out. I am NOT impressed with her at all. She should have came on the show ready to do her job, not be trained.

      • Andrew Newton

        Gee give the girl a chance,i wonder if you two have looked in the mirror lately you might not like what you see..

  • Robert Michael Shupinski

    she is not tough like lisa she cries about every little thing!

  • Robert Michael Shupinski

    i miss maya she is hott

  • Jg

    Truckers dissing truckers this has to be the dumbest show ever. Get a life you sit on your ass an drive. An you come home sit on your ass and watch this shit.

  • lemonadez

    She is a rookie but watching her is way better than Art. Art = every 3 second of cursing.

  • Dwight Elsasser

    Steph. Ignolre theses negative remarks you are a great TOM BOY! Men swear just as mucvh ask ART. I looking forward to following you next season. I am a weekly viewer on hour north of Toronto Ontario Canada. Have a nice summer with your little Munch Kin Dwight Elsasser…..Will follow you.