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Anywhere, anytime, Big Rig Towing & Recovery is available 24/7 to service all of your heavy duty towing and recovery requirements.

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To reach us toll free, call 1 (866) 398-7444.

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In a precarious situation? Give us a shout

Big Rig Towing isn’t always called out to highway accidents where wreckage is strewn all over and a broken rig needs uprighting or towing. Sometimes it’s just a large piece of heavy equipment that has ended up in trouble.

You can never be too careful when using heavy machinery in unfamiliar or rugged terrain. This overturned steel loader took a tumble in an out-of-the-way location. Oftentimes the recovery is more about the logistics of lifting heavy machinery that has flipped over after an incident than about hooking it up. Using our 75-ton sliding rotator, and by attaching a heavy-duty sling to the equipment, with a few safety adjustments we solved the issue and got it back on its feet and back on the job.

Big Rig Towing can do more than just tow your distressed rig or your heavy equipment. We have a solid reputation for doing heavy lifting and moving. If you find yourself in a disabled or precarious situation give Big Rig Towing a shout. To reach us toll free, call 1 (866) 398-7444. We offer 24/7 dispatch service.
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This May Long Weekend will look a little different

With the Victoria Day Weekend approaching, there are still many public health restrictions in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and many businesses and services will be closed.

Unfortunately it won’t be May long weekend cottage life and camping as usual either as all National and Alberta parks are closed to visitors and Parks Canada is recommending to ‘stay home’. If you are planning on heading out, be sure to check your local area rules and regulations beforehand.

Highways through National parks will remain open which means that there will be drivers on the road, particularly our hardworking truckers delivering essential goods, and unfortunately there will still be breakdowns and accidents. Big Rig Towing & Recovery will continue to deliver “critical” services on our highways. If you find yourself in need of rescue, we can be reached 24/7 at 1 (866) 398-7444.

Even though our weekend dreams may be dashed, it’s important to remember that these circumstances aren’t forever. There will be many more long weekends ahead to enjoy when safe to do so, and with everyone working together to get through this, hopefully that time isn’t in the too distant future. Let’s do our part and make the best of our uncertain times.

Have a safe and relaxing long weekend.

We’re here to help in the midst of all of this uncertainty

It’s true that travel has really plummeted during the COVID-19 pandemic, but as long as there are drivers on the road, and especially hardworking truckers delivering essential goods, there will still be breakdowns, flat tires, dead batteries, and unfortunately accidents.

If you’re one of those business truckers working almost non-stop to deliver the essentials that keep our country moving and you find yourself in a precarious situation while out on the road, Big Rig Towing will come to the rescue during these challenging times.

Big Rig’s services will continue and our phone lines will continue to be answered 24/7. Our towing professionals have been instructed on best hygiene practices to ensure the safety of themselves and our customers. We will continue to be proactive about the actions we can take to stay healthy and prevent the spread of this virus.

If you have questions please don’t hesitate to contact Big Rig Towing & Recovery toll free at 1 (866) 398-7444. We’re here to help in the midst of all of this uncertainty.

We are surrounded by COVID-19 reminders

With near daily reminders about the challenges of COVID-19, even though they are well-meaning messages, they can become exhausting. That said, the COVID-19 virus and infected carriers could be anywhere. Better we continue to think ahead about the actions we can take to stay healthy and prevent the spread of this illness, don’t you think?

If we all do our part and continue to follow the experts’ recommendations, our “new normal” has the potential to help us get through this health challenge more quickly. Read COVID-19 Workplace Tips for Employees for the right information about healthy habits to follow.

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You need us, we’re here – we offer 24/7 dispatch service!

These past few weeks have been unsettling for all of us. The C-virus continues to be top of mind as we practice physical distancing and try to keep our families healthy and safe.

Over the years we have recovered and towed thousands of transport trailers, big rigs, coaches and buses, concrete mixers, cranes, motor homes etc. Our professionally trained servicemen have been specifically selected for their knowledge in big rig towing and transport recovery as well as their ability to use and manipulate their own heavy tow trucks.

We are licensed & insured in all U.S. & Canadian jurisdictions and our certified recovery technicians have Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) Certification and have completed our four-step training program. All of our trucks are Alberta Safety Certified.

Anywhere, anytime, Big Rig Towing & Recovery is available 24/7 for all your heavy duty towing and recovery requirements.

We hope you never find yourself in a precarious towing rescue position, but rest assured if you do, even during these uncertain times, Big Rig Towing & Recovery is at your service.

Continue to be safe. be healthy. be strong. be positive.

Anywhere, anytime, Big Rig Towing & Recovery is available

At Big Rig Towing & Recovery  – CALGARY, AIRDRIE & RED DEER, ALBERTA – we’re committed to continue providing services during these challenging times, in a modified, safe and socially distant way.

Sunday morning Big Rig Towing & Recovery was called to the rescue! Near Cluny, Alberta at Hwy 1 and 210, this big rig plowed through a guard rail and plunged into a Bow River channel.  As is often the case, it’s difficult to speculate on what actually occurred since the weather was good and the driver didn’t seem to be caught off-guard due to any adverse conditions.

Vehicle rollovers can be one of the most frightening accidents and can happen in the blink of an eye. Fortunately in this case the best news is that no one was hurt in the mishap.

Big Rig Towing & Recovery works with highly qualified and certified technicians and are reliable and experienced. We can be reached toll free at 1 (866) 398-7444. We’re available 24/7 for all your heavy duty towing and recovery requirements.

Meantime…be safe. be healthy. be strong. be positive.
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Assisting customers during the current Coronavirus outbreak

We are committed to continue providing services during these challenging times, only in a modified, safe and socially distant way.

Tipsy Cat…

You can never be too careful when using heavy machinery in unfamiliar or rugged terrain. This excavator took a tumble in an out-of-the-way location, but we solved the issue with our 75-ton sliding rotator and got it back up on it’s feet and back on the job.

Our heavy duty towing and recovery division consists of not only our  75-ton rotator, but fifteen units, thirteen tandem axle and two tri-drive units. All fifteen trucks are equipped with under reaches for damage free towing. To complement the wreckers we have a modern, state-of-the-art, fully equipped air cushion recovery unit for up-righting rolled over tractor trailer units.  Fleet details »

Big Rig Towing can do more than just tow your distressed rig or heavy equipment. We have a solid reputation for doing heavy lifting and moving. Should the need arise we also have replacement tractors to tow your trailers, loaded or empty.

To reach us toll free, call 1 (866) 398-7444.
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