Towing, Recovery or Rescue

Towing is defined as the process of coupling one object to another, so that one can be pulled along behind the other. It is commonly used to describe the moving of, or in the seizure of, a vehicle.

In Big Rig Towing’s case the terms recovery or rescue is also used along with towing.

Sometimes the recovery of a big rig is not about hooking it up and getting it to repair, but more about the logistics of recovering the rig after it has left the road. A somewhat more dangerous scenario than towing a vehicle that is still on its wheels.

Big Rig Towing makes hundreds of these rescues and recoveries every year, and while they all present individual challenges, they are all resolved at the end of the day.

Call Big Rig Towing at 1 (866) 398-7444 for IMMEDIATE 24/7 service!
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In an emergency? Need a tow truck rotator?

A tow truck rotator is essentially a big crane mounted to the deck of the tow truck. It can be used for everything from:

  • lifting heavy machinery that has tumbled from the back of a rig
  • lifting a load that has flipped over
  • removing a load from a rig that needs less weight so it can be towed
  • lifting heavy equipment from one place to another
  • assisting in transferring cargo from one rig to another
  • And so much more…

Big Rig Towing has a number of rotator tow trucks and can boast that they have the only 75 ton rotator in southern Alberta. An expert rotator operator can make all the difference in getting your towing situation resolved quickly and safely.

We pull our fair share of hapless rigs and heavy equipment from any number of situations.

Keep Big Rig’s number – 1 (866) 398-7444 – on hand and call for IMMEDIATE 24/7 service if you find yourself in a precarious situation.

Crane Rescue

 

Big Rig Towing has the province’s only 75-ton sliding rotator in their fleet!

A tow truck rotator is essentially a big crane mounted to the deck of the tow truck and can be used for everything from lifting heavy machinery fallen from rigs that have flipped over or for removing a load from a rig that needs less weight so it can be towed. It can also lift heavy equipment from one place to another or assist in getting cargo off one rig onto another.

Big Rig Towing has a number of rotator tow trucks and can boast having the only 75-ton sliding rotator in Southern Alberta. An expert rotator operator can make all the difference in getting your towing situation resolved quickly and safely, especially once the weather gets cold the highways become more treacherous. 

No matter what situation you find yourself in, Big Rig is ready to come to the rescue!

In addition to our 75-ton sliding rotator, our heavy duty towing and recovery division consists of 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. Should the need arise we also have replacement tractors to tow your trailers, loaded or empty.

Keep Big Rig’s number – 1 (866) 398-7444 – on hand and call for IMMEDIATE 24/7 service if you find yourself in an emergency! 

 

Professional heavy-duty towing services in a timely manner

BIG RIG TOWING & RECOVERY offers a wide range of heavy-duty towing and recovery services to get you back on the road as quickly as possible. You can contact us for ALL your big rig needs. 

We provide the following services, but by no means is this a comprehensive list!

  • Secure inside/outside storage facility
  • 12 and 24 Volt Boosts
  • Damage-free Under Reach Towing
  • Trailer Lifts
  • Coach, Motor home, Bus Towing
  • Flatbed, Semi-truck Towing
  • Winching
  • Equipment Hauling
  • Tractor Swaps
  • Tractor Service
  • Crane Service
  • And more…

Call Big Rig toll free at (866) 398-7444 for IMMEDIATE 24/7 service.

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Big Rig Air Cushion Recovery

Towing heavy-duty trucks, trailers and equipment is significantly different from towing smaller vehicles such as cars, trucks or SUVs.

Big Rig Towing offers the option of modern, state-of-the-art air cushion recovery for up-righting rolled over trucks and trailer units.

What are the benefits of air cushion recovery?

  • Air cushion recovery can be completed in a much shorter amount of time
  • Air cushion recovery eliminates the need for removing your cargo before lifting the truck which protects your cargo from excessive damage
  • Air cushions allow for vehicle removal in tight corners or in areas where uneven topography makes heavy-duty recovery impossible
  • Air cushion recovery provides a controlled and balanced lift which makes the recovery process much safer for everyone involved

How does air cushion recovery work?

With air cushion recovery, large inflatable air cushions are strategically placed under the overturned side of the heavy-duty truck or trailer. An air compressor is then used to gradually pump up the cushions which allows the vehicle to be slowly lifted off the ground, allowing a crane to lift it into its upright position.

Big Rig Towing is ready to handle all heavy-duty and emergency towing situations. For 24/7 towing assistance or to learn more about our services call 1 (866) 398-7444.

Air Bag Rescue

When in doubt, hire a professional!

Big Rig Towing doesn’t tow cars, but if it’s a big rig, truck or something that’s heavy enough to need a crane, we can get the job done! We make hundreds of rescues and recoveries every year and while they all present individual challenges they are all resolved at the end of the day.

Remember that not all vehicles are made to tow and the safety considerations of properly towing another vehicle or object cannot be understated. Our professionally trained drivers and fleet of trucks are fully equipped to handle any towing situation.

 Top 7 reasons to call Big Rig Towing & Recovery:

• Big Rig Towing is your #1 source for heavy duty recoveries as they are the only towing company in Alberta with two tri-drive wreckers specifically designed for rollover & recovery work

• Big Rig Towing has added the province’s only 75-ton sliding rotator to their fleet for extra challenging wrecks

• Big Rig Towing has a modern, state-of-the-art, fully equipped air cushion recovery unit to complement the wreckers for up-righting rolled over tractor trailer units

• Big Rig has replacement tractors to tow your trailers loaded or empty should the need arise

• Big Rig operators have a minimum 18 years experience in the heavy duty towing and recovery industry

• All operators have Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) Certification and have completed our four-step training program

• All of our trucks are Alberta Safety Certified

24 Hour Emergency Service 7 Days a Week. Call 866-398-7444 for immediate service!

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Need a heavy lifting solution?

If you’re looking for a solution to a heavy lifting job you should definitely call Big Rig Towing. We do heavy lifting every day. We have a number of rigs equipped with heavy duty rotator cranes that can lift just about anything. We can be on the spot quickly rain or shine with minimal set-up time and experienced drivers and operators.

Towing & hauling services we provide, but are not limited to:

  • Coach, Motor-home, Bus
  • Trailer Lifts
  • Winching
  • Tractor Swaps
  • Tractor Service
  • 12 and 24 Volt Boosts
  • Crane Service
  • Air Cushion Recovery
  • Indoor Secure Storage
  • Outdoor Secure Storage

We are licensed and insured so rest assured that while your rig is in our control it is covered by the most comprehensive insurance available to our industry. 

We can be reached 24/7 at 866-398-7444.

Big Rig Towing Heavy LIfting

Big Rig can tow anything from a 1-ton body job to a large multi-axle crane!

Big Rig Towing & Recovery provides 24-hour dispatch service that is dedicated exclusively to the transportation industry. You can rest assured that we are licensed and while your rig is in our control it is covered by the finest insurance available to our industry.

Our heavy duty towing and recovery division consists of fifteen units, thirteen tandem axle and two tri-drive units. All fifteen trucks are equipped with under reaches for damage free towing.

Towing services we provide, but are not limited to, include:

– Damage Free Under Reach Towing
– Trailer Lifts
– Coach, Motor Home, and Bus Towing and Hauling
– Winching
– Tractor Swaps
– Tractor Service
– 12 and 24 volt boosts
– Indoor Secure Storage
– Outdoor Secure Storage
– Crane Service
– Air Cushion Recovery

Call 1 (866) 398-7444 for professional service! We can be reached toll-free from anywhere in North America.

A job for the professionals

When this forklift decided to try and escape through the floor of this trailer Big Rig Towing was called to bring their 75 ton rotator to the rescue! After making an adjustment to the roof of the trailer, the rotator made quick work of getting the forklift out and back to work.

Moving heavy equipment is a job for the professionals. When they say don’t try this at home they mean don’t try this at all if you don’t know what you’re doing!

We are licensed and insured so rest assured that while your rig is in our control it is covered by the most comprehensive insurance available to our industry. 

24 Hour Service 7 Days a Week for all your Big Rig Towing needs. Call 866-398-7444 for immediate service!
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Yes, that is a lot of snow!

Not all Big Rig Towing jobs are the recovery of crashed or stuck rigs. Sometimes it’s as simple as a big, heavy snowfall.

When a parked rig has a large amount of snow on its roof it can’t just take off down the road. If the truck gets up to speed and a few hundred pounds of snow comes flying off, it could cause damage to the vehicles following, or worse, send a trailing vehicle into an oncoming lane. Definitely not a good situation.

Not all solutions have to be complicated hookups or rotator coordinated events either. This snow removal campaign was remedied by hooking up a volunteer shoveller to the rotator and hoisting them on top of the rig to get rid of its snowy burden.

Keep Big Rig’s number – 1 (866) 398-7444 – on hand and call for IMMEDIATE 24/7 service if you find yourself in an emergency situation!