More of a timely rescue than a tow

Sometimes it is almost impossible to see where the road ends and the ditch begins. Add blowing snow to the mix and the equation becomes even harder to discern. Under extreme conditions it is a testament to the drivers of big rigs that more don’t end up in the ditch.

When temperatures go below -30 ending up in the ditch, whether day or night, presents a whole new set of problems. Not just for the driver of the rig but for the tow truck operators as well. Keeping warm and safe while working with thousands of pounds of frozen steel is a difficult process.

Because the human body is mostly made up of water and we know that water freezes at -32C getting stuck in the ditch on a -40 degree night becomes more of a timely rescue than a tow.

We hope you never find yourself in this position, but rest assured if you do, Big Rig Towing & Recovery offers 24/7 dispatch service!

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

 

 

 

Big rig problems need Big Rig Towing

There are some big jobs that you wouldn’t think would be a part of your company mandate. But that is the great thing about Big Rig Towing, we have the philosophy that where there’s a will there’s a way.

A snow-coach is a specialized passenger transport vehicle, designed to operate over snow or ice. These vehicles have multiple sets of very large low pressure tires or snow tracks. They can seat as many as ten or more passengers and are often used for sightseeing tours or for over-snow transportation such as tours of the Columbia Icefields in Banff National Park.

This snow-coach was in need of a complete overhaul and Big Rig used their rotator crane to lift the body off the chassis so both could be rebuilt and put back into service.

Even a vehicle constructed specifically for the cold and ice needs a rescue now and then. If you find yourself in an emergency situation
call 1 (866) 398-7444 toll free.
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Ice Explorer Hitches a Ride

It doesn’t matter how prepared you are to face the frigid Canadian winter weather. If you frequently operate a large vehicle like a rig or an Ice Explorer, it’s possible that sooner or later you’re going to experience an emergency situation. Even a vehicle constructed specifically for the cold and ice needs a rescue now and then.

Luckily for this Ice Explorer, Big Rig Towing has had many experiences in every type of condition imaginable.

If you’re a big rig or vehicle operator and your  job takes you out on the snow blanketed highways and icy conditions with poor visibility, keep Big Rig’s toll free number on hand – 1 (866) 398-7444 – and never be more than a call away from emergency services no matter what the circumstances.
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Big Rig to the Rescue

As a truck driver there are many perks to being your own boss, like independence at work and making good money. In fact, many perks come with a truck driver’s schedule, not the least of which is a unique view of the country enroute to your destination.

To be profitable however, a driver’s number one priority is to get your load delivered to its destination on time. If you break down on the road it can be costly. Not to mention the inconvenience and the cost of the downtime. Preventative maintenance is the key and it’s vital to ensure you don’t put off your truck maintenance. 

On occasion though, these inconveniences happen in a truck driver’s world. If it happens to you Big Rig is here to help. Big Rig Towing & Recovery is available 24-7 to service all of your heavy duty towing and recovery requirements.

Keep this number on hand 1 (866) 398-7444. You just may be glad you did.

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Big Rig Towing Professional Towing

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

 

Winter road conditions can get pretty sketchy!

It’s only a matter of time before winter rolls in to stay for awhile and as Canadians we all know that winter weather can be a challenge to negotiate out on the highway.

Sometimes it is almost impossible to see where the road ends and the ditch begins. Add blowing snow to the mix and the situation can get pretty sketchy in a split second. Under extreme conditions it is a testament to the drivers of big rigs that more don’t end up in the ditch.

When temperatures go below -30 ending up in the ditch, whether its day or night, presents a whole new set of problems. Not just for the driver of the rig, but for the tow truck operators as well. Keeping warm and safe while working with thousands of pounds of frozen steel is a difficult process. Because the human body is mostly made up of water and we know that water freezes at -32C, getting stuck in the ditch on a -40 night becomes more of a rescue than a tow.

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

Cold Storage Rollover

It’s always good to keep your meat cold to prevent it from spoiling, but a rollover in cold temperatures is definitely not the ideal way to preserve it! When this rig rolled over some of the load scattered and not long after Big Rig Towing was onsite to right the rig and rescue what was left of the valuable cargo.

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. If you find yourself in a roadside emergency, give us a call TOLL FREE AT 1 (866) 398-7444. We’re available 24/7.

             

 

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! 

 

We do heavy lifting every day

If you’re looking for a solution to a heavy lifting job you should definitely call Big Rig Towing. We have a number of rigs equipped with heavy duty rotator cranes that can lift just about anything. We offer towing and hauling services to move heavy and awkward sized objects.

Rest assured that while your property is in our control we make sure the heavy items are well-secured and safely transported. We are licensed and insured and covered by the most comprehensive insurance available to our industry.

We can be on the spot quickly rain, shine, sleet or snow with minimal set-up time and experienced drivers and operators.

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

Is your load secure? Have you double checked?

The danger in trucking doesn’t always lay with poor road conditions or weather. It can be as simple as just not tying down your load properly.

How many times have you seen a big truck with an even bigger load trying to negotiate around a tight corner looking like it was going to topple over? Or a flat deck with a load wider than the deck and not looking like it was centered? You can tie it down but if it’s not in the right place to begin with you’re going to have problems.

Big Rig Towing lifted this heavy 65,000 pound steel coil from it’s deck after it shifted during transport. Not an easy task to pick it up and transfer it to another trailer.

Why risk it? You want to get to your destination in a safe, cost-effective and timely manner. Know which tie-downs to use and how to safely strap down your load so it does not shift or affect your centre of balance.

Big Rig Towing & Recovery is available 24-7 to service all of your heavy duty towing and recovery requirements. In the event this happens to you Big Rig is here to help. Just get in touch at (866) 398-7444 for immediate service.

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