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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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We do more than towing & recovery!

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! 

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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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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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.

             

 

Your rig’s your paycheque – be sure to maintain ; )

Your rig is your livelihood so it’s critical to keep it in perfect condition and operating at peak efficiency. A well-maintained and properly functioning rig can help to ensure your safety and the safety of the drivers around you as well as add years to the life of your rig.

It is an expensive piece of equipment so keeping it clean and running smoothly is not only a great responsibility that may take some time and maintenance, but more importantly it’s your best defense to avoid trouble while out on the road. After all, you don’t want to worry about forced downtime and loss of time and income.

Before a long haul it’s important that you take the time to check your oil, inspect your radiator and your brakes, top up your fluids, grease moving parts, check the fuel vent, check your tires and of course, ensure your load is secured.

Keeping the exterior clean can mean additional safety by cleaning your mirrors and cleaning your windows. By keeping it waxed and polished you add protection to your rig’s longevity.

Keeping the interior clean is exceptionally important especially if you’re “living” or spending long periods of time in it. It’s your home away from home and pride of ownership can make a difference to your comfort, your sleep, your quality of life and peace of mind.

Be pro-active! Ensure everything runs smoothly ahead of time – you’ll never regret it!

For more maintenance tips, give Big Rig Towing a shout at 1 (866) 398-7444.

Big Rig Towing Maintenance

Whoa — a little too tipsy!

Big Rig EmergencyHow many trucks get stuck in the ditch every year because they failed to negotiate a corner correctly or underestimated the steepness of the curb? That would certainly be an interesting statistic.

If you drive professionally, it seems safety and knowing your route, environment, and ultimately cornering, would be the most important aspects of driving a big rig.

This flatbed was transporting a farm sprayer when it pulled over to let a car pass. Yikes — a couple more inches and this could have been a complete rollover.

Big Rig Towing pulls its fair share of hapless rigs and their helpless cargo from southern Alberta ditches. The only good thing about so much practice is that you get really expert at recovery when you do it so often.

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! 

New website in the works ; )

That’s right! We’ve been working on a revision of our website – time for a refresh – a crisp, clean, updated website that is easy for visitors to find the information they need quickly and easily.

Here’s a sneak peek at the design concept for the Home page. Check our Blog or Facebook page again soon to visit our brand new site.

Big Rig Towing New Website

New website in the works ; )

That’s right! We’ve been working on a revision of our website – time for a refresh – a crisp, clean, updated website that is easy for visitors to find the information they need quickly and easily.

Here’s a sneak peek at the design concept for the Home page. Check our Blog or Facebook page again soon to visit our brand new site.