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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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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Big Rig Moves Shipping Containers

Big Rig Towing can do more than just tow Rigs.

Over the years big rig towing has moved many different objects that require a large flat deck and heavy duty equipment.

This time it’s a Container Housing Unit.

A Containerized Housing Unit, usually abbreviated as CHU (and sometimes called Containerized Living Unit or CLU) is the name given to an ISO shipping containers. These containers are  pre-fabricated into a living quarters and can be used any where from construction sites to school yards.

This time the housing unit was being moved from one job site to another but Big Rig has moved similar housing units in the past when we re-located student portables for a Calgary School district.

If you have something big and heavy that needs to be transported give us a call for a FREE quote. (403) 444-0009.
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Big Rig Towing Calgary Portable Re-location

High Wind Rig Rollover

Big Rig Towing Wind Blown Roll OverHigh Winds Capsize Big Rig Trailer

There are not very many places on earth where 120 kilometre wind gusts are common. Southern Alberta is one of those places.

When Chinook winds decide to blow the broad side of a big rig is nothing but a big sail and wind related roll overs are a common occurrence.

Big Rig Towing was able to right this rig and get it to repair.

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Big Rig Towing International LT625

Big Rig Towing’s new International Model with a NRC Quick Swap

This is the perfect combination of towing strength and efficiency. A great addition to Big Rig’s Fleet.

Stay tuned to our blog to see this new rig in action.
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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! 

 

Dedicated to providing IMMEDIATE rescue service!

At Big Rig Towing we aren’t always called out to accidents where wreckage is strewn all over and there is a broken rig that needs righting or towing. Sometimes it’s just a large piece of equipment that has met its end too soon. For example, this big excavator that simply burned out on the job-site. We just picked it up and took it to the scrap yard!

If you find yourself in a disabled or precarious situation give Big Rig Towing a call at 866-398-7444. We’ll help you out when you need to get back on the road or even back to work as quickly as possible. We’re dedicated to providing IMMEDIATE 24/7 service!