Big rig disasters need Big Rig Towing!

Even in the most challenging situations Big Rig is here to help get you back on the road again.

We are experienced and each one of our operators has a minimum 18 years’ experience in the heavy duty towing and recovery industry and all operators have Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) Certification, and have completed our four-step training program.

We carry some of the most specialized equipment in our fleet.

We are the only towing company in Alberta with two tri-drive wreckers specifically designed for roll over and recovery work! For extra challenging wrecks, Big Rig Towing has the province’s only 75 ton sliding rotator in our fleet!

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.

Call Big Rig Towing at 1 (866) 398-7444 for IMMEDIATE 24/7 service!

If you’re not confident in your load position, don’t head out!

Easy does it! Somehow this truck got turned over in the process of dumping its load of sand. Fortunately, this was one of the few times when all that was required was to right it and tow it back to the yard.

Just goes to show you though, how critical it is to make sure you’re absolutely certain that you know how your load and truck are positioned. If you’re not confident, don’t head out! Always take the time to reset. Better to take a little more time to unload and reload than to risk an accident and lose valuable income-earning time.

If you find yourself in a challenging situation on any Alberta road call the experts!

Big Rig Towing 1 (866) 398-7444 for IMMEDIATE 24/7 service.

Resolve your towing emergency situation quickly & safely

It’s not always about how far in the ditch the rig is that makes a recovery hard, sometimes it’s the actual load itself. This load of lumber ended up in the ditch with 80,000 lbs on board!

Big Rig Towing spent the best part of the afternoon unloading and hauling the cargo before they could get the rig out of the mud and back on dry pavement.

Here at Big Rig, we have a number of rotator tow trucks and they are constantly in use. An expert rotator operator can make all the difference in getting your towing situation resolved quickly and safely.

Big rig disasters need Big Rig Towing. Call 1 (866) 398-7444 for IMMEDIATE 24/7 service!

 

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Fog and trains don’t mix when it comes to railway crossings and vehicles of any size.

Fog related accidents usually result in head-on and rear-end collisions, two of the most common fog related incidents. A recent study showed that more instances of fog related crashes occurred in the early morning hours from December to February.

Weather.com reports that annual averages are 31,385 crashes resulting in 511 deaths. Read more fog related facts on The Weather Channel https://wxch.nl/2uqbzsC

This rig ran amiss of a freight train in the fog and became of many like incidents that occur across the country in poor driving conditions.

Fortunately the driver was not injured and Big Rig Towing was able to use their 75-ton rotator to clear the wreckage and get the train on its way and the driver to safety.

Call Big Rig for IMMEDIATE 24/7 service

Based out of Calgary, Alberta and with our branch office in Airdrie, Alberta we specialize in and are dedicated solely to the heavy duty towing and recovery industry. What we do is tow heavy trucks, transport trailers, big rigs, transport trucks, 18-wheelers and large equipment.

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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.

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! 

Top 7 reasons to call Big Rig Towing & Recovery

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.

When in doubt, hire a professional. 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 recently 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

• Each one of Big Rig’s operators has 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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Have a job for a rotator crane?!

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

A Snowcoach is a specialized passenger transport vehicle, designed with multiple sets of very large low pressure tires or snow tracks to operate over snow +/or ice. These vehicles can seat as many as ten or more passengers and are often used for sightseeing tours or for over-snow transportation, for example, for tours of the Columbia icefields in Banff National Park. Obviously it’s critical they’re in tip-top condition.

This particular snowcoach 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.

Call Big Rig at 1 (866) 398-7444 to discover how one of their cranes can be put to work in your unique situation.

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Big Rig Towing to the rescue!

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! 

 

Cold Weather Rescue

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.

Call Big Rig Towing & Recovery at 1 (866) 398-7444 for IMMEDIATE 24/7 service!

Your rig is NOT an off-road vehicle!

If you have inadvertently ended up off the hardtop and are carrying a heavy load, you are probably in trouble.

Late fall frost and snow make roadsides and fields wet and soft turning them into mud traps. If your rig gets stuck in the mud, it can be a real hair puller to get it “unstuck”.

Mud likes to suck in and trap axles from forward or backward movement. When you spin the tires in an attempt to free them, they will only sink the truck further into the mud and make the situation worse. You can try to dig some mud from the front end of the leading wheels and then nudge the rig forward slowly until you gain solid ground, but if that fails you can save yourself a whole lot of effort and back pain buy just calling a professional like Big Rig Towing to get you back on the black top.

This trailer slid off the road loaded with a 40,000 pound packer in the Bearspaw District west of Calgary. Big Rig picked up both the machine and trailer, placed them back on the road and got them back on their way safely and quickly.

If you find yourself in a desperate situation give us a shout at 1 (866) 398-7444 for immediate service!