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!

 

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

More than a few pops, more like a meltdown!

No matter how careful we try to be, accidents happen. When it’s a big rig travelling with a heavy load at great speeds on the highway it can make for an unpleasant disaster.

The good news in this accident is that the driver wasn’t hurt (unbelievably) but can’t say the same for the thousands of popsicles on board. Heatwave or no heatwave frozen popsicles on a stick will never survive!

If your rig has had an unfortunate rollover and needs to be uprighted, it’s time to call Big Rig Towing – always prepared for the challenge of a big rig rescue and recovery.

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

Stay in your rig & call for a tow

Having your rig break down is always stressful. If you find yourself in this position, especially on a major roadway or jam-packed highway, look for an emergency lane to pull into so you can stop more safely or pull over onto the hard shoulder.

Being stranded on the shoulder of the road can be extremely dangerous so pull over as far to the right as safely possible. Traffic zooming by creates a whole new level of danger and is the most common cause of collision and other injuries.

If you find yourself broken down in any situation, high traffic or otherwise, be alert. Stay in your rig as long as possible & call for a tow.

Big Rig Towing makes sure that its staff are fully trained in traffic safety and recovery methods when on scene and will provide undivided attention and care when called to a big rig break down.

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

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!

 

Stuck in the mud? Big Rig to the rescue!

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.

Spring rains 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 out from the front end of the leading wheels and then nudge the rig forward slowly until you gain solid ground, but if that fails call the professionals.

Big Rig Towing will save you a whole lot of effort and back pain. We have the equipment to pick up trailer and load and place them back safely and quickly back on the black top and get you on your way.

Call 1 (866) 398-7444 for IMMEDIATE 24/7 service if you find yourself in an emergency situation!

Keep your rig in perfect condition & operating at peak efficiency

Spring’s upon us (at least we hope!) and while it’s a beautiful thing, it also means the roads and highways will be a slushy mess and keeping your rig pristine will take a little more effort!

Your rig is your livelihood so it’s critical to keep it in perfect condition and operating at peak efficiency.

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.

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.

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 interior clean is especially 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.

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.

Be pro-active! Creating your own preventive maintenance checklist for pre-trip inspection is definitely a great habit to get into to ensure everything runs smoothly ahead of time.

Here’s a link to help you get started https://truckfreighter.com/preventive-maintenance-checklist-semi-truck/