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

Our News & Events page is a place to drop by when you have a minute. A place to come for news and updates about our services, our equipment, what we’ve been up to lately, and much more…

Please check back often to learn more about Big Rig Towing and Recovery Services. To reach us toll free, call 1 (866) 398-7444.

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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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Time for Stampede pancakes & parties!

The 2019 Calgary Stampede kicks off this week. The annual rodeo, exhibition and festival is only days away and will run from Friday July 5 – Sunday July 14.
 
Grab your cowboy hats and boots and cheer on the professional cowboys and cowgirls from around the world.
 
To plan your Stampede experience, from midway eats and rides, to the rodeo and Grandstand Show, to concerts and attractions visit:
 

C’mon out & celebrate – Yahoo!

Big Rig transports new heavy cargo lifts to YYC Airport

Big Rig Towing has recently provided two brand new heavy cargo lifts to the Calgary International Airport. Heavy lift support equipment is used to service the aircraft while on the ground between flights.

Big Rig’s high performance vehicles provide easy-to-move handling for a wide variety of heavy tasks and requirements, specifically, loading and unloading of containers and pallets into and out of aircraft.

Big Rig helping to make the roads safer for all

Big Rig Towing & Recovery recently donated a truck to a non-profit organization to help with fire and heavy rescue training.

In addition, Big Rig Towing does some training with various organizations, showing them how to utilize heavy tow trucks in emergency situations where time is essential.

Big Rig is pleased to do their part to support their community and to help make the roads safer for all.

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.

To the rescue!

The Deerfoot Trail transects the city of Calgary. A busy 3-lane freeway with a 100 km an hour speed limit, it takes traffic south to north across the city and onto Edmonton. The city of Calgary has a great safety feature, that is, free service to all those who break down or run out of gas along this crowded stretch of road.

That’s right, if your car breaks down or has a flat, or even if you run out of gas, the city has tow trucks patrolling 24/7 and will aid or tow you to one of the safety zones created every so many kilometres along the route.

While this is a fantastic service it unfortunately does not include big rigs and other heavy equipment.

Big Rig Towing & Recovery specializes in this type of tow. Even though it may seem benign compared to rescuing big trucks from icy mountain passes or dragging them out of watery irrigation ditches and rivers, hooking up and towing on a busy highway at rush hour can be equally as dangerous as any mountain road.

If your rig is stranded on any Alberta road call the experts – Big Rig Towing 1 (866) 398-7444 for IMMEDIATE 24/7 service.

We Don’t Tow Cars

Just because we don’t tow cars does not mean that we only tow big rigs.

If its heavy and needs to be moved from point A to point B professionally and carefully Big Rig Towing has moved just about everything.

This example of three Fork Lifts that needed to be moved from warehouse to warehouse is a perfect example.

Whether it’s farm equipment, excavators, bulldozers or even fork lifts we have towed them and more.

Call us 403-444-0009 to get an estimate on towing your heavy equipment.

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