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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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Calgary Fire Department Training

Last weekend Big Rig Towing did it’s annual training session with the Calgary Fire Department.

These training sessions not only provide valuable lessons for our local Fire Department in the use of heavy recovery equipment like Big Rigs 75 ton rotator but also help keep our teams on the ready for any emergency that may arise with rigs and large equipment on the road.

 

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.

Call Big Rig Towing & Recovery for IMMEDIATE 24/7 service!

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Rollover Rescue

Somehow this roller got turned over in the process of compacting gravel. These 40,000 lb rollers are extremely heavy, but surprisingly it only takes a few degrees off-centre for even something this big to roll. If you’re big and heavy, and overturned, you simply need something bigger and heavier and more rigid to set you upright again.

As you can see from the images below, for this heavy rescue it took a couple of Big Rig’s tow trucks and cranes to upright this roller onto a flatbed.

Big Rig Towing pulls its 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 an emergency situation! 

Keep your rig in tip-top shape!

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/

Need a tow?

From high winds, heavy downpours and slick road conditions, to wildlife, heavier summer traffic on the highway, and fatigue, unfortunately accidents happen.

Big Rig Towing & Recovery is available 24/7 to come to the rescue. To reach us toll free, call 1 (866) 398-7444.

Big Rig can tow anything from a 1-ton body job to a large multi-axle crane. 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.

Towing services we provide include, but not limited to:

  • Coach, Motorhome, Bus Towing & Hauling
  • Trailer Lifts
  • Winching
  • Tractor Swaps
  • Tractor Service
  • 12 and 24 Volt Boosts
  • Crane Service
  • Air Cushion Recovery
  • Indoor Secure Storage
  • Outdoor Secure Storage

We are licensed and insured so rest assured that while your rig is in our control it is covered by the most comprehensive insurance available to our industry.

Your Number One Source for Heavy Duty Recoveries

Big Rig Towing has the Solution

If there has been an accident and your unit needs to be up-righted and removed from the road quickly and safely call Big Rig Towing.

  • Big Rig Towing is your number one source for heavy duty recoveries as they are the only towing company in Alberta with two tri-drive wreckers specifically designed for rollover and recovery work
  • Big Rig Towing has recently added the provinces 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 for up-righting rolled over tractor trailer units to complement the wreckers
  • 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

Big Rig Towing & Recovery is available 24/7 to service all of your heavy duty towing and recovery needs. Call 866-398-7444 for immediate service!

How to Stay Safe When Broken Down

If your broken down and stranded on the shoulder of the road it can be extremely dangerous. Other traffic is the most common cause of collision and other injuries. These days with distracted driving from cell phones, most often, but also tiredness and passenger interference, it only takes a moment for and accident to happen.

If you find yourself broken down in any situation, high traffic or not, be alert. Stay in your vehicle as much as possible. Pulling off onto a side road or an off ramp if think your truck has a mechanical issue is often safer than the shoulder of a highway.

Big Rig Towing makes sure that it’s teams are fully versed with traffic safety and recovery methods when on scene and can provide undivided attention and care when called to a break down or big rig accident.

 

CLASS 1 DRIVER REQUIRED

CLASS 1 DRIVER REQUIRED TO OPERATE TANDEM AXLE TOW

Big Rig Towing & Recovery Ltd – Calgary, AB is looking for a Class 1 driver.

Applicant would be required to operate tandem axle tow truck at Big Rig Towing & Recovery in Calgary.

Must have minimum 2 years verifiable driving experience. Big Rig is willing to train for tow truck operation.

The position is full-time with base salary paid bi-monthly, plus bonuses as well as benefits package.

Uniforms and coveralls supplied.

Please email resume and clean drivers abstract to greg@bigrigtowing.com or apply in person at 4505 78 Ave SE, Calgary, AB.

Contact us for more information.

Calgary Stampede July 6-15, 2018

Celebrating 106 years of the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth!

Join us at the parade Friday July 6th, 2018 with this year’s Grand Marshal Olympic snowboarder Mark McMorris. The parade procession through downtown Calgary streets is the annual kick-off to the Calgary Stampede. It begins at 8:55 am, but head down to the parade route early to ensure you get a great viewing spot.

For 10 days it’s a citywide celebration of true western hospitality in a party atmosphere!
So much to see and do…

The Calgary Stampede has grown into one of the world’s richest rodeos, one of Canada’s largest festivals and a significant tourist attraction for the city.

The Stampede attracts over one million visitors per year and features an exciting parade, thrilling rodeos, the midway, concerts, stage shows, agricultural competitions, chuckwagon racing, First Nations exhibitions and so much more…

Don’t miss out! Head downtown to the parade Friday morning and on to the Stampede grounds for some foot-stomping, heart-pounding action and a truly memorable experience.

For event information visit www.calgarystampede.com/sta…/attractions/parade/watch-parade

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