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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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Professional heavy-duty towing services in a timely manner

BIG RIG TOWING & RECOVERY offers a wide range of heavy-duty towing and recovery services to get you back on the road as quickly as possible. You can contact us for ALL your big rig needs. 

We provide the following services, but by no means is this a comprehensive list!

  • Secure inside/outside storage facility
  • 12 and 24 Volt Boosts
  • Damage-free Under Reach Towing
  • Trailer Lifts
  • Coach, Motor home, Bus Towing
  • Flatbed, Semi-truck Towing
  • Winching
  • Equipment Hauling
  • Tractor Swaps
  • Tractor Service
  • Crane Service
  • And more…

Call Big Rig toll free at (866) 398-7444 for IMMEDIATE 24/7 service.

Your rig’s your paycheque – be sure to maintain ; )

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

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.

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 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.

Keeping the interior clean is exceptionally 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.

Be pro-active! Ensure everything runs smoothly ahead of time – you’ll never regret it!

For more maintenance tips, give Big Rig Towing a shout at 1 (866) 398-7444.

Car falls through ramp

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

In this case a car inexplicably fell through the ramp of a car carrier transport. Fortunately we have some of the most specialized, modern, state-of-the-art equipment in our fleet and had just the solution with one of our fully equipped recovery units.

Using our 75-ton sliding rotator and by attaching a heavy-duty sling to the vehicle, with a few safety adjustments and a big heave-ho the job was finally done.

To reach Big Rig Towing & Recovery call us toll free at 1 (866) 398-7444.

Whoa — a little too tipsy!

How many trucks get stuck in the ditch every year because they failed to negotiate a corner correctly or underestimated the steepness of the curb? That would certainly be an interesting statistic.

If you drive professionally, it seems safety and knowing your route, environment, and ultimately cornering, would be the most important aspects of driving a big rig.

This flatbed was transporting a farm sprayer when it pulled over to let a car pass. Yikes — a couple more inches and this could have been a complete rollover.

Big Rig Towing pulls its fair share of hapless rigs and their helpless cargo from southern Alberta ditches. The only good thing about so much practice is that you get really expert at recovery when you do it so often.

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! 

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.

When in doubt, hire a professional!

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.

 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 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

• Big Rig operators have 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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Need a heavy lifting solution?

If you’re looking for a solution to a heavy lifting job you should definitely call Big Rig Towing. We do heavy lifting every day. We have a number of rigs equipped with heavy duty rotator cranes that can lift just about anything. We can be on the spot quickly rain or shine with minimal set-up time and experienced drivers and operators.

Towing & hauling services we provide, but are not limited to:

  • Coach, Motor-home, Bus
  • 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. 

We can be reached 24/7 at 866-398-7444.

Need to relocate your huge conveyor belt?

Big Rig Towing can help!

We carry some of the most specialized equipment in our fleet. In fact, we are the only towing company in Alberta with a 75-ton sliding rotator — ideal for moving heavy equipment.

Big Rig’s high performance vehicles provide easy-to-move handling for a wide variety of heavy tasks and requirements, specifically, loading and unloading large conveyor belts.

To complement the 75-ton sliding rotator, we have two tri-drive wreckers, 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!

 

New website in the works ; )

That’s right! We’ve been working on a revision of our website – time for a refresh – a crisp, clean, updated website that is easy for visitors to find the information they need quickly and easily.

Here’s a sneak peek at the design concept for the Home page. Check our Blog or Facebook page again soon to visit our brand new site.

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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