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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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Big Rig Towing has the province’s only 75-ton sliding rotator in their fleet!

A tow truck rotator is essentially a big crane mounted to the deck of the tow truck and can be used for everything from lifting heavy machinery fallen from rigs that have flipped over or for removing a load from a rig that needs less weight so it can be towed. It can also lift heavy equipment from one place to another or assist in getting cargo off one rig onto another.

Big Rig Towing has a number of rotator tow trucks and can boast having the only 75-ton sliding rotator in Southern Alberta. An expert rotator operator can make all the difference in getting your towing situation resolved quickly and safely, especially once the weather gets cold the highways become more treacherous. 

No matter what situation you find yourself in, Big Rig is ready to come to the rescue!

In addition to our 75-ton sliding rotator, 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.

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.

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! 

 

We do heavy lifting every day

If you’re looking for a solution to a heavy lifting job you should definitely call Big Rig Towing. We have a number of rigs equipped with heavy duty rotator cranes that can lift just about anything. We offer towing and hauling services to move heavy and awkward sized objects.

Rest assured that while your property is in our control we make sure the heavy items are well-secured and safely transported. We are licensed and insured and covered by the most comprehensive insurance available to our industry.

We can be on the spot quickly rain, shine, sleet or snow with minimal set-up time and experienced drivers and operators.

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

Is your load secure? Have you double checked?

The danger in trucking doesn’t always lay with poor road conditions or weather. It can be as simple as just not tying down your load properly.

How many times have you seen a big truck with an even bigger load trying to negotiate around a tight corner looking like it was going to topple over? Or a flat deck with a load wider than the deck and not looking like it was centered? You can tie it down but if it’s not in the right place to begin with you’re going to have problems.

Big Rig Towing lifted this heavy 65,000 pound steel coil from it’s deck after it shifted during transport. Not an easy task to pick it up and transfer it to another trailer.

Why risk it? You want to get to your destination in a safe, cost-effective and timely manner. Know which tie-downs to use and how to safely strap down your load so it does not shift or affect your centre of balance.

Big Rig Towing & Recovery is available 24-7 to service all of your heavy duty towing and recovery requirements. In the event this happens to you Big Rig is here to help. Just get in touch at (866) 398-7444 for immediate service.

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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!

 

Snow, so soon?!

Not all Big Rig Towing jobs are the recovery of crashed or stuck rigs. Sometimes it’s as simple as a big, unexpected wet and heavy snowfall like we just experienced here in Alberta this weekend.

When a parked rig has a large accumulation of snow on its roof you can’t just take off down the road. If you do, and the truck gets up to speed, a few hundred pounds of that wet, heavy snow could fly off and cause serious damage to the vehicles following, or worse, send a trailing vehicle into an oncoming lane. Definitely not a desired 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! 

Stuck in a rut? Big Rig can help!

The D9 Cat is an awesome 23 ft earth-moving bulldozer. Weighing in at anywhere from 8 to 104 tons, this giant can go almost anywhere and move almost anything. However, that kind of weight can also sink pretty fast into mud or soft earth if not kept on the move when trying to plow through it.

It isn’t very often you need help to get this Cat out of the mud, but every now and then even the D9 can get in over its head. Two of our biggest rigs had a hard time getting this Cat unstuck and back to work, but with skill and patience we accomplished the goal.

Anywhere, anytime, Big Rig Towing is available to service all of your heavy-duty towing and recovery requirements. Call (866) 398-7444.

 

 

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.

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