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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

Can You Tow Anything?

According to Wikipedia towing is the process of coupling one object to another, so that one can be pulled along behind the other. The towing source (lead object) is usually a truck or other motorized land vehicle. The coupling may consist of a chain, rope, bar, integrated platform, or some other means of keeping the two objects together while in motion.

Big Rig Towing often has to make use of its 75 ton rotator to lift overturned trailers and many other heavy objects related to rig accidents.

So, that being said, not just cars and trucks can be towed but almost anything that will move can be towed.

Just remember that not all vehicles are made to tow and the safety considerations of properly towing another vehicle or object cannot be understated.

When in doubt, hire a professional.

Big Rig Towing.

Armored Truck Roll Over

It doesn’t matter how great a driver you are or the weather conditions. Accidents happen.

When this armored truck flipped over while avoiding interfering traffic it took more than a typical tow truck to right it.

With these vehicles sometimes topping out at 55,000 pounds, over 27 tons only a heavy duty tow truck like the ones used by Big Rig Towing can do the job.

Fortunately no one was injured and the armored truck was rescued.

 

How to Move a Giant Conveyor Belt

Ever wonder how your going to move your huge conveyor belt?

First, call Big Rig Towing and ask them if their 75 ton rotator crane can do the job. It probably can.

Then sit back and let the experts at Big Rig get the job done.

After hundreds of these kinds of heavy duty lifting jobs Big Rig will have a solution for you.

For more information on how to move you giant project, give us a call at 1(866) 398-7444

 

Peat Moss Roll Over

When this rig full of peat moss went of the highway and rolled there wasn’t much left to save. The peat moss went on to it’s destination but this rig was down and out.

Big Rig Towing did the clean up of the scene and got the wreck to the yard.

Wrong Way to Make an Omelet

Icy conditions led to this rig tipping over and sliding off the road. Luckily the hydro lines stayed up and no one was hurt.

Unfortunately the cargo wasn’t so lucky. Most of the thousands of eggs traveling in this trailer didn’t make it. Fortunately the hydro lines didn’t come down or it could have been the world’s biggest omelet.

Big Rig Towing is called to many different scenarios and often work with any number of our provinces other services. In this case they work hand in hand with Fortis an Alberta Electricity Provider to clear the lines and recover the big rig.

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Fog & Trains Don’t Mix

Fog and trains don’t mix when it comes to railway crossings and vehicles of any size.

Fog related accidents usually result in head-on and rear-end collisions, two of the most common fog related incidents. A recent study showed that more instances of fog related crashes occurred in the early morning hours from December to February.

Weather.com reports that annual averages are 31,385 crashes resulting in 511 deaths. Read more fog related facts in this article by The Weather Channel https://wxch.nl/2uqbzsC

This rig ran amiss of a freight train in the fog and became of many like incidents that occur across the country in poor driving conditions.

Fortunately the driver was not injured and Big Rig Towing was able to use their 75-ton Rotator to clear the wreckage and get the train on its way and the driver to safety.

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