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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.

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Stuck in the mud? Big Rig to the rescue!

Your rig is not an off-road vehicle. If you have inadvertently ended up off the hardtop and are carrying a heavy load, you are probably in trouble.

Spring rains and snow make roadsides and fields wet and soft turning them into mud traps. If your rig gets stuck in the mud, it can be a real hair puller to get it unstuck. Mud likes to suck in and trap axles from forward or backward movement. When you spin the tires in an attempt to free them, they will only sink the truck further into the mud and make the situation worse.

You can try to dig some mud out from the front end of the leading wheels and then nudge the rig forward slowly until you gain solid ground, but if that fails call the professionals.

Big Rig Towing will save you a whole lot of effort and back pain. We have the equipment to pick up trailer and load and place them back safely and quickly back on the black top and get you on your way.

Call 1 (866) 398-7444 for IMMEDIATE 24/7 service if you find yourself in an emergency situation!

Keep your rig in perfect condition & operating at peak efficiency

Spring’s upon us (at least we hope!) and while it’s a beautiful thing, it also means the roads and highways will be a slushy mess and keeping your rig pristine will take a little more effort!

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/

Slow down in foggy conditions

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 on 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.

What’s new at Big Rig?

WE OFFICIALLY HAVE A NEW DIVISION

We would like to inform you that effective December 2018, we have a new division in Red Deer.

BIG RIG TOWING & RECOVERY NOW IN RED DEER, AB
Contact us for IMMEDIATE 24/7 service!
Tel: (403) 342-0555
E-mail: dispatch@bigrigtowing.com

Yes, that is a lot of snow!

Not all Big Rig Towing jobs are the recovery of crashed or stuck rigs. Sometimes it’s as simple as a big, heavy snowfall.

When a parked rig has a large amount of snow on its roof it can’t just take off down the road. If the truck gets up to speed and a few hundred pounds of snow comes flying off, it could cause damage to the vehicles following, or worse, send a trailing vehicle into an oncoming lane. Definitely not a good 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! 

Your #1 Source for Heavy Duty Towing & Recoveries

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

We are your number one source for heavy duty recoveries and are the only towing company in Alberta with two tri-drive wreckers specifically designed for rollover and recovery work! For extra challenging wrecks, Big Rig Towing has the province’s only 75-ton sliding rotator to our fleet!

To complement the wreckers we also 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.

Each one of our operators has many 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 and Recovery provides 24 hour personalized dispatch service that is dedicated exclusively to the transportation industry.

Call 1 (866) 398-7444 for IMMEDIATE 24/7 service!

 

Call Big Rig Towing for IMMEDIATE 24/7 service

Based out of Calgary, Alberta and with our branch office in Airdrie, Alberta we specialize in and are dedicated solely to the heavy duty towing and recovery industry. What we do is tow heavy trucks, transport trailers, big rigs, transport trucks, 18-wheelers and large equipment.

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When temperatures go below -30 ending up in the ditch, whether its day or night, presents a whole new set of problems. Not just for the driver of the rig, but for the tow truck operators as well. Keeping warm and safe while working with thousands of pounds of frozen steel is a difficult process. Because the human body is mostly made up of water and we know that water freezes at -32C, getting stuck in the ditch on a -40 night becomes more of a rescue than a tow.

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! 

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 in minutes with minimal set-up time, experienced drivers and operators in snow, sleet, rain or shine.

Towing services we provide include, but are 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. Call 866-398-7444.

Yikes – the Slider!

I don’t care what anybody says, when 70,000 pounds starts to slide sideways and is out of control, RUN!!

This heavy piece of equipment was being loaded onto a trailer when it decided to get a little gnarly. Big Rig Towing used its heavy crane to hoist it back into position and kept it stable until it could be fully loaded and tied down.

Moving heavy equipment is a job for the professionals. When they say don’t try this at home they mean don’t try this at all if you don’t know what you’re doing!

24 Hour Service 7 Days a Week for all your Big Rig Towing needs. Call 866-398-7444 for immediate service!

Top 7 reasons to call Big Rig Towing & Recovery

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.

When in doubt, hire a professional. 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 recently 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

• 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

24 Hour Emergency Service 7 Days a Week. Call 866-398-7444 for immediate service!

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