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To the rescue!

The Deerfoot Trail transects the city of Calgary. A busy 3-lane freeway with a 100 km an hour speed limit, it takes traffic south to north across the city and onto Edmonton. The city of Calgary has a great safety feature, that is, free service to all those who break down or run out of gas along this crowded stretch of road.

That’s right, if your car breaks down or has a flat, or even if you run out of gas, the city has tow trucks patrolling 24/7 and will aid or tow you to one of the safety zones created every so many kilometres along the route.

While this is a fantastic service it unfortunately does not include big rigs and other heavy equipment.

Big Rig Towing & Recovery specializes in this type of tow. Even though it may seem benign compared to rescuing big trucks from icy mountain passes or dragging them out of watery irrigation ditches and rivers, hooking up and towing on a busy highway at rush hour can be equally as dangerous as any mountain road.

If your rig is stranded on any Alberta road call the experts – Big Rig Towing 1 (866) 398-7444 for IMMEDIATE 24/7 service.

We Don’t Tow Cars

Just because we don’t tow cars does not mean that we only tow big rigs.

If its heavy and needs to be moved from point A to point B professionally and carefully Big Rig Towing has moved just about everything.

This example of three Fork Lifts that needed to be moved from warehouse to warehouse is a perfect example.

Whether it’s farm equipment, excavators, bulldozers or even fork lifts we have towed them and more.

Call us 403-444-0009 to get an estimate on towing your heavy equipment.

Big Rig Heavy Duty Recoveries

If you’ve had an accident and your unit needs to be uprighted and removed from the road quickly and safely, Big Rig Towing has the solution. We are your #1 source for heavy duty recoveries and the only towing company in Alberta with two tri-drive wreckers specifically designed for rollover and recovery work. For extra challenging wrecks, we have the province’s only 75-ton sliding rotator in our fleet.

To complement the wreckers, we also have a modern, state-of-the-art, fully equipped air cushion recovery unit for uprighting rolled over tractor trailer units. Should the need arise we can supply replacement tractors to tow your trailers, loaded or empty.

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

 

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

Big Rig Towing & Recovery provides 24-hour dispatch service that is dedicated exclusively to the transportation industry. You can rest assured that we are licensed and while your rig is in our control it is covered by the finest insurance available to our industry.

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, but are not limited to, include:

– Damage Free Under Reach Towing
– Trailer Lifts
– Coach, Motor Home, and Bus Towing and Hauling
– Winching
– Tractor Swaps
– Tractor Service
– 12 and 24 volt boosts
– Indoor Secure Storage
– Outdoor Secure Storage
– Crane Service
– Air Cushion Recovery

Call 1 (866) 398-7444 for professional service! We can be reached toll-free from anywhere in North America.

Resolve your towing emergency situation quickly & safely

It’s not always about how far in the ditch the rig is that makes a recovery hard, sometimes it’s the actual load itself. This load of lumber ended up in the ditch with 80,000 lbs on board!

Big Rig Towing spent the best part of the afternoon unloading and hauling the cargo before they could get the rig out of the mud and back on dry pavement.

Here at Big Rig, we have a number of rotator tow trucks and they are constantly in use. An expert rotator operator can make all the difference in getting your towing situation resolved quickly and safely.

Big rig disasters need Big Rig Towing. Call 1 (866) 398-7444 for IMMEDIATE 24/7 service!

 

A job for the professionals

When this forklift decided to try and escape through the floor of this trailer Big Rig Towing was called to bring their 75 ton rotator to the rescue! After making an adjustment to the roof of the trailer, the rotator made quick work of getting the forklift out and back to work.

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!

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. 

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

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.

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