happybdaycanada-300x107Friday July 1st is Canada Day – the kick-start to a long weekend of celebrating the birthday of Canada.

Come out & celebrate Canada’s birthday with thousands of other Calgarians!

Canada Day is Calgary’s largest single-day festival with crowds of more than 250,000 people.

There will be free activities for the entire family on Prince’s Island including a First Nations Powwow and a Living Flag activity. And Canada Day wouldn’t be Canada Day in Calgary without music and festivities along the Riverfront. Join the fun at the Festival Market with a fantastic line-up of Canadian Bands on the Riverfront Stage, a Food Truck Roundup, and to wind up the evening, an amazing fireworks display.

For information about Calgary’s Canada Day celebrations visit: http://www.calgary.ca/CSPS/Recreation/Pages/Events/Canada-day.aspx

Come on out join us in singing Happy Birthday Canada!

Big Rig Training

Towing Big Rig Trucks isn’t always just pulling a truck because of engine failure or mechanical breakdown or winching one from a ditch full of snow or mud because of a missed turn or slippery road conditions. A lot of the times conditions are dangerous with the  need to save cargo and sometimes humans involved in high speed or unusual circumstances. Drivers have to be on high alert. Not just for them selves but for their machinery and anyone else involved in a crash.

That is why Big Rig Towing spends time training for every scenario imaginable and participating at the Global Training Center in Strathmore Alberta keeps their skill set up to standards that far exceed other towing companies.

When a tow gets challenging Big Rig drivers have the skill to get the job done.

Big Rig Training

Don’t Get Stuck in a Rut

D9 CatThe D9 Cat is an awesome 23 feet of earth moving bulldozer. Weighing in at anywhere from 8 to 104 tons, this giant can go almost any were 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 to get this cat unstuck and back to work.

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A Father’s Love

fathersloveThank you & Happy Father’s day to all you remarkable Dads, Step-Dads, Big Brothers & positive role models…Sunday June 19th – a special day to celebrate YOU!

69th Annual Conference

The Alberta Fire Chiefs Association hosted its 69th Annual Conference and Trade Show at the Grey Eagle Resort & Casino, Calgary, Alberta, on Sunday, May 29th and Monday, May 30th, 2016.

In support of this event Big Rig Towing & the Global Training Center set up a static display demonstrating what first responders face on Alberta Highways.

Many event goers were surprised at the role that towing companies like Big Rig Towing play in the rescue and recovery of victims and vehicles involved in accidents on our Provinces highways.

Big Rig Towing regularly participates in training exercises that keep them up to date with the latest methods in rescue techniques and equipment.

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Speed Rolls

It always comes down to how fast your going. This rig rolled because of excessive speed. When you have 40,000 lbs on board one small move and it’s a disaster. Fortunately no one was hurt and Big Rig Towing got the rig back on its wheels and off to repair.

Big Rig Towing

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