Based out of Calgary, Alberta, and with our branch offices in Airdrie and Red Deer, Alberta, we specialize in, and are dedicated solely to, the heavy duty towing and recovery industry.
Every so often it comes time to update the fleet. Upgrading our heavy-duty rigs as business demands is critical to having an efficient and reliable business, a huge benefit to both Big Rig Towing and our customers.
We currently have a 35-ton Metro out the door and almost ready to go. All we need is to get the logo and the flames painted on it and it’ll be time to hit the road! Check back again for posts of the finished vehicle.
Questions? Give us a shout toll free at 1 (866) 398-7444 .
If you’ve had an accident and your unit needs to be up-righted and removed from the road quickly and safely give us a call. Big Rig Towing has the solution, the trained operators, and the right equipment!
Big Rig Towing:
Is the only towing company in Alberta with two tri-drive wreckers specifically designed for rollover and recovery work
Has the province’s only 75-ton sliding rotator in their fleet for extra-challenging wrecks
Has a modern, state-of-the-art, fully equipped air cushion recovery unit for up-righting rolled over tractor trailer units to complement their wreckers
Has replacement tractors to tow your trailers loaded or empty should the need arise
Has operators with a minimum 18 years experience in the heavy duty towing and recovery industry
Has operators with Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) Certification and who have completed our four-step training program
Has Alberta Safety Certified trucks
Big Rig Towing & Recovery is available 24/7 to service all of your heavy duty towing and recovery needs. Call 866-398-7444 for immediate service!
If your occupation equates to life on the road, especially long-hauls, it can be challenging from diet and sleep habits, to finding ways to live a healthy lifestyle mentally, physically and emotionally. Five valuable tips key to living a balanced life:
1. Make a concerted effort to eat more nutritious meals and snacks. They can make a difference to your energy levels and overall health. Try to avoid fast food as part of your staple diet. Don’t skip breakfast – it’s still considered the most nutritious meal of the day! When stopping for meals, try to order fresh items from the menu. Packing healthy snacks such as protein bars, fruit, veggies, consuming less refined sugars and drinking lots of water (will keep you hydrated and will make you feel better while on the road) are all key. Listen to your body’s cues for hunger and fullness and thirst.
2. Make sure to move your body! Sitting for hours can be hard on your health. No matter how tired from staring at the white line for hours at a time, creating a healthier routine for yourself will energize you. Simple exercise is important so go for a walk or a jog and even invest in a small pair of dumbbells to use while on the road. By engaging in these activities consistently they can help with both physical and mental health by improving circulation, strengthening muscles, and de-stressing your mind.
3. Get good restorative sleep. Keeping a regular sleep schedule can be difficult while on the road. Sleep deprivation can not only leave you cranky, groggy and listless, not being wide awake on the road can be a safety issue. Try to consistently get adequate sleep so that you’re well rested and energized while on the road. Your physical strength and mental alertness depend on the quantity and quality of your sleep.
4. Stay connected to family and friends. Long hours alone on the road can make you feel lonely and disconnected from family and friends and your regular routine. Fortunately, technology is helpful in keeping you connected. Cell phones and options like Facetime and Skype can keep you closer and in more frequent contact with loved ones by calling or messaging. Reaching out to those you’re closest with as often as possible will help to keep your relationships strong.
A tow truck rotator is essentially a big crane mounted to the deck of the tow truck. It can be used for everything from:
lifting heavy machinery that has tumbled from the back of a rig
lifting a load that has flipped over
removing a load from a rig that needs less weight so it can be towed
lifting heavy equipment from one place to another
assisting in transferring cargo from one rig to another
And so much more!
Big Rig Towing has a number of rotator tow trucks and can boast that they have the only 75-ton rotator in southern Alberta. An expert rotator operator can make all the difference in getting your towing situation resolved quickly and safely.
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 Big Rig Towing & Recovery toll free at (866) 398-7444 for 24/7 service!