Benefits of air cushion recovery

Air Bag RescueWhen it comes to towing heavy-duty trucks, trailers, and equipment, there are significant differences compared to towing smaller vehicles like cars, trucks, or SUVs. These types of heavy-duty vehicles require specialized equipment and expertise to ensure a safe and efficient recovery process. That’s why Big Rig Towing offers the option of air cushion recovery, a modern and state-of-the-art solution for up-righting rolled over trucks and trailer units. Air cushion recovery is a highly effective and safe solution for up-righting rolled over heavy-duty trucks and trailers.

How does air cushion recovery work? Large inflatable air cushions are strategically placed under the overturned side of the heavy-duty truck or trailer. An air compressor is then used to gradually pump up the cushions, which allows the vehicle to be slowly lifted off the ground. This enables a crane to lift it into its upright position, ready for transport.

Air cushion recovery offers a range of benefits compared to traditional recovery methods. One of the main advantages is that it can be completed in a much shorter amount of time. This is due to the fact that air cushions can be inflated quickly and easily, reducing the overall recovery time.

Another benefit of air cushion recovery is that it eliminates the need for removing your cargo before lifting the truck. This is because the cushions are placed strategically under the overturned side of the vehicle, allowing it to be lifted without causing damage to the cargo. This is especially important when dealing with hazardous materials or fragile cargo.

Air cushion recovery also allows for vehicle removal in tight corners or in areas where uneven topography makes heavy-duty recovery impossible. This is because the cushions can be placed in a variety of positions, allowing for a more controlled and balanced lift.

 At Big Rig Towing, we are ready to handle all heavy-duty and emergency towing situations, offering 24/7 assistance to our customers. If you need towing assistance or would like to learn more about our services, please don’t hesitate to call us at 1 (866) 398-7444 today.

Towing & recovery services when you need them most

At Big Rig Towing, we’re equipped to handle a wide range of towing and recovery situations. From overturned trailers to heavy equipment breakdowns, we have the tools and experience necessary to get the job done quickly and safely.

However, it’s important to remember that not all vehicles are made to tow. Attempting to tow a vehicle or object that exceeds your vehicle’s towing capacity can be dangerous and result in serious damage or injury. That’s why it’s always best to hire a professional towing service like Big Rig Towing. Our team is trained to properly assess the situation and determine the best towing method to ensure the safety of everyone involved.

In addition to safety concerns, there are also legal considerations when it comes to towing. Different jurisdictions may have different laws and regulations regarding towing, including weight restrictions, equipment requirements, and licensing.

At Big Rig Towing, we stay up-to-date on all local and national regulations to ensure that we’re operating within the law at all times. We take pride in our commitment to safety and compliance, and we’re always happy to answer any questions you may have about the towing process.

While we’re capable of towing almost anything that will move, it’s important to exercise caution and hire a professional towing service when necessary. If you find yourself in an unstable, dangerous, or difficult emergency situation, give us a call toll-free at (866) 398-7444. We’re available 24/7 to provide fast, reliable towing and recovery services when you need them most.

Our operators have Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) Certification

A look back at a tanker that rolled over on Highway 2 with a full load of flammable liquid on board. Yikes!

Big Rig Towing drained the fluid and after righting the cab and tanker with our 75-ton Rotator the rig was towed in for repair.

All our operators have Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) Certification and have completed our four-step training program, and all of our trucks are Alberta Safety Certified.

To reach us toll free, call 1 (866) 398-7444.

Year-round at your service!

Big Rig makes hundreds of rescues and recoveries every year and while they all present individual challenges they are all resolved at the end of the day.

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.

Big Rig Towing & Recovery:

– Has two tri-drive wreckers specifically designed for rollover & recovery work
– Has a 75-ton sliding rotator for extra challenging wrecks
– 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
– Has replacement tractors to tow your trailers loaded or empty should the need arise
– Operators have a minimum 18 years experience in the heavy duty towing and recovery industry
– Operators have Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) Certification and have completed our four-step training program
– Trucks are all Alberta Safety Certified

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