Big Rig Towing & Recovery Ltd. News

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Anywhere, anytime, Big Rig Towing & Recovery Ltd. is available 24/7 to service all of your heavy duty towing and recovery requirements.

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

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Snow & ice on the road can be serious business

Ice is particularly dangerous precisely because it’s hard to detect in advance and ice-covered roads make driving much more dangerous. These pictures are from a recovery last season just west of Hwy 40 up by Burnt Timber. The road was pure ice.

Winter weather elements can be a challenge to negotiate out on the highway and can cause harrowing risks. So take this as a word of caution: take special care to avoid danger or mistakes and make sure you know when it’s time to get off the road!

You may not be in a precarious position today but with many winter months ahead you can never be too pro-active. We’re available 24/7 to service all of your heavy duty towing and recovery requirements anytime, anywhere. Be proactive and take note of Big Rig’s toll free number (866) 398-7444
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Here’s your annual reminder to make sure your load’s secure

The danger in trucking isn’t always with poor road conditions or weather. It can be as simple as just not tying down your load properly.

So why risk it? Know which tie-downs to use and how to safely strap down your load so it does not shift or affect your centre of balance.

How many times have you seen a big truck with an even bigger load trying to negotiate around a tight corner looking like it was going to topple over? Or a flat deck with a load wider than the deck and not looking like it was centered? You can tie it down but if it’s not in the right place to begin with you’re going to have issues.

Big Rig Towing lifted this heavy 65,000 pound steel coil from it’s deck after it shifted during transport. Not an easy task to pick it up and transfer it to another trailer, but having state-of-the-art equipment makes a huge difference.

In the event this happens to you Big Rig is here to help. Just call toll free 1 (866) 398-7444 for 24/7 service.
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Drawn to the open road?

Looking for a Class 1 or Class 3 full-time position? Big Rig Towing & Recovery is hiring.

Job Listing #1

Full-time Position

Class 1 driver required to operate tandem axle tow trucks at Big Rig Towing & Recovery Ltd.

  • Minimum 2 years verifiable truck driving experience
  • Willing to train tow truck operation for the right person possessing a Class 1 driver’s licence
  • Full-time base salary paid bi-monthly, plus bonus commission
  • Benefits package
  • Uniforms & coveralls supplied
  • Previous towing experience a benefit

Email resume & clean drivers abstract or apply in person at 9055 Innovation Ave. SE, Calgary, Alberta.

Please call Glen at (403) 444-0009
Email: glen@bigrigtowing.com

Job Listing #2

Full-time Position

Class 3 driver (minimum) required to join our expanding H.D. Deck Division.

  • Minimum 2 years verifiable truck driving experience
  • Willing to train tow truck operation for the right person possessing a Class 3 driver’s licence
  • Full-time base salary paid bi-monthly, plus bonus commission
  • Benefits package
  • Uniforms & coveralls supplied
  • Previous towing experience a benefit

Email resume & clean drivers abstract or apply in person at 9055 Innovation Ave. SE, Calgary, Alberta.

Please call Glen at (403) 444-0009
Email: glen@bigrigtowing.com

Eight days of Hanukkah 2022

The Jewish Festival of Rededication, also called the Festival of Lights, is an eight-day celebration beginning at sundown on Sunday, 18 December 2022 and ending at nightfall on Monday, 26 December 2022. Enjoy the celebration…
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Be proactive – take note of Big Rig’s toll free number (866) 398-7444

It’s only a matter of time before winter rolls in to stay for awhile and as Canadians we all know that winter weather can be a challenge to negotiate out on the highway.

Sometimes it is almost impossible to see where the road ends and the ditch begins. Add blowing snow to the mix and the situation can get pretty sketchy in a split second. Under extreme conditions it is a testament to the drivers of big rigs that more don’t end up in the ditch.

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.

The temperatures haven’t dipped that low yet, but why not be proactive and take note of Big Rig’s toll free number (866) 398-7444. Anywhere, any time, we’re available 24/7 to service all of your heavy duty towing and recovery requirements.

 

 

Garbage truck rescue

Some towing jobs are just too big and heavy for a normal tow truck. Big Rig Towing has the heavy duty towing equipment to haul just about anything.

For some reason this garbage truck just broke down in the process of dumping its load. One of the few times where all that was required was to hook it up and tow it to the yard.

Anywhere, anytime, Big Rig Towing & Recovery Ltd. is available 24/7 to service all of your heavy duty towing and recovery requirements.

To reach us toll free, call 1 (866) 398-7444.
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It’s almost time to “fall back”

Daylight savings time comes to an end this Sunday, November 6, 2022 so time to turn back your clocks.

Set your clocks back an hour at 2am and enjoy an extra hour of sleep Saturday night!