Big Rig Towing & Recovery News

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

Please check back often to learn more about Big Rig Towing & Recovery Services.

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

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More Winter Preparedness

Last week we posted a link to an article about winter preparedness as far as your rig is concerned. This week is a checklist of winter emergency supplies most important to keep in your truck during the winter months. While they seem obvious, it never hurts to be pro-active and do a thorough double check before the cold weather sets in.

  • Snow Chains
  • Jumper Cables
  • Windshield Scraper
  • Extra Batteries
  • Flashlights
  • Flares
  • Shovel
  • Radio
  • Heavy Duty Bungee Cords
  • Kitty Litter/Salt
  • Half-full Tank
  • Anti-gel Fuel Additive
  • Heavy Duty Winter Clothing & Footwear
  • Heavy Duty Knee Pads
  • Extra Blankets/Sleeping Bags
  • Extra Food and Water
  • First Aid Kit

And…take advantage of the warmer weather and do a thorough cleaning of your vehicle inside & out to make life on the road more safe and comfortable!

Winter’s Coming!

Even though we don’t want to think about it a change of seasons is upon us, and living in Canada it’s inevitable that snow will be coming! Most drivers are proactive at this time of year and get their rigs prepared for the cold weather. Breakdowns and slick icy roads in the winter can be dangerous so it never hurts to prepare for the worst before the winter sets in.

Be sure you or your mechanic check your:

  • Tire pressure
  • Brakes
  • Batteries
  • Electrical systems
  • Cooling Systems
  • Compressed air systems
  • Diesel systems
  • Fuel filters & water separators
  • Oils & lubricants

For more details about each of the above visit https://www.geotab.com/blog/winter-fleet-preparation-checklist/

Visit us again next week for your winter emergency supply checklist!

Have a great week…

Big Rig Towing & Recovery is still hiring!

We’re expanding our business. Apply today.

Job Type: Full-time

  • CLASS 1 DRIVERS REQUIRED TO OPERATE TANDEM AXLE TOW TRUCK AT BIG RIG TOWING & RECOVERY LTD. IN CALGARY
  • PREFERRED 2 YEARS VERIFIABLE DRIVING EXPERIENCE – WILLING TO TRAIN TOW TRUCK OPERATION FOR THE RIGHT PERSON POSSESSING A CLASS 1 DRIVERS LICENCE
  • FULL-TIME BASE SALARY PAID BI-MONTHLY, PLUS BONUSES
  • BENEFITS PACKAGE
  • UNIFORMS AND COVERALLS SUPPLIED

Email resume and clean drivers abstract or apply in person:

9055 INNOVATION AVE SE
CALGARY, ALBERTA

To apply online for this position email: rick.paley@bigrigtowing.com

8 good reasons to call Big Rig Towing & Recovery

Being stranded and needing a tow is never fun, but calling the professionals will definitely ease the stress.

Big Rig Towing doesn’t tow cars, but if it’s a big rig, truck, bus, RV, or something that’s heavy enough to need a crane, we can get the job done! We make hundreds of rescues and recoveries every year and while they all present individual challenges they are all resolved at the end of the day.

Remember that 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:

  1. Is your #1 source for heavy duty recoveries as they are the only towing company in Alberta with two tri-drive wreckers specifically designed for rollover & recovery work
  2. 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
  3. Has the province’s only 75-ton sliding rotator to accommodate those extra challenging wrecks
  4. Has replacement tractors to tow your trailers loaded or empty should the need arise
  5. Operators have a minimum 18 years experience in the heavy duty towing and recovery industry
  6. Operators have Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) Certification and have completed our four-step training program
  7. Trucks are Alberta Safety Certified
  8.  Is fully insured, including cargo and garage liability insurance for customer-owned vehicles, for our customers’ protection and peace of mind
24 Hour Emergency Service 7 Days a Week. When in doubt, hire a professional. Call 866-398-7444 for immediate service!
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Special Olympics Demo

Big Rig Towing & Recovery was recently invited to participate in a fundraising event for the Calgary Special Olympics. In the images below, we demonstrated how to right a tanker rollover.

If you’d like to make a donation to help the Special Olympics team provide the programs, training and resources required by their athletes, coaches, and volunteers click here https://www.specialolympicscalgary.ca/get-involved/donate.html

 

75-ton rotator to the rescue!

Big Rig to the rescue when this forklift tried to make an escape through the floor of this trailer! We were called to bring our 75-ton rotator to the scene. 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.

BIG RIG TOWING & RECOVERY, CALGARY, AB HIRING!

EXPANDING BUSINESS – FULL-TIME POSITIONS

  • CLASS 1 DRIVERS REQUIRED TO OPERATE TANDEM AXLE TOW TRUCK AT BIG RIG TOWING & RECOVERY LTD. IN CALGARY
  • PREFERRED 2 YEARS VERIFIABLE DRIVING EXPERIENCE.
    WILLING TO TRAIN TOW TRUCK OPERATION FOR THE RIGHT PERSON POSSESSING A CLASS 1 DRIVERS LICENCE

– FULL-TIME BASE SALARY PAID BI-MONTHLY, PLUS BONUSES
– UNIFORMS AND COVERALLS SUPPLIED, BENEFITS PACKAGE

EMAIL RESUME AND CLEAN DRIVERS ABSTRACT OR APPLY IN PERSON:

9055 INNOVATION AVE SE CALGARY, AB

Job Type: Full-time

To apply for this position email: rick.paley@bigrigtowing.com

Forklift Relocation

As mentioned many times, Big Rig Towing not only rescues broken down rigs, but as heavy haulers, we have the heavy duty towing equipment to haul just about anything. In this case, our client had to relocate a forklift. The average forklift can weigh between 1800 to 4500 kg — just too big and heavy for a normal tow truck. 

Transporting a forklift needs to be done safely & efficiently. It must be secured properly to the flatbed of the truck with wheels secured so it doesn’t tilt or even fall off the bed. This is important to keep the forklift from damage, but more importantly, securing the forklift properly protects the vehicle driver and any surrounding persons/vehicles during on-load and off-load transport.

Big Rig Towing has a solid reputation for doing heavy lifting and moving. We work with highly qualified and certified technicians who are reliable and experienced.

If you have a piece of heavy equipment to haul, give Big Rig Towing a shout at 1 (866) 398-7444. We’re available 24/7 for all your heavy duty towing and recovery requirements.