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5 great tips for a healthy lifestyle while on the road

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.

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Emergency situation? Need a tow truck rotator?

A tow truck rotator is essentially a big crane mounted to the deck of the tow truck. It can be used for everything from:

Big Rig Towing Heavy LIfting

  • 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!

Preventative maintenance is the key

As a truck driver there are many perks to being your own boss, like independence at work and making good money. In fact, many perks come with a truck driver’s schedule, not the least of which is a unique view of the country enroute to your destination.

To be profitable however, a driver’s number one priority is to get your load delivered to its destination on time. If you break down on the road it can be costly. Not to mention the inconvenience and the cost of the downtime.

Big Rig has been called to many a scene to rescue drivers in breakdown situations. One can only imagine the frustration these situations cause. Oftentimes, it’s simply preventative maintenance that is the key so it’s vital to ensure you don’t put off your truck maintenance. 

It is inevitable however, that these inconveniences will happen in a truck driver’s world. If it happens to you Big Rig Towing & Recovery is here to help. We’re available 24/7 to service all of your heavy duty towing and recovery requirements.

Keep this number on hand 1 (866) 398-7444. You just may be glad you did.

 

In need of a big heavy duty crane?

If you’re looking for a solution to a heavy lifting job give Big Rig Towing a shout. We do heavy lifting every day.

We have a number of rigs equipped with heavy duty rotator cranes and can lift just about anything. Not only that, we can be on the spot in minutes with minimal set-up time, experienced drivers, and experienced operators rain or shine.

We are licensed and insured too, so rest assured that while your rig is in our control it is covered by the most comprehensive insurance available to our industry.

Keep our number on hand. Big Rig Towing & Recovery is available 24/7 to come to the rescue. To reach us toll free, call 1 (866) 398-7444.

Trip down memory lane

A number of years back Big Rig was called out to a job to rescue a precarious tanker full of volatile flammable liquids. It was a joint, coordinated, and successful, rescue operation by Big Rig Towing, The Fire Department and City Police.

Anywhere, anytime, Big Rig Towing & Recovery is available to service all of your heavy duty towing and recovery requirements. If you find yourself in a disabled, precarious, or emergency situation call Big Rig toll free at 1 (866) 398-7444.
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Have you double checked to see if 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.

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.

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.

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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