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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Call Big Rig Towing at 1 (866) 398-7444 for IMMEDIATE 24/7 service!

Big Rig Towing and Recovery provides 24 hour personalized dispatch service that is dedicated exclusively to the transportation industry. Our company, with combined experience of over 150 years, can be reached, toll-free, from anywhere in North America.

Towing services we provide include, but are not limited to:

  • Damage Free Under Reach Towing
  • Trailer Lifts
  • Coach, Motor Home, and Bus Towing and Hauling
  • Winching
  • Tractor Swaps
  • Tractor Service
  • 12 and 24 volt boosts
  • Crane Service
  • Air Cushion Recovery
  • Indoor Secure Storage
  • Outdoor Secure Storage

Our heavy duty towing and recovery division consists of fifteen units, thirteen tandem axle and two tri-drive units. All fifteen trucks are equipped with under reaches for damage free towing.

Big Rig can tow anything from a 1-ton body job to a large multi-axle crane! We are licensed and insured for all Canadian and US jurisdictions. Rest assured that while your rig is in our control it is covered by the finest insurance available to our industry.

When your home away from home breaks down

Recreational vehicles are the perfect way to get away from it all. These days big Class A motor home RVs are like tiny houses. Generally if well maintained they rarely break down, but they are motorized vehicles and despite your best planning and preparation for camping and life in the great outdoors, there will be occasional times that operating issues will occur.

When your home away from home is on wheels and it breaks down, you want to make sure you get someone who has experience towing these types of oversized vehicles — that is, the right company for the job. Fortunately, Big Rig Towing has had lots of practice towing this type of motor home.

If you find yourself in a stressful situation call 1 (866) 398-7444 for 24/7 service.

In the meantime, remember to take extra precautions when you’re broken down on the side of the road — stay calm and stay safe while you’re awaiting our arrival.
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Unfortunate meltdown!

No matter how careful we try to be, accidents happen. When it’s a big rig travelling with a heavy load at great speeds on the highway it can make for an unpleasant disaster. While this may not look like much more than a simple rollover, this rig was carrying thousands of popsicles when it went off the road and tipped over!

The good news in this accident is that the driver wasn’t hurt (unbelievably) but can’t say the same for the popsicles on board. Heatwave or no heatwave frozen popsicles on a stick will never survive!

If your rig has had an unfortunate rollover and needs to be up-righted, it’s time to call Big Rig Towing – always prepared for the challenge of a big rig rescue and recovery.

Call Big Rig Towing at 1 (866) 398-7444 for IMMEDIATE 24/7 service!
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Big Rig Towing in Any Heavy Towing Situation

At Big Rig Towing we don’t tow cars, but we do extract and tow or transport heavy equipment and other heavy objects that require rescue.

Often heavy machinery like tractors or cement mixers get stuck or have mechanical issues. Often other other unrelated items such as box cars or metal containers need lifted and moved.

Any of these scenarios are a part of what Big Rig Towing does best, tow heavy trucks, transport trailers, big rigs, transport trucks, 18-wheelers and large equipment.

If you’re in a precarious position and need a heavy lifting solution, you should definitely call Big Rig Towing at 1 (866) 398-7444. We can be at your location quickly and with minimal set-up time. Our experienced drivers and operators can get the job done in snow, sleet, rain or shine.
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Zoom boom trouble!

“A Zoom Boom, or telescopic lift truck, is a powered industrial truck used to lift and move materials short distances. It falls under the same training requirements as a lift truck or forklift, and it has lift capacities ranging from 5,500 to 12,000 lbs and can reach heights up to 55 feet.”

Even the best, reliable, high-performance equipment can get stuck up to its axles in wet soft ground after heavy rains. That’s exactly what occurred in this Zoom boom situation in a residential area in the image below.

It is inevitable that inconveniences will happen in the world of heavy equipment and unstable weather. 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. Just call 1 (866) 398-7444 and we’ll come to the rescue!

Enjoy Heritage Day

The August long weekend – or Heritage Day in Alberta – is celebrated on the first Monday of August. It is one of the busiest weekends as thousands of families go camping, to cottages, boating, or somewhere to simply soak up the sun during this long summer weekend. Whatever you do, have fun, make lots of memories, and be safe 😉

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Big Rig Towing & Recovery to another heavy lifting rescue!

Big Rig Towing & Recovery does heavy lifting every day. We have a number of rigs equipped with heavy duty rotator cranes that can lift just about anything. An expert rotator operator can make all the difference in getting your towing situation resolved quickly and safely.

Cement trucks are top heavy and working on soft and unstable ground can be the source of many problems. In the images below,  a Lafarge mixer with 5 metres of concrete began to lean and unfortunately got stuck good!

If you’re in a precarious position and need a heavy lifting solution, you should definitely call Big Rig Towing at 1 (866) 398-7444. We can be at your location quickly and with minimal set-up time. Our experienced drivers and operators can get the job done in snow, sleet, rain or shine.
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You’d be surprised what Big Rig Towing & Recovery can tow!

A couple of posts ago, we discussed that Big Rig Towing often has to make use of its 75-ton rotator to lift overturned trailers and many other heavy objects and types of equipment involved in accidents and breakdowns. So not only trucks and rigs are towed, but almost anything that will move can be towed.

In the images below, the crane’s stabilizer leg sunk into the ground. Theoretically, the stabilizer leg should prevent the crane from tipping over while in operation. Unfortunately, because the ground was so soft and unstable, over it went and Big Rig was called to the rescue!

Remember though, that not all vehicles are made to tow and the safety considerations of properly towing another vehicle or object cannot be understated. When in doubt, hire a professional.

If you find yourself in an unstable, dangerous or difficult emergency situation, give us a call TOLL FREE AT 1 (866) 398-7444. We’re available 24/7.
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Proud sponsor for the 2022 Alberta Fire & Flood’s Annual Stampede Charity Party

Big Rig Towing and Recovery Ltd. is a proud sponsor for the 2022 Alberta Fire and Flood’s Annual Stampede Charity Party for Women in Insurance Cancer Crusade (WICC)! The Bitter Sister’s Brewing Company will be hosting this event on July 7th from 3-9 pm. Tickets will be available at the door on the day of the event.

*DOOR PRIZES*
*SILENT AUCTION*
*GAMES*
*FABULOUS FOOD*
*EXCELLENT BEER*

Good Times, great cause and a fantastic way to kick off this year’s YAHOO season!