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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Rock & Roll

Literally, the hardest thing for any rig operator is to keep the truck on the road once the centre of balance gets the least bit off.

This rig carrying a load of rocks got off the pavement just enough to send it into the ditch. That’s definitely a heavy cleanup but, Big Rig Towing got the job done and transported the damaged rig back to the shop for repairs.

We make hundreds of these rescues and recoveries every year, and while they all present individual challenges, they are all resolved at the end of the day.

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

 

Need to relocate a large piece of equipment?

At Big Rig Towing we aren’t always called out to accidents where wreckage is strewn all over and there’s a broken rig that needs righting or towing. Sometimes it’s just a large piece of equipment that has met its end too soon. For example, this big excavator that simply burned out on the job-site. We just picked it up and took it to the scrap yard!

If you find yourself in a disabled or precarious situation give Big Rig Towing a call at 866-398-7444. We’ll help you out when you need to get back on the road or even back to work as quickly as possible. We’re dedicated to providing IMMEDIATE 24/7 service!
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We’re always here to help — call 1 (866) 398-7444

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. One can only imagine the high level of frustration these situations cause. 

Preventative maintenance is the key and it’s vital to ensure you don’t put off your truck maintenance. On occasion though, these inconveniences happen in a truck driver’s world. Big Rig has been called to the rescue many times when unforeseen situations occur that disrupt the delivery schedule. If it happens to you we’re here to help. Big Rig Towing & Recovery is 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.

Be pro-active – ensure everything runs smoothly ahead of time – you’ll never regret it!

Your rig is your livelihood so it’s critical to keep it in perfect condition and operating at peak efficiency. A well-maintained and properly functioning rig can help to ensure your safety and the safety of the drivers around you as well as add years to the life of your rig.

It is an expensive piece of equipment so keeping it clean and running smoothly is not only a great responsibility that may take some time and maintenance, but more importantly it’s your best defense to avoid trouble while out on the road. After all, you don’t want to worry about forced downtime and loss of time and income.

Before a long haul it’s important that you take the time to check your oil, inspect your radiator and your brakes, top up your fluids, grease moving parts, check the fuel vent, check your tires and of course, ensure your load is secured.

Keeping the exterior clean can mean additional safety by cleaning your mirrors and cleaning your windows. By keeping it waxed and polished you add protection to your rig’s longevity.

Keeping the interior clean is exceptionally important especially if you’re “living” or spending long periods of time in it. It’s your home away from home and pride of ownership can make a difference to your comfort, your sleep, your quality of life and peace of mind.

For more maintenance tips, give Big Rig Towing a shout at 1 (866) 398-7444.

 

On the road this summer?

From high winds, heavy downpours and slick road conditions, to wildlife, heavier summer traffic on the highway, and fatigue, unfortunately accidents happen.

Big Rig can tow anything from a 1-ton body job to a large multi-axle crane. 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.

Towing services we provide include, but not limited to:

  • Coach, Motorhome, Bus Towing & Hauling
  • Trailer Lifts
  • Winching
  • Tractor Swaps
  • Tractor Service
  • 12 and 24 Volt Boosts
  • Crane Service
  • Air Cushion Recovery
  • Indoor Secure Storage
  • Outdoor Secure Storage

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.

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.

Another Canada Day is virtually right around the corner

What are we celebrating anyway?

Canada Day celebrates the birthday of Canada. On July 1, 1867 Canada became a new federation with its own constitution by signing the Constitution Act – formerly known as the British North America Act.

This year we should take a moment to appreciate our country and the unity and strength we have shown during the COVID-19 pandemic. While there have been serious social and economic costs, our adherence to the restrictions put in place have made a difference. Let’s keep it going…

Happy Birthday Canada!

7 reasons to call Big Rig Towing & Recovery

Big Rig Towing doesn’t tow cars, but if it’s a big rig, truck 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.

 Top 7 reasons to call Big Rig Towing & Recovery:
  1. Big Rig Towing 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. Big Rig Towing has added the province’s only 75-ton sliding rotator to their fleet for extra challenging wrecks
  3. Big Rig Towing 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
  4. Big Rig has replacement tractors to tow your trailers loaded or empty should the need arise
  5. Big Rig operators have a minimum 18 years experience in the heavy duty towing and recovery industry
  6. All operators have Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) Certification and have completed our four-step training program
  7. All of our trucks are Alberta Safety Certified
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Be safe – stay in your rig & call for a tow

Having your rig break down is always stressful. If you find yourself in this position, especially on a major roadway or jam-packed highway, look for an emergency lane to pull into so you can stop more safely or pull over onto the hard shoulder.

Being stranded on the shoulder of the road can be extremely dangerous so pull over as far to the right as safely possible. Traffic zooming by creates a whole new level of danger and is the most common cause of collision and other injuries.

If you find yourself broken down in any situation, high traffic or otherwise, be alert. Stay in your rig as long as possible & call for a tow.

The coronavirus continues to be top of mind as we practice physical distancing and try to keep each other healthy and safe. Big Rig Towing not only makes sure that its staff are fully trained in traffic safety and recovery methods when on the scene, but have been instructed on best hygiene practices to ensure the safety of themselves and our customers when called to a big rig break down.

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