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.

In a precarious situation? Give us a shout

Big Rig Towing isn’t always called out to highway accidents where wreckage is strewn all over and a broken rig needs uprighting or towing. Sometimes it’s just a large piece of heavy equipment that has ended up in trouble.

You can never be too careful when using heavy machinery in unfamiliar or rugged terrain. This overturned steel loader took a tumble in an out-of-the-way location. Oftentimes the recovery is more about the logistics of lifting heavy machinery that has flipped over after an incident than about hooking it up. Using our 75-ton sliding rotator, and by attaching a heavy-duty sling to the equipment, with a few safety adjustments we solved the issue and got it back on its feet and back on the job.

Big Rig Towing can do more than just tow your distressed rig or your heavy equipment. We have a solid reputation for doing heavy lifting and moving. If you find yourself in a disabled or precarious situation give Big Rig Towing a shout. To reach us toll free, call 1 (866) 398-7444. We offer 24/7 dispatch service.
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This May Long Weekend will look a little different

With the Victoria Day Weekend approaching, there are still many public health restrictions in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and many businesses and services will be closed.

Unfortunately it won’t be May long weekend cottage life and camping as usual either as all National and Alberta parks are closed to visitors and Parks Canada is recommending to ‘stay home’. If you are planning on heading out, be sure to check your local area rules and regulations beforehand.

Highways through National parks will remain open which means that there will be drivers on the road, particularly our hardworking truckers delivering essential goods, and unfortunately there will still be breakdowns and accidents. Big Rig Towing & Recovery will continue to deliver “critical” services on our highways. If you find yourself in need of rescue, we can be reached 24/7 at 1 (866) 398-7444.

Even though our weekend dreams may be dashed, it’s important to remember that these circumstances aren’t forever. There will be many more long weekends ahead to enjoy when safe to do so, and with everyone working together to get through this, hopefully that time isn’t in the too distant future. Let’s do our part and make the best of our uncertain times.

Have a safe and relaxing long weekend.

We’re here to help in the midst of all of this uncertainty

It’s true that travel has really plummeted during the COVID-19 pandemic, but as long as there are drivers on the road, and especially hardworking truckers delivering essential goods, there will still be breakdowns, flat tires, dead batteries, and unfortunately accidents.

If you’re one of those business truckers working almost non-stop to deliver the essentials that keep our country moving and you find yourself in a precarious situation while out on the road, Big Rig Towing will come to the rescue during these challenging times.

Big Rig’s services will continue and our phone lines will continue to be answered 24/7. Our towing professionals have been instructed on best hygiene practices to ensure the safety of themselves and our customers. We will continue to be proactive about the actions we can take to stay healthy and prevent the spread of this virus.

If you have questions please don’t hesitate to contact Big Rig Towing & Recovery toll free at 1 (866) 398-7444. We’re here to help in the midst of all of this uncertainty.