Happy Thanksgiving

thksgivingPublished October 10, 2014
The team at Big Rig Towing wishes everyone a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving weekend!

“I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.”

G. K. Chesterton (1874-1936)
Writer, Poet, Essayist, Novelist

Phone App

Have you ever been way out there and in trouble? Off the road, in the ditch or rolled over. There are hundreds of scenarios that can leave you in need of a towing company that has experience with big rigs.

If this has happened to you the last thing you need to be doing is trying to get a signal on your cell phone so you can Google a tow truck.

Big Rig Towing has a simple solution. Get our new phone app. Just go to our website at www.bigrigtowing.com and download from the sidebar or download from the app store. It’s free and simple. All it does is call us when you need us.

It’s a great security blanket and there is always someone on call.

Close Call

When ever something is  being towed there is always the chance of the load shifting. Even taking a corner just a bit too fast can cause a trailer to capsize. This driver took a corner too tight and fast and caused the trailer to become unhooked. The result was almost disastrous. Fortunately the Audi SUV it was carrying did not leave the deck and Big Rig Towing used their rotator and spreader bar to to roll the trailer and vehicle back on is rubber.

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In Deep

It’s not always about how far in the ditch the rig is that makes a recovery hard, sometimes it’s the load.

This load of lumber when into the ditch during Calgary’s recent late summer snow storms with 80000 lbs on board.

Big Rig Towing spent the best part of the afternoon unloading and hauling the cargo before they could get the rig out of the mud and back on dry pavement.

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What Can You Tow

towing-anythingAccording to Wikipedia towing is the process of coupling one object to another’s, so that one can be pulled along behind the other. The towing source (lead object) is usually a truck or other motorized land vehicle. The coupling may consist of a chain, rope, bar, integrated platform, or some other means of keeping the two objects together while in motion.

So, that being said, not just cars and trucks can be towed but almost anything that will move can be towed.

Just remember 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.

Big Rig Towing.

Flood Damage

Not all towing is confined to broken down or rolled rigs. Sometimes heavy equipment has been damaged and needs the towing power of a big diesel to move it.

Last year’s floods in Calgary not only caused millions of dollars in personal and commercial damage but many vehicles were destroyed as well.

Some of these machines are still in need of rescue and transport a year later.
This earth mover was caught by rising water and suffered catastrophic engine damage.

There is only one way to move something this big.

Big Rig Towing brought in the heavy crane and got it safely stored on this trailer for transport.

 

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Heavy Load

You know something is heavy when you have to use air bags just to get it moving in the right direction.

This rig had 47,000 lbs. on board when it went over.

Big Rig Towing used airbags and the cranes to get it back on its rubber.

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Rock & Roll

Rock & Roll

Rock & RollLiterally, the hardest thing for any rig operator is to keep the truck on the road once the center 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 a heavy cleanup and a hard rock way to end the day.

 

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Tour Break Down

Helping CherMechanical break downs are inevitable. It doesn’t matter who you are or where you come from, rich or poor.

Even if you only have one name, like Cher, a mechanical break down with your vehicle can leave you and you band stranded.

Lucky for Cher Big Rig Towing was handy with the tilt deck to get her to the concert on time.

Your welcome thousands of fans.

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Practice Makes Perfect

Practice RolloverEver wonder why Big Rig Towing in Calgary, Alberta recovers more big rig rollovers than anyone else.

Practice.

That’s right practice makes perfect. How can you control a situation if you have never been in it before or if you have new equipment that you have never had any training or used before?

The truth is, you can’t.

That is why Big Rig goes to great measures to instruct and update their crews and staff on the latest techniques and equipment updates so that every recovery becomes a success and not another accident scene.

Getting the job done safely and timely is what separates Big Rig Towing from its competitors.

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