Top 7 reasons to call Big Rig Towing

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.

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

Remember that not all vehicles are made to tow and the safety considerations for 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.

24 Hour Emergency Service 7 Days a Week. Call 866-398-7444 for immediate service!

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Big Rig Towing to the rescue 24/7

If you’ve inadvertently ended up off the hardtop and are carrying a heavy load, you’re likely in trouble!

Spring snow and rain can make roadsides and fields soft and wet, turning them into mud traps. If your rig gets stuck in the mud, it can be a real hair puller to get it “unstuck”.

Mud likes to suck in and trap axles from forward or backward movement. When you spin the tires in an attempt to free them, they will only sink the truck further and deeper into the mud and make the situation worse. You can try to dig some mud from the front end of the leading wheels and then nudge the rig forward slowly until you gain solid ground, but if that fails you can save yourself a whole lot of effort and back pain by contacting the professionals. Big Rig Towing is available 24/7 to come to the rescue.

In the image below this trailer slid off the road loaded with a 40,000 lb packer. Big Rig lifted both the machine and the trailer, placed them back on the road, and got them back on their way safely and quickly.

If you find yourself in a desperate situation give us a shout at 1 (866) 398-7444 for immediate service! 

Celebrating 25 YEARS in Business

Here at Big Rig Towing & Recovery we’ve just closed off our 25th year.

We have always been committed to providing superior service at competitive rates, delivered by fully trained, professional technicians with state-of-the-art equipment.

Our service policy is one that places the interests of our customers first and foremost. We are extremely grateful to all our past & current customers and thank you for trusting us with your business.

We look forward to serving Alberta and the surrounding area for another 25 years!

New addition to the fleet

Based out of Calgary, Alberta, and with our branch offices in Airdrie and Red Deer, Alberta, we specialize in, and are dedicated solely to, the heavy duty towing and recovery industry.

Every so often it comes time to update the fleet. Upgrading our heavy-duty rigs as business demands is critical to having an efficient and reliable business, a huge benefit to both Big Rig Towing and our customers.

We currently have a 35-ton Metro out the door and almost ready to go. All we need is to get the logo and the flames painted on it and it’ll be time to hit the road! Check back again for posts of the finished vehicle.
 
Questions?  Give us a shout toll free at 1 (866) 398-7444
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Big Rig Towing — your #1 source for heavy duty recoveries

If you’ve had an accident and your unit needs to be up-righted and removed from the road quickly and safely give us a call. Big Rig Towing has the solution, the trained operators, and the right equipment!

Big Rig Towing:

  • Is the only towing company in Alberta with two tri-drive wreckers specifically designed for rollover and recovery work
  • Has the province’s only 75-ton sliding rotator in their fleet for extra-challenging wrecks
  • Has a modern, state-of-the-art, fully equipped air cushion recovery unit for up-righting rolled over tractor trailer units to complement their  wreckers
  • Has replacement tractors to tow your trailers loaded or empty should the need arise
  • Has operators with a minimum 18 years experience in the heavy duty towing and recovery industry
  • Has operators with Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) Certification and who have completed our four-step training program
  • Has Alberta Safety Certified trucks

Big Rig Towing & Recovery is available 24/7 to service all of your heavy duty towing and recovery needs. Call 866-398-7444 for immediate service!

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:

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  • 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!