Winter weather conditions can be a challenge to negotiate

Navigating snowy and icy roads can be serious business, as the treacherous nature of these conditions makes it challenging to detect in advance. Driving in winter weather demands heightened vigilance, with the potential for harrowing risks on the highway. It’s crucial to exercise caution and be proactive in avoiding dangerous situations. Knowing when it’s time to exit the road can be a life-saving decision.

As we brace for several more months of winter weather, it’s essential to stay ahead of potential hazards. Winter conditions can catch even the most seasoned drivers off guard. Taking a proactive approach to safety is paramount, and being prepared for unforeseen challenges is key.

To ensure your safety during these challenging months on the road, our 24/7 service is dedicated to meeting all your heavy-duty towing and recovery needs, anytime and anywhere. Keep Big Rig’s toll-free number, (866) 398-7444, at the forefront of your mind, empowering you to take swift action when faced with winter’s unpredictable and hazardous road conditions. Your safety is our priority.

You’d be surprised what Big Rig Towing & Recovery can tow!

Towing is the process of coupling one object to another, 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.Wikipedia

At Big Rig Towing, we rely on our powerful 75-ton rotator to handle challenging tasks, such as overturning trailers and managing heavy objects from rig accidents. Our expertise extends far beyond towing cars and trucks; we can tow nearly anything that requires movement.

It’s vital to recognize that not all vehicles are suitable for towing, emphasizing the importance of safety. Whenever uncertain, it’s best to seek the assistance of professionals.

For top-notch 24/7 emergency service, don’t hesitate to call Big Rig Towing at 1 (866) 398-7444. Big Rig provides the peace of mind that comes with trusting experts for your towing needs!

Air Cushion Recovery Benefits

Air Bag RescueWhen it comes to towing heavy-duty trucks, trailers, and equipment, there are significant differences compared to towing smaller vehicles like cars, trucks, or SUVs. These types of heavy-duty vehicles require specialized equipment and expertise to ensure a safe and efficient recovery process. That’s why Big Rig Towing offers the option of air cushion recovery, a modern and state-of-the-art solution for up-righting rolled over trucks and trailer units. Air cushion recovery is a highly effective and safe solution for up-righting rolled over heavy-duty trucks and trailers.

How does air cushion recovery work? Large inflatable air cushions are strategically placed under the overturned side of the heavy-duty truck or trailer. An air compressor is then used to gradually pump up the cushions, which allows the vehicle to be slowly lifted off the ground. This enables a crane to lift it into its upright position, ready for transport.

Air cushion recovery offers a range of benefits compared to traditional recovery methods. One of the main advantages is that it can be completed in a much shorter amount of time. This is due to the fact that air cushions can be inflated quickly and easily, reducing the overall recovery time.

Another benefit of air cushion recovery is that it eliminates the need for removing your cargo before lifting the truck. This is because the cushions are placed strategically under the overturned side of the vehicle, allowing it to be lifted without causing damage to the cargo. This is especially important when dealing with hazardous materials or fragile cargo.

Air cushion recovery also allows for vehicle removal in tight corners or in areas where uneven topography makes heavy-duty recovery impossible. This is because the cushions can be placed in a variety of positions, allowing for a more controlled and balanced lift.

 At Big Rig Towing, we are ready to handle all heavy-duty and emergency towing situations, offering 24/7 assistance to our customers. If you need towing assistance or would like to learn more about our services, please don’t hesitate to call us at 1 (866) 398-7444 today.

Not all Big Rig Towing jobs are the recovery of crashed/stuck rigs

Big rig towing encompasses a wide range of services beyond just recovering crashed or stuck rigs. While recovering vehicles from accidents or challenging situations is a significant part of the job, there are various other situations and services that Big Rig Towing & Recovery is involved in. The varied services listed below highlight the diverse roles that Big Rig Towing & Recovery plays in supporting the transportation industry and ensuring the safety and smooth operation of the roadways. In some cases, Big Rig Towing & Recovery engages in:

  • Vehicle Relocation: move vehicles that are not in operational condition. This could be due to mechanical failures, non-roadworthy conditions, or other reasons.
  • Specialized Equipment Transport: tasked with transporting specialized equipment or oversized loads that require special handling and permits.
  • Long-Distance Towing: hired to tow big rigs over long distances. This is common for truckers who face breakdowns far from their home base or destination.
  • Emergency Roadside Assistance: provide roadside assistance to big rigs facing minor issues like flat tires, dead batteries, or fuel shortages. They may also provide basic repairs on-site.
  • Vehicle Recovery: while different from recovering crashed vehicles, this involves recovering vehicles that have gone off the road or into a ditch without significant damage.
  • Abandoned Vehicle Removal: remove abandoned vehicles from private or public property.
  • Winching Services: involves using a winch to pull a vehicle out of a difficult situation, such as mud, snow, or water.
  • Accident Clean-Up: after an accident, towing services may be responsible for cleaning up debris and spilled fluids from the roadway.

If you need top-notch towing assistance or would like to learn more about our services, please don’t hesitate to call us at 1 (866) 398-7444 today.

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The Power of Teamwork When Firefighters & Towing Companies Unite

At the heart of every emergency, heroes emerge from different walks of life, working in harmony to save lives and restore order. Firefighters and towing companies often find themselves on the same battlefield, collaborating to rescue accident victims in situations involving heavy equipment or big rigs.

In these critical moments, seamless teamwork is paramount. Firefighters combat flames and attend to the injured, while towing companies like Big Rig Towing & Recovery provide the vital heavy lifting solutions needed to free those trapped beneath massive trailers, cabs, or machinery.

Our dedicated team at Big Rig Towing understands the urgency of these situations. With just one call to 1 (866) 398-7444, you can count on our swift response and minimal setup time. Our experienced drivers and operators are always ready, whether it’s under the scorching sun, torrential rain, or icy sleet.

Remember, in times of crisis, it’s the power of teamwork that can make all the difference. We’re here to support you when you need it most. We’ll ensure that help arrives promptly, and together with firefighters, we’ll work tirelessly to keep our community safe.

Recently Big Rig Towing teamed up with the local fire department to rescue the driver from the rig in the images below.

Time to fall back

Daylight Saving Time ends on Sunday November 5, 2023 at 2:00 am. At this time, we “fall back” one hour!

Set your clocks back before you go to bed and enjoy an extra hour of sleep Saturday night!

Big Rig Towing & Recovery – Your Trusted Heavy Haulers

At Big Rig Towing & Recovery, we pride ourselves on being more than just a breakdown rescue service. As heavy haulers, we possess the robust towing equipment required to transport a wide range of heavy loads. Recently, we had the privilege of transporting a client’s truck to our shop on a flatbed for plow attachment ahead of the winter season.

Our reputation for heavy lifting and moving speaks volumes about our expertise. We collaborate with a team of highly qualified and certified technicians known for their reliability and experience in handling heavy-duty towing and recovery tasks.

If you find yourself in need of transporting heavy equipment, look no further than Big Rig Towing. We’re available 24/7 to cater to all your heavy-duty towing and recovery requirements. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us at 1 (866) 398-7444, and let us handle the heavy lifting for you. Your satisfaction and peace of mind are our top priorities.

Some situations call for more than your average tow truck

Big Rig Towing & Recovery proved once again why they are the go-to choice for heavy-duty towing services. A heavy-duty spreader, in the midst of an important fertilizing operation, suddenly broke down. It was a moment of crisis, but the experienced team at Big Rig Towing swiftly responded. They expertly

When it comes to towing, not all situations are created equal, there are situations that call for more than your average tow truck. Some require the kind of expertise and heavy-duty equipment that only a company like Big Rig Towing & Recovery can provide. Our team is always prepared to handle the toughest towing and recovery challenges, no matter when or where they occur.

Just recently, we were called in to rescue a heavy-duty spreader that had broken down while in the middle of an important fertilizing operation. The situation was far from ideal, but our experienced crew wasted no time. We quickly and efficiently hooked up the immobilized vehicle and towed it to the designated yard with ease, putting an end to the inconvenience in record time.

At Big Rig Towing & Recovery, we’re not just another tow truck company. We’re your reliable partner for heavy-duty towing and recovery, available 24/7. When you need help with a massive breakdown or a challenging recovery operation, don’t hesitate to call us at 1 (866) 398-7444. We’re here to get the job done right, anytime, anywhere.

The Importance of Proper Load Securement

When it comes to trucking, the dangers on the road aren’t always related to poor conditions or bad weather. Sometimes, it’s as simple as failing to secure your load correctly, causing it to shift dramatically. That’s why understanding which tie-downs to use and how to safely strap down your cargo is absolutely crucial.

Have you ever witnessed a massive truck navigating a tight corner too fast, teetering precariously under the weight of its load? Or seen a flatbed with cargo wider than the deck itself, clearly not centered properly? Even if you tie it down, improper placement spells trouble.

At Big Rig Towing & Recovery, we’ve encountered situations like these. We recently had to rescue a massive rig whose load shifted during transport. It’s no small feat, but having state-of-the-art equipment makes all the difference.

Don’t take risks with load securement. If you find yourself in a situation where your cargo has shifted and you need assistance, remember that Big Rig Towing is here to help. Call us toll-free at 1 (866) 398-7444 for 24/7 service. Your safety and the safety of others on the road are paramount.