Happy holidays to all our clients!

We know you have many choices in doing business so thank you for choosing us. Have a safe and relaxing holiday season.
We look forward to working with you in the year ahead.

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.

Year round we get the job done!

Big Rig makes hundreds of rescues and recoveries every year and while they all present individual challenges they are all resolved at the end of the day.

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.

Big Rig Towing & Recovery:

– Has two tri-drive wreckers specifically designed for rollover & recovery work
– Has a 75-ton sliding rotator for extra challenging wrecks
– 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
– Has replacement tractors to tow your trailers loaded or empty should the need arise
– Operators have a minimum 18 years experience in the heavy duty towing and recovery industry
– Operators have Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) Certification and have completed our four-step training program
– Trucks are all Alberta Safety Certified

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

Big Rig to the ditch rescue!

Canadian winter weather can be pretty unpredictable so if you’re a driver who spends a lot of time on the highway, be proactive and keep our number on hand.

As in the image below, sometimes it is almost impossible to see where the road ends and the ditch begins. Add blowing snow to the mix and the equation becomes even harder to discern. Under extreme conditions it is a testament to the drivers of big rigs that more don’t end up in the ditch.

When temperatures go below -30 ending up in the ditch, whether day or night, presents a whole new set of problems. Not just for the driver of the rig but for the tow truck operators as well. Keeping warm and safe while working with thousands of pounds of frozen steel is a difficult process.

Because the human body is mostly made up of water and we know that water freezes at -32C getting stuck in the ditch on a -40 degree night becomes more of a timely rescue than a tow.

We hope you never find yourself in this position, but rest assured if you do, Big Rig Towing & Recovery offers 24/7 dispatch service!

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

Not all solutions have to be complicated hookups or rotator-coordinated events

Not all Big Rig Towing jobs are the recovery of crashed or stuck rigs. Sometimes it’s as simple as a big, unexpected wet and heavy snowfall.

When a parked rig has a large accumulation of snow on its roof you can’t just take off down the road. If you do, and the truck gets up to speed, a few hundred pounds of that wet, heavy snow could fly off and cause serious damage to the vehicles following, or worse, send a trailing vehicle into an oncoming lane. Definitely not a desired situation.

Not all solutions have to be complicated hookups or rotator-coordinated events either. This snow removal campaign was remedied by hooking up a volunteer shoveller to the rotator and hoisting them on top of the rig to get rid of its snowy burden.


Keep Big Rig’s number – 1 (866) 398-7444 – on hand and call for IMMEDIATE 24/7 service if you find yourself in an emergency situation! 

Problems on the road?!

Big Rig specializes in, and is dedicated solely to, the heavy duty towing and recovery industry.

Over the years we have recovered and towed thousands of transport trailers, big rigs, transport trucks, 18-wheelers, coaches and buses, concrete mixers, cranes, motor homes and large equipment. Our professionally trained servicemen have been specifically selected for their knowledge in big rig towing and transport recovery, as well as their ability to use and manipulate their own heavy tow trucks.

We are licensed & insured in all U.S. & Canadian jurisdictions and our certified recovery technicians have Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) Certification and have completed our four-step training program. All of our trucks are Alberta Safety Certified.

Based out of Calgary, Alberta, and with branch offices in Airdrie and Red Deer, Alberta, Big Rig Towing & Recovery has 24/7 dispatch service for all your heavy duty towing and recovery requirements. As we head into the winter season it’s critical to have a reliable service at your fingertips.

Keep this toll free number on hand: 1 (866) 398-7444

We do heavy lifting every day!

If you’re looking for a solution to a heavy lifting problem, give Big Rig Towing a shout.

We have a number of rigs equipped with heavy duty rotator cranes and can lift just about anything. Not only that, we can be on the spot in minutes with minimal set-up time, experienced drivers, and experienced operators rain, snow or shine.

We are licensed and insured too, so rest assured that while your rig is in our control it is covered by the most comprehensive insurance available to our industry.

Anywhere, anytime, Big Rig Towing & Recovery is available 24/7 to service all of your heavy duty towing and recovery requirements.

Keep our number on hand. To reach us toll free, call 1 (866) 398-7444.

More Winter Preparedness

Last week we posted a link to an article about winter preparedness as far as your rig is concerned. This week is a checklist of winter emergency supplies most important to keep in your truck during the winter months. While they seem obvious, it never hurts to be pro-active and do a thorough double check before the cold weather sets in.

  • Snow Chains
  • Jumper Cables
  • Windshield Scraper
  • Extra Batteries
  • Flashlights
  • Flares
  • Shovel
  • Radio
  • Heavy Duty Bungee Cords
  • Kitty Litter/Salt
  • Half-full Tank
  • Anti-gel Fuel Additive
  • Heavy Duty Winter Clothing & Footwear
  • Heavy Duty Knee Pads
  • Extra Blankets/Sleeping Bags
  • Extra Food and Water
  • First Aid Kit

And…take advantage of the warmer weather and do a thorough cleaning of your vehicle inside & out to make life on the road more safe and comfortable!

Winter’s Coming!

Even though we don’t want to think about it a change of seasons is upon us, and living in Canada it’s inevitable that snow will be coming! Most drivers are proactive at this time of year and get their rigs prepared for the cold weather. Breakdowns and slick icy roads in the winter can be dangerous so it never hurts to prepare for the worst before the winter sets in.

Be sure you or your mechanic check your:

  • Tire pressure
  • Brakes
  • Batteries
  • Electrical systems
  • Cooling Systems
  • Compressed air systems
  • Diesel systems
  • Fuel filters & water separators
  • Oils & lubricants

For more details about each of the above visit https://www.geotab.com/blog/winter-fleet-preparation-checklist/

Visit us again next week for your winter emergency supply checklist!

Have a great week…