With Big Rig you’re in good hands

How many trucks get stuck in the ditch each year because they failed to negotiate a corner correctly or under estimated the steepness of the curb? Hmmm, that would be an interesting statistic. You  would think that cornering and knowing your pre-trip route, conditions, and environment would be a critical aspect of big rig training and licensing before you’re hired to drive one of these big old  beasts!

When you call Big Rig Towing & Recovery you’ll be in good capable hands. Big Rig Towing & Recovery is dedicated solely to the heavy duty towing and recovery industry. We are licensed and insured so rest assured that while your property is in our control it is covered by the most comprehensive insurance available to our industry.

 Each one of our operators has a minimum 18 years experience in the heavy duty towing and recovery industry, one of which is a principle of the company. All operators have Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) Certification and have completed our four-step training program, and all of our trucks are Alberta Safety Certified.

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

Is your load tied down securely?

The danger in trucking doesn’t always lay with poor road conditions or weather. It can be as simple as just not tying down your load properly.

How many times have you seen a big truck with an even bigger load trying to negotiate around a tight corner looking like it was going to topple over? Or a flat deck with a load wider than the deck and not looking like it was centered? You can tie it down, but if it’s not in the right place to begin with you’re going to have problems.

Big Rig Towing lifted this heavy 65,000 pound steel coil from it’s deck after it shifted during transport. Not an easy task to pick it up and transfer it to another trailer. Time to call the experts. Big Rig knew which tie-downs to use and how to safely strap down the load so it doesn’t shift or affect your centre of balance as you travel on to your destination.

In the event you find your load in trouble, don’t risk it. Call Big Rig Towing & Recovery at (866) 398-7444 for immediate service. We’re here to help.
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Big Rig Towing Cleans Up

A little bit of plywood can go a long way, especially when a rig carrying hundreds of sheets rolls over.

Also just a little wind and it can fly.

Big Rig recovered this rig and got it back on it’s feet and cleaned up the scattered sheets of plywood leaving the field no worse for wear.

Big Rig Towing & Recovery – 1 (866) 398-7444 for IMMEDIATE 24/7 service.

 

Rig emergency? Call Big Rig Towing

There really isn’t much you can do when your trailer literally rips in half. You just HAVE to call for a tow and start picking up the pieces.

This truck had 80,000 lbs of potatoes on it when it broke in half. The contents were laboriously loaded onto another trailer for delivery before the two halves could be craned from the scene by Big Rig Towing.

We are committed to providing heavy duty towing and recovery services by employing fully trained, professional technicians. Our operators have years of experience in the heavy duty towing and recovery industry and all operators have Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) Certification.

Big Rig Towing & Recovery – 1 (866) 398-7444 for IMMEDIATE 24/7 service.
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Mishaps happen – Big Rig to the rescue!

This beautiful new rig slid into a ditch with it’s load of plywood. Once again, Big Rig Towing to the rescue! Fortunately, the best news was that no one was hurt in the mishap. The rig was safely and efficiently pulled up and out and hauled to the shop for repair. Wasn’t long after rescue that it was back out on the road.

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

 

A Look Back

Phew – sometimes we just get lucky! This rig used up lottery luck when it ended up hanging from an overpass near Lake Louise. Fortunately no one was injured and flying debris from the trailer missed a passing freight train.

Big Rig Towing was called to the scene and was able to haul the damaged rig, using it’s seventy-five ton rotator, back onto the highway so it could be loaded onto a flat deck and returned to Calgary.

If you find yourself in a scary, precarious or disabled situation, or have a piece of heavy equipment to haul, give Big Rig Towing a shout at 1 (866) 398-7444. We’re available 24/7 for all your heavy duty towing and recovery needs.
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More than towing & recovery!

A friendly reminder that not all Big Rig Towing jobs are the recovery of crashed or stuck rigs! And… not all solutions have to be complicated hookups or rotator coordinated events either. Sometimes it’s as simple as a big, heavy snowfall.

When a parked rig has a large amount of snow on its roof it can’t just take off down the road. If the truck gets up to speed and a few hundred pounds of snow comes flying off, it could cause damage to the vehicles following, or worse, send a trailing vehicle into an oncoming lane. Definitely not a good situation.

The snow removal challenge in the images below 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! 

Happy Family Day

FEBRUARY 19- 21, 2022

The third Monday in February’s rolled around again! Have a beautiful Family Day long weekend.
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Forklift Transport

Big Rig Towing not only rescues broken down rigs, but as heavy haulers, we have the heavy duty towing equipment to haul just about anything. In this case, our client had to relocate a forklift. The average forklift can weigh between 1800 to 4500 kg — just too big and heavy for a normal tow truck. 

Transporting a forklift needs to be done safely & efficiently. It must be secured properly to the flatbed of the truck with wheels secured so it doesn’t tilt or even fall off the bed. This is important to keep the forklift from damage, but more importantly, securing the forklift properly protects the vehicle driver and any surrounding persons/vehicles during on-load, transport, and off-load.

Big Rig Towing has a solid reputation for doing heavy lifting and moving. We work with highly qualified and certified technicians who are reliable and experienced.

If you find yourself in a disabled situation or have a piece of heavy equipment to haul, give Big Rig Towing a shout. Call 1 (866) 398-7444. We’re available 24/7 for all your heavy duty towing and recovery requirements.

Rollover retrospective

Vehicle rollovers can be one of the most frightening accidents and can happen in the blink of an eye. When this rig rolled over some of the frozen meat load scattered. It’s always good to keep your meat cold to prevent it from spoiling, but a rollover in cold temperatures is definitely not the ideal way to preserve it! 

Not long after this rollover occurred Big Rig Towing was onsite to right the rig and rescue what was left of the valuable cargo. Fortunately, the best news was that no one was hurt in the mishap.

Big Rig Towing & Recovery works with highly qualified and certified technicians and are reliable and experienced. If you find yourself in an unstable, dangerous or difficult roadside emergency, give us a call TOLL FREE AT 1 (866) 398-7444. We’re available 24/7.
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