Big Rig Rollover Rescue

It’s a common sight on highways across the country – a big rig stuck in the ditch after failing to negotiate a corner correctly or underestimating the steepness of a curb. But just how many trucks end up in this predicament every year?

According to industry estimates, thousands of trucks get stuck in ditches or other obstacles each year due to poor driving practices. In many cases, the driver simply misjudges the turn, leading to the truck tipping over or getting stuck in a ditch.

This is why cornering and knowing your environment are critical skills for anyone driving a big rig. While it’s true that truck drivers are required to pass a driving test and obtain a commercial driver’s license, it’s important to remember that driving a big rig is not the same as driving a standard passenger vehicle.

In addition to the standard driving test, big rig drivers also need to undergo specialized training on issues such as cornering, load shifting, and driving in adverse weather conditions. By doing so, they can minimize the risk of accidents and ensure that their cargo is delivered safely and on time.

While it’s difficult to know exactly how many trucks end up in ditches each year due to poor driving practices, it’s clear that this is a common problem on highways across the country. By focusing on cornering and other critical driving skills, truck drivers can reduce the risk of accidents and ensure that they are operating safely and efficiently at all times.

24 Hour Emergency Service 7 Days a Week. Call 1 (866) 398-7444 for immediate service!

Big Rig Appreciation Pizza Luncheon

Big Rig Towing and Recovery recently hosted a Pizza Appreciation Day lunch for their associates Peterbilt Calgary and Ryder Calgary as a small gesture of appreciation for the hard work and dedication, and the excellent services, that they provide. The event was a success, with everyone enjoying delicious pizza and great company.

Big Rig Towing and Recovery hopes to continue their partnerships with Peterbilt and Ryder for years to come and looks forward to more opportunities to show their appreciation in the future.

Big Rig Towing & Recovery to the rescue 24/7

Did you know that the danger in trucking doesn’t always lie with poor road conditions or weather? It can be as simple as your load shifting and affecting your centre of balance. Take for example a large load of sand and gravel that can throw an extremely heavy truck off balance, causing it to tip over.

When it comes to rescuing heavy machinery, you can never be too careful. The recovery process is more about the logistics of lifting the equipment that has flipped over after an incident. That’s where Big Rig Towing comes in! They work with highly qualified and certified technicians who can make all the difference in getting your precarious situation resolved quickly and safely.

If you ever find yourself in need of heavy-duty towing and recovery services, give Big Rig a call at 1 (866) 398-7444. They are available 24/7 and can help you out with all your heavy duty towing and recovery needs.

A look back at a heavy duty crane recovery

When it comes to heavy-duty machinery like cranes, accidents can happen even with the best safety protocols in place. In such situations, it is essential to have a reliable towing and recovery service on standby. Big Rig Towing and Recovery is a trusted name in the industry, with years of experience handling all kinds of heavy equipment recovery.
One of the most challenging recoveries for Big Rig Towing involved a crane that was blown over by high winds. With our expertise and specialized equipment, we were able to rescue the crane using one of our reliable cranes! While the job was tricky, our operators were well-trained and prepared to handle such situations.
At Big Rig Towing, safety is a top priority, and our operators go through rigorous training to ensure that they can handle any towing or recovery job safely and efficiently. We also have a fleet of well-maintained and modern equipment to provide our clients with fast and reliable service.
If you ever find yourself in a similar situation and need a heavy lifting solution, call Big Rig Towing at 1 (866) 398-7444. We can respond quickly to your location and provide you with the towing and recovery services you need, no matter the weather or time of day.


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Benefits of air cushion recovery

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.

Towing & recovery services when you need them most

At Big Rig Towing, we’re equipped to handle a wide range of towing and recovery situations. From overturned trailers to heavy equipment breakdowns, we have the tools and experience necessary to get the job done quickly and safely.

However, it’s important to remember that not all vehicles are made to tow. Attempting to tow a vehicle or object that exceeds your vehicle’s towing capacity can be dangerous and result in serious damage or injury. That’s why it’s always best to hire a professional towing service like Big Rig Towing. Our team is trained to properly assess the situation and determine the best towing method to ensure the safety of everyone involved.

In addition to safety concerns, there are also legal considerations when it comes to towing. Different jurisdictions may have different laws and regulations regarding towing, including weight restrictions, equipment requirements, and licensing.

At Big Rig Towing, we stay up-to-date on all local and national regulations to ensure that we’re operating within the law at all times. We take pride in our commitment to safety and compliance, and we’re always happy to answer any questions you may have about the towing process.

While we’re capable of towing almost anything that will move, it’s important to exercise caution and hire a professional towing service when necessary. If you find yourself in an unstable, dangerous, or difficult emergency situation, give us a call toll-free at (866) 398-7444. We’re available 24/7 to provide fast, reliable towing and recovery services when you need them most.