Preventative maintenance is the key

As a truck driver there are many perks to being your own boss, like independence at work and making good money. In fact, many perks come with a truck driver’s schedule, not the least of which is a unique view of the country enroute to your destination.

To be profitable however, a driver’s number one priority is to get your load delivered to its destination on time. If you break down on the road it can be costly. Not to mention the inconvenience and the cost of the downtime.

Big Rig has been called to many a scene to rescue drivers in breakdown situations. One can only imagine the frustration these situations cause. Oftentimes, it’s simply preventative maintenance that is the key so it’s vital to ensure you don’t put off your truck maintenance. 

It is inevitable however, that these inconveniences will happen in a truck driver’s world. If it happens to you Big Rig Towing & Recovery is here to help. We’re available 24/7 to service all of your heavy duty towing and recovery requirements.

Keep this number on hand 1 (866) 398-7444. You just may be glad you did.

 

In need of a big heavy duty crane?

If you’re looking for a solution to a heavy lifting job give Big Rig Towing a shout. We do heavy lifting every day.

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 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.

Keep our number on hand. Big Rig Towing & Recovery is available 24/7 to come to the rescue. To reach us toll free, call 1 (866) 398-7444.

Trip down memory lane

A number of years back Big Rig was called out to a job to rescue a precarious tanker full of volatile flammable liquids. It was a joint, coordinated, and successful, rescue operation by Big Rig Towing, The Fire Department and City Police.

Anywhere, anytime, Big Rig Towing & Recovery is available to service all of your heavy duty towing and recovery requirements. If you find yourself in a disabled, precarious, or emergency situation call Big Rig toll free at 1 (866) 398-7444.
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Have you double checked to see if your load’s secure?

The danger in trucking isn’t always 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 issues.

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, but having state-of-the-art equipment makes a huge difference.

So why risk it? Know which tie-downs to use and how to safely strap down your load so it does not shift or affect your centre of balance.

In the event this happens to you Big Rig is here to help. Just call toll free 1 (866) 398-7444 for 24/7 service.
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Never good when fire breaks out

It’s never good when a fire breaks out on the ramp of a car carrier transport. In this case, the fire inexplicably burned through half the trailer before it could be contained. Whatever the cause the best case scenario is that no one gets hurt.

Fortunately we have some of the most specialized, modern, state-of-the-art equipment in our fleet and had just the right solution with one of our fully equipped recovery units. Using our 75-ton rotator and by attaching a heavy-duty sling to the vehicle, with a few safety adjustments Big Rig Towing made short work of lifting the disabled trailer and its cargo on to a flatbed for transport.

Big Rig Towing & Recovery works with highly qualified and certified technicians and are reliable and experienced. We can be reached toll free at 1 (866) 398-7444. We’re available 24/7 for all your heavy duty towing and recovery requirements.

Meantime…be safe.

An expert 75-ton rotator operator can make all the difference

A tow truck rotator is essentially a big crane mounted to the deck of the tow truck. It can be used for everything from:

  • 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 pull our fair share of hapless rigs and heavy equipment from any number of situations.

Contact Big Rig at 1 (866) 398-7444 for IMMEDIATE 24/7 service if you find yourself in an emergency roadside predicament.

Crane Rescue

 

Fog and trains don’t mix when it comes to railway crossings and vehicles of any size

Fog related accidents usually result in head-on and rear-end collisions, two of the most common fog-related incidents. A recent study showed that more instances of fog-related crashes occurred in the early morning hours from December to February.

This rig ran amiss of a freight train in the fog and became one of many like incidents that occur across the country in poor driving conditions.

Fortunately the driver was not injured and Big Rig Towing was able to use their 75-ton rotator to clear the wreckage and get the train on its way and the driver to safety.

Big Rig Towing can do more than just tow your distressed rig or heavy equipment. We have a solid reputation for doing heavy lifting and moving. If you find yourself in a disabled or precarious situation give Big Rig Towing a shout toll free at 1 (866) 398-7444. We offer 24/7 dispatch service.

 

Our company’s key principles & service philosophy

Big Rig Towing & Recovery is the largest heavy duty towing and recovery company in Alberta dedicated solely to the transportation industry. This company is built around a team of customer service technicians offering the highest standards of efficiency, cost-effectiveness and superior service.

We are committed to providing heavy duty towing and recovery services by employing fully trained, professional technicians. Many of our technicians have a quarter century of towing and recovery expertise in the Calgary area. Our mandate is to work in partnership with our customers, building long-term relationships based on mutual trust and confidence. The service policy is one that places the interests of our customers first and foremost. Big Rig Towing & Recovery strives to exceed our customers’ expectations.

For our customers’ comfort and protection we are fully insured including cargo and garage liability insurance for customer-owned vehicles. We will provide proof of insurance upon request.

At Big Rig Towing & Recovery we are committed to providing priority service at a competitive rate, delivered by professional technicians with state-of-the-art equipment.

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

Ice-covered roads make driving much more dangerous

Winter weather elements can be a challenge to negotiate out on the highway and can cause harrowing risks.

Ice is particularly dangerous precisely because it’s hard to detect in advance and ice-covered roads make driving much more dangerous. These pictures are from a recovery west of Hwy 40 up by Burnt Timber. The road was pure ice.

Be proactive and take note of Big Rig’s toll free number (866) 398-7444. You may not be in a precarious position today but with many winter months ahead you can never be too pro-active. We’re available 24/7 to service all of your heavy duty towing and recovery requirements anytime, anywhere.
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