We are surrounded by COVID-19 reminders

With near daily reminders about the challenges of COVID-19, even though they are well-meaning messages, they can become exhausting. That said, the COVID-19 virus and infected carriers could be anywhere. Better we continue to think ahead about the actions we can take to stay healthy and prevent the spread of this illness, don’t you think?

If we all do our part and continue to follow the experts’ recommendations, our “new normal” has the potential to help us get through this health challenge more quickly. Read COVID-19 Workplace Tips for Employees for the right information about healthy habits to follow.



You need us, we’re here – we offer 24/7 dispatch service!

These past few weeks have been unsettling for all of us. The C-virus continues to be top of mind as we practice physical distancing and try to keep our families healthy and safe.

Over the years we have recovered and towed thousands of transport trailers, big rigs, coaches and buses, concrete mixers, cranes, motor homes etc. 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.

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

We hope you never find yourself in a precarious towing rescue position, but rest assured if you do, even during these uncertain times, Big Rig Towing & Recovery is at your service.

Continue to be safe. be healthy. be strong. be positive.

Anywhere, anytime, Big Rig Towing & Recovery is available

At Big Rig Towing & Recovery  – CALGARY, AIRDRIE & RED DEER, ALBERTA – we’re committed to continue providing services during these challenging times, in a modified, safe and socially distant way.

Sunday morning Big Rig Towing & Recovery was called to the rescue! Near Cluny, Alberta at Hwy 1 and 210, this big rig plowed through a guard rail and plunged into a Bow River channel.  As is often the case, it’s difficult to speculate on what actually occurred since the weather was good and the driver didn’t seem to be caught off-guard due to any adverse conditions.

Vehicle rollovers can be one of the most frightening accidents and can happen in the blink of an eye. Fortunately in this case the best news is that no one was hurt in the mishap.

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. be healthy. be strong. be positive.

Assisting customers during the current Coronavirus outbreak

We are committed to continue providing services during these challenging times, only in a modified, safe and socially distant way.

Tipsy Cat…

You can never be too careful when using heavy machinery in unfamiliar or rugged terrain. This excavator took a tumble in an out-of-the-way location, but we solved the issue with our 75-ton sliding rotator and got it back up on it’s feet and back on the job.

Our heavy duty towing and recovery division consists of not only our  75-ton rotator, but fifteen units, thirteen tandem axle and two tri-drive units. All fifteen trucks are equipped with under reaches for damage free towing. To complement the wreckers we have a modern, state-of-the-art, fully equipped air cushion recovery unit for up-righting rolled over tractor trailer units.  Fleet details »

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. Should the need arise we also have replacement tractors to tow your trailers, loaded or empty.

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

Stay Healthy & Help Prevent the Spread of COVID-19

As cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) continue to spread, Big Rig Towing & Recovery Ltd. would like to share our plan to continue service while we all work through this difficult time.

  • Our Towing Professionals have been instructed on best hygiene practices to ensure the safety of themselves and our customers
  • Towing services will continue
  • Our phone lines will continue to be answered 24/7
  • Minimize customers riding with the towed vehicle and strongly encourage alternate arrangements be made for pickup of your driver
  • Invoices (for the interim) will no longer require a signature. Towing operators will require a name and contact number. Copies of invoices can be emailed upon request. PO’s can be phoned or emailed in.

For any questions please do not hesitate to contact Big Rig Towing & Recovery Ltd.

We continue to think ahead about the actions we can take to stay healthy and prevent the spread of this illness.


Greg Smith
General Manager

Big Rig Towing & Recovery Ltd.
Ph 403 444 0009
1 866 398 7444


We do more than towing & recovery!

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

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! 

Towing, Recovery or Rescue

Towing is defined as the process of coupling one object to another, so that one can be pulled along behind the other. It is commonly used to describe the moving of, or in the seizure of, a vehicle.

In Big Rig Towing’s case the terms recovery or rescue is also used along with towing.

Sometimes the recovery of a big rig is not about hooking it up and getting it to repair, but more about the logistics of recovering the rig after it has left the road. A somewhat more dangerous scenario than towing a vehicle that is still on its wheels.

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

Call Big Rig Towing at 1 (866) 398-7444 for IMMEDIATE 24/7 service!