Heavy Load

You know something is heavy when you have to use air bags just to get it moving in the right direction.

This rig had 47,000 lbs. on board when it went over.

Big Rig Towing used airbags and the cranes to get it back on its rubber.

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Rock & Roll

Rock & Roll

Rock & RollLiterally, the hardest thing for any rig operator is to keep the truck on the road once the center of balance gets the least bit off.

This rig carrying a load of rocks got off the pavement just enough to send it into the ditch.

That’s a heavy cleanup and a hard rock way to end the day.

 

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Tour Break Down

Helping CherMechanical break downs are inevitable. It doesn’t matter who you are or where you come from, rich or poor.

Even if you only have one name, like Cher, a mechanical break down with your vehicle can leave you and you band stranded.

Lucky for Cher Big Rig Towing was handy with the tilt deck to get her to the concert on time.

Your welcome thousands of fans.

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Practice Makes Perfect

Practice RolloverEver wonder why Big Rig Towing in Calgary, Alberta recovers more big rig rollovers than anyone else.

Practice.

That’s right practice makes perfect. How can you control a situation if you have never been in it before or if you have new equipment that you have never had any training or used before?

The truth is, you can’t.

That is why Big Rig goes to great measures to instruct and update their crews and staff on the latest techniques and equipment updates so that every recovery becomes a success and not another accident scene.

Getting the job done safely and timely is what separates Big Rig Towing from its competitors.

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It’s A Thirsty Job

Rig Roll OverWhen this rig full 60000 lbs. of bottled water lost control and flipped over it left a bad taste in the drivers mouth.

Handbalming the remaining cargo that didn’t get ruined in the flip was thirsty work and it took Big Rig Towing to right the rig and get it back to the shop for repair.

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Meat Packing

When 60000 lbs of meat go bad it really goes bad.

Fortunately no one was injured in this roll over but Big Rig had to use a number of tools in its arsenal to recover and right this rig.

With a little help from friends in the field the truck was soon righted and sent on its way for repair.

 

All Decked Out

Rollover RigSometimes the cleanup of an accident site takes longer than the actual recovery of the rig.

That was the case with this truck full of cedar that rolled on highway #1 near Gleichen. No one was injured but it did take all day to clean up the lumber that was strewn everywhere.

That’s just part of the job that Big Rig Towing faces whenever they are called to an accident scene but if you’re looking for that cedar deck you ordered it might take a while before you get it.

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Fixed Boom Rollover

Fixed Boom Rollover

Another weather related rollover. This time near Vulcan, Alberta. Big Rig towing righted this stiff boom crane and sent it on its way to Red Deer for repairs. All without the help of Mr. Spock. Just the great crew at Big Rig and our boom crane.

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Dangerous Roll Over

Roll overs are always tricky. Even more so when there is dangerous goods involved.

This roll over was no exception. Loaded with crude oil this tanker took some creative thinking on the part of our Big Rig Towing team to recover.

At the end of the day no one was hurt and the tanker was hauled off to the yard for investigation and repair.

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A Bridge to Low

This happens more often than you would think.

This Truck with a full load of tires just didn’t make the height requirement needed to successfully get under this bridge. Not to mention it was a single lane bridge.

Traffic was held up for a while but Big Rig Towing pulled it free and towed it back to it’s yard for repair.

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