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.

Fascinated by tow trucks!

Trucks appeal to children’s love of big wheels and all the moving parts.

Over the holidays one of our drivers was winching a truck out of the snow on a street in Tuscany. This little guy watched in amazement from his living room window. When our driver was getting ready to leave, he waved for the mother to come outside. He mentioned to her that they didn’t have any banners but he gave her a brochure with a picture of all Big Rig’s trucks in it.

The picture was the result of how happy the little boy was. Nothing like bringing such joy in the process of simply doing your job!

We wanna wish you a Merry Christmas!

Happy holidays to all our existing clients. We know you have many choices in doing business so thank you for choosing us.

Wishing you a safe and relaxing holiday season. All the very best to you and your loved ones. We look forward to working with you again soon.

42,000 lbs of apples in the creek!

As Canadians we all know that winter weather can be a challenge to negotiate out on the highway. Sometimes it is almost impossible to see where the road ends and the ditch begins.

This truck went off the road and into the field and stopped without issue except that it was close to the edge of the creek. When the truck came to a full stop the weight of the load caused an imbalance, the bank of the creek collapsed, and over went 42,000 lbs of delicious apples!

You may not be in a precarious position today, but why not be proactive and take note of Big Rig’s toll free number (866) 398-7444.  Anytime, anywhere, we’re available 24/7 to service all of your heavy duty towing and recovery requirements.

Stay calm & call for a tow!

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

This truck had 80,000 lbs of potatoes on it when it tore 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 licensed and insured so rest assured that while your rig/load is in our control it is covered by the most comprehensive insurance available to our industry.

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