75 Ton Rotator Crane Rights Load of Diesel

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

This big load of Diesel ended up on it’s side after taking a turn a bit too fast.

Big Rig Towing & Recovery used our 75 Ton Rotator Crane to get it back on its wheels and to repair.

24 Hour Emergency Service 7 Days a Week. Call 866-398-7444 for immediate service!
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Forklift Transport

Big Rig Towing not only rescues broken down rigs, but as heavy haulers, we have the heavy duty towing equipment to haul just about anything. In this case, our client had to relocate a forklift. The average forklift can weigh between 1800 to 4500 kg — just too big and heavy for a normal tow truck. 

Transporting a forklift needs to be done safely & efficiently. It must be secured properly to the flatbed of the truck with wheels secured so it doesn’t tilt or even fall off the bed. This is important to keep the forklift from damage, but more importantly, securing the forklift properly protects the vehicle driver and any surrounding persons/vehicles during on-load, transport, and off-load.

Big Rig Towing has a solid reputation for doing heavy lifting and moving. We work with highly qualified and certified technicians who are reliable and experienced.

If you find yourself in a disabled situation or have a piece of heavy equipment to haul, give Big Rig Towing a shout. Call 1 (866) 398-7444. We’re available 24/7 for all your heavy duty towing and recovery requirements.

Make sure your load is secure!

The danger in trucking isn’t always with sketchy weather or poor road conditions. 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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Big Rig Towing Secure Your Load     Big Rig Towing Secure Your Load

Be safe – stay in your rig & call for a tow

Having your rig break down is always stressful. If you find yourself in this position, especially on a major roadway or jam-packed highway, look for an emergency lane to pull into so you can stop more safely or pull over onto the hard shoulder.

Being stranded on the shoulder of the road can be extremely dangerous so pull over as far to the right as safely possible. Traffic zooming by creates a whole new level of danger and is the most common cause of collision and other injuries.

If you find yourself broken down in any situation, high traffic or otherwise, be alert. Stay in your rig as long as possible & call for a tow.

The coronavirus continues to be top of mind as we practice physical distancing and try to keep each other healthy and safe. Big Rig Towing not only makes sure that its staff are fully trained in traffic safety and recovery methods when on the scene, but have been instructed on best hygiene practices to ensure the safety of themselves and our customers when called to a big rig break down.

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

Year round we get the job done!

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

Not all vehicles are made to tow and the safety considerations of properly towing another vehicle or object cannot be understated. Our professionally trained drivers and fleet of trucks are fully equipped to handle any towing situation.

Big Rig Towing & Recovery:

– Has two tri-drive wreckers specifically designed for rollover & recovery work
– Has a 75-ton sliding rotator for extra challenging wrecks
– Has a modern, state-of-the-art, fully equipped air cushion recovery unit to complement the wreckers for up-righting rolled over tractor trailer units
– Has replacement tractors to tow your trailers loaded or empty should the need arise
– Operators have a minimum 18 years experience in the heavy duty towing and recovery industry
– Operators have Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) Certification and have completed our four-step training program
– Trucks are all Alberta Safety Certified

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

Problems on the road?!

Big Rig specializes in, and is dedicated solely to, the heavy duty towing and recovery industry.

Over the years we have recovered and towed thousands of transport trailers, big rigs, transport trucks, 18-wheelers, coaches and buses, concrete mixers, cranes, motor homes and large equipment. 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.

Based out of Calgary, Alberta, and with branch offices in Airdrie and Red Deer, Alberta, Big Rig Towing & Recovery has 24/7 dispatch service for all your heavy duty towing and recovery requirements. As we head into the winter season it’s critical to have a reliable service at your fingertips.

Keep this toll free number on hand: 1 (866) 398-7444

We do heavy lifting every day!

If you’re looking for a solution to a heavy lifting problem, give Big Rig Towing a shout.

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, snow 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.

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

Keep our number on hand. To reach us toll free, call 1 (866) 398-7444.

It’s unfortunate, but accidents do happen

From blinding sun, high winds, heavy downpours and slick road conditions, to wildlife, heavier summer traffic on the highway, and fatigue, unfortunately accidents happen.

Big Rig can tow anything from a 1-ton body job to a large multi-axle crane. Our heavy duty towing and recovery division consists of sixteen units, thirteen tandem axle, two tri-drive units, and a 35- ton Metro. All trucks are equipped with under reaches for damage-free towing.

Towing services we provide include, but not limited to:

  • Coach, Motorhome, Bus Towing & Hauling
  • Crane Service
  • Air Cushion Recovery
  • Trailer Lifts
  • Winching
  • 12 and 24 Volt Boosts
  • Tractor Swaps
  • Tractor Service

In addition to our towing services, we offer indoor and outdoor secure storage. We are licensed and insured 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.

Armored Truck Rollover

It doesn’t matter how great a driver you are or what the weather conditions are. In life, accidents happen.

In the images below we revisit this armored truck flip-over. It took more than a typical tow truck to right it, especially due to the accident location and the surrounding traffic. These vehicles can top out at 55,000 lbs, that’s over 27 tons! Only a heavy duty tow truck like the ones used by Big Rig Towing can do the job.

Fortunately no one was injured and our well-organized and competent team rescued the armored truck safely and quickly.

If you find yourself in a desperate situation give Big Rig Towing a shout at 1 (866) 398-7444 for immediate service! 
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You’d be surprised what we can tow!

Towing is the process of coupling one object to another, so that one can be pulled along behind the other. The towing source (lead object) is usually a truck or other motorized land vehicle. The coupling may consist of a chain, rope, bar, integrated platform, or some other means of keeping the two objects together while in motion. – Wikipedia

Big Rig Towing often has to make use of its 75-ton rotator to lift overturned trailers and many other heavy objects related to rig accidents. So that being said, not just cars and trucks can be towed, but almost anything that will move can be towed.

Remember though, that not all vehicles are made to tow and the safety considerations of properly towing another vehicle or object cannot be understated. When in doubt, hire a professional.

Big Rig Towing for 24/7 emergency service 7 days a week. Call 866-398-7444.