A look back at some great tips for a healthy lifestyle while on the road

If your occupation equates to life on the road, especially long-hauls, it can be challenging from diet and sleep habits, to finding ways to live a healthy lifestyle mentally, physically and emotionally. Here are 5 valuable tips key to living a balanced life:

1. Make a concerted effort to eat more nutritious meals and snacks. They can make a difference to your energy levels and overall health. Try to avoid fast food as part of your staple diet. Don’t skip breakfast – it’s still considered the most nutritious meal of the day! When stopping for meals, try to order fresh items from the menu. Packing healthy snacks such as protein bars, fruit, veggies, consuming less refined sugars and drinking lots of water (will keep you hydrated and will make you feel better while on the road) are all key. Listen to your body’s cues for hunger and fullness and thirst.

2. Make sure to move your body! Sitting for hours can be hard on your health. No matter how tired from staring at the white line for hours at a time, creating a healthier routine for yourself will energize you. Simple exercise is important so go for a walk or a jog and even invest in a small pair of dumbbells to use while on the road. By engaging in these activities consistently they can help with both physical and mental health by improving circulation, strengthening muscles, and de-stressing your mind.

3. Get good restorative sleep. Keeping a regular sleep schedule can be difficult while on the road. Sleep deprivation can not only leave you cranky, groggy and listless, not being wide awake on the road can be a safety issue. Try to consistently get adequate sleep so that you’re well rested and energized while on the road. Your physical strength and mental alertness depend on the quantity and quality of your sleep.

4. Stay connected to family and friends. Long hours alone on the road can make you feel lonely and disconnected from family and friends and your regular routine. Fortunately, technology is helpful in keeping you connected. Cell phones and options like Facetime and Skype can keep you closer and in more frequent contact with loved ones by calling or messaging. Reaching out to those you’re closest with as often as possible will help to keep your relationships strong.

5. Keep your rig clean. Your vehicle is Continue reading

Unfortunate meltdown!

No matter how careful we try to be, accidents happen. When it’s a big rig travelling with a heavy load at great speeds on the highway it can make for an unpleasant disaster. While this may not look like much more than a simple rollover, this rig was carrying thousands of popsicles when it went off the road and tipped over!

The good news in this accident is that the driver wasn’t hurt (unbelievably) but can’t say the same for the popsicles on board. Heatwave or no heatwave frozen popsicles on a stick will never survive!

If your rig has had an unfortunate rollover and needs to be up-righted, it’s time to call Big Rig Towing – always prepared for the challenge of a big rig rescue and recovery.

Call Big Rig Towing at 1 (866) 398-7444 for IMMEDIATE 24/7 service!
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You’d be surprised what Big Rig Towing & Recovery can tow!

A couple of posts ago, we discussed that Big Rig Towing often has to make use of its 75-ton rotator to lift overturned trailers and many other heavy objects and types of equipment involved in accidents and breakdowns. So not only trucks and rigs are towed, but almost anything that will move can be towed.

In the images below, the crane’s stabilizer leg sunk into the ground. Theoretically, the stabilizer leg should prevent the crane from tipping over while in operation. Unfortunately, because the ground was so soft and unstable, over it went and Big Rig was called to the rescue!

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.

If you find yourself in an unstable, dangerous or difficult emergency situation, give us a call TOLL FREE AT 1 (866) 398-7444. We’re available 24/7.
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Big Rig Towing & Recovery does heavy lifting every day

If you’re looking for a solution to a heavy lifting job you should definitely call Big Rig Towing. We do heavy lifting every day. We have a number of rigs equipped with heavy duty rotator cranes that can lift just about anything. We can be at your location quickly and with minimal set-up time. Our experienced drivers and operators can get the job done in snow, sleet, rain or shine.

Our towing and recovery services include, but are not limited to:

  • Damage Free Under Reach Towing
  • Trailer Lifts
  • Coach, Motor Home, and Bus Towing and Hauling
  • Winching
  • Tractor Swaps
  • Tractor Service
  • 12 and 24 volt boosts
  • Crane Service

An expert rotator operator can make all the difference in getting your towing situation resolved quickly and safely.

Call Big Rig Towing & Recovery Toll Free: (866) 398-7444 for IMMEDIATE 24/7 service!

More than a tow — Big Rig Towing & Recovery has solutions

As heavy duty towing and recovery experts you have to be able to do more than just tow rigs. Big Rig Towing & Recovery is dedicated solely to the heavy duty towing and recovery industry and is  your #1 source for heavy duty recoveries.

This rollover needed expert clean up and a knowledge of chemicals on board so the tanker could be drained for transport.

Big Rig Towing & Recovery provides 24 hour personalized dispatch service that is dedicated exclusively to the transportation industry. Our company, with combined experience of over 150 years, can be reached, toll free, from anywhere in North America.

If you find yourself in an unstable, dangerous or difficult roadside emergency, give us a call TOLL FREE AT 1 (866) 398-7444. We’re available 24/7.
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Murphy’s Law: Anything that can go wrong will go wrong!

Just because it says towing the name doesn’t mean that’s all we do. Even in the most challenging situations Big Rig is here to help get you back on the road again. Sometimes you just have to think out of the box.

When this vehicle transport trailer decided to come unhinged we had to rig a sling and use the heavy rotator to move the top vehicle out of the way so the damaged rover could be removed.

It is inevitable that 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.

 

With Big Rig you’re in good hands

How many trucks get stuck in the ditch each year because they failed to negotiate a corner correctly or under estimated the steepness of the curb? Hmmm, that would be an interesting statistic. You  would think that cornering and knowing your pre-trip route, conditions, and environment would be a critical aspect of big rig training and licensing before you’re hired to drive one of these big old  beasts!

When you call Big Rig Towing & Recovery you’ll be in good capable hands. Big Rig Towing & Recovery is dedicated solely to the heavy duty towing and recovery industry. We are licensed and insured so rest assured that while your property is in our control it is covered by the most comprehensive insurance available to our industry.

 Each one of our operators has a minimum 18 years experience in the heavy duty towing and recovery industry, one of which is a principle of the company. All operators have Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) Certification and have completed our four-step training program, and all of our trucks are Alberta Safety Certified.

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

Rig emergency? Call Big Rig Towing

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

This truck had 80,000 lbs of potatoes on it when it broke 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 committed to providing heavy duty towing and recovery services by employing fully trained, professional technicians. Our operators have years of experience in the heavy duty towing and recovery industry and all operators have Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) Certification.

Big Rig Towing & Recovery – 1 (866) 398-7444 for IMMEDIATE 24/7 service.
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Mishaps happen – Big Rig to the rescue!

This beautiful new rig slid into a ditch with it’s load of plywood. Once again, Big Rig Towing to the rescue! Fortunately, the best news was that no one was hurt in the mishap. The rig was safely and efficiently pulled up and out and hauled to the shop for repair. Wasn’t long after rescue that it was back out on the road.

We hope you never find yourself in this position, but rest assured if you do, Big Rig Towing & Recovery offers 24/7 dispatch service!

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

 

A Look Back

Phew – sometimes we just get lucky! This rig used up lottery luck when it ended up hanging from an overpass near Lake Louise. Fortunately no one was injured and flying debris from the trailer missed a passing freight train.

Big Rig Towing was called to the scene and was able to haul the damaged rig, using it’s seventy-five ton rotator, back onto the highway so it could be loaded onto a flat deck and returned to Calgary.

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