A little off-kilter

The danger in trucking doesn’t always lay with poor road conditions or weather. It can be as simple as your load shifting and affecting your centre of balance. This large load of sand and gravel threw this extremely heavy truck off kilter and over it went!

You can never be too careful when rescuing heavy machinery. Oftentimes the recovery is more about the logistics of lifting the equipment that has flipped over after an incident. Big Rig Towing works with highly qualified and certified technicians which can make all the difference in getting your precarious situation resolved quickly and safely.

 Big Rig can be reached toll free at 1 (866) 398-7444. We’re available 24/7 for all your heavy duty towing and recovery requirements.

Peat Moss Rollover

When this rig full of peat moss went off the highway and rolled there wasn’t much of the vehicle left to save. The peat moss went on to its destination,  but this rig was down and out.

Big Rig Towing to the rescue! We specialize in all types of tows. We arrived on the scene and got the cleanup done and got the wreck to the yard in a timely manner.

Over the years we have recovered and towed thousands of transport trailers, big rigs, coaches and buses, concrete mixers, cranes, motor homes and more. Our professionally trained servicemen have been specifically selected for their knowledge in big rig towing and transport recovery.

If you find yourself in a disabled, precarious or emergency situation give Big Rig Towing a call at 866-398-7444. We’re available 24/7 to service all of your heavy duty towing and recovery requirements.

Yikes, fire in the hole!

It’s never good when a fire breaks out in your trailer. Whatever the cause the best case scenario is that no one gets hurt.

The fire in this trailer actually burned through the side before it could be contained and totally devastated its cargo and destroyed the trailer itself. Big Rig Towing made short work of lifting the disabled trailer and getting it on to a flatbed for transport.

Anywhere, anytime, Big Rig Towing & Recovery is available 24/7 to service all of your heavy duty towing and recovery requirements and have a solid reputation for doing heavy lifting and moving.

If you find yourself in a disabled or precarious situation give us a shout. To reach us toll free, call 1 (866) 398-7444.

Rollovers happen…we can help!

Somehow this roller got turned over in the process of compacting gravel. These 40,000 lb. rollers are extremely heavy, but surprisingly it only takes a few degrees off-centre for even something this big to roll. If you’re big and heavy, and overturned, you simply need something bigger and heavier and more rigid to set you upright again.

As you can see from the images below, for this heavy rescue it took a couple of Big Rig’s tow trucks and cranes to upright this roller onto a flatbed.

Big Rig Towing pulls its fair share of hapless rigs and heavy equipment from any number of situations.

For IMMEDIATE 24/7 service call 1 (866) 398-7444. We’re here to help in most emergency situations!

In a precarious situation? Big Rig to the rescue

What do you do when your crane gets blown over? Call in more cranes of course!

Big Rig Towing & Recovery used two of their biggest cranes to right this one when it was blown over in high winds. The job was a little trickier than it looked, but Big Rig takes great pains to update and train their operators for just this type of situation.

Big Rig can do more than just tow your distressed rig or your heavy equipment. We have a solid reputation for doing heavy lifting and moving. If you find yourself in a disabled or precarious situation give us a shout. To reach us toll free, call 1 (866) 398-7444. We offer 24/7 dispatch service.

Summer home need a tow?

These days big Class A Motorhome RVs are like tiny houses. Generally if well-maintained they rarely break down, but they are motorized vehicles and despite your best planning and preparation there will be occasional times that operating issues will occur.

When your home away from home is on wheels and it breaks down, you want to make sure you get someone who has experience towing these types of oversized vehicles — that is, the right company for the job. Fortunately, Big Rig Towing has had lots of practice towing this type of motorhome.

If you’re on the road this summer and find yourself in a stressful situation call 1 (866) 398-7444 for 24/7 service.

In the meantime, remember to take extra precautions when you’re broken down on the side of the road — stay calm and stay safe while you’re awaiting our arrival.

Rock & Roll

Literally, the hardest thing for any rig operator is to keep the truck on the road once the centre 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 definitely a heavy cleanup but, Big Rig Towing got the job done and transported the damaged rig back to the shop for repairs.

We make 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!


Need to relocate a large piece of equipment?

At Big Rig Towing we aren’t always called out to accidents where wreckage is strewn all over and there’s a broken rig that needs righting or towing. Sometimes it’s just a large piece of equipment that has met its end too soon. For example, this big excavator that simply burned out on the job-site. We just picked it up and took it to the scrap yard!

If you find yourself in a disabled or precarious situation give Big Rig Towing a call at 866-398-7444. We’ll help you out when you need to get back on the road or even back to work as quickly as possible. We’re dedicated to providing IMMEDIATE 24/7 service!


We’re always here to help — call 1 (866) 398-7444

As a truck driver there are many perks to being your own boss, like independence at work and making good money. In fact, many perks come with a truck driver’s schedule, not the least of which is a unique view of the country enroute to your destination.

To be profitable however, a driver’s number one priority is to get your load delivered to its destination on time. If you break down on the road it can be costly. Not to mention the inconvenience and the cost of the downtime. One can only imagine the high level of frustration these situations cause. 

Preventative maintenance is the key and it’s vital to ensure you don’t put off your truck maintenance. On occasion though, these inconveniences happen in a truck driver’s world. Big Rig has been called to the rescue many times when unforeseen situations occur that disrupt the delivery schedule. If it happens to you we’re here to help. Big Rig Towing & Recovery is 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.

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.