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!
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In a precarious situation? Give us a shout

Big Rig Towing isn’t always called out to highway accidents where wreckage is strewn all over and a broken rig needs uprighting or towing. Sometimes it’s just a large piece of heavy equipment that has ended up in trouble.

You can never be too careful when using heavy machinery in unfamiliar or rugged terrain. This overturned steel loader took a tumble in an out-of-the-way location. Oftentimes the recovery is more about the logistics of lifting heavy machinery that has flipped over after an incident than about hooking it up. Using our 75-ton sliding rotator, and by attaching a heavy-duty sling to the equipment, with a few safety adjustments we solved the issue and got it back on its feet and back on the job.

Big Rig Towing 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 Big Rig Towing a shout. To reach us toll free, call 1 (866) 398-7444. We offer 24/7 dispatch service.
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Anywhere, anytime, Big Rig Towing & Recovery is available

At Big Rig Towing & Recovery  – CALGARY, AIRDRIE & RED DEER, ALBERTA – we’re committed to continue providing services during these challenging times, in a modified, safe and socially distant way.

Sunday morning Big Rig Towing & Recovery was called to the rescue! Near Cluny, Alberta at Hwy 1 and 210, this big rig plowed through a guard rail and plunged into a Bow River channel.  As is often the case, it’s difficult to speculate on what actually occurred since the weather was good and the driver didn’t seem to be caught off-guard due to any adverse conditions.

Vehicle rollovers can be one of the most frightening accidents and can happen in the blink of an eye. Fortunately in this case the best news is that no one was hurt in the mishap.

Big Rig Towing & Recovery works with highly qualified and certified technicians and are reliable and experienced. We can be reached toll free at 1 (866) 398-7444. We’re available 24/7 for all your heavy duty towing and recovery requirements.

Meantime…be safe. be healthy. be strong. be positive.
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Assisting customers during the current Coronavirus outbreak

We are committed to continue providing services during these challenging times, only in a modified, safe and socially distant way.

Tipsy Cat…

You can never be too careful when using heavy machinery in unfamiliar or rugged terrain. This excavator took a tumble in an out-of-the-way location, but we solved the issue with our 75-ton sliding rotator and got it back up on it’s feet and back on the job.

Our heavy duty towing and recovery division consists of not only our  75-ton rotator, but fifteen units, thirteen tandem axle and two tri-drive units. All fifteen trucks are equipped with under reaches for damage free towing. To complement the wreckers we have a modern, state-of-the-art, fully equipped air cushion recovery unit for up-righting rolled over tractor trailer units.  Fleet details »

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. Should the need arise we also have replacement tractors to tow your trailers, loaded or empty.

To reach us toll free, call 1 (866) 398-7444.
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Towing, Recovery or Rescue

Towing is defined as the process of coupling one object to another, so that one can be pulled along behind the other. It is commonly used to describe the moving of, or in the seizure of, a vehicle.

In Big Rig Towing’s case the terms recovery or rescue is also used along with towing.

Sometimes the recovery of a big rig is not about hooking it up and getting it to repair, but more about the logistics of recovering the rig after it has left the road. A somewhat more dangerous scenario than towing a vehicle that is still on its wheels.

Big Rig Towing makes 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!
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Big Rig Moves Shipping Containers

Big Rig Towing can do more than just tow Rigs.

Over the years big rig towing has moved many different objects that require a large flat deck and heavy duty equipment.

This time it’s a Container Housing Unit.

A Containerized Housing Unit, usually abbreviated as CHU (and sometimes called Containerized Living Unit or CLU) is the name given to an ISO shipping containers. These containers are  pre-fabricated into a living quarters and can be used any where from construction sites to school yards.

This time the housing unit was being moved from one job site to another but Big Rig has moved similar housing units in the past when we re-located student portables for a Calgary School district.

If you have something big and heavy that needs to be transported give us a call for a FREE quote. (403) 444-0009.
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Big Rig Towing Calgary Portable Re-location

High Wind Rig Rollover

Big Rig Towing Wind Blown Roll OverHigh Winds Capsize Big Rig Trailer

There are not very many places on earth where 120 kilometre wind gusts are common. Southern Alberta is one of those places.

When Chinook winds decide to blow the broad side of a big rig is nothing but a big sail and wind related roll overs are a common occurrence.

Big Rig Towing was able to right this rig and get it to repair.

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