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.

Your #1 Source for Heavy Duty Towing & Recoveries

If there has been an accident and your unit needs to be up-righted and removed from the road quickly and safely, Big Rig Towing has the solution.

We are your number one source for heavy duty recoveries and are the only towing company in Alberta with two tri-drive wreckers specifically designed for rollover and recovery work! For extra challenging wrecks, Big Rig Towing has the province’s only 75-ton sliding rotator to our fleet!

To complement the wreckers we also have a modern, state-of-the-art, fully-equipped air cushion recovery unit for up-righting rolled over tractor trailer units. Should the need arise we also have replacement tractors to tow your trailers, loaded or empty.

Each one of our operators has many years experience in the heavy duty towing and recovery industry. All operators have Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) Certification and have completed our four-step training program. All of our trucks are Alberta Safety Certified.

Big Rig Towing and Recovery provides 24 hour personalized dispatch service that is dedicated exclusively to the transportation industry.

Call 1 (866) 398-7444 for IMMEDIATE 24/7 service!

 

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Based out of Calgary, Alberta and with our branch office in Airdrie, Alberta we specialize in and are dedicated solely to the heavy duty towing and recovery industry. What we do is tow heavy trucks, transport trailers, big rigs, transport trucks, 18-wheelers and large equipment.

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When temperatures go below -30 ending up in the ditch, whether its day or night, presents a whole new set of problems. Not just for the driver of the rig, but for the tow truck operators as well. Keeping warm and safe while working with thousands of pounds of frozen steel is a difficult process. Because the human body is mostly made up of water and we know that water freezes at -32C, getting stuck in the ditch on a -40 night becomes more of a rescue than a tow.

Keep Big Rig’s number – 1 (866) 398-7444 – on hand and call for IMMEDIATE 24/7 service if you find yourself in an emergency situation! 

Call Big Rig Towing & Recovery in an emergency!

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.

This scene reminded me of an old Harry Chapin song involving Scranton, Pennsylvania and another load of ill-fated goods. I think in that case it was bananas!

Big Rig Towing & Recovery – 1 (866) 398-7444 for IMMEDIATE 24/7 service.

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Cold Weather Rescue

It’s only a matter of time before winter rolls in to stay for awhile and 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. Add blowing snow to the mix and the situation can get pretty sketchy in a split second. Under extreme conditions it is a testament to the drivers of big rigs that more don’t end up in the ditch.

When temperatures go below -30 ending up in the ditch, whether its day or night, presents a whole new set of problems. Not just for the driver of the rig, but for the tow truck operators as well. Keeping warm and safe while working with thousands of pounds of frozen steel is a difficult process. Because the human body is mostly made up of water and we know that water freezes at -32C, getting stuck in the ditch on a -40 night becomes more of a rescue than a tow.

Call Big Rig Towing & Recovery at 1 (866) 398-7444 for IMMEDIATE 24/7 service!