Be proactive – take note of Big Rig’s toll free number (866) 398-7444

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.

The temperatures haven’t dipped that low yet, but why not be proactive and take note of Big Rig’s toll free number (866) 398-7444. Anywhere, any time, we’re available 24/7 to service all of your heavy duty towing and recovery requirements.

 

 

Garbage truck rescue

Some towing jobs are just too big and heavy for a normal tow truck. Big Rig Towing has the heavy duty towing equipment to haul just about anything.

For some reason this Garbage truck just broke down in the process of dumping its load. One of the few times where all that was required was to hook it up and tow it to the yard.

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

To reach us toll free, call 1 (866) 398-7444.
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Offering the highest standards of efficiency, cost-effectiveness & superior service

At Big Rig Towing & Recovery we are committed to providing priority service at a competitive rate, delivered by a team of professionals with state-of-the-art equipment.

Big Rig Towing & Recovery is the largest heavy duty towing and recovery company in Alberta dedicated solely to the transportation industry. This company is built around a team of customer service technicians offering the highest standards of efficiency, cost-effectiveness and superior service.

We are committed to providing heavy duty towing and recovery services by employing fully trained, professional drivers. Many of our drivers have a quarter century of towing and recovery expertise in the Calgary area. Our mandate is to work in partnership with our customers, building long-term relationships based on mutual trust and confidence. The service policy is one that places the interests of our customers first and foremost. Big Rig Towing & Recovery strives to exceed our customers’ expectations.

For our customers’ comfort and protection we are fully insured including cargo and garage liability insurance for customer-owned vehicles. We will provide proof of insurance upon request.

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

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.

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

Big Rig Towing and 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.

Towing services we provide 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
  • Air Cushion Recovery
  • Indoor Secure Storage
  • Outdoor Secure Storage

Our heavy duty towing and recovery division consists of fifteen units, thirteen tandem axle and two tri-drive units. All fifteen trucks are equipped with under reaches for damage free towing.

Big Rig can tow anything from a 1-ton body job to a large multi-axle crane! We are licensed and insured for all Canadian and US jurisdictions. Rest assured that while your rig is in our control it is covered by the finest insurance available to our industry.

When your home away from home breaks down

Recreational vehicles are the perfect way to get away from it all. These days big Class A motor home 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 for camping and life in the great outdoors, 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 motor home.

If you 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.
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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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