Professional Heavy-Duty Towing Services

BIG RIG TOWING & RECOVERY offers a wide range of heavy-duty towing and recovery services to get you back on the road as quickly as possible.
You can contact us for ALL your heavy towing and big rig needs. 

We provide the following services, but this is not the complete list!

  • Secure inside/outside storage facility
  • 12 and 24 Volt Boosts
  • Damage-free Under Reach Towing
  • Trailer Lifts
  • Coach, Motor home, Bus Towing
  • Flatbed, Semi-truck Towing
  • Winching
  • Equipment Hauling
  • Tractor Swaps
  • Tractor Service
  • Crane Service
  • And more…

Call Big Rig toll free at (866) 398-7444 for IMMEDIATE 24/7 service.
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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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Roll Over Full of Lilies Results in Messy Clean Up

This big rig carrying thousands of potted Lilies for the upcoming Easter weekend ended up rolling over and spilling its cargo all over the road.

The Lilies subsequently caught fire which destroyed the entire load.

Big Rig Towing & Recovery recovered the destroyed trailer and cleaned up the burned up flowers and surrounding highway.

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.

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.
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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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Forklift Transport

Big Rig Towing not only rescues broken down rigs, but as heavy haulers, we have the heavy duty towing equipment to haul just about anything. In this case, our client had to relocate a forklift. The average forklift can weigh between 1800 to 4500 kg — just too big and heavy for a normal tow truck. 

Transporting a forklift needs to be done safely & efficiently. It must be secured properly to the flatbed of the truck with wheels secured so it doesn’t tilt or even fall off the bed. This is important to keep the forklift from damage, but more importantly, securing the forklift properly protects the vehicle driver and any surrounding persons/vehicles during on-load, transport, and off-load.

Big Rig Towing has a solid reputation for doing heavy lifting and moving. We work with highly qualified and certified technicians who are reliable and experienced.

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

Driving in snow & on ice is serious business

Winter weather elements can be a challenge to negotiate out on the highway and can cause harrowing risks.

Ice is particularly dangerous precisely because it’s hard to detect in advance and ice-covered roads make driving much more dangerous. These pictures are from a recovery west of Hwy 40 up by Burnt Timber. The road was pure ice. Make sure you know when it’s time to get off the road!

Be proactive and take note of Big Rig’s toll free number (866) 398-7444. You may not be in a precarious position today but with many winter months ahead you can never be too pro-active. We’re available 24/7 to service all of your heavy duty towing and recovery requirements anytime, anywhere.
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Make sure your load is secure!

The danger in trucking isn’t always with sketchy weather or poor road conditions. It can be as simple as just not tying down your load properly.

How many times have you seen a big truck with an even bigger load trying to negotiate around a tight corner looking like it was going to topple over? Or a flat deck with a load wider than the deck and not looking like it was centered? You can tie it down but if it’s not in the right place to begin with you’re going to have issues.

Big Rig Towing lifted this heavy 65,000 pound steel coil from it’s deck after it shifted during transport. Not an easy task to pick it up and transfer it to another trailer, but having state-of-the-art equipment makes a huge difference.

So why risk it? Know which tie-downs to use and how to safely strap down your load so it does not shift or affect your centre of balance.

In the event this happens to you Big Rig is here to help. Just call toll free 1 (866) 398-7444 for 24/7 service.
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Big Rig to the ditch rescue!

Canadian winter weather can be pretty unpredictable so if you’re a driver who spends a lot of time on the highway, be proactive and keep our number on hand.

As in the image below, sometimes it is almost impossible to see where the road ends and the ditch begins. Add blowing snow to the mix and the equation becomes even harder to discern. 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 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 degree night becomes more of a timely rescue than a tow.

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