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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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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Big Rig Towing in Any Heavy Towing Situation

At Big Rig Towing we don’t tow cars, but we do extract and tow or transport heavy equipment and other heavy objects that require rescue.

Often heavy machinery like tractors or cement mixers get stuck or have mechanical issues. Often other other unrelated items such as box cars or metal containers need lifted and moved.

Any of these scenarios are a part of what Big Rig Towing does best, tow heavy trucks, transport trailers, big rigs, transport trucks, 18-wheelers and large equipment.

If you’re in a precarious position and need a heavy lifting solution, you should definitely call Big Rig Towing at 1 (866) 398-7444. 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.
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Zoom boom trouble!

“A Zoom Boom, or telescopic lift truck, is a powered industrial truck used to lift and move materials short distances. It falls under the same training requirements as a lift truck or forklift, and it has lift capacities ranging from 5,500 to 12,000 lbs and can reach heights up to 55 feet.”

Even the best, reliable, high-performance equipment can get stuck up to its axles in wet soft ground after heavy rains. That’s exactly what occurred in this Zoom boom situation in a residential area in the image below.

It is inevitable that inconveniences will happen in the world of heavy equipment and unstable weather. If it happens to you Big Rig Towing & Recovery is here to help. We’re available 24/7 to service all of your heavy duty towing and recovery requirements. Just call 1 (866) 398-7444 and we’ll come to the rescue!

Big Rig Towing & Recovery to another heavy lifting rescue!

Big Rig Towing & Recovery does heavy lifting every day. We have a number of rigs equipped with heavy duty rotator cranes that can lift just about anything. An expert rotator operator can make all the difference in getting your towing situation resolved quickly and safely.

Cement trucks are top heavy and working on soft and unstable ground can be the source of many problems. In the images below,  a Lafarge mixer with 5 metres of concrete began to lean and unfortunately got stuck good!

If you’re in a precarious position and need a heavy lifting solution, you should definitely call Big Rig Towing at 1 (866) 398-7444. 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.
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You’d be surprised what Big Rig Towing & Recovery can tow!

A couple of posts ago, we discussed that Big Rig Towing often has to make use of its 75-ton rotator to lift overturned trailers and many other heavy objects and types of equipment involved in accidents and breakdowns. So not only trucks and rigs are towed, but almost anything that will move can be towed.

In the images below, the crane’s stabilizer leg sunk into the ground. Theoretically, the stabilizer leg should prevent the crane from tipping over while in operation. Unfortunately, because the ground was so soft and unstable, over it went and Big Rig was called to the rescue!

Remember though, that not all vehicles are made to tow and the safety considerations of properly towing another vehicle or object cannot be understated. When in doubt, hire a professional.

If you find yourself in an unstable, dangerous or difficult emergency situation, give us a call TOLL FREE AT 1 (866) 398-7444. We’re available 24/7.
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Not a rig but need a tow?

You’d be surprised what Big Rig Towing & Recovery can tow!

Towing is the process of coupling one object to another, so that one can be pulled along behind the other. The towing source (lead object) is usually a truck or other motorized land vehicle. The coupling may consist of a chain, rope, bar, integrated platform, or some other means of keeping the two objects together while in motion. – Wikipedia

Big Rig Towing often has to make use of its 75-ton rotator to lift overturned trailers and many other heavy objects related to rig accidents. So that being said, not just cars and trucks can be towed, but almost anything that will move can be towed.

Remember though, that not all vehicles are made to tow and the safety considerations of properly towing another vehicle or object cannot be understated. When in doubt, hire a professional.

Big Rig Towing for 24/7 emergency service 7 days a week. Call 866-398-7444.