Category Archives: Heavy Equipment Towing

How To Get Your Cargo In Motion

tilt deckWe’ve been in business for over 35 years and we respond to over 100,000 service requests each year. Dr. Hook has the best team of over 100 of the most qualified individuals to respond to these requests. Our fleet is large, and in-charge, and consists of more than 11 Heavy Duty Trucks, numerous Medium and Light Duty trucks, over 20 Tilt Deck Trucks, a Trailer Division, and an Air Cushion Recovery Division.

Tilt deck truck towing is one of the many services we are always proud to provide to our customers. We operate 17 standard units for loads up to 10,000 lbs (21 foot deck), 1 heavy-duty unit for loads up to 30,000 lbs (26 foot deck) and 2 units capable of 15,000 lbs. Ground and dock loading is available. We are able to haul campers, boat trailers, quads, motorcycles, golf carts, utility sheds and more.

If you need your Sea or Shipping container moved to be loaded on to a boat or for rail, trust Dr. Hook for safe and efficient delivery. Before loading your shipping container on to our tilt truck, we make sure that the container doors will be in the correct position. We also load and unload from semi-trailers, docks or warehouses.

We carefully load your shipping container onto our tilt truck. All of our operators are certified and insured, which guarantees that the shipping container and the cargo it contains safely reaches its destination. Upon delivery, we make sure the ground is level and there is enough clearance for the tilt truck to remove the container.

Dr. Hook Towing provides regional and long-haul delivery throughout Canada and the U.S. To receive a quote for tilt truck towing, call us 24 hours a day Toll Free 1-800-561-4665.

Dr. Hook’s Tilt Truck Division – Big or Small, We Move ‘Em All

tilt-truckAs part of our ongoing efforts to become the towing company of choice, we’ve equipped our fleet with 19 tilt trucks. A Tilt truck has a bed that can be extended and lowered, so that the load can be pulled up with a winch and secured.

When you tow a vehicle conventionally, two of it’s wheels are on the ground, or at best supported by a small dolly. This can cause wear and tear to the vehicle being towed, and leave it vulnerable to damage caused by road hazards.

Not every vehicle is capable of being towed conventionally. Modern all-wheel drive vehicles are particularly susceptible to damage from “wheels down” towing methods. When one end of a vehicle is raised, the angle at which the other wheels contact the roadway is not always optimal for the car, and damage may result.

A tilt truck is a flatbed vehicle that will tow your car with all of its wheels off the ground, secured to a platform on the back of the truck. As a result, your car “floats” on the truck, several feet above the road.

Tilt trucks are perfect for long-distance towing, moving of derelict vehicles, cars under restoration, and vehicles that are just too valuable to make the journey under their own power. And our trucks aren’t limited to automotive cargo, either. We can carry motorcycles, ATVs, and even things without wheels – if it fits on the platform, it can be moved – think about a completely assembled garden shed, swing set, or other large object that’s impractical to move any other way.

To get the services of one of our tilt trucks or for towing & recovery needs, call us 24 hours a day Toll Free 1-800-561-4665. We have 18 units capable of handling loads up to 21 feet long and 10,000 pounds, and one heavy-duty unit that can carry 25,000-pound loads up to 26 feet in length.

Tow Truck and Wrecker Service for Manitoba Highways

Wrecker Service

At Dr. Hook Towing, we have the best equipment, trained WreckMaster certified staff as well along with helpful personnel. Our team makes sure your heavy-duty towing needs are met so that you can be back on the road within no time.  We are a family company and are committed to helping fleets and owner operators by building long-term relationships. If you are faced in an accident or breakdown, you can rely on Dr. Hook Towing to be your heavy duty towing provider.

We provide service throughout Manitoba since some areas have limited accessibility to heavy-duty recovery services. If you’re your needs extends outside of the province, we offer long-distance towing and recovery within Canada and in the United States.

All highways and roads are serviced such as:

  • Highway to USA (75)
  • Highway to the North (6)
  • Manitoba Highway 16 (Yellowhead Highway)
  • Trans Canada Highway 1 (Manitoba Highway 1, Manitoba PTH 1, Trunk Highway 1)
  • Provincial Trunk Highways (PTH 100 and PTH 101)

Our fleet of ten 3-axle hydraulic wreckers can lift 1, 2 and 5 ton vehicles including semi-trucks, trailers, RV’s, motor coaches, vans and buses. As well we can also provide Air Cushion Recovery for overturned tractor/trailers, vans or tankers. This method is ideal for trailers that are hauling sensitive or fragile cargo.

Our heavy duty services include:

  • Tractor & trailer towing
  • Decking and un-decking (bunking & un-bunking)
  • Lifting of sunken trailers
  • Motor Coach & RV towing local & long distance
  • Air Cushion Recovery, tractor service
  • Emergency and Scheduled service, direct dispatch 24 / 7
  • Insurance and accident towing & recovery, itemized invoicing
  • Up to 1,000,000 lbs. of winching
  • All services provided with “certified” operators and fully “insured” units

Our services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If your trucks or trailers require heavy duty recovery or if you are in need any of our other services, contact Dr. Hook Towing.

Who’s Looking after Your Vehicles?

Your employees have a health plan.

Your business has property insurance.

But who’s looking after your vehicles?

Take the panic away from your drivers with Dr. Hook.

We offer Roadside Assistance for corporate customers, with plans available for single or multiple vehicles. Whether it’s a delivery car or big rig, Dr. Hook can haul it.

Air Cushion Recovery – Protect Your Investment

When accidents occur, time is of the essence, and response time needs to be quick. Dr. Hook Towing makes provisions for speedy response to any type of incident by maintaining the right equipment for the job, and a professional staff of operators to get it done.

For jobs where standard towing equipment isn’t enough, we provide air cushion recovery. Using a self-contained trailer that can be deployed on a moment’s notice, our Air Cushion Recovery Unit and response team are equipped for all manner of vehicle and equipment recovery. Whether it’s up-righting an overturned tractor-trailer, RV, motor coach, sunken airplane, or even a small building, Dr. Hook has what it takes to recover your assets.

Our air cushion recovery unit allows us to perform the recovery safely, which reduces cargo loss; avoids further damage to vehicle and property, and expedites lane clearing by keeping site debris to a minimum. Air cushion recovery also permits us to operate at recovery sites that aren’t accessible to heavy equipment, and to do so in many cases without first having to unload cargo. For trucks or containers loaded with shock-sensitive cargo, air cushion recovery insures that your valuables aren’t jolted by more traditional recovery methods.

Dr. Hook air cushion recovery equipment is insured, and our operators are certified, to insure you that your investment is protected, by the professionals. Contact us today, and ask about our Roadside Assistance Corporate Program.

A Simplified Solution For Fleet Recoveries

Operating a fleet has enough challenges of its own without having to deal with stalled or disabled vehicles. When the unexpected comes your way, that’s when Dr. Hook can save the day. We understand that time is a commodity that you can’t afford to waste, and you need to get your vehicle back on the road as quickly as possible. At Dr. Hook Towing, we respect your time by guaranteeing rapid response to all of your calls, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year.

With our Roadside Assistance Corporate Program, you can rest assured that your drivers have just one phone number to call when they need help. A trained customer service representative will be there to take that call and dispatch a uniformed, certified operator, to get them out of their predicament and back on the road. Whether your drivers get a flat tire, a dead battery, or stuck in a ditch, Dr. Hook’s Roadside Assistance Corporate Program will guarantee them priority service, a GPS-dispatched response unit with a specific ETA, and the peace of mind from knowing that your fleet will keep moving with minimal delays.

Dr. Hook Heavy Duty Recovery & Towing

Let Dr. Hook do all your heavy lifting. Heavy Duty Vehicles require special handling. That is why we have equipped our heavy duty towing and recovery division accordingly to handle the different needs and situations that may arise. We are equipped to handle semi-trucks, trailers, RV’s, motor coaches, vans and buses. We offer emergency roadside assistance as well as scheduled service.

With Commercial Construction On The Rise, Dr. Hook Is On The Move

As Winnipeg continues to grow with new commercial construction, so does the need for movingvehicles and equipment. That’s where Dr. Hook come in. We see to it that the equipment used to build our great city gets to and from wherever it’s needed. Whether it’s delivering your heavy equipment to the construction site, hauling it back to storage, or moving storage bins for your work crews, you can count on Dr. Hook to keep things moving.

Our Trailer Division professionals will load or unload shipping containers, loaders, backhoes; lifts, job shacks, farm equipment, or motor coaches. You name it, we’ll pick it up and deliver it wherever you need it. Our fleet of nine trailers can haul your equipment, up to 50 tons at a time, safely and efficiently to your destination.

Dr. Hook has been keeping construction moving in Winnipeg since 1983. We are proud of the role we have been privileged to play in our city’s development, and are dedicated to helping all of our customers get where they need to go, in a courteous and professional manner. Call us today, and speak with one of our trained customer service agents about partnering with the premier towing service provider in Winnipeg.

From Concerts to Construction, We’re Helping to Expand Winnipeg

Winnipeg is growing, and we at Dr. Hook Towing take pride in the role we have played in making it happen. It is a role we do not take for granted, and which we strive to earn with every service call, for every customer. No matter how big or small the job may be, our team of certified professionals is committed to handling each one with dignity, courtesy and respect.

Dr. Hook Towing has had the privilege of taking part in the hugely successful staging of the U2 360º World Tour concert in Winnipeg, and we continue to assist in the city’s expansion as we keep construction equipment moving where it’s needed.  Our fleet will keep yours moving, to and from the job site, safely and professionally.

By utilizing a state-of-the-art fleet of over 65 vehicles, and certified professional operators at the wheel, Dr. Hook has been picking up Winnipeg and delivering premier service since 1983. We look forward to many years of continued growth with our city and our neighbors, and are dedicated to both on our mission to provide you with the level of quality service you have come to expect from us.