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Highway Thru Hell

See how a local heavy recovery firm works through the hard winters helping highway users that have fallen victim to the brutal road conditions. Their essential service keeps the traffic on the highways thru hell moving.

Duration: 46 min

Quality: HD

Release: 2012

IMDb: 8.1

Season 1 - Highway Thru Hell
2012-09-04
"Jamie Davis Heavy Rescue's 'A' team, Adam and Kevin, spend a busy morning clearing spun-out semis off the road when word comes that a multi-vehicle pile-up has closed down both northbound lanes."
2012-09-11
"A double-trailer load of lumber has flipped and spilled across a quarter mile of highway. Even with three heavy rescue trucks, Jamie's crew doesn't have enough equipment to do the job."
2012-09-18
"Jamie's right hand man Kevin shows up to a wreck without the gear he needs to control traffic. When Jamie confronts him, Kevin storms off the job."
2012-09-25
"To keep up with a busy season, Jamie hires a new guy, greenhorn driver Rob. When Rob turns out to be a slow learner - and then goes AWOL during a major blizzard - Jamie's patience is pushed to the breaking point."
2012-10-02
"Jamie isn't the only tow guy on the Coq. Lone wolf Al Quiring is a tough as nails wrecker and Jamie's main rival. Their dads did battle a generation ago, now Jamie and Al are fighting it out for the title - 'King of the Coq'."
2012-10-09
"Heavy snowfall has created avalanche conditions on the Coq. Plow crews are barely able to keep up. When traffic starts backing up in high-risk avalanche zones, highway authorities decide to close the road in both directions. A team of avalanche techs flies up the mountain in helicopters to drop concussion bombs and release the build-up, but bad weather hampers their first attempt. With the Coq closed overnight, trucks are using the back roads to get through."
2012-10-16
"In the mountains of the Pacific Northwest, on the Coquihalla Highway, a small job turns into a major headache and a father's dreams of his stepson joining the family business backfires as Brandon Kodallas' aspirations of being a gym instructor and his disdain to drive a manual transmission vehicles does not sit well with anybody else, while teaching Ken about rigging, something the Richmond-based city towie doesn't do."
2012-10-23
"A head-on collision between two semis has the crew battling to clear the charred wreckage and get the road open. While Kevin captures the action on tape, Samy does most of the heavy lifting, earning him a bottle of scotch."
2012-10-30
"When a semi full of mail goes off a cliff, Adam and the crew are sent out to unload and recover it. When a winter-worn cable snaps, narrowly missing Adam's head, Jamie's most senior driver threatens to go on strike."
2012-12-25
"HIGHWAY THRU HELL: AFTER THE CRASH catches up with the heavy rescue crew as they reflect over the highs and lows on the mountain last winter. In between highlight clips, showing some of the best and worst times they had the over the season's eight gripping episodes, the guys talk about their toughest wrecks, worst injuries, stormiest weather, tense moments on the team, and why they stick it out despite it all."
Season 2 - Highway Thru Hell
2013-09-03
"Jamie Davis, eager for the winter season to begin, has one thing on his mind - amp up his manpower and his equipment, so he's ready for anything that happens on the mountain. He has brought back a big crew - Adam Gazzola, Narayan Samy, Kevin Ritchie, Rob Mitchell, Bruce Hardy, Ken Monkhouse, the new guy Gord Lundin, and Davis' stepson Brandon Kodallas. Everyone has big, but not always realistic, expectations for the winter ahead."
2013-09-10
"The closures of two major highways cause drivers to voice their frustration leaving Gazzola in a sour mood over all the grief he receives. Ken Monkhouse arrives at a job to find that the competition has gotten the jump on him. Responding to a woodchip wreck, Davis, Gazzola and Ritchie disagree on how to recover the wreck, leaving Davis to do his own swamping. Later, when a heavy SeaCan tips over, Davis and his rotator are pushed to their limit. Monkhouse, realizing he needs help in the car towing division, invites Kodallas for a lesson in a new truck, but Kodallas has words with his stepfather and walks off in a huff. Monkhouse then turns to the new guy - quiet, tattooed Lundin - testing him out on a tough tow lesson."
2013-09-17
"Jamie brings back veteran driver Scott by promising him a new state of the art heavy wrecker. But the new truck is months behind schedule, so Scott has to settle for a worn-out vintage truck. A grueling schedule pushes Adam to his breaking point and he goes AWOL, while Jamie is forced to abandon his Rotator on a backcountry road that is too dangerous to drive."
2013-09-24
"Tension between Jamie and Adam boil over as they struggle to flip a B-train on a narrow icy road. Adam comes close to quitting, but then backs off when Jamie makes him a promise. A two-car collision closes the snow shed and puts Ken's towing know-how to the test. A truckload of Christmas mail nearly goes off a cliff."
2013-10-01
"A trailer filled with costly pharmaceuticals gets imbedded in a block of ice. A truckload of frozen chickens crashes into a tangle of trees. 65-year-old Bruce begins to show signs that he may be over the hill. Rob's promotion to lead flagger is short-lived when police revoke his license for speeding."
2013-10-08
"A local competitor challenges Jamie's status on the Hill. A trailer full of cat food bursts into flames - and Scott and Gord have to battle for two days to get the burning heap off the Smasher. Bruce gets into a fight that lands him in the hospital."
2013-10-15
"The biggest storm of the season is about to hit the Coq with a fury, just as Jamie discovers that his license has expired. His day gets even worse when Scott smashes the Rotator. When Jamie then gets a call for a dream job it turns into the most challenging recovery of the season."
2013-10-22
"A semi hits a barrier so hard that it tears off the trailer's rear axle, blocking the Coq's most important exit. Scott tells Jamie he's fed up with the vintage truck he's been driving, and a mysterious new driver shows up in the yard to start work."
2013-10-29
"Heavy rescue has to recover a severely damaged trailer loaded with millions of plastic beads. Spring rains are causing rock slides on Highway 1. When a B-train loaded with lumber drives off a cliff in order to avoid a boulder, Jamie's called in to recover the wreck before it falls down onto an active railroad line."
2013-11-05
"Jamie and crew wrestle to recover a trailer loaded with apples off a dangerous bridge. A multi-vehicle wreck turns deadly for a Good Samaritan. Scott returns after two weeks of forced vacation, hoping to finally get his new heavy rescue truck."
2013-11-12
"Adam and Jamie are forced to use some fancy rigging to try to save a wreck on Highway 1 that threatens to spill its load all over the road. When a new competitor rolls onto the mountain and cuts the work in half Jamie is forced to realize he can't afford to keep his world class fleet of trucks on the Coq."
2013-11-17
"Producer and Host Mark Miller joins the crew of Jamie Davis Heavy Rescue for \"Beer O'Clock\" for a pre-game build up to the season finale. Jamie, Adam, Scott, Ken, Bruce, Kevin and the rest of the guys share beers and trade stories about season 2 on the Coq"
2013-11-19
"A new competitor on the Coq has cut Jamie's business in half, and the one job he lands in weeks ends up being a complex recovery that no one seems willing to pay for. Heavy rescue faces a life and death decision - shut down or leave the Coq for the oil rush boomtown of Fort McMurray and some steady cash. Determined that \"closure is not an option\" for Jamie Davis Heavy Rescue, the crew packs up and heads north in search of the new highway thru hell."
Season 3 - Highway Thru Hell
2014-09-02
"A new winter season starts with Jamie Davis heavy rescue split in two\u2026 Adam has taken half the fleet north to Alberta\u2019s rich and dangerous oil fields while Jamie stays back to fight and keep the Coq open all by himself."
2014-09-09
"Jamie realizes he can\u2019t do it all alone in Hope and hires a new driver. But the newest addition ends up needing rescuing himself after he crashes Bruce\u2019s legendary blue truck. Jamie\u2019s stepson Brandon is forced to prove himself after his plans to join the Alberta team are put on hold. And rookie operator, Colin, learns just how tough his new boss Adam can be\u2026 when a seemingly simple job goes sideways."
2014-09-16
"A close call on the highway shows Brandon that fear is his best friend when it comes to staying alive. Jamie\u2019s called to help save a woman trapped in an overturned truck submerged in an icy river. In Alberta, tempers flare in the extreme cold as the new crew is put to the test."
2014-09-23
"A sudden winter storm slams B.C. \u2013 but Jamie is powerless to help. Two of Heavy Rescue\u2019s crew face a life-or-death situation on a remote logging road. In Alberta, Adam calls for reinforcements when he just can\u2019t budge a truck that\u2019s flipped over a bank -- forcing Jamie to make a tough decision about moving his flagship Rotator out of B.C."
2014-09-30
"In B.C., a truck full of wine is sliced in half... Less than 24 hours after Jamie ships the Rotator to Alberta. Howie must tackle this monster recovery all on his own. And a cascade of wrecks on two different highways mean both Al Quiring and Adam Gazzola must face their own night from hell."
2014-10-07
"Howie faces a seemingly impossible challenge after a massive wreck spills lumber across a busy highway. With his heavy wrecker in for repairs, Howie must use a few small trucks to try and tackle a very, very big job. In northern Alberta, the Rotator faces its first real test as the crew works to prove they can handle the heavy industrial wrecks and extreme weather."
2014-10-14
"In Alberta and B.C., pipe trucks have rolled over and crews in both places race to open vital highways. Things for Al Quiring turn red hot when a trailer jammed with thousands of bottles of hot sauce is ripped open. Jamie and Brandon take a well-deserved break from clearing wrecks on the highway to compete in a car race on a frozen lake."
2014-10-21
"A massive build up of snow on the Coq means avalanches are imminent if something isn\u2019t done fast. In Alberta, Adam and Brandon face off in a clash that will change the course of the winter season."
2014-10-28
"A record snowfall brings B.C.'s vital Coquihalla Highway to a standstill and sends shockwaves across the region. Howie leads a team on a dangerous recovery that sparks an unexpected emotional reaction. In Alberta, Adam and Colin have to get a toxic chemical wreck safely back on the road."
2014-11-04
"The Alberta crew faces a complex recovery with a million dollar truck while Jamie struggles with an unstable wreck. Colin is forced to go it alone after a freak snowstorm leaves the highway littered with crashed vehicles."
2014-11-11
"For the first time all season Howie and Adam end up on the same BC wreck and the old Coq vet doesn\u2019t like how the new guy is running the show. In Alberta, the crew faces one of its biggest challenges yet when they attempt a recovery with two big wreckers on a very narrow industrial road."
2014-11-18
"In BC, new-hires Phil and Wayne face big problems when they get their chance to run big wreckers. Al runs into trouble on a steep and twisting logging road. In Alberta, Jamie and Adam race to open two highways when both roads to Fort McMurray shut down."
2014-11-25
"In the season finale, Adam faces a tough personal choice about his future in Heavy Rescue. Jamie finds himself in harm\u2019s way on one of the most technically difficult recoveries of the year. As Jamie looks ahead to next season, he makes a bold gamble that impacts both his BC and Alberta operations."
Season 4 - Highway Thru Hell
2015-09-08
"When winter strikes, Jamie's crew has to save a snowplow stuck in the grip of an icy river. Jamie pushes further into new territory, changes rock the company and the entire community says goodbye to a Heavy Rescue legend."
2015-09-15
"Jamie's new crew in British Columbia struggles with a mangled trailer on a blind and icy corner of highway 3. When Colin slips up on a big recovery in Alberta, Jamie's brother has to take over the job - even though he's new to the rotator."
2015-09-22
"When a lumber truck and diesel tanker collide... the flaming wreckage becomes the biggest recovery of Colin's career. As snowstorms pummel the Coquihalla, Al Quiring heads up the hill, ready for battle. In freezing rain...John faces off against a mangled tractor and becomes a mentor in the process."
2015-09-29
"Al and Gord battle through a stormy night to keep the Coquihalla Highway open for Christmas. A semi plows off a bridge, stranding holiday travelers, and a remote logging road job forces Ken to relive his close call from last year."
2015-10-06
"Al Quiring is in a high-pressure race to open the TransCanada Highway before rush hour. Jordie from Mission Towing faces a semi ready to split in two. Jamie Davis is running a race too when a pharmaceutical truck plunges down a bank."
2015-10-13
"Freezing rain covers Hope in a thick layer of ice, crippling Jamie's operations. A good friend of Jamie's is called into action when two semis collide head on, leaving wreckage scattered across the TransCanada Highway and a major rail line."
2015-10-20
"Al and Gord work to rescue a loaded semi that's teetering on the edge of a 300-foot drop. Colin faces a white-knuckle drive on a remote Alberta back road, and Jamie tests out a new driver, who might be in over his head."
2015-10-27
"When Jamie and Jason Davis Heavy Recovery crews team up for a massive wreck, a close call forces Brandon to reconsider his future in the business; in Alberta, attempts to straighten out a jackknifed truck get twisted in unexpected directions."
2015-11-03
"Strategies collide when the Davis and Quiring families team up for a rare joint recovery that shuts down the busiest highway in B.C.; on the Coquihalla Highway, a big rig is left teetering in a seemingly impossible position."
2015-11-10
"A simple job turns into an urgent puzzle when a flipped semi pulls Jamie back out on the road; Randy Jacknife faces one of the biggest and heaviest challenges of his career against an overturned truck trapped under its load of steel."
2015-11-17
"Al and Gord gamble on a job that's closed the highway and pushed both green wreckers to the limits; in Alberta, Jamie's crew battles a whiteout to reach a chain reaction wreck; in B.C., a wrecker is called in to help solve an underwater mystery."
2015-11-24
"As Jamie reaches a difficult crossroads, he looks back over four seasons, revisiting his most challenging wrecks and recoveries; familiar faces from past and present explain what drives them to this dangerous world; a look behind the cameras."
2015-12-01
"Jamie takes control of the rotator for the first time in months; Jamie turns to his competition for advice about a major decision that will determine the future of Heavy Rescue."
Season 5 - Highway Thru Hell
2016-09-13
"Jamie battles a truck fire on the Coq and reveals big changes to his operation."
2016-09-20
"Mission Towing races to an urgent call on a logging road; Jamie deploys his \"air bag\" recovery system to flip a tractor trailer."
2016-09-27
"Jamie's team deals with a jackknifed semi-trailer on the edge of a bridge; Mission Towing races to finish a recovery and open the road."
2016-10-04
"Gale-force winds sends a semi airborne and wreaks havoc on Jamie's operation in Hope; Al and Gord try to recover a massive mining truck."
2016-10-11
"It's Christmas and the highway is in chaos. The team works to right an overturned truck full of holiday cheer while Nik faces a test of his own."
2016-10-18
"Jonny feels the squeeze during a recovery, a rolling wreck puts Nik on edge, and Gord clashes with tenacious truckers on the Coq."
2016-10-25
"Al Quiring is pulled into a muddy war to rescue a pair of 40 tin excavators buried in a bog; Jamie and Scott are called to a mysterious wreck in The Canyon."
2016-11-01
"Tough times in Alberta force Colin to weigh his future; the Mission towing crew races to clear a wreck that's shut down the rail line outside Hope, BC."
2016-11-08
"Jamie calls in his brothers Jason's rotator to tackle a recovery in the Canyon; the Mission towing team juggles a lost load of telephone poles; emergency responders race to a crash on the Coq involving one of Jamie's crew."
2016-11-15
"A tragic wreck affects Nik and Neill, three generations work together to tackle an overturned semi, and a tough job puts a rescue veteran to the test."
2016-11-22
"A spectacular crash between two tractor-trailers has Jordie's crew working through the night; Scott is forced to get inventive to finish a job; Al and Gord try to get a handle on a 30- tonne cement drum."
2016-11-29
"Jamie's rookie driver is dispatched to rescue a convoy of oversized loads on The Coq; Scott battles to keep a lumber truck from tipping; Mission Towing tries to fish a 40-thousand pound relic out of a river."
2016-12-06
"Al Quiring attempts to pull up a logging truck that plunged 700 feet off a cliff; Jamie and Scott team up on a heavy roll over in Fraser Canyon."
Season 6 - Highway Thru Hell
2017-09-05
"Winter strikes hard and fast as Jamie Davis and his heavy rescue crew face tough new challenges in Hope, BC; a former operator returns but a spectacular wreck pushes him to the edge on his first mountain recovery."
2017-09-12
"Jamie helps Colin recover a massive wreck near the \"Rock Cut\"; Brandon confronts his fears on the big job; Al Quiring tackles an overturned truck loaded with lava rock."
2017-09-19
"A troublesome winch line forces Jamie and cousin Paris to find a quick fix; Jordie, faces a twisted wreck that crashed through an airport fence; Al tries to save a logging truck from a rising river."
2017-09-26
"A crash in the Fraser Canyon has Colin and crew working below an unstable rock slope; Jamie charts a new course for his business, setting out on a 20,000-kilometre journey; a heavy rescue legend helps Dylan on an ice recovery."
2017-10-03
"A winter storm unleashes chaos on all highways around Hope, B.C., forcing Jamie's team into an all-night battle; Jason and Merv tangle with a fully loaded tractor-trailer in a snowy ditch; a heavy rescue birthday boy finally gets his present."
2017-10-10
"Jamie's newest classic wrecker, The Python, is put to the test on a tractor-trailer embedded in a row of trees; Ken and Dylan are called up an icy mountain road to recover a flipped logging truck."
2017-10-17
"A truck driver survives a crash on The Coq during a snowstorm; hampered by heavy snow, rocks and extreme cold, Colin and Kelly finish the tough recovery and meet a tight deadline."
2017-10-24
"An oversized load tests Jamie and his rebuilt wrecker HR-126; a gravel hauler ricochets off a rock wall leaving a twisted mess for Kelly and John; swamper Gord Lundin gets a chance to operate his own tow truck."
2017-10-31
"Jamie and his fleet of heavy wreckers are paralyzed in his own yard by a massive snowfall; a tow-up in deep powder turns into big trouble for Colin; Al and Gord rescue a teetering semi during the morning rush on Hwy 1."
2017-11-07
"Jamie's 13-year-old son gets a lesson in wreck recovery after a semi crashes down a 150-foot embankment; rock slides north of Hope trigger road closures and an explosive clean-up; Dylan puts on his hip waders to fish a truck out of a lake."
2017-11-14
"Jamie takes The Python off road for the first time; Jamie's brother Kelly battles high winds and a power pole to save a semi loaded with pipes; Gord Boyd picks up a new heavy wrecker for Quiring Towing."
2017-11-21
"A missing truck driver trapped inside a wreck for two days draws Jamie Davis Heavy Rescue and first responders into one of the most difficult and emotional recoveries in years."
2017-11-28
"One of the worst winter storms in years forces officials to shut down The Coq; working through blinding snow, freezing rain and even an avalanche threat, heavy rescue crews help truckers and drivers out of the closure zone."
Season 7 - Highway Thru Hell
2018-09-04
"As British Columbia's heavy rescue heroes gear up for another winter, Jamie, Al, Jason, and Ken team up to look back at each other's recoveries and take a look ahead at the new season."
2018-09-11
"Jamie's restored classic wrecker faces its first test; Colin, Merv and Jason attempt a heavy rescue; Al battles with an excavator buried in a rock-slide."
2018-09-18
"Mission Towing's Dylan Greenwood has to solve a puzzle of twisted metal when two big rigs collide. Jamie takes his Python wrecker off-road to rescue a propane truck, while Al Quiring has to save a snowplow hit by a semi on the Coquihalla."
2018-09-25
"Jamie and Colin work to recover a buried semi on the Trans Atlantic Canada Highway after a massive mudslide."
2018-10-02
"Al and Gord are called in to winch a 65-ton steel bridge across the Coquihalla River; Jamie takes a bad fall while operating'Mighty Mo; a new recruit is put to the test on an epic backroad recovery."
2018-10-09
"Colin takes the controls of Mighty Mo during a whiteout storm; Dylan encounters a semi on the edge of a cliff; Jamie and Paris attempt to bring an old dozer back to life."
2018-10-16
"Al and Gord search for a lost logging truck on a snowy back road; Jamie attempts a maneuver with Mighty Mo; Colin faces his fear while working on a semi."
2018-10-23
"Jamie heads north in B.C. to rescue a tractor trailer that tipped on its side."
2018-10-30
"Jamie faces his toughest wreck in years, so he calls in a familiar face and a 50-ton rotator; Al attempts to free a 70-ton excavator from a mud hole."
2018-11-06
"A tour bus spins out of control, launching Al Quiring into action; Jamie gets to test a heavy-duty weapon bolted to the front of Mighty Mo; a new team on The Coq takes on a trailer with live pigs."
2018-11-13
"Merv's called up The Coq to help Reliable Towing untangle three major wrecks less than a kilometre apart; Dylan races to recover a car dangling on a bridge; Colin rolls up on a heavy rescue head scratcher."
2018-11-20
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2018-11-27
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2018-12-04
"Cam gets a chance to run Mighty Mo; the team races to clear a scattered load of lumber."
2018-12-11
"Jamie attempts to recover a trapped tractor trailer; the crew heads up a remote mountain; tow companies come together for a good cause."
2018-12-18
"An overturned load of heavy pipe becomes an all-out battle for Reliable Towing; Jamie considers buying another vintage wrecker; Mission Towing's Ken Duperon hustles to save a vehicle on the verge of sliding off a snowy mountain road."
2018-12-18
"A 40-ton boulder crashes onto B.C.'s Fraser Canyon Highway and launches Al Quiring into the crush zone; Jamie, Brandon, and Paris climb a deactivated logging road to retrieve a lost wreck."
Season 8 - Highway Thru Hell
2019-10-08
"On B.C.'s Coquihalla Highway, an early snowfall catches truckers off guard and puts Jamie Davis face to face with a heavy fuel tanker; sparks fly when James Luke and The Black Sheep try to rescue a semi in deep snow."
2019-10-15
"Jamie tests the limits of his classic wrecker against a rock crusher in a gravel pit; Mitch and James scramble to save a truck and camper on an icy cliff; Colin finally gets a crack at Mighty Mo's push bumper."
2019-10-26
"When a dump truck and trailer crash into dense bush, Al Quiring and Sons become heavy rescue lumberjacks; with the help of Gord Boyd, Team Green overcame environmental obstacles and a twisted wreck trapped in the trees."
2019-10-29
"In Hope, Jamie, Colin and Cam battle heavy rains to recover a rolled semi blocking the highway through town; with traffic to The Coq cut off and a trailer full of cooking oil starting to rip, Jamies crew must get the road open."
2019-11-05
"Near Merritt, a parcel delivery truck is torn open, scattering hundreds of packages across The Coq; facing high winds, high speed traffic and the threat of falling rocks, Reliable Towing overcomes numerous obstacles to clear the wreck."
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