Highway Thru Hell: Canada
The winter season is already off to a hellish start when a major blizzard slams the Coquihalla Highway. Jamie Davis Heavy Rescues "A" team, Adam and Kevin, spends 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. While Adam scrambles to get the highway open, Jamie tries to free a semi from a steep, icy off-ramp. By sundown the crew is exhausted, but the Coq isnt done with them yet. At 3 AM, a five semi wreck at the top of the mountain sends Jamie and his 16-year-old son Brandon fighting their way through the traffic back-up. This is Brandons first night wreck...
Where’s My Rotator?+
A double-trailer load of lumber had flipped and spilled across a quarter mile of highway. Even with three heavy rescue trucks, Jamies crew doesnt have enough equipment to do the job right. Adam is angry about the lack of equipment and the poor condition of his truck. Last year, Jamie ordered a state of the art heavy rescue truck called a Rotator. But the busy winter season is here and the custom-built wrecker still hasnt been delivered. Just days before Christmas, Jamie heads to the factory in Tennessee to bring it home himself. While hes gone, Adam has his hands full with the B team when a semi filled with expensive wine goes down a ravine.
It’s Stormy Everywhere+
Jamies having second thoughts about bringing his son Brandon onboard when the teenager spends his paycheck on ear piercings. Then his 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. Jamies one bright spot is his brand new truck, the Rotator. But even that lets him down when hes called out to save a trailer stuck in a ditch, and only ends up destroying it. That night, as he heads up the Coq for a simple pull out job, he arrives to witness a snow plow skidding on black ice and slamming into two semis. It turns into a deep freeze all-nighter where Brandon finally...
Roughing Up The Rookie+
To keep up with a busy season, Jamie hires on a new guy, greenhorn driver Rob. When Rob turns out to be (to put it mildly) a slow learner - and then goes AWOL during a major blizzard Jamies patience is pushed to the breaking point. When a reefer truck crashes over a bank, killing the driver, Jamie is forced to bring in a pick-up crew just to do the recovery. Before firing Rob, he decides to give him one last chance when a call comes in for a repo job.
No Tears In Towing+
Jamie isnt the only tow guy on the Coq. Lone wolf Al Quiring is a tough as nails wrecker and Jamies main rival. Their dads did battle a generation ago, now Jamie and Al are fighting it out for the title -"King of the Coq". When the Rotator lands in the shop during an especially busy week, Al uses it as a chance to scoop a job off Jamie. Things get more complicated when one of Jamie's new drivers, from the city, learns a close buddy has nearly died in a towing accident. Ken Monkhouse heads to the hospital and comes face to face with the reality of the career he has chosen, and a buddy who has lost his leg.
The Avalanche Zone+
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. Jamie's team is called out to recover a semi that went over the cliff on rural Highway 3. The next day is a battle on all fronts to get the Coq open - with helicopter teams dropping more bombs,...
The Family Business+
The Heavy Rescue crew tackles their toughest recovery so far this season when they have to pull a smashed SUV up a shear 400 meter cliff. Jamie offers stepson Brandon a chance to drive his own tow truck - but first he needs to teach the teenager how to drive standard. Brandon is game, so long as it doesn't interfere with his daily routine at the gym.
Yin & Yang+
Why is one guy always happy, while another is always pissed off? Kevin considers yard man Samy, a 40-year-old immigrant from Fiji, to be his assistant. When Kevin buys a video camera to film wrecks, his new hobby starts to get in the way of his current job. A head-on collision between two semis has the entire 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 and Jamie's praise. That night, Samy, who sleeps in Jamie's office during the week, reveals that his hard work is all for his beloved wife and kids. Meanwhile, Kevin,...
I Can’t Take It Anymore!+
I can't take it anymore! With spring coming, Jamie is facing a backlog of bills and heavy pressure to cut costs by laying off some of his staff. When a semi full of mail goes down a ravine, Adam and the weary crew are sent out to unload and recover it. But a long season has everyone's tempers on edge. When a winter-worn cable snaps, Jamie's most senior driver threatens to go on strike until Jamie agrees to replace it with a new one. Winter comes to a bitter end when Jamie finally bites the bullet and sends two of his top guys packing.
After The Crash+
Join Jamie Davis and his crew for "beer o'clock" as they wrap-up the winter season on the Coquilhalla Pass. Between highlight clips from the season's gripping episodes, the guys relive some of the best and worst moments the toughest wrecks, the injuries, the snowstorms, the arguments, and why they stick it out despite it all. Jamie talks about being prepared for anything and how his fleet of heavy wrecker trucks helps him tackle it all. Ken, the new guy from the city, recounts his challenges adjusting to life on the Coq. Brandon, Jamie's 17-year-old stepson and last winter's rookie, takes some heat for his work ethic but isn't afraid to throw...