Ross Towing operates one of the largest heavy-duty recovery fleets in Southwestern Ontario with 8 heavy wreckers, including two 75-ton twin steer tri-axle rotators. No one in London or the surrounding area has a fleet like ours! Our large fleet means our customers have less wait time and less downtime. We pride ourselves on being a 'Heavy Duty Towing Specialist', able to handle all types of recoveries proven by our 60 years of experience. Anything from loaded jack-knifed tractor trailers, and trailler lifts, to rolled-over propane tankers. We have the experience and proper equipment to get the job done safely and efficiently. Our heavy-duty recovery operators have specialized training in a variety of areas, including LPG emergency response, transportation of dangerous goods, fuel tanker roll-over training and more. Our heavy wreckers, along with our air cushion recovery unit, can upright any vehicle.
One of the most common types of heavy tows that save our customers’ time and money is our tractor switches. A tractor switch refers to towing a working unit out to the broken unit and switching it out for the broken unit and tow the broken unit back to the repair facility. This allows the driver to carry on to their delivery.
Ross Towing has always been a pioneer in the Towing and Recovery industry. We use the latest equipment to conduct our work and make sure our fleet is updated regularly. There are several types of equipment that we house. Some of them are:
We are one of the first companies in Ontario to provide air cushion recovery. Air cushions are extremely useful in up-righting loaded tractor-trailers. The air cushions provide support to the walls of the trailer while pushing it back upright. Using air cushions can prevent having to empty the trailer before recovery. This saves time and prevents further damage to cargo, therefore saving our customer's money.
Ross Towing is fully prepared and well-experienced in cases where the accident includes a cargo or fuel spill. We have our fleet of roll-off trucks and several different types of roll-off bins for cargo or spill recovery. The roll-off bins are easily transported to the site of the clean-up and allow for quick clean-up of the affected area. They are ideal for transporting damaged cargo or contaminated soil from the scene and allow easy loading from the ground. We are one of the few towing companies in the province of Ontario that is licensed by the Ministry of the Environment. We can collect, handle and transport waste from the scene of recovery to an authorized disposal centre or back to our compound for secure storage. Having in-house equipment to do the job means less time searching for outsidep. This saves time and money for our customers.
We have 16 trucks, including 7 heavy wreckers, that are licensed with PRP plates and able to travel to the United States and across Canada, including Quebec. This is a tremendous benefit to our commercial customers. If they break down in the US, we can take a working unit down to them and 'switch' it out for the unit that needs repairs or has been involved in an accident. This allows our customers to continue with their delivery with minimal downtime. Having such a variety of trucks with PRP plates guarantees we will always have a truck ready to go.
Our Kenworth 75-ton Tandem Steer Tri-axle Rotator is currently the biggest rotator that the miller industry makes. The ultimate in recovery trucks, the Rotator has a 360-degree continuous boom rotation and is equipped with a hydraulic stabilization system that allows for secure anchoring. It has an extended 3-stage reach capability which allows it to perform under the most extreme of recovery conditions. The 75-ton Rotator is a combination of power and versatility that allows you to work alongside the highway while minimizing lane closures. The rotator’s advantage, besides its obvious brute strength and lifting capacity, is its ability to lift and rotate at the same time. It also works parallel to the wreck which allows more lanes of the highway to remain open eliminating some of the traffic disruptions. The rotator is a vital tool for any serious heavy-duty towing and recovery company.