Heavy Rescue: 401


Duration

46 x 60’


Year of Production

2016 – 2019


Production Company

Great Pacific Media Inc


Commissioned By

Discovery Canada


Definition

HD

They go to hell and back to get you home

From the producers of hit international success Highway Thru Hell, Heavy Rescue: 401 focuses on the unique challenges and difficult working conditions endured by tow operators, rescue and maintenance crews day and night, as they battle to keep traffic flowing along North America’s most important trade route, even through the worst of the winter driving season. Jobs and lives depend upon these highways and closure is not an option.

Series 4

The men and women who fight to keep North America’s busiest highway rolling are hitting the road for a new winter and new battles. Storms and freak accidents attack the 401, pushing first responders, heavy rescue crews and maintenance teams to their limits. As the crews fight pileups and massive fuel spills, one team is forced to master their new truck in a hurry, whilst experienced operator Eric faces major changes when new owners take over his company, and Andrew bets heavily on a 21-year-old rookie with a tragic past.

Series 3

The men and women who fight to keep North America’s busiest highway rolling are hitting the road for a new winter and face new battles in this latest series. When a raging river destroys a bridge and strands a dump truck, it forces Ross’ Towing to embark on a heavier form of heavy recovery than they’ve ever attempted. New companies and faces bring new stories, while storms and freak accidents attack the 401, pushing first responders, Heavy Rescue crews and maintenance teams to their limits. Because closure is not an option.

Series 2

It’s a new winter on Canada’s busiest highway. After a tough year proving himself in heavy rescue, and with big changes at Steve’s Towing, Sonny has to make some big decisions. Gary’s team battles massive wrecks and a lightning storm to keep traffic rolling. Meanwhile, Eric and the Coxon crew face one of their most complex recoveries in years when a massive multi-truck collision erupts in a highway tunnel. As winter rages, multiple pile-ups paralyse the 401, pushing first responders, heavy rescue crews and maintenance teams to their limits. As always with the teams featured on this series, closure is not an option.

Series 1

​It’s a new winter on the continent’s busiest highway and the crews that battle wrecks and rollovers to keep the roads safe are back in action. As winter rages, multiple pileups paralyze the 401 – pushing first responders, heavy rescue crews and maintenance teams to their limits. Because closure is not an option.

Series 1: 8 x 60' 2016
Series 2: 10 x 60' 2017
Series 3: 14 x 60' 2018
Series 4: 14 x 60’ 2019

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