Heavy Rescue: 401 - Netflix
Spanning the Greater Toronto Area and southern Ontario, HEAVY RESCUE: 401 follows multiple major tow operators, rescue, and maintenance crews day and night along North America's most intense stretch of highway. From Sarnia eastbound to Toronto and north to Barrie, the cast of heroes work diligently to keep Canada's most important and busiest series of highways open through any weather condition. From monster snow storms creating kilometers of mayhem to trucks spilling their loads, these efforts safeguard the country's most important trade route with the U.S. from grinding to a crippling halt through the worst of the winter driving season.
Runtime: 60 minutes
Heavy Rescue: 401 - Highway Thru Hell - Netflix
Highway Thru Hell is a Canadian reality TV show that follows the operations of Jamie Davis Motor Trucking, a heavy vehicle rescue and recovery towing company based in Hope, British Columbia Quiring Towing, Aggressive Towing and Mission Towing are also big players in the series. The show focuses on the hardships of operating along the highways of the BC Interior, especially the Coquihalla Highway (Coq).
Heavy Rescue: 401 - History - Netflix
The show was created by Mark A. Miller, Kevin Mills and Neil Thomas. Neil Thomas met one of Jamie Davis' heavy rescue operators after his moving truck broke down on Highway 5 in the summer of 2010. In the early winter of 2011 Cameraman Kevin Mills and executive producer Mark Miller were passing through Hope, BC and dropped in on Jamie Davis Motor Truck. The idea of a show about heavy recovery was discussed; Davis expressed a desire to change the public's perceptions about his industry. The winter of 2010-2011 had been a record setting season for JDMT. The show debuted on Discovery Channel (Canada) on Tuesday 4 September 2012 in Canada. Steep hills, lethal drop-offs, killer rockslides, and the worst weather in a decade captivated audiences, with Highway Thru Hell ranking as the
1 series premiere in Discovery Channel Canada's history. Its second
season, premiered on September 3, 2013, and featured 13 episodes as well as four reloaded episodes with new content, factoids and viewer tweets. At the end of Season 2, Jamie Davis sought out new territory, expanding his business along Alberta Highway 63 as competition in Hope, B.C. became more intense. In Season 3 Jamie Davis is seen dealing with the growing pains of business expansion, especially as senior drivers step into managerial roles in his absence, often leaving chaos in their wake. Filming occurred during the winter season of 2014 - 2015 in all BC and Alberta locations for Season 4, as Davis' company is split into two teams. Al Quiring's family business, Quiring Towing, features more prominently this fourth season. Season 5 of Highway Thru Hell aired on Discovery Canada beginning on September 13, 2016. Jamie Davis Towing has since closed the Alberta offices and is now operating out of Hope, Surrey and Chilliwack, BC.
Heavy Rescue: 401 - References - Netflix