Highway Thru Hell focuses on a team of drivers who work for Jamie Davis, along with several other heavy recovery operations fighting to keep the roads open in some of the most dangerous working conditions ever seen on TV. The Coquihalla and nearby highways through BC's Cascade Mountains have some of the most difficult and fast changing road conditions anywhere. When it's snowing hard up top on the summit of ‘The Coq', 1200 metres below its pounding rain in The Fraser Valley. Add to that, Canada's busiest trucking route to the West Coast, Highway 1 (Trans Canada Hwy), and you have the ‘Bermuda Triangle' of trucking. Police and highway maintenance crews depend on Highway Thru Hell's heavy rescue operators to respond at a moment's notice in the worst conditions. In between the winter storms, the teams ‘off road' skills are put to the test. The rugged terrain near Hope, British Columbia dishes out some of the most unique and challenging recovery jobs over steep cliffs, down deep ravines and even in bodies of water. Highway Thru Hell is ultimately a series about man versus Mother Nature and the toughest men in the towing business being pushed to their breaking point. The stakes are high - lives, the economy and thousands of jobs depend on the highways staying open, and the last line of defense is Heavy Rescue.
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Fire Mountain 08x16
After surviving a near-fatal heart attack, Ken leads the Mission crew on its most daunting recovery in years; lodged in the trees, 200 feet below a mountain road, the damaged dump truck pushes Ken's team to the edge of disaster.
The Warrior 08x15
A lost load of lumber pulls Jamie and Colin Mclean into a battle on the banks of B.C.'s Skagit River; Al takes a chance with Big Green to rescue a sinking excavator; James and Rooster wrestle a twisted wreck near Merritt.
Fried Chicken 08x14
Near Hope, B.C., a burning truck hauling frozen chicken has Cam and Jamie in a race to move the smoky hazard off the highway; a flipped logging truck near Merritt turns into a tussle for Mitch and James.
Rock and a Hard Place 08x13
Brandon and Cam team up to rescue a lumber truck tangled in a rock face on Highway 3; Al digs out a buried semi on a notorious corner on The Coq; a tractor fire puts James in the hot seat.
Double Crossed 08x12
Mitch discovers a massive wreck involving two semis; Reliable and Aggressive Towing join forces to recover a pair of entangled 18-wheelers; a tippy trailer abandoned on a soft shoulder tests Jamie; Gord finds himself in deep in a peat bog.
Lives on the Line 08x11
A terrifying crash involving one of their own shocks Team Reliable; Dylan and Merv pair up to lift a heavy load of steel pilings off a highway; Cam races to rescue a fellow tow operator stuck on a blind corner.
Sub Zero 08x10
A polar vortex brings extreme cold and brutal working conditions to truck drivers and heavy wrecker operators on BC's Coquihalla Highway. Colin fights to recover a frozen rig. Cam finds himself in a deja vu dilemma with one of Jamie's classic wreckers. And an up and coming operator slides to the edge of disaster.
Door to Door 08x09
James Luke and "Black Sheep" rush to clear a tractor trailer on its side loaded with heavy doors. An 18-wheeler filled with firewood tests Cam and Colin. And Gord and Al must perform a delicate manoeuvre to move a shipping container full of garbage off the Trans Canada Highway.
Road to Recovery 08x08
A tractor trailer clinging to the edge of a mountain road has Mitch, Merv and James pulling together to save the the load. After years relying on older equipment, Jamie Davis takes a sharp turn in the road - bringing home a surprise for the team. A major rollover tests a first time heavy wrecker operator. And the Mission Towing crew gets an update on Ken's condition.