The BEST episodes of Heavy Rescue: 401

Every episode of Heavy Rescue: 401 ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Heavy Rescue: 401!

Heavy Rescue: 401 focuses on a group of heavy recovery drivers working to keep traffic rolling on some of the busiest and most unforgiving roads on the planet. Up to 400,000 vehicles travel Ontario’s 400-series highways every day. The section of the 401 through Toronto is the busiest stretch of highway in the world. Highway 402 near Sarnia is an important link to the US Midwest, plagued by blinding lake effect snow squalls. These routes are lifelines for the nation’s industrial heartland and for thousands upon thousands of commuters. When disaster strikes on these roads, the pressure is on to get them cleared and reopened. Police and the Ministry of Transport depend on Southern Ontario’s heavy recovery operators. To keep closures to a minimum, crews often work just inches from open lanes and speeding traffic.

Last Updated: 3/19/2023Network:Discovery Channel (CA)
Pull 'n Pray
19 votes

#1 - Pull 'n Pray

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired 2/11/2020

Eric is still working to find his place on the new County/Coxon team when a T-bone semi collision spurs them into action; with his first baby on the way, a blizzard in the east sends Andrew on an urgent rescue mission.

In For The Long Haul
7 votes

#2 - In For The Long Haul

Season 5 - Episode 13 - Aired 3/30/2021

John Allen finds himself in need of a heavy rescue when he gets stuck on an icy side road; a rotator operator takes on a tough challenge when he tries to save a trailer buckling under heavy concrete; a new member joins the Preferred crew.

The Worst Place
24 votes

#3 - The Worst Place

Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired 1/12/2021

The OPP must manage a chaotic scene after a thirty-vehicle pileup shuts down the 401; Mitch sets a tight deadline in his first job as leader of the heavy crew; a semi smashes into a culvert, the Ross's try out their newest operator.

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A Big Problem
20 votes

#4 - A Big Problem

Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired 2/18/2020

An air ambulance crew takes off after a pileup results in serious casualties; preferred fights to clear two wrecks blocking the road to the border; a veteran operator rescues a leaning trailer

Feels like A Win
41 votes

#5 - Feels like A Win

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 2/13/2018

Freezing rain scatters Gary's team, forcing him to work solo to open the continent's busiest border crossing; in Windsor, Brad, Eric and crew fear a tragedy when they untangle a sedan badly crushed by a semi.

Everything That Can Go Wrong
20 votes

#6 - Everything That Can Go Wrong

Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired 1/19/2021

Sonny and his new boss face their first heavy test, fighting a semi frozen hard into the mud; a double collision brings border traffic to a halt in Sarnia, forcing Gary and crew to wrangle a difficult load of cargo.

Moment of Truth
13 votes

#7 - Moment of Truth

Season 5 - Episode 9 - Aired 3/2/2021

Mitch from B&G joins forces with John Allen to clean up a triple collision and a badly leaking tanker; a newly promoted rotator op fights a trailer that's ripping in two; Kevin rushes to clear a wreck in time for an important family milestone.

We're in Trouble Here Now
14 votes

#8 - We're in Trouble Here Now

Season 6 - Episode 11 - Aired 4/4/2022

Duncan helps an industry veteran take on a heavy rollover in a marathon job that delivers one huge problem after another.

I'm On My Way
18 votes

#9 - I'm On My Way

Season 5 - Episode 5 - Aired 2/2/2021

The OPP responds to a tragedy that rocks the towing community; when Sonny gets caught on a dangerous stretch of road, he must turn to an unexpected source for help; a truckload of confetti shreds Mitch's nerves.

A Very Long Night
44 votes

#10 - A Very Long Night

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 2/20/2018

A storm sweeps across the province, sending heavy rescue crews scrambling; in Hamilton, Kevin fights to clear a wreck in time for the plows to get through.

Anything Can Happen
164 votes

#11 - Anything Can Happen

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 1/24/2017

James and Bubba recover a semi that smashed into a building without bringing down the whole structure; Kevin faces problems with a tractor-trailer that has crashed in deep mud.

Holy Mackerel, What A Mess
20 votes

#12 - Holy Mackerel, What A Mess

Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired 2/25/2020

After a triple crash, the crew from Chatham struggles to keep a mangled truck in one piece; a complicated air cushion job tests a new rotator operator; the new heavy crew at Metro gets a bad case of déjà vu.

No Coming Back
8 votes

#13 - No Coming Back

Season 7 - Episode 7 - Aired 3/6/2023

Eric and Senior work to coax a semi back on the road; with multiple wrecks across the eastern 401, Kim Reid leads her team.

Wreck and a Half
17 votes

#14 - Wreck and a Half

Season 6 - Episode 2 - Aired 1/31/2022

Bill Wright and his son need to become a tight team on a remote job; a city-based crew heads north to fight a demolished tractor-trailer in rugged terrain; Kevin feels the pressure when a load of steel smashes onto the highway right before rush hour.

For Some Reason, I Like It
11 votes

#15 - For Some Reason, I Like It

Season 5 - Episode 14 - Aired 4/6/2021

Racing to prevent a fuel spill, Mitch must execute a complex maneuver he's never tried before; Adam attempts to help out a group of drivers stranded on a dangerous hill; when James Ireland faces a tough wreck, he turns to his wife, Fabiana.

No Other Choice
11 votes

#16 - No Other Choice

Season 5 - Episode 11 - Aired 3/16/2021

A massive super-storm blasts across the province; Sonny hurries to help a stranded customer.

Always Makes My Knees Knock
21 votes

#17 - Always Makes My Knees Knock

Season 4 - Episode 13 - Aired 3/31/2020

Mitch's new partnership with his brother is put to the test in the aftermath of a brutal storm; Eric, Derek and crew take on a load of steel pipes, threatening to spring loose on the road; Andrew and his team wrestle difficult cargo.

That Highway Is The Lifeline
20 votes

#18 - That Highway Is The Lifeline

Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired 3/3/2020

Herb's team fights fire while tussling with a burned-out semi; as whiteouts rage across the 402 in Sarnia, Mark fights his way through a long backup to reach a job; a unique recovery crew faces a heavy load of peat moss and trailer ready to split.

Not The Best Spot To Be
23 votes

#19 - Not The Best Spot To Be

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired 1/28/2020

A pileup on the 401 brings traffic to a standstill and pushes the Ross crew into action; Sonny helps a driver stuck on a dangerous stretch of highway in Toronto; Herb's rookie Zach masters a difficult move for the first time.

A Whole Lotta Kaboom
18 votes

#20 - A Whole Lotta Kaboom

Season 6 - Episode 5 - Aired 2/21/2022

An overpass jackknife pushes Bill Wright into quick action; Collin's first heavy job after a close call forces him to put his father's new safety plan to the test.

We're Not Safe Here
30 votes

#21 - We're Not Safe Here

Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired 3/26/2019

Collin gets caught in the middle of icy roads; Collin attempts his first solo recovery; Bubba fights to stop a fuel leak and a buckling trailer.

This Ain't Gonna Be Pretty
15 votes

#22 - This Ain't Gonna Be Pretty

Season 5 - Episode 8 - Aired 2/23/2021

A massive storm across the southern tip of the province pushes the County crew into an intense double recovery; a tree stump in the worst possible spot threatens a big job for Duncan.

Between Life and Death
28 votes

#23 - Between Life and Death

Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired 4/2/2019

Andrew's sister joins the crew for her first recovery; Eric attempts to keep his crew safe; Collin's once-in-a-lifetime job goes wrong.

Thread the Needle
14 votes

#24 - Thread the Needle

Season 5 - Episode 7 - Aired 2/16/2021

A tractor wedged between an overpass and a guardrail forces the Ross crew into a game of inches; Herb's crew goes deep into the woods to rescue a tree-bound truck; Sonny tries to clear a stalled semi in a dangerous spot.

Beat Up and Bloody
32 votes

#25 - Beat Up and Bloody

Season 3 - Episode 14 - Aired 4/9/2019

Bubba battles a stubborn wreck in the middle of an ice storm; Sonny must improvise while clearing a pile of steel beams; Gary deals with a plummeting tanker.

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