The BEST Episodes of Heavy Rescue: 401

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Mar 26, 2021

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.

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Pull 'n Pray

#1 - Pull 'n Pray

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 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.

star 8.50
18 votes
Everything That Can Go Wrong

#2 - Everything That Can Go Wrong

Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired Jan 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.

star 8.43
14 votes
I'm On My Way

#3 - I'm On My Way

Season 5 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 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.

star 8.31
13 votes
Moment of Truth

#4 - Moment of Truth

Season 5 - Episode 9 - Aired Mar 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.

star 8.25
8 votes
Not The Best Spot To Be

#5 - Not The Best Spot To Be

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired Jan 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.

star 8.20
20 votes
Feels like A Win

#6 - Feels like A Win

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Feb 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.

star 8.18
40 votes
A Big Problem

#7 - A Big Problem

Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired Feb 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

star 8.16
19 votes
The Worst Place

#8 - The Worst Place

Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 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.

star 8.16
19 votes
Beat Up and Bloody

#9 - Beat Up and Bloody

Season 3 - Episode 14 - Aired Apr 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.

star 8.14
28 votes
No Other Choice

#10 - No Other Choice

Season 5 - Episode 11 - Aired Mar 16, 2021

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

star 8.14
7 votes
This Ain't Gonna Be Pretty

#11 - This Ain't Gonna Be Pretty

Season 5 - Episode 8 - Aired Feb 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.

star 8.09
11 votes
A Very Long Night

#12 - A Very Long Night

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Feb 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.

star 8.05
42 votes
Take A Deep Breath

#13 - Take A Deep Breath

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 14, 2020

When a tanker bursts open east of Toronto, a young operator faces a toxic mess; Gary reacts fast when he spots a dangerous mistake on the road; a rookie takes the controls for his first heavy job.

star 8.00
26 votes
There's Always Fear

#14 - There's Always Fear

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired Jan 21, 2020

Steve's crew battles a fiery wreck in the heart of Toronto; the OPP takes to the air to keep the roads safe; when freezing rain ices up the highway around London, a newly-promoted rotator operator gets his first big test.

star 8.00
19 votes
Holy Mackerel, What A Mess

#15 - Holy Mackerel, What A Mess

Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired Feb 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.

star 8.00
19 votes
That Highway Is The Lifeline

#16 - That Highway Is The Lifeline

Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired Mar 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.

star 8.00
19 votes
You Are Never Safe

#17 - You Are Never Safe

Season 4 - Episode 12 - Aired Mar 24, 2020

Snow squalls attack Highway 402, sending Gary, Collin and Mark to work deep in the trees; a fuel tanker rolls next to rail lines in Toronto's industrial port lands; the Chatham crew improvises against a fire-ravaged wreck.

star 8.00
19 votes
Big, Mean and Heavy

#18 - Big, Mean and Heavy

Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 5, 2021

star 8.00
18 votes
No Room For Error

#19 - No Room For Error

Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 9, 2021

A compromised trailer breaks apart in Chatham; John Allen maneuvers a truckload of water.

star 8.00
9 votes
I Don't Stop

#20 - I Don't Stop

Season 5 - Episode 10 - Aired Mar 9, 2021

A tractor-trailer rolls over in an icy median; the oldest member of Duncan's team takes on the most dangerous job; a fiery wreck in Toronto turns Steve's crew into a pit crew; swapping wheels in a race against rush hour.

star 8.00
9 votes
Recipe For Disaster

#21 - Recipe For Disaster

Season 5 - Episode 12 - Aired Mar 23, 2021

When the Classic and Lucky crews battle a trailer ready to break in two, they make a drastic decision, turning to their tree expert and his chainsaw; Mike and David Ross ease out a semi caught between a culvert and a heavy steel coil.

star 8.00
4 votes
Anything Can Happen

#22 - Anything Can Happen

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Jan 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.

star 7.97
182 votes
We're Not Safe Here

#23 - We're Not Safe Here

Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired Mar 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.

star 7.96
27 votes
Between Life and Death

#24 - Between Life and Death

Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired Apr 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.

star 7.96
25 votes
Free The Highway

#25 - Free The Highway

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 4, 2020

A 70-vehicle whiteout crash shuts down Highway 400 and the OPP jumps to organize an army of recovery crews; the Sarnia team struggles to recover a severely damaged trailer without losing the load.

star 7.95
20 votes