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.
#1 - 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.
#2 - 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.
#5 - Way Worse Than a Jackknife
Season 7 - Episode 6 - Aired 2/27/2023
A heavy crew must remove a load of industrial glass panels from a buckled trailer; a double wreck pushes the crews from Herb’s and Cornwall into a tense race; Gary gives a rookie operator the chance to learn the ropes at a difficult scene.
#7 - 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.Watch Now:Amazon
#11 - 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.Watch Now:Amazon
#13 - 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.Watch Now:Amazon
#14 - 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.
#15 - 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.Watch Now:Amazon
#16 - 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.
#17 - 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.
#18 - 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.Watch Now:Amazon
#21 - 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.Watch Now:Amazon
#23 - 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.
#25 - Nerves of Steel
Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 2/14/2017
A whiteout pile-up scatters heavy I-beams across the highway, testing James and his crew; Kevin must lift a 20,000-pound chunk of steel off the road. Herb's crew stares down a huge mess and a marathon recovery in tough condition.Watch Now:Amazon