Heavy Rescue: 401

The WORST episodes of Heavy Rescue: 401

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

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: 6/19/2022Network: Discovery Channel (CA)
Become One with the Truck
10 votes

#1 - Become One with the Truck

Season 6 - Episode 9 - Aired 3/21/2022

Duncan takes on a difficult wreck as Mike McPhee returns from the injured list; a load of liquid asphalt threatens to spread.

Whole Lot of Faith
32 votes

#2 - Whole Lot of Faith

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired 3/5/2019

The crew responds to a wreck scene that stretches over half a kilometre; Sonny takes on the role of mentor; Onne and the crew work to save a trailer.

Your Heart Sinks
30 votes

#3 - Your Heart Sinks

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired 2/12/2019

Herb's Towing turns a wreck on its head with some unexpected assistance; with traffic backing up for 50 kilometres, a fuel leak complicates an already stressful recovery for Steve and crew.

Not a Warm Fuzzy Feeling
10 votes

#4 - Not a Warm Fuzzy Feeling

Season 6 - Episode 7 - Aired 3/7/2022

A tanker full of wine rolls and spills on the 401; Mike McPhee takes his first step back toward the highway after a potentially career-ending accident; Eric and the crew work to save an excavator from the edge of Lake Erie.

A Hail Mary Move
11 votes

#5 - A Hail Mary Move

Season 6 - Episode 8 - Aired 3/14/2022

A storm slams into Toronto and Kerry takes cleanup into his own hands; Bill Wright is forced to pull off an impossible move; when a truck smashes through an overturned semi, John Campbell has to improvise with the tools at hand.

You Wanna Fight?
13 votes

#6 - You Wanna Fight?

Season 6 - Episode 13 - Aired 4/18/2022

When winter mounts an unexpected comeback, John Allen spends a frigid night battling a load of spilled scrap metal; Collin faces a tight deadline on a tough double recovery; Bill Wright makes a hard call, leading to an emotional farewell for Mitch and the entire B&G crew.

Only One Shot
33 votes

#7 - Only One Shot

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired 3/19/2019

The Ross crew works the biggest, most complex job of the season after a bridge collapses in a river; A young rotator operator gets in over his head.

There is Nothing Else
30 votes

#8 - There is Nothing Else

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired 3/12/2019

Gary and the team tackle a tanker wreck; Steve's crew fights to get a tall tractor off the highway.

Ladies and Gents, We Are Going to War
35 votes

#9 - Ladies and Gents, We Are Going to War

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired 2/26/2019

The crew from Herb's faces a night of non-stop recoveries when a blizzard hits; a veteran fights the toughest battle of his career at a multi-semi pileup.

Get Back Up
13 votes

#10 - Get Back Up

Season 6 - Episode 10 - Aired 3/28/2022

Bill Wright must perform a complicated rescue; Kevin leaves his home base to work a recovery in the big city.

There's Got To Be A Way
37 votes

#11 - There's Got To Be A Way

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired 1/29/2019

Thick fog descends on the highway, turning a seemingly simple recovery into one of the most dangerous jobs of Gary's career; a mangled trailer forces the Ross crew to take a chance on a very unconventional maneuver.

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It's a Rush Every Time
14 votes

#12 - It's a Rush Every Time

Season 4 - Episode 14 - Aired 4/7/2020

Gary's crew and family come together for a multi-wreck scene blocking the border; low power lines and a bad fuel leak complicate a delicate recovery in Toronto; a garbage hauler creates a heavy mess for the Ross crew.

A Real Disaster
17 votes

#13 - A Real Disaster

Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired 3/10/2020

With his dad away, Mitch works with his older brother to get a stubborn wreck onto the road, but these brothers rarely see eye-to-eye; Glen, Todd and the crew improvise to offload some extreme cargo.

This Is Crazy
10 votes

#14 - This Is Crazy

Season 6 - Episode 6 - Aired 2/28/2022

An Eastern Ontario crew works to untangle a truck from a thick stand of trees; Mike Ross and Austin battle a trailer ready to burst; Andrew's crew faces a tragic job after losing a key member of their team.

The 401 Is Calling
44 votes

#15 - The 401 Is Calling

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired 1/22/2019

The Sarnia crew battles exhaustion and frustration on a wreck that refuses to stop fighting; a badly-timed breakdown puts Eric on edge; Sonny works to free a fleet of plows trapped on the highway.

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When They Need Help, I'll Be There
16 votes

#16 - When They Need Help, I'll Be There

Season 6 - Episode 1 - Aired 1/24/2022

The first storm of the season forces OPP Sgt. Kerry Schmidt to take hands-on action; Collin leads the crew to recover a tanker with a highly toxic payload; the Ross crew faces a trailer on its head that demands a double roll to wrangle it upright.

Always A Danger
36 votes

#17 - Always A Danger

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired 2/27/2018

The pressure is on for Steve when a flipped truck blocks access to the airport; Coxon fights a wreck with a toxic payload; a wild rollover rips a cab off its chassis and leaves a trail of destruction for the Ross crew.

War Zone
292 votes

#18 - War Zone

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 1/3/2017

Rookie Sonny faces a 40-car pile-up that turns a major highway into a war zone; in the snow blet, a fierce storm triggers a triple-semi crash; the father-son team at Preferred Towing race to clear the road as weather blasts in.

It's Now or Never and Pray for the Best
47 votes

#19 - It's Now or Never and Pray for the Best

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired 1/8/2019

Sonny deals with a jackknife during the first winter storm; John deals with a messy wreck under an overpass.

Plan of Attack
32 votes

#20 - Plan of Attack

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired 2/19/2019

The Ross crew responds to an overturned wreck; the road to the boarder is shut down; John faces a steep ravine for a recovery.

What We Live For
13 votes

#21 - What We Live For

Season 6 - Episode 12 - Aired 4/11/2022

Heavy squalls launch a surprise attack on the Ross crew; Sonny handles huge rolls of paper that threaten to tear through a trailer; Eric faces the end of the winter with a muddy battle and a major decision about how much more heavy recovery his battered body can stand.

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One Twisted Mess
43 votes

#22 - One Twisted Mess

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired 1/15/2019

Kevin orchestrates a team of heavy operators during a highway cleanup job; Gary's crew is sent on a marathon recovery.

A Hell of a Pull
10 votes

#23 - A Hell of a Pull

Season 5 - Episode 4 - Aired 1/26/2021

A rolled-over load of scrap metal defies gravity and Kevin's patience; the Cornwall crew rides to the rescue of a fire truck; County Towing struggles to get a grip on an icy highway.

Only Getting Worse
38 votes

#24 - Only Getting Worse

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired 2/5/2019

The crew scrambles to keep the roads open during a whiteout, but drivers wind up stranded on the 402; John battles high winds during a job high above the 401.

I've Seen My Share
21 votes

#25 - I've Seen My Share

Season 4 - Episode 11 - Aired 3/17/2020

When a rolled-over dump truck spills its load on the 401 in the middle of rush hour, Steve, Sonny and crew must make a split-second decision; Eric and his boss disagree on how to handle a shredded trailer.