The BEST episodes of Highway Thru Hell

Every episode of Highway Thru Hell ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Highway Thru Hell!

The men of Jamie Davis Heavy Rescue fight to keep open some of the most economically important, most traveled and most inhospitable trucking routes in North America.

Last Updated: 5/27/2023Network:Discovery Channel (CA)
22 votes

#1 - Reunited

Season 9 - Episode 18 - Aired 1/11/2021

Just in time for one of Jamie's most challenging recoveries this season, a familiar face shows up at the yard and is recruited to help save a loaded car carrier; Al and Gord travel north to an epic job near a gold mining town.

No Thru Road
22 votes

#2 - No Thru Road

Season 11 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/3/2022

With all surrounding highways closed after unprecedented flooding, drivers and residents are trapped in Hope as a raging creek threatens Jamie’s shop and family home; Dylan tries to rescue residents trapped in a home surrounded on all sides by a river gone wild.

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The Bait
25 votes

#3 - The Bait

Season 9 - Episode 17 - Aired 1/4/2021

Jamie attempts to lure back former lead operator Colin McLean by ordering his dream truck; Team Reliable tackles a smashed semi with a super-sized load of French fries; A blown tire launches a dump truck into the ditch and two teams into action.

I Can't Take It Anymore!
63 votes

#4 - I Can't Take It Anymore!

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 10/30/2012

With spring coming, Jamie is facing a backlog of bills and heavy pressure to cut costs by laying off some of his staff, with Kevin and Samy laid off. When a semi full of mail goes off a cliff, Adam and the weary crew are sent out to unload and recover it. But a long season has everyone's tempers on edge. When a winter-worn cable snaps, narrowly missing Adams head, Jamie's most senior driver threatens to go on strike. In the end of the winter season, Jamie has to be on call to deal with the wrecks alone.

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Heavy Duty
123 votes

#5 - Heavy Duty

Season 5 - Episode 12 - Aired 11/29/2016

Jamie's rookie driver is dispatched to rescue a convoy of oversized loads on The Coq; Scott battles to keep a lumber truck from tipping; Mission Towing tries to fish a 40-thousand pound relic out of a river.

The General
51 votes

#6 - The General

Season 7 - Episode 17 - Aired 12/25/2018

An overturned load of heavy pipe becomes an all-out battle for Reliable Towing; Jamie considers buying another vintage wrecker; Mission Towing's Ken Duperon hustles to save a vehicle on the verge of sliding off a snowy mountain road.

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No Man's Land
62 votes

#7 - No Man's Land

Season 6 - Episode 13 - Aired 11/28/2017

One of the worst winter storms in years forces officials to shut down The Coq; working through blinding snow, freezing rain and even an avalanche threat, heavy rescue crews help truckers and drivers out of the closure zone.

Long Way Down
160 votes

#8 - Long Way Down

Season 5 - Episode 13 - Aired 12/6/2016

Al Quiring attempts to pull up a logging truck that plunged 700 feet off a cliff; Jamie and Scott team up on a heavy roll over in Fraser Canyon.

Bridge Battle
61 votes

#9 - Bridge Battle

Season 7 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/2/2018

Al and Gord are called in to winch a 65-ton steel bridge across the Coquihalla River; Jamie takes a bad fall while operating'Mighty Mo; a new recruit is put to the test on an epic backroad recovery.

Pick Up Sticks
131 votes

#10 - Pick Up Sticks

Season 5 - Episode 9 - Aired 11/8/2016

Jamie calls in his brothers Jason's rotator to tackle a recovery in the Canyon; the Mission towing team juggles a lost load of telephone poles; emergency responders race to a crash on the Coq involving one of Jamie's crew.

Man Against Machine
171 votes

#11 - Man Against Machine

Season 5 - Episode 7 - Aired 10/25/2016

Al Quiring is pulled into a muddy war to rescue a pair of 40 ton excavators buried in a bog; Jamie and Scott are called to a mysterious wreck in The Canyon.

Heavy Recall
61 votes

#12 - Heavy Recall

Season 7 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/4/2018

Jamie, Al, Jason and Ken look back at past recoveries and ahead at the new season.

Closure Is Not An Option
65 votes

#13 - Closure Is Not An Option

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired 11/19/2013

A new competitor on the Coq has cut Jamie's business in half, and the one job he lands in weeks ends up being a complex recovery that no one seems willing to pay for. Heavy rescue faces a life and death decision - shut down or leave the Coq for the oil rush boomtown of Fort McMurray and some steady cash. Determined that "closure is not an option" for Jamie Davis Heavy Rescue, the crew packs up and heads north in search of the new highway thru hell.

Back for More
24 votes

#14 - Back for More

Season 10 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/13/2021

Al comes to the rescue of an overconfident driver, team Reliable gains a fiery personality, and Gary faces a heavyweight challenge.

Above and Beyond
51 votes

#15 - Above and Beyond

Season 7 - Episode 13 - Aired 11/27/2018

Cary is thrust into a dire situation; the crew faces a tricky recovery for a truck hauling new cars; Jamie heads north to the Yukon to retrieve a wreck.

139 votes

#16 - Crossroads

Season 5 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/1/2016

Tough times in Alberta force Colin to weigh his future; the Mission towing crew races to clear a wreck that's shut down the rail line outside Hope, BC.

Legend On Scene
28 votes

#17 - Legend On Scene

Season 10 - Episode 4 - Aired 9/27/2021

Jamie and Brandon respond to a semi sucked into a muddy ditch; a familiar face eyes a legendary tow company; Reliable's 50-ton wrecker...

Wreck From Hell: Part 2
62 votes

#18 - Wreck From Hell: Part 2

Season 7 - Episode 9 - Aired 10/30/2018

Jamie faces his toughest wreck in years, so he calls in a familiar face and a 50-ton rotator; Al attempts to free a 70-ton excavator from a mud hole.

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Road To Ruin
64 votes

#19 - Road To Ruin

Season 7 - Episode 11 - Aired 11/13/2018

Merv's called up The Coq to help Reliable Towing untangle three major wrecks less than a kilometre apart; Dylan races to recover a car dangling on a bridge; Colin rolls up on a heavy rescue head scratcher.

In Deep
150 votes

#20 - In Deep

Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/18/2016

Rookie prairie tow operator Jonny Tipton faces his toughest recovery; Gord clashes with stubborn drivers on the Coq and reveals a lifelong personal battle.

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No Tears in Towing
92 votes

#21 - No Tears in Towing

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/2/2012

Jamie isn't the only tow guy on the Coq. Lone wolf Al Quiring is a tough as nails wrecker and Jamie's main rival, and despite living on the edge of Vancouver, is willing to travel long distances to poach work from Jamie's crew. Their dads did battle a generation ago, now Jamie and Al are fighting it out for the title -"King of the Coq". When the Rotator lands in the shop during an especially busy week by a cheap gasket leakage, Al uses it as a chance to scoop a job off Jamie. Things get more complicated when one of Jamie's new drivers, from the city, learns a close buddy has nearly died in a towing accident during a snowstorm. Ken Monkhouse, who is Vancouver-based, and far more experienced compared to Rob, is working only on commission, and having to hunt for work himself frustrates him, but has to put everything into perspective when he heads to the hospital and comes face to face with the reality of the career he has chosen, and a buddy who has lost his leg, while desperately trying to save the other leg, and was full conscious and aware through the ordeal when it was filmed on the news. To make matters worse, Adam and Hugo must team up with Al and his new driver, Gord, to free up traffic after a multi-truck accident blocked the Coq, as well as racing against each other to get the better cut of the earnings.

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Road To Recovery
38 votes

#22 - Road To Recovery

Season 8 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/25/2019

A tractor trailer clinging to the edge of a mountain has Mitch, Merv and James pulling together to save the load; after years of relying on older equipment, Jamie Davis brings home a surprise for the team.

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A Fighting Chance
22 votes

#23 - A Fighting Chance

Season 11 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/24/2022

Cary Quiring is tasked with keeping crucial goods flowing; a wreck that brings three heavies out tests Jamie's new LA Rotator; Aggressive Towing tackles a sideways transport

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68 votes

#24 - Trapped

Season 6 - Episode 12 - Aired 11/21/2017

A missing truck driver trapped inside a wreck for two days draws Jamie Davis Heavy Rescue and first responders into one of the most difficult and emotional recoveries in years.

Roughing Up the Rookie
101 votes

#25 - Roughing Up the Rookie

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 9/25/2012

To keep up with a busy season, Jamie hires on a new guy, greenhorn driver Rob. When Rob turns out to be a slow learner - and then goes AWOL during a major blizzard - Jamie's patience is pushed to the breaking point. Out of boredom, a prank on Rob ended on a sour note when news of a reefer truck with frozen foods crashes over a bank that ended up killing the driver, Jamie is forced to bring in a pick-up crew just to do the recovery while Rob guards the trailer. However, with the cables for flipping the truck snapping, Jamie could get eletrocuted under the live electrical cables. Before firing Rob, he decides to give him one last chance when a call comes in for a repo job.

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