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Highway Thru Hell

Highway Thru Hell

AutoMoto La Chaine (FR) 2012

Follow the operations of Jamie Davis Motor Truck, a heavy vehicle rescue and recovery towing company based in Hope, British Columbia focusing on the hardships of operating along the highways of the BC Interior, especially the Coquihalla Highway, which is notorious for rapidly changing weather.

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The 10 Best Episodes of Highway Thru Hell

Highway Thru Hell - S9E18

#1 - Reunited (Season 9 - Episode 18)

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.

The episode was rated 8.48 from 21 votes.

Highway Thru Hell - S9E17

#2 - The Bait (Season 9 - Episode 17)

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.

The episode was rated 8.33 from 24 votes.

Highway Thru Hell - S2E13

#3 - Closure Is Not An Option (Season 2 - Episode 13)

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.

The episode was rated 8.18 from 38 votes.

Highway Thru Hell - S7E17

#4 - Rockslide (Season 7 - Episode 17)

A 40-ton boulder crashes onto B.C.'s Fraser Canyon Highway and launches Al Quiring into the crush zone; Jamie, Brandon, and Paris climb a deactivated logging road to retrieve a lost wreck.

The episode was rated 8.18 from 50 votes.

Highway Thru Hell - S1E6

#5 - The Avalanche Zone (Season 1 - Episode 6)

Heavy snowfall has created avalanche conditions on the Coq. Plow crews are barely able to keep up. When traffic starts backing up in high-risk avalanche zones, highway authorities decide to close the road in both directions. A team of avalanche techs flies up the mountain in helicopters to drop concussion bombs and release the build-up, but bad weather hampers their first attempt. With the Coq closed overnight, trucks are using the back roads to get through.

The episode was rated 8.17 from 59 votes.

Highway Thru Hell - S11E3

#6 - Wreck and Rebuild (Season 11 - Episode 3)

Jamie's brother Jason fears for his home after being evacuated by air. Reliable clears vehicles in a slide zone to help reopen the first highway out of Hope. The Coquihalla rebuild begins in a race against winter.

The episode was rated 8.17 from 12 votes.

Highway Thru Hell - S6E13

#7 - No Man's Land (Season 6 - Episode 13)

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.

The episode was rated 8.16 from 63 votes.

Highway Thru Hell - S7E5

#8 - Bridge Battle (Season 7 - Episode 5)

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.

The episode was rated 8.12 from 60 votes.

Highway Thru Hell - S1E5

#9 - No Tears in Towing (Season 1 - Episode 5)

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. Their dads did battle a generation ago, now Jamie and Al are fighting it out for the title - 'King of the Coq'.

The episode was rated 8.06 from 64 votes.

Highway Thru Hell - S7E13

#10 - Above And Beyond (Season 7 - Episode 13)


The episode was rated 8.06 from 50 votes.

Highway Thru Hell - S7E1

#11 - Heavy Recall (Season 7 - Episode 1)

As British Columbia's heavy rescue heroes gear up for another winter, Jamie, Al, Jason, and Ken team up to look back at each other's recoveries and take a look ahead at the new season.

The episode was rated 8.05 from 60 votes.

Highway Thru Hell - S7E11

#12 - Road To Ruin (Season 7 - Episode 11)

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.

The episode was rated 8.05 from 63 votes.

Highway Thru Hell - S7E9

#13 - Wreck From Hell: Part 2 (Season 7 - Episode 9)

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.

The episode was rated 8.03 from 61 votes.

Highway Thru Hell - S9E7

#14 - Jackknife Mountain (Season 9 - Episode 7)

Gord Boyd races to clear a jackknifed semi as snow plows battle to keep The Coq moving; a loaded 18-wheeler on the edge of a cliff tests Reliable Towing's Cam and Chace; a lost trucker needs help backing down a dark road.

The episode was rated 8.03 from 33 votes.

Highway Thru Hell - S1E4

#15 - Roughing Up the Rookie (Season 1 - Episode 4)

To keep up with a busy season, Jamie hires 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.

The episode was rated 8.03 from 71 votes.


Last updated: jan 28, 2023


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