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Highway Thru Hell

Highway Thru Hell

Discovery 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 8.20 from 40 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 8.19 from 52 votes.

Highway Thru Hell - S6E13

#5 - 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 8.13 from 67 votes.

Highway Thru Hell - S1E6

#6 - 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 8.11 from 61 votes.

Highway Thru Hell - S7E5

#7 - 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 8.11 from 61 votes.

Highway Thru Hell - S7E13

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


The episode was rated 8.06 from 53 votes.

Highway Thru Hell - S7E1

#9 - 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 - S3E4

#10 - No Way Out (Season 3 - Episode 4)

A sudden winter storm slams B.C. – but Jamie is powerless to help. Two of Heavy Rescue’s crew face a life-or-death situation on a remote logging road. In Alberta, Adam calls for reinforcements when he just can’t budge a truck that’s flipped over a bank -- forcing Jamie to make a tough decision about moving his flagship Rotator out of B.C.

The episode was rated 8.03 from 62 votes.

Highway Thru Hell - S7E11
#11 - 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 from 65 votes.
Highway Thru Hell - S9E7
#12 - 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 from 33 votes.
Highway Thru Hell - S8E8
#13 - Road to Recovery
Season 8 - Episode 8

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.

The episode was rated from 39 votes.
Highway Thru Hell - S7E9
#14 - 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 from 63 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 from 73 votes.
Highway Thru Hell - S1E5
#16 - 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 from 65 votes.
Highway Thru Hell - S10E2
#17 - Back for More
Season 10 - Episode 2

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

The episode was rated from 19 votes.
Highway Thru Hell - S10E4
#18 - Legend on Scene
Season 10 - Episode 4

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 takes on a tricky recovery; an upside-down camper and star-studded vintage pickup test a newly-formed team.

The episode was rated from 25 votes.
Highway Thru Hell - S3E7
#19 - Red Hot Wrecks
Season 3 - Episode 7

In Alberta and B.C., pipe trucks have rolled over and crews in both places race to open vital highways. Things for Al Quiring turn red hot when a trailer jammed with thousands of bottles of hot sauce is ripped open. Jamie and Brandon take a well-deserved break from clearing wrecks on the highway to compete in a car race on a frozen lake.

The episode was rated from 55 votes.
Highway Thru Hell - S9E14
#20 - Up In Smoke
Season 9 - Episode 14

Black smoke billowing above the Fraser Valley sends fire crews and Ken Duperon racing to the Mission Towing yard; a cracked trailer in deep snow becomes a delicate recovery for Rick and Brandon.

The episode was rated from 24 votes.

Last updated: sep 30, 2022



Season 3 so far is even better.


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