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Highway Thru Hell

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JAMIE

JAMIE DAVIS MOTOR TRUCK
Jamie Davis was born and bred for the towing business. Owner of Jamie Davis Motor Truck & Auto, a company he started in Hope more than a decade ago, Jamie’s get ‘er done attitude is legendary: whether it’s clearing a highway in a bitter cold snowstorm, or traversing the BC backcountry to recover heavy machinery, there is no job too big. Jamie worked as a mechanic in his early days, and he still loves tinkering with trucks in his spare time. Although his passion for Holmes wreckers is unmatched, Jamie still appreciates new iron: he purchased a new Mack last season—and he just might add yet another heavy to his fleet, as he eyes expanding his operations this season.

GREG

JAMIE DAVIS MOTOR TRUCK
One of two new-hires this season, Greg Mulligan is an Irishman on leave from his job as a sniper in the military. With a passion for heavy wreckers, world travel, and rugged backcountry, Greg came to Canada to learn all-things-iron from Jamie Davis himself. Will his demanding military training set him up for success on BC’s unforgiving mountain highways?

BRIAN R.

JAMIE DAVIS MOTOR TRUCK
Brian is Jamie’s well-tuned mechanic. As the oldest member of Jamie’s team, he brings decades of wisdom and experience, including the special know-how of fixing up Jamie’s fleet of vintage Holmes wreckers—a rare but vital trick of the trade. This winter we get to see Brian in action outside of the yard and at the controls of a wrecker, with the trusty mechanic stepping up when needed.

RICK W.

JAMIE DAVIS MOTOR TRUCK
One of Jamie’s new-hires, Rick Wood has been in the towing business for over 20 years. Growing up on a dairy farm in rural Ontario, he developed a passion for big machinery as a young boy. And by the time he was 18, he got behind the wheel of his first tow-truck. Since then, he’s become a jack-of-all-trades, operating heavy equipment, doing long hauls, and conducting heavy recoveries—a skillset Jamie puts to the test this winter season.

SHERRY

JAMIE DAVIS MOTOR TRUCK
Jamie and Sherry live together in Hope, B.C. with their 4 kids: Brandon, James Jr, Alexis and Brianna. Sherry Davis is both Jamie’s business partner and wife: she helps manage elements of the business, especially when Jamie is on the road. This winter she gets a taste of an expanding JDMT operation, as her and Jamie eye a second business location, hundreds of kilometres to the north

BRANDON

JAMIE DAVIS MOTOR TRUCK
Now 25-years-old, Jamie's step-son Brandon has worked for the family business since he was a teenager. Brandon continues to grow his skills, stepping up to help on big recoveries and proving himself to be a go-to member of the team. This season sees him launch a traffic control operation for JDMT’s expanding business, zeroing in on helping keep those on the road safe.

AL

QUIRING TOWING
They call Al “King of the Coq”—a nickname earned by rescuing thousands of truckers and drivers on the Coquihalla with his 50-ton tridem wrecker, “The Green Goblin.” This season Al continues to expand his kingdom as Team Green takes on jobs not only on the Coq’s notorious “Smasher,” but also in some of the most remote parts of British Columbia.

GORD B.

QUIRING TOWING
Gord Boyd has been doing heavy rescue for over two decades—half of that as Al Quiring’s right-hand man. “Every day is a different day,'' he says, and it’s the reason he loves what he does. When he’s not at the controls battling the mountain highways in his 50-ton tandem wrecker nicknamed “Plan B,” he’s on his motorcycle touring BC’s beautiful backroads.

CARY

QUIRING TOWING
At 26-years-old, Cary Quiring is following in his father Al’s footsteps—learning the art of towing and recovery on one of Canada’s busiest highways, the Trans-Canada. Handy and able to deliver under pressure, Cary continues to grow into being a skilled operator. This season, he finds himself deep in his father’s battleground, clearing the Coq solo for the first time.

LUCAS

QUIRING TOWING
When he’s not being recruited to help his dad on a heavy duty recovery, Al’s youngest son Lucas can be found turning a wrench on heavy trucks, helping keep his family’s fleet on the road. Working towards his ‘Red Seal’ mechanic certification, Lucas is following a slightly different path in the family business. But he’s never far from the Quiring yard—helping keep his father and grandfather’s (Bob) fleet up and running.

KEN

MISSION TOWING
Operating tow trucks since he was 16-years-old, and after suffering a heart attack last winter, Mission Towing boss Ken Duperon is still going strong at 65. With his father Wally often at his side, Ken is considered a local legend. Despite being a competitor, Jamie calls Ken “one of the best in the business.” This season—with the support of some new and old faces—Ken gets back on the proverbial horse in a big way.

DICK

MISSION TOWING
One of Ken’s oldest friends, Dick has decades of experience in towing, heavy rescue and heavy truck repair. Although officially “semi-retired,” he was asked to join the Mission team to lend a hand with heavier recoveries. Dick rises to the challenge with "Truck 90," as Ken’s de facto right-hand man. And don’t let his age mislead you, this 72-year-old operates and moves with the best of them.

CRAIG

MISSION TOWING
Craig Hookey is as full of energy as his Newfoundland accent is full of wise cracks. Although Craig doesn’t technically work for Mission Towing, he is happy to scramble down a bank, fire up a chainsaw, and lend Ken and his team a helping hand.This season he gets his hands dirty on some epic back-road recoveries.

RYAN

MISSION TOWING
Ryan Marshall has been towing for over ten years now, four of them with Mission Towing. As one of the company’s go-to 1-ton operators, the 34-year-old often deals with precarious four-wheeler recoveries, wherever they may happen. His calm demeanor, combined with his experience mountaineering and fighting forest fires, make Ryan a handy guy to have around.

​JASON

AGGRESSIVE TOWING
Jason Davis is Jamie’s younger brother and father to Jasmin and Tia, who both work for the family business, Aggressive Towing. With their operation located in Abbotsford, the three of them run a large fleet of powerful wreckers—including their flagship 70-ton rotator—that keep a close eye on the Fraser Valley.

JORDON

AGGRESSIVE TOWING
Jordon Cumiford is Merv’s go-to swamper and skilled helper when a recovery is a two-person job. Jordan is also the long-time boyfriend of Tia Davis, and is now a staple of the Aggressive family business. He fits right in, thanks to the fact he comes from a ​tow family himself: his dad used to drive one of the biggest wreckers around, aptly named “King Kong.” Jordon enters not only a new phase in his career this season, but also in life, with the arrival of a new baby boy.

MERV

AGGRESSIVE TOWING
Chris Mervyn is Jason’s lead heavy operator. “Merv” always has a smile on his face, and a chuckle in the air. But don’t let his lighthearted manner fool you: when it comes to heavy rescue, his tried-and-tested skills make him one of the best young operators in the business. This winter, Merv is called in to help save the day during one of the coldest winter storms the Fraser Valley has seen in years—lending his cool demeanor and 50-ton rotator when needed most.

TIA

AGGRESSIVE TOWING
Tia keeps busy in her family’s towing operation, helping out by swamping on wrecks and working in the office. But she may be best known for charity events like the Tow Truck Toy Run that she and sister Jasmin organize. The event brings together many of the area’s top heavy wrecker operators to collect toys for kids in the community. This year is particularly special, because Tia and boyfriend Jordon have a kid of their own—a baby boy named Dawson.

JAS

AGGRESSIVE TOWING
Jas is Tia’s big sister and Jason Davis’ oldest daughter. She's very devoted to the family business—and has been for years. She works the daily dispatch, and is often the voice you’ll hear on the other side of the line. Just like her sister, Jas helps organize the Toy Truck Toy Run, held at Aggressive each December.

SUKI

RELIABLE TOWING
As the owner of Reliable Towing, Suki Manj runs a growing tow business that includes a large base in Merritt, B.C.. Yet, Suki’s more than just “the boss”—he’s a boots-on-the-ground kind of guy, and a veteran police officer, familiar with the dangers of the highways and working in high-pressure situations. In two short years, Suki has expanded his bases and continues to look for opportunities.

JAMES L.

RELIABLE TOWING
James Luke and his 30-ton wrecker, ​affectionately named “Black Sheep,” continue to play an important role in big recoveries near Merritt this season. A rising name in the heavy operating business, James Luke continually proves he can deftly operate on both the bustling Canadian highways north of the Coq’s summit and in the rugged backroad areas—handy skills when he ends up in the​ thick of it, time and time again.

DYLAN

RELIABLE TOWING

This winter, Dylan moved to Reliable Towing, based in Merritt. Part decision for Dylan’s growing family, part decision for his career, the 27-year-old takes on a managerial position at the new workplace, while simultaneously remaining a heavy wrecker operator when needed. Whether it’s an off-road recovery in the foothills of the Nicola Valley, or on the blistering cold Coquihalla, Dylan proves he’s ready for an increasing amount of challenges this winter.

ROOSTER

RELIABLE TOWING
Nicknamed “Rooster” for his mohawk hairstyle, we find James Merkley back behind the Reliable’s 1-ton wrecker this season, working the Coquihalla day and night. Whether it be an off-road recovery, helping out one of his team members, or working solo in subzero temperatures, Rooster is skilled at the recovery game, and is a valuable member of the Reliable team.

CAM

RELIABLE TOWING
After proving his worth with the JDMT team over the last two winters, Cam takes on a new role this season as a heavy operator with Reliable towing. Working alongside James L and the team, he’s now the man behind the wheel of the 50-ton truck named “Thor” (formally Jamie D’s HR116). Cam builds on his experience working on Jamie' team, tackling a whole range of heavy highway wrecks this winter—including some nail-biting close-calls.