When disaster strikes on one of the busiest highways in the world, the pressure is beyond intense. Plagued by whiteout storms and unpredictable squalls, disaster can strike in an instant. And yet, a nation’s industry—and thousands of commuters—depend on these transportation lifelines for their livelihood, and the authorities rely on the heavy recovery crews to keep them open.
Working inches from speeding traffic, crew members face intense physical challenges while making split-second decisions with massive consequences. But it doesn’t stop there. As a tight-knit crew, the team tackle the demands of balancing life on and off the highway, juggling leadership, family and the pressure of keeping the highway open.
Job after job, Heavy Rescue: 401 tells the stories of heavy recovery operators who fight to keep traffic rolling safely on one of the most unforgiving roads on the planet.