Benefits of Mobile Truck Service
In the modern age of tight deadlines and the necessary efficiency, it isn’t always easy to take time out of your schedule to keep up with the maintenance on your heavy equipment. Aside from being needed on the job site, they can also be inconvenient or simply too large to move. As a result, if they get pushed too hard for too long, they may stop working altogether and break down on the site, or become unsafe to operate on highways or city streets. It could be costly to tow, or to spend weeks waiting for repairs that cost valuable productivity. What can be done to prevent this?
Don’t worry! We’ve thought of the answer already. And it’s West Tech Mobile’s mobile truck service.
If your first thought is that the term only means “roadside assistance”, you’re only partway there. Our Calgary-based mobile truck service is so much more – in fact, it’s a way of bringing a shop directly to you, wherever you need it.
If your machinery, trucks, or other heavy equipment needs preventative maintenance, checkups, or repairs – or if it breaks down on site beyond your ability to fix – you no longer have to figure out the logistics of getting it to a shop and wasting time and staff in the process. Forget about the safety risks of navigating highways or narrow city roads, and simply give West Tech a call.
Not only will this save you time and money (and a lot of headaches), but when we come out to you, it means that we have a direct link to your employees and operators who know the equipment the best. We can communicate instantly about any problems and solutions, and have the right information on hand to get the job done properly as soon as possible. And the best part? Once the unit is fixed, it’s ready to go right away. There’s no waiting around for someone to drive it back to the site and get it back in place.
And, of course, we can also use these mobile units for roadside assistance, too. We can do the same kinds of repairs, on the spot, while you sit in our warm truck and wait.
You may be thinking that we have some small vans or trucks, and that we can’t make it to your remote worksite in the field. We wanted to make sure that we could, so we use a fleet of 4x4 vehicles that can cross even the most unforgiving terrain. They are all equipped with cranes, air compressors, welders, generators, and much more, to ensure that even just one of our techs can lift, reach, and repair heavy equipment all on their own. All of our field computers have portable internet sticks so we can use our software to give you the same quality of service you’d find in the shop. After all, that’s really what these trucks are – portable warehouses and mobile shops that make your life easier.
So the next time you’re in need of some tune-ups, preventative maintenance, on-site repairs, or other work on your units, trucks, or equipment, remember that West Tech Mobile brings a whole shop right to you. You won’t find a better mobile truck service in Calgary, or anywhere else in Alberta!
Calgary Stampede Heavy Truck Trailer Repair
Summer has finally arrived in Calgary, and the long days here in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains can only mean one thing: it’s almost time for Stampede! Hitting the city for ten days every July, this internationally-renowned event draws hundreds of thousands of people from all over the world.
Of course, with all these people come all the logistics, and getting Stampede Park ready for more than a million visitors is no easy feat. Dozens of trucks, tractor-trailers, forklifts, and other heavy equipment roll through the streets, and plenty more campers, motorhomes, pickups and horse trailers, and buses follow behind them. Even though everyone hopes for the best, the fact is that sometimes there are unfortunate circumstances and unforeseen problems.
Many visitors to the Stampede haul fifth-wheels, livestock trailers, and wagons all the way to Calgary from ranches and farms all across the continent. If you are from the USA, you likely want to be sure that all of your vehicles and equipment are in good working order before you set off on the long road home – and what better way to do that than to have a professional technician come to you and inspect everything? At West Tech Mobile, our portable service trucks are designed specifically for this kind of call – we can visit you on-site and we’re fully equipped to perform necessary repairs, tune-ups, and more. This is especially helpful if the worst happens, and you break down completely while you’re in or near the city. Just give us a call, and we’ll be out to help you as soon as we can!
Even more in need would be the trucks hauling the parts of the Stampede midway itself: hydraulic systems, ride components, and all the other pieces that make it the go-to party of the city every year. Obviously, these units are subject to some stringent safety standards, and no driver wants to be pulled over and fined for a problem that is easily preventable. If you get pulled into one of these stations, need a repair, and have no idea what to do, then you can call us and we'll help you out! Whether you get stopped on the way into Calgary, or you want to ensure you’ll have a smooth ride on the way out, West Tech Mobile can get you up to inspection standards. (And do you know what those standards are in Alberta? Click here to find out more information.)
Are you heading up to Klondike Days, or “K-Days”, in Edmonton, just after the Stampede ends? Between Calgary and Edmonton alone there are two commercial vehicle inspection stations, and any number of deficiencies can keep you parked, or even impounded, until they are repaired. Luckily, that’s how we are different! Give us a call and we will even come to where you are and get you back on the road. We can work on motorhomes, semi trucks, tractor-trailers, cattle trailers, diesel one-tonne trucks, and many other heavy-duty vehicles.
Whether it’s a mechanical issue, an electronic malfunction, a worn-down part, or something else buried deep in your engine, our qualified technicians are able to find and repair the issue with our sophisticated computer diagnostics and technical knowledge. If you want the peace of mind, knowing you’re avoiding a bigger problem down the line, then West Tech Mobile should be the call to make! We have roadside assistance trucks on call and available 24/7, so that you’ll never be left waiting days for a shop to open.
Call our shop at 1-403-265-5699 to book your inspection or repair in Calgary. If you’re stuck on the roadside within a few hours of Calgary in southern Alberta, simply call 1-403-899-8805 to get through to our mobile assistance line. You’re never far from help with West Tech Mobile!
Calgary had a bitterly cold winter wake-up call over the past few weeks, as temperatures plunged to -30 C and lower throughout early December. That kind of weather is hard on more than just the humans stuck in it – it can easily cause all kinds of engine trouble for vehicles that are parked outdoors for hours at a time. Aside from having difficulty starting up, many vehicles also break down in extreme cold and are difficult to get started or won't start again. Unfortunately, it happens far too often in the winter!
The best way to avoid such unplanned breakdowns is to stay up-to-date on preventative maintenance, which goes a long way toward keeping your truck ready for the road. Of course, if you do break down, West Tech Mobile has three fully equipped service trucks licensed in Alberta, which we will gladly send out to help you if you find yourself stranded during this harsh winter weather.
When you have an emergency mechanical issue, the delay is going to interfere with your personal plans and your business timelines, and will most likely create issues with delivering goods and services to your customers. If, despite your best efforts, you break down somewhere, we will help you fulfill your obligations by getting you up and running, as quickly as we can. To that end, sometimes it is more efficient and cost-effective for us to come to you, than it would be for a tow truck to bring you in to a service shop.
For example, the Trans-Canada Highway, west of Calgary and heading into the mountains, is notorious for breakdowns in the winter months. If you are stuck there and your engine has gone into “Limp Mode”, preventing you from moving, give West Tech Mobile a call and we will send a truck to your location. We’ll analyze the situation, and likely be able to repair your truck on the spot, depending on the circumstances. This saves you a substantial amount of money by avoiding towing fees. Some service trucks are simply pickups with some basic supplies, but we have fully-equipped trucks with cranes, welders, air compressors, boosters, computer diagnostic equipment, and more. From an empty fuel tank to a computer malfunction light illuminated on your dash, WTM has the technical ability and the equipment to come out and get you back on the road.
If, as happens from time to time, we cannot repair your vehicle at the site, we have a relationship with tow truck companies to bring it back to our repair facility, at our shop in the SE industrial park of Calgary. Either way, you’re getting the best deal, and we will aim to have you back on track and minimize the disruption to your schedule.
To catch up on your preventative maintenance or to find out more information about the services we offer, call us at 403.265.5699, or visit our beautiful shop at #22, 5555 51 Ave SE, in Calgary, Alberta. We look forward to meeting you and discussing how we can help with your business.
Spring and summer are the favourite seasons of many Alberta drivers, for good reason – no more salted roads, no more snow and ice, no more early darkness! But as the warm weather kicks in, and the volume of commercial truck traffic increases, so does the frequency of commercial truck inspections.
These temporary stations are often seen at the roadside on highways throughout the province, conducting safety inspections on drivers, vehicles, and cargo alike. But what you might not know is that there are also mobile versions! These pop-up inspection stations can set up in new locations all the time (there have been a few spotted on Stoney Trail already!), and catch unsuspecting drivers. These “blitz” style operations are nearly impossible to predict, and can’t be avoided when you’re already cruising down the highway.
Now don’t get us wrong; it’s important to follow the law, and these stations are enforcing strict standards for the safety of everyone on the road. After all, big trucks + small passenger vehicles + speed = bad news! That’s why during an inspection, if infractions are found, you can be fined or even have your truck held temporarily until the problems are fixed. If your cargo is not secured properly or documented poorly, or if your truck is mechanically not up to par, you might be stuck indefinitely – and that’s not good.
So what are we doing about it?
Here at West Tech Mobile Truck & Trailer Repair, we know that this situation would already be inconvenient enough – and that’s why we bring the fix to YOU! If you find yourself stranded at an inspection station, with repairs needed before you can get back to the road, simply call us and we’ll meet you there, on-site with our fully-equipped service trucks. We’ve got everything you’ll need to get your truck or trailer working again – and as always, our work will be of the highest quality and reasonably priced. We can take on almost all heavy-duty trucks, trailers, light machinery, and equipment.
Even if it’s the middle of the night – don’t worry! Our roadside assistance is available 24 hours a day. We know how frustrating it is to be stuck on the shoulder overnight, and we want to make sure you don’t lose any more time than you have to on your schedule. And with 4 separate mobile service units, we can even be in more than one place at a time.
But why stop there? Once you’re back on track – and before the next inspection rolls around! – bring your truck or trailer to our shop facility at #22, 5555 51 Ave SE in Calgary, AB. We can do every tune-up, fluid check, and top-up you can think of, on every system in your vehicle – electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, everything! We’ll help you make sure that the next time you pull into an inspection station, you can be confident that you’ll be driving back out again soon. And with our 3-month (minor repair) and 12-month (major repair) warranties for work performed at our facility, that confidence will last for a long time.
So if you need emergency roadside assistance, give us a call at 403-899-8805 and we’ll get a service truck out to you. It could make all the difference when you need it!