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Highway Thru Hell season 1 episodes list:
Jamie Davis Heavy Rescue's "A'' team, Adam Gazzola and Kevin Ritchie, spends a busy morning clearing spun-out semis off the Coquihalla Highway; a multi vehicle pile-up closes both northbound lanes.
Even with three heavy rescue trucks, Davis' crew doesn't have enough equipment to handle a double trailer load of lumber that has flipped.
Jamie has second thoughts about bringing his son on board; Kevin arrives at a wreck without traffic-control gear.
Jamie hires a new guy who ends up going AWOL.
Jamie's competitor takes advantage when the Rotator goes into the shop.
Jamie's team recovers a semi that went over a cliff on Highway 3; attempting to get the Coq open.
In the mountains of the Pacific Northwest, on the Coquihalla Highway, a small job turns into a major headache and a father's dreams of his stepson joining the family business backfires as Brandon Kodallas' aspirations of being a gym instructor and his disdain to drive a manual transmission vehicles does not sit well with anybody else, while teaching Ken about rigging, something the Richmond-based city towie doesn't do. When Ken and Samy were on their fourth attempt to recover an empty SUV that plunged off the cliff and into a river 1000 feet below, a simple job turned into a lost cause for the company. Brandon walked off on the job after the operation took a lot longer than expected, but next morning, he learns the basics of car recovery and towing, but by the fifth attempt at recovering the car, Jamie gave up calling on Brandon and asked Gord to help. After the job was finally done, Brandon invited Jamie and his wife to his gym and showed him his interpretation of the meaning of 'dedication'.
Why is one guy always happy, while another is always pissed off? Kevin considers yard man/swamper Samy, a 40-year-old immigrant from Fiji, to be his assistant. When Kevin buys a video camera to film wrecks, his new hobby starts to get in the way of his current job. A head-on collision between two semis has the entire crew battling to clear the charred wreckage and get the road open. While Kevin captures the action on tape, Samy does most of the heavy lifting and dismantling of the burnt wreck, earning him a large bottle of scotch and Jamie's praise, even when he removed the barrel that could have been used to contain an oil leak, which heaped pressure to do a 2-hour salvage operation in just 20-minutes just to open the highway. That night, Samy, who sleeps in Jamie's office during the week, reveals that his hard work is all for his beloved wife and three kids. Meanwhile, Kevin, reviewing his footage at home, reveals that his video hobby started with his father, who worked in TV. When Kevin announced as a teen that he wanted to be a truck driver, his dad cut him off and hasn't seen him in over 20 years. He considers Jamie to be his adopted father. The next day, a harrowing drive up the Coq in dangerous avalanche conditions leaves both Kevin and Samy questioning why they do this for a living. Samy returns to Vancouver to visit his family while Kevin raises safety issues with Jamie. Since Kevin's truck was a converted fire truck, it has no protection from collisions.
With spring coming, Jamie is facing a backlog of bills and heavy pressure to cut costs by laying off some of his staff, with Kevin and Samy laid off. When a semi full of mail goes off a cliff, Adam and the weary crew are sent out to unload and recover it. But a long season has everyone's tempers on edge. When a winter-worn cable snaps, narrowly missing Adams head, Jamie's most senior driver threatens to go on strike. In the end of the winter season, Jamie has to be on call to deal with the wrecks alone.
Join series producer and host of the one-hour special, Mark Miller, as he takes viewers to the legendary "Barn" in Hope, BC, to join Jamie Davis and his crew for a season wrap-up "Beer O'clock". Here, no topic is off limits as Jamie, Adam, Kevin, Bruce, and Samy trade stories from this season of working on the mountain.