Highway Thru Hell - Wikipedia

Highway Thru Hell Highway Thru Hell is a Canadian reality TV show that follows the operations of Jamie Davis Motor Trucking, a heavy vehicle rescue and recovery towing company based in Hope,

Highway Thru Hell

British Columbia.[1] The show focuses on the hardships of operating along the highways of the BC Interior, especially the Coquihalla Highway (Coq).



Documentary, reality

Created by

Mark A. Miller, Kevin Mills, and Neil Thomas


Great Pacific Television



Jamie Davis Colin McLean Adam Gazola Jonny Tipton Jason Davis Ken Monkhouse Robert Kevin Ritchie Narayan Samy Chris Merv Al Quiring

Narrated by

David Pettitt

Trucks Former Crew Internationally Episodes References External links

History The show was created by Mark A. Miller, Kevin Mills and Neil Thomas. Neil Thomas met one of Jamie Davis' heavy rescue operators after his moving truck broke down on Highway 5 in the summer of 2010. In the early winter of 2011 Cameraman Kevin Mills and executive producer Mark Miller were passing through Hope, BC and dropped in on Jamie Davis Motor Truck. The idea of a show about heavy recovery was discussed; Davis expressed a desire to change the public's perceptions about his industry. The winter of 2010-2011 had been a record setting season for JDMT. The show debuted on Discovery Channel (Canada) on Tuesday 4 September 2012 in Canada.[2] Steep hills, lethal drop-offs, killer rockslides, and the worst weather in a decade captivated audiences, with Highway Thru Hell ranking as the #1 series premiere in Discovery Channel Canada's history. Its second season, premiered on September 3, 2013, and featured 13 episodes as well as four reloaded episodes with new content, factoids and viewer tweets. At the end of season 2, Jamie Davis sought out new territory, expanding his business along Alberta Highway 63 [3] as competition in Hope, B.C. became more intense. In Season 3 Jamie Davis is seen dealing with the growing pains of business expansion, especially as senior drivers step into managerial roles in his absence, often leaving chaos in their wake.

Composer(s) Mark A. Miller and Paul Airey Country of origin


Original language(s)


No. of seasons


No. of episodes

63 + 8 Reloads

Filming occurred during the winter season of 2014 - 2015 in all BC and Alberta locations for Season 4, as Jamie's company is split into two teams. Al Quiring's family business, Quiring Towing, features more prominently this 4th season.

Production Location(s)

Hope, British Columbia, Canada Surrey, British Columbia, Canada Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada

Running time

43–44 minutes

Season 5 of Highway Thru Hell aired on Discovery Canada beginning on September 13, 2016. Jamie Davis towing has since closed the Alberta offices and is now operating out of Hope, Surrey and Chilliwack BC.

Equipment The crew uses Toyota Tundras as their main full-sized pickup trucks, with heavy support from Toyota Canada. Additional vehicles include an HR116 which has a 50-ton capacity, HR50 Peterbilt, and HR117 which is a tri-drive 50-ton wrecker with side puller (SP 850-XP). HR116, HR150 and HR117 are all Western Star Trucks and built by Miller Industries.


Trucks Truck #47

Original network

Discovery Channel Canada (September 2012-present) Discovery Channel (Spring 2012-October 2013) The Weather Channel (October 2013-present) National Geographic (2012-present) National Geographic Channel (UK and Ireland) (2013-present) TV3 (New Zealand) (2015-present) ABC2(2016-present) National Geographic Channel (Scandinavia) (2013-present)

Picture format

480i (SDTV) 1080i (HDTV)

Original release

September 4, 2012 – Present

MR50 (Army Truck) HR64 HR 66 R120 (Rescue) HR126 FD121 TR-57 IR104 IR105 IR106 Mighty Mo (63)

Former Truck #44 (Used for parts) HR52 (Kenworth T800) [Sold to Tonk's Towing in Richmond B.C] MR64 1st HR150 (Western Star) [Sold to United Towing Services Inc in Canmore, AB] 2nd HR150 (Western Star)- The Famous Rotator [Sold to Berg's Towing in Monmouth, IL] HR 68 [Sold to Val-U Auto & Towing in Owego, New York] HR 116 [Sold to Reliable Towing in Mission, B.C] HR 117 (Clifford)- [Sold to Berg's Towing in Monmouth, IL] FD54

Chronology Related shows

HU55 AC103

Heavy Rescue: 401


External links


Highway Thru Hell (http://www.discovery .ca/Shows/Highway-Thru-Hell)


Great Pacific TV (http://www.greatpacific tv.com/highway-through-hell/)

Jamie Davis Jason Davis Adam Gazzola Chris Mervyn (Merv) Colin McLean Gord Lundin Ken Monkhouse Kevin Ritchie Narayan Samy Kelly Davis Bruce Hardy Hugo Fritz Chris Scott Bird Brandon Kodallas James Davis jr Gord Boyd Howie Irwin Rob Mitchell Jim Lasser Colin Leach Robert Muqua Sherry Davis

Internationally The first season aired on National Geographic Channel in the United States and Norway in spring 2013.[4] The Weather Channel began airing the show in October 2013. The first two seasons have been shown on National Geographic Channel (UK and Ireland). As of Spring 2017, series 1-5 are available in some Netflix territories.[5] In 2015, TV3 screened the first series in New Zealand and in France on RMC Découverte. In 2016, ABC2 in Australia screened the first three series. Since 14 March 2015 ProSieben Maxx has been broadcasting the programme under the title "Highway Heroes Canada" in Germany. [6] in France the Free Channel RMC Découverte is broadcasting the show.

Episodes [7]



Season Premiere

Season Finale



September 4, 2012

December 25, 2012



September 3, 2013

November 19, 2013



September 2, 2014

November 25, 2014



September 8, 2015

December 1, 2015



September 13, 2016

December 6, 2016



September 5, 2017

December 4, 2017

References 1. Alex Strachan (September 7, 2013). "TV weekend: Boardwalk Empire back for Season 4; Highway Thru Hell storms in with Season 2 (with video)" (http://o.canada.com/entertainment/television/tv-weekend-boardw alk-empire-back-for-season-4-highway-thru-hell-storms-in-with-season-2/). O Canada. Canada.com. Retrieved 14 March 2014. 2. John Doyle (Sep 4, 2012). "Highway Thru Hell: tough, but Canadian-style tough" (https://www.theglobeandmail.com/arts/television/highway-thru-hell-tough-but-canadian-style-tough/article4516868/). Globe and Mail. Retrieved 14 March 2014. 3. Edmonton Journal (November 9, 2013). "Highway Thru Hell takes a spin on Highway 63" (http://www.osrin.ualberta.ca/en/Resources/WhatsNew/2013/November/HighwayThruHelltakesaspinonHighway63.aspx). University of Alberta. Retrieved 14 March 2014. 4. "Global Showbiz Briefs: Nat Geo Channel Picks Up 'Highway Thru Hell', Al Clark Honored, Jackie Chan, Berlin Film Festival" (http://www.deadline.com/2012/11/global-showbiz-briefs-nat-geo-channel-picks-up-high way-thru-hell-jackie-chan-berlin-film-festival-retrospective/). Deadline Hollywood. November 20, 2012. Retrieved 14 March 2014. 5. "Netflix availability" (http://movies.netflixable.com/435102). 6. "ProSiebenn Maxx Showpage" (https://www.prosiebenmaxx.de/tv/highway-heroes-canada). 7. Highway through Hell (http://www.discovery.ca/Shows/Highway-Thru-Hell)

External links Official website: Highway Thru Hell (http://www.discovery.ca/Shows/Highway-Thru-Hell) Highway Thru Hell on Twitter: https://twitter.com/HWYThruHell Highway Thru Hell on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hwythruhell?ref=bookmarks Great Pacific Television, Highway Thru Hell (http://www.greatpacifictv.com/?portfolio=highway-thru-hell) (production website) Jamie Davis Motor Truck & Auto Ltd: http://www.jamiedavistowing.com/ Quiring Towing: http://www.quiringtowing.com/ Discovery Channel Canada, Highway Thru Hell (http://www.discovery.ca/Shows/Highway-Thru-Hell) (original network website) National Geographic Channel, Highway Thru Hell (http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/channel/highway-thru-hell/) National Geographic Channel (UK and Ireland), Highway Thru Hell (http://natgeotv.com/uk/highway-thru-hell/) The Weather Channel (USA), Highway Thru Hell (http://www.weather.com/tv/tvshows/highway-thru-hell/main) Highway Thru Hell (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2390276/) on IMDb Retrieved from "https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Highway_Thru_Hell&oldid=833412617"

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