Wiki Biography / Profile Background
- Al Quiring is a well-recognised Canadian heavy rescue operator and towing expert.
- He manages the well-known business Quiring Towing and has made a series of appearances in Discovery Channel Canada’s Highway Thru Well as the formidable towing rival of Jamie Davis.
Business History and Background :
- Being in the towing industry for more than fifty years, Al Quiring took charge of the family business Quiring Towing that has transcended through generations.
- The business was first started by his grandparents, Ann and Elmer Quiring, who purchased the towing company in 1962.
- The business was a growing family affair starting with their eldest sons, Richard and Robert, who started helping their father, Elmer, with tow trucks.
- Upon completing high school education, Elmer’s younger sons Ed and Bill also joined in. His daughters Barb and Debbie helped their mother with clerical duties. The grandchildren (which included Al) would also help during summer breaks or sometimes after attending school.
- The business became so huge that they started accepting apprenticeships and later became full-time automotive mechanics.
After Elmer’s Retirement :
- In 1975, Al’s grandparents retired, and the four sons purchased the business. All the four sons went on their different paths & the old company ceased operations.
- Only the automotive service sector business remained to be handled by Richard and the towing business run by Robert, Al’s father was retained.
- In 1994, Al started participating full-time in the family business until he finally took over & started managing the business.
- Today, his son, Cary Quiring, is expected to assume his position if ever he decides to retire. Cary was also given the opportunity to appear on Highway Thru Hell.
TV Career, Job, Salary and Net Worth :
- The name Al Quiring has become a household name in Canada with his participation in the Canadian reality television show, Highway Thru Hell.
- He started appearing on the fifth episode of season 1 as the A-Team of Jamie Davis’ daunting rival.
- Despite the fierce competition between Al & Jamie in the show, the rivalry actually made the show more interesting.
- The show has succeeded in bringing viewer attention to the unfamiliar world of towing and the undiscovered stories of struggles being experienced by prime towing companies. These challenges are usually just happening behind the camera and are rarely covered by the media.
- He has starred in a few episodes throughout the seven seasons of the show, and his recurring role has paved the way for the family business to garner global recognition.
Giving Back to the Community :
- Quiring Towing established their name from a long history of well-executed recovery jobs.
- When Al became known as the face of Quiring Towing, he made sure to continue the tradition of giving back and providing service to their community.
- Apart from the recovery jobs, they also have a good track record when it comes to rescuing animals. They have also helped establish training routines for the proper execution of life-threatening recoveries for the local fire department.
- The company also remains an active participant and sponsor of local events and safety fairs. They also helped in designing a snow shed protocol, which includes light indicators for the need to chain tires, and additional snowploughs to prevent obstruction. These measures have helped a lot of highway drivers.
- Marital Status / Married? : Yes
- Children / No of Kids : 4
- Ethnicity / Origin / Heritage / Race : White
- Nationality : Canadian
- Al Quiring Height & Weight : No confirmed information available.
I am hoping that Al Quiring and family will reappear on Highway thru Hell! We all love them!
We especially love Al’s 1963 ” sweetheart d9 “
I always watch Highway Thru Hell and I am appalled at the big rigs running through the wreck scenes at 80 to 100 mph. From a law enforcement
view, we have laws and enforce them here in the states. We really watching the way you guys work and really like the safety issues you address. Keep up the good work and be safe out there.
It’s kilometers per hour in Canada, so not quite as fast as miles per hour that we are used to in the United States. 100 kph equals 62 mph.
My biggest complaint that I have is the drivers who drive full speed through the recovery zones. The police are there, but there are no tickets issued. Here in Saskatchewan, it would cost the drivers a small fortune to do something as stupid as that. Safety has to be a top priority for drivers!
I’ve watched you the last few years on the TV show, Highway Thru Hell, and I’m continually impressed with how humble you are. You get to the job, size it up and get it done. All the while being aware, safe, and very knowledgeable. There is no whining, blatant bragging, or complaining. You remain consistently humble and are always there for your community. Well done Al and the rest of the Quiring crew. Stay safe and all the best to you and yours.
Al and Gore makes the show…let’s go team green!
I really am a fan of quring family, and gord, when are they coming back on the discovery Channel?
You and your team are the BEST! I’ve been watching since 2019. Hope the series doesn’t end anytime soon. It puts other “reality” shows to shame.
Hi Al and Gord!
I watch Highway thru Hell and love to see Team Green in action! We have the show on the American The Weather Channel, and unfortunately, our cable provider might not carry The Weather Channel anymore and we will have to figure out what to do to be able to watch the show. You guys are the best, stay safe!
You guys ROCCKK! Have you ever thought of doing a reality show on training beginners in the towing business?
Great show. It’s good to see your family carrying on in the business…it’s good to see families working together in harmony, not much of it going around these days.
Al and Gord, Carey and Lucas and Nancy, I love you all…good honest family people! You are all good role models. Thank you for your kindness and for showing what decent Canadians are like!
The interview with Al and Gord is extremely well written. With a successful operation due to the hard and knowledgeable work of these two, Al’s commitment to his community is commendable. All the important aspects of family and life are Al’s guide. Great to have seen such informative and enjoyable coverage on Highway to Hell.
I like your show and have been trying to find an easy way to purchase some of your clothing etc. I’m no good with computers and if you could help me I would appreciate it a lot. Thank you!
Al Quiring is my favorite on the show. I got to know him thru just a phone call to the office. He’s the best at what he does. When the chip are down Al and his team are to pick them up. Nobody does it better.
My name is Dave. I live in Reading, PA.
My heart is broken by the loss of Al Quiring. Every episode he was in was far and beyond the best. I pray and grieve for his family and long-time friend Gord and the community that has lost a great man.
Hey Al and Gord,
I really enjoy watching you guys do your job! You guys are the best,2 trucks and 2 men, and have never seen anything stop you guys! I find myself fast-forwarding past Jamie’s whining! He is becoming annoying. Keep up the good work you two !!!
The show has made me hyper-aware of slowing down around stationary service vehicles…whether on a city street or highway. And around road construction, electrical workers on poles, etc.
It is horrifying to see how traffic barrels past the recovery trucks (Highway From Hell) and crews. Even truckers. Even when weather conditions are horrific. What is the matter with them? Everybody should watch a few episodes of this show. The recovery workers on wrecks are amazing. Lots of fun to see how they get it done in impossible cases.
I love watching highway through hell. I tape it every day
Al, you are number ONE. I watch Highway Thru He’ll and fast-forward the clowns. I only watch you perform your amazing rescues, along with Gord. We lived in Aldergrove for over 20 years and my daughter babysat your sons
We greatly enjoy watching you on TV. You are fabulous, very smart, and innovative for all you do. Your sons seem like yourself, great guys. All hard workers.
All the best to you.
Greetings Al and Gordo,
Really enjoy watching you guys work, especially on the most technically challenging jobs. The one where the logging truck and B trailer went flying off the logging road approx. a thousand feet down. Another is when you had your twin D-9’s & your custom cable/chain link up Gadget you made to pull that excavator/hoe out of the suction cup swamp, brutal.
I have a lot of respect for Jamie Davis, the super nice guy. What I don’t get is him showing up to a job that needs heavy-duty, modern equipment with proper safety lighting, you know the kind you can see strobing from a good distance. Jamie shows up with the General and its orange vintage rotating beacons. The job requires two modern heavy-duty machines. Jamie shows up with an underpowered antique, it like the antique road showman!
One time the winch cable barrel, gear-driven, gear exploded. No disrespect to Jamie but if I had a big asd job that needed a HEAVY DUTY wrecker I’d be calling you & Gordo. You’ve got the right gear and in my opinion the most skill. That Vulcan monster and the brand new rig Gord drives will get the toughest jobs done.
Wishing you all the best Al, stay safe brother.
I am an old man (82) and a former small tow truck diver some 50 years ago. I enjoy watching “Highway thru hell”. The show puts reality TV shows to shame! This show is what I call reality, with no scripted scenes at all. It’s real-life as it is happening. You can’t fake it at all. I have much respect for what you and your crew do on a daily basis. The show is on the top list of TV for my watching.
I love love love Highway through Hell. I admire the work that you do and the chances you take. I had never realized just how dangerous your jobs are, especially working on HWs with rigs not slowing down. I’m from Ontario but my husband and really want to go to the east coast. Such beautiful scenery. Be safe.
I really enjoy watching Highway thru Hell. It is a very dangerous job. I give all the guys credit for risking their lives. I am from Winnipeg Manitoba
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Hi Al, I love watching you while towing. You are the man. God Bless and Stay Safe
I really enjoy your show and the beautiful country you work in. Sure like when you got the D9 and D8 out for the tough ones. You have some good rigging for heavy pulling. I have been around Cat dozers all my life, at 52 I’m still running my father’s business of land clearing and excavating. I really like how you and your guys work, not all this yelling and drama like other shows, just pure expertise and the right equipment getting it done.
Keep up the good work and look forward to seeing more challenges, be safe!
How tall is Al and his sons?
I am a big fan of Highway Through Hell when you and Gord and your boys are featured. Al, you have the most adorable turn of phrase! I think I’m in love ❣️ (Sorry Nancy)
I enjoy watching Highway Through Hell because I think you are handsome. And you make the show exciting to watch! Stay safe out there, and keep your trucks in one piece!
Your female Fan from Edmonton, Alberta
Hello Al and Gord,
Your biggest fan is watching you from Belgium. My daughter and me…we just love to watch your work on tv. Stay safe, many greetings from the German-speaking side of Belgium!
Al, I am from a small town of Oakwood, Illinois. I just love watching you on the show. It looks so dangerous. I just wanted to say hello and God bless you and your family.
I’m from the Caribbean in Trinidad and Tobago and totally enjoying Highway tru Hell now on cable -my favorite show esp plucking those heavy Excavators out of the bogs !!. What talent derived from your experience! Jamie Recoveries also makes for exciting episodes- Look after your Health please guys- well done !!!
Would love to visit your area.beautiful scenery you and gord have a dangerous job but enjoyable or you wouldn’t do it. Have fun but stay safe