Hell on the Highway

Hell on the Highway

Every year, millions travel America’s coast to coast artery: Interstate 80. And at the peak of I-80 lies a frightening, storm-driven stretch of terror called Donner Pass. Here, at over 7000 feet, a band of tough operators who call themselves, ‘Tow Dogs’, see it as their mission to rescue stranded and wrecked motorist who lose their way. For these tow truck drivers, towing is their livelihood and they risk it all, gambling against the highway’s innumerable dangers, to put food on the table and provide for their loved ones. (Source: National Geographic)

Episode Info

Prev: 1x09 -- Devil's Highway (Mar/25/2015)

Brave tow truck drivers on the snow-laden stretch of highway called Donner Pass in the Sierra Nevada Mountains rescue stranded and wrecked motorists to keep California's Interstate 80 safe and clear.

Sam Jackson (1)Sam Jackson (1)
As Himself (Nyack Towing)
Will SladeWill Slade
As Himself (Running Bear Tow)
Becky NormanBecky Norman
As Herself (Dependable Tow)
Gerry MoreroGerry Morero
As Himself (Running Bear Tow)
Eddie FarrowEddie Farrow
As Himself (Sierra Towing)


Reviews: 1
hell onthe hiwayRating: 2 likes, 0 dislikes

good show. some of the recovery people need a lesson though. They never put the wheel lift down for stability while winching vehicle. The wheels of the tow truck should NEVER come off the ground. Thats how you damage your truck. Read more

Review posted on Thursday, November 15th 2012 at 8:51 pm


Reviews: 2
A bit over the top...Rating: 1 likes, 0 dislikes

Unfortunately, this show is over-produced, typical of reality shows. There is enough real drama on Donner Pass in the winter, why clutter it up with fake drama that wouldn't fool a five year old. From fake truck horns every few minutes to staged tows, to staged incidents, etc., just too much clutter from the producers, when the show could have been first quality by just following the reality of the severity of the weather on Donner, and the people that keep the road open. Read more

Review posted on Wednesday, January 23rd 2013 at 9:07 pm


Reviews: 1
ALot of Dumb PeopleRating: 1 likes, 0 dislikes

I watched the show for the first time last night. I'll not watch it again. Female drove her truck without a seat belt as did some of the guys. Dumb for the producers to allow a lack of safety. One driver was dressed all in black in the dead of night. Stealing another company's tow is dishonest. Several drivers lied about being waved down by vehicle owners. The guy from Running Bear with tattoos (body graffiti) up his neck and on his head make be barf. What garbage on TV. Read more

Review posted on Friday, January 18th 2013 at 11:16 pm

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