Even though the Coquihalla Highway in British Columbia is not the safest of highways, it is one of the most economically important, most traveled trucking routes in North America. Which is why it is so important to make sure that the highway is never disrupted. And it falls on the shoulders of Jamie Davis Heavy Rescue company to make sure that the highway is always operational. But rescue is not always an easy task. Led by Jamie Davis, the crew have to battle through steep hills, lethal drop-offs, and major rockslides. The operations of Jamie Davis Heavy Rescue have been documented in the reality TV series, Highway through Hell. In this article, we will take a closer look at the wiki-bio of Jamie Davis.
Jamie Davis was born on 18 April 1980, in Burnaby, Canada. When Jamie was five years of age, his father used a small tow truck to two scrapped cars to the scrapyard. Even though it was his father’s second job, he went onto work on it full time and made a business out of it. During his early years, Jimmy and his brother moved to Abbotsford and formed a towing company.
While at Abbotsford, Jimmy spent so much of his time traveling to and fro from Abbotsford to Hope. So, to save time, Jimmy decided to move to hope permanently. As Jimmy specialized in commercial truck towing and recovery, he started a new business in Hope. The new company “Jamie Davis Motor Truck & Auto Towing”, became the foundation of Jamie Davis Rescue Operation. By this time, Jimmy had already parted ways with his brother and was on his own.
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By 2010, Jamie had made a name for himself in the local region and had contacts around the place. The show was conceptualized by Neil Thomas, who met Jamie when his truck broke down in 2010. After a year, Jamie was contacted by co-creator Mark Miller and cameraman Kevin Mills. Jimmy agreed to the series and Highway through Hell began airing on September 4, 2012. While the series did help to popularize Jamie Davis and his company, it also spewed new competitors.
As shown at the end of season 2, Jamie decided to expand his business to Alberta. However, things didn’t quite work out for Jamie who was forced to retract his business due to a downturn in the economy. Jamie accepted the downsizing and moved on with his work in Hope. As of 2020, the series has completed 8 seasons and a potential 9th is on the way. Over the years, the series has helped to reduce accidents on the highway and has also promoted the local economy.
Jamie Davis is a married man. He tied the knot to Lucy Austin-Davis (also popularly known as Sherry Davis), who also doubles down as his business partner. The pair have four lovely children, James Jr., Brianna, Alexis, and Brandon Davis. Sherry was born and raised in Mission, British Columbia, and understands the treacherous roads. When he is not towing a truck, Jamie loves collecting old parts from wreckage sites and is quite proud of his collection.