What do you do when your trailer loaded with a Swedberg Excavator slips into a snowy ditch? Call Team Pro-Tow. In this incident, on February 26th, 2020, that was the case in this incident. Moving equipment of this weight and hauling it out of a ditch requires special equipment and skilled operators. Once we got the call, we made sure to bring the necessary rigging, equipment, and trucks to get the job done.
On August 31st, 2020, Team Pro-Tow received a dispatch requesting a heavy-duty tow truck to assist with a semi and a fully loaded trailer that was stuck and blocking the highway. The trailer had melted in the middle and collapsed on the I-405 near Renton, WA.
Our team arrived to perform accident recovery, pushing through heavy traffic. We reported to the incident command on-site, including the Washington Department of Transportation, Washington State Police, and the driver of the truck-in-trouble. After some planning, we got authorization to start with heavy-duty tow and load recovery services.
Both Team Pro-Tow and our Pro-Enviro division worked to unload the broken trailer. We lifted the load, piece by piece, and loaded it carefully on our flatbed trailer. We used our heavy-duty tow truck with a rotating crane-style wrecker to lift the pallets loaded with cargo out of the trailer. Once they were out of the trailer and on the road, the bobcat forklift moved them onto the flatbed. With the shipment secured on our flatbed, it was ready to move out of the way to a safe location.
Trailer Accident Recovery
Now it was the trailer’s turn. We performed an overhead crane lift using specialized equipment at the crack of the trailer. We got it lifted safely and loaded on a flatbed trailer. We had to lift and move the trailer in two separate pieces. Then both Team Pro-Tow and Team Pro-Enviro got to work cleaning up debris so we could open things back up for the rush hour traffic on the I-405.
Load Recovery Continued
Once we used a heavy-duty tow truck and trailer to get the broken trailer’s cargo in our yard, it was time to unload. We neatly stored the loaded pallets in our secure property so the customer could come to retrieve it when they could and get it reloaded to complete their delivery. We signed off the paperwork and performed a manifest of the debris.
Another successful accident recovery and load recovery for Team Pro-Tow!
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