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Auburn, WA

Suite B, 420 H St NW
Auburn, WA 98001
253-245-5454

Maple Valley, WA

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Maple Valley, WA 98038
425-310-1010

Spokane, WA

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Spokane, WA 99224
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Split Trailer Blocking the I-405 in Renton Needed Accident Recovery

Split Trailer Blocking the I-405 in Renton Needed Accident Recovery

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.

Load Recovery

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!

If you require truck accident recovery, give Pro-tow 24-Hour Towing a call.

Holy Smoked – Burnt Out Truck Accident Recovery

Holy Smoked – Burnt Out Truck Accident Recovery

This summer and fall, Washington State was in crisis mode due to wildfires. In this incident on September 10, 2020, during this wildfire crisis, a battery cable shorted out in this truck while the driver was asleep in the sleeper berth. It started a fire, destroying the tractor. Fortunately, the driver was able to evacuate and get to safety in time.

Team Pro-Tow and Team Pro-Enviro were called to the scene to assist with the truck accident recovery and spill recovery. The tractor was destroyed and was lifted onto a flatbed trailer for transport. The trailer, though it suffered notable damage, was in good enough shape to be towed away.

Once the tractor and trailer were out of the way, we got to work on the spill recovery. With the help of industry partners, we got to work clearing debris and cleaning the contaminated area. After a long day on the job, we completed the truck accident recovery. The scene was cleaned up and looking like it never happened.

What Causes Vehicle Fires?

A failure in a vehicle’s electrical system is one of the leading causes of vehicle fires. Battery cables carry enough current to ignite anything combustible. If the cables have frayed or are losing insulation, it can cause a short circuit. A charging battery will produce hydrogen gas, and this is combustible. Combine the two, and you’ll likely have a fire.

There are things in the vehicle’s electrical system to help prevent arcing and short-circuiting. Fuses and circuit breakers add safety to the system, but all components can break down over time. Poor installation or repair jobs and not regularly inspecting the system can render these safeguards useless in extreme cases.

While proper maintenance of your fleet vehicles can help prevent most vehicle fires, accidents still can happen. In this case, it was fortunate the driver woke up in time to escape safely from the vehicle.

If you require truck accident recovery, give Pro-tow 24-Hour Towing a call.