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Overturned Semi-Truck And Trailer on 15th

Overturned Semi-Truck And Trailer on 15th

In this emergency dispatch, on February 26, 2021, In this incident, a Penske Rental Truck still attached to its trailer overturned on the highway and needed a recovery and crane lift rescue. Our Team Pro-Tow responded quickly with our crane lift equipment and flatbed trailer and set out for the scene.

Semi-truck Recovery

A recovery like this one required a two-part process to retrieve both the semi-truck and the trailer. First, our Pro-Tow team flipped the semi-truck back onto its wheels so that we could safely detach the trailer and prepare to tow it. Once the semi-truck was upright again, we detached the trailer and towed the truck away. Then, we used our crane lift equipment to lift the trailer onto the flatbed trailer and transport it back to the yard. We reconditioned the equipment and completed the paperwork for this quick recovery.

Crane Lift Services

At Pro-Tow, we are fully equipped to handle any towing situation, no matter how big or small. Our team is professionally trained and experienced, and our range of equipment can handle any problem. Even in an emergency incident, we will respond anytime and anywhere.

Team Pro-Tow brings over two decades of crane service experience. Often crane lift recovery is a key component of semi-truck recovery when there has been an accident. In addition, we can lift cars, trailers, and heavy equipment when caught in a jam. We’ll safely handle the calculations for rigging, safely lift the unit, and load it onto our flatbed trailers to tow it to our yard.

On top of incident-based services, we can also help with moving materials, installing HVAC units, or help with service and hauling. Basically, if it’s big and you need it moved or lifted, we can help with crane lift services.

We’ll get the job done, guaranteed and offer peace of mind for our customers.

Team Pro-Tow offers crane lift services and 24-hour emergency towing in Spokane, Maple Valley, Auburn, and North Bend.

Be sure to check out our other incident reports on our Recovery Blog!

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

Burnt-Out Trailer Recovery On The I-5

Burnt-Out Trailer Recovery On The I-5

On December 10, 2020, Team Pro-Tow responded to a Washington State Patrol’s (WSP) call for accident recovery on the I-5. A tractor and trailer had caught fire and was extensively damaged. In addition, all the tires were also severely damaged, which makes for a challenging recovery.

Team Pro-Tow on the Scene

This truck and trailer recovery required a Class C heavy-duty crane-style wrecker. The tires, wheels, floor, walls, and axels of the trailer were heavily damaged by the fire. We used extra equipment to move the trailer safely. We needed to bring in a heavy-duty flatbed trailer and a converter dolly to help with accident recovery.

Recovery Plan in Place

We knew that for trailer recovery, the converter dolly needed to go under the front of the trailer to move it from the rear. However, we quickly learned that even with the support of the converter dolly, the trailer was too severely damaged to tow safely. Therefore, the safest option for this accident recovery would be to load the trailer on a flatbed Landoll trailer, still using the support of the converter dolly.

Team Pro-Enviro took care of highway cleanup, spill recovery, and cargo salvage. Read Burnt Mayo Cargo Salvage to learn more.

Loading the Trailer

Slowly but surely, Team Pro-Tow rigged and loaded the trailer onto the flatbed. We used a snatch block to double the winch line and reduce line tension. This method helps safely pull loads with minimal strain and damage. When the burnt trailer and equipment were moved off the I-5, we moved it to a secure yard. Because of the height of the load, a pilot car needed to accompany the trailer transport.

Caught on Fire – Again

On the way to the yard, the pilot truck behind the trailer noticed smoke coming from it. Our team pulled over to check it and found the trailer was once again on fire. The fire was coming from the battery box. They put it out with three fire extinguishers. Then they cut and secured all electrical connections from the battery box so it wouldn’t ignite again.

Trailer Recovery Complete

Finally, after few roadblocks, our team got the trailer casualty back to our secure yard. We used two heavy-duty Class C trucks to remove the trailer from the Landoll flatbed. Then we put it on two retention ponds. Another accident recovery complete by Team Pro-Tow!

Chip And Roll Equipment Recovery

Chip And Roll Equipment Recovery

In this emergency dispatch, on May 29th, 2020, we were called in to help with an overturned heavy-duty truck and trailer. The trailer was carrying a wood chipper. The combination was also leaking fluids, so Team ProEnviro also came to help with this equipment recovery. Our team contacted the deputy at the scene and got limited photos of the casualty. We sent a heavy-duty rotating crane-style wrecker, motor vehicle spill response vehicle, flatbed recovery tow truck and an emergency response Hazwoper. 

Equipment Recovery

We arrived at the scene and spoke with the incident command then the vehicle owner to get permission for the equipment recovery. First, we temporarily placed spill containments for the leaking hydraulic fluid. Then we set up the rotator and flatbed recovery truck parallel to the casualty (due to limited road access) and finally set up the crane lift services. Our team installed special straps and frame chains to the truck and trailer so our team could lift the unit underneath some overhead power lines.

Crane Lift Services

As soon as the unit was safely under the powerlines, we installed rigging for a safe catch and uprighting. We worked slowly and carefully with the crane lift services until the unit was safely upright on the roadway. We then temporarily stored our rigging and prepared to secure the truck for towing. Next, we separated the trailer, loaded it onto the flatbed tow truck, and secured it. Meanwhile, our Pro-Enviro team continued handling the spill cleanup and recovery of any debris and contamination.

We returned in the morning to inspect the site and ended up doing considerable small debris cleanup and collecting some additional soil samples. Our team transported the debris and waste to the manifest site and sent the soil samples to the laboratory. We completed the necessary paperwork and waited to see what the soil sample results would be.

You can read more about how #TeamProEnviro assisted with this equipment and spill recovery

Team Pro-Tow offers crane lift services and 24-hour emergency towing in Spokane, Maple Valley, Auburn, and North Bend.

Be sure to check out our other incident reports on our Recovery Blog!

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

Emergency Towing: Taurus Fishing in the Bush

Emergency Towing: Taurus Fishing in the Bush

In this incident, on July 31st, 2020, we received an emergency dispatch about a vehicle trapped in an embankment. We got pictures of the accident and were able to see the car had left the county roadway and embedded in a stream on private property. We headed to the scene with a medium-duty wrecker and a recovery operator to survey the scene and create a recovery plan.

Crane Lift Services

We found that the vehicle’s location in the creek was a downstream pollution risk at the scene, so we needed to work fast. Our recovery plan involved dispatching the heavy-duty rotating crane-style wrecker and any necessary special equipment to minimize creek damage and pollution.

We also worked with the King County Sheriff’s Office to help with traffic control during the closure. While we waited for the closure, our team began setting up the specialty rigging and an overhead rigging kit with straps to avoid damaging the overhead powerlines. With a crane lift services job this complicated and safety-focused, we didn’t rush through the process.

Emergency Towing

The final step was to clear the bush to gain safe access. Once everything was set up and ready for emergency towing and recovery, we successfully moved the car back onto the roadway. Not only that, but we did so without any more damage to the creek or vehicle. Once the vehicle was on the road, we disassembled and stowed all the equipment to its original location for later reconditioning. The car owner was able to take it back to their property, and our team completed the required paperwork and returned it to the yard.

Team Pro-Tow offers crane lift services and 24-hour emergency towing in Spokane, Maple Valley, Auburn, and North Bend.

Be sure to check out our other incident reports on our Recovery Blog!

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

Truck Recovery from a Snowy Ditch

Truck Recovery from a Snowy Ditch

In this incident, on February 15th, 2020, we responded to a call about a tractor and trailer trapped in the snow. The fuel had also become gelled, which meant the tractor couldn’t move on its own. On top of that, the driver was without any cell service, so a quick heavy truck towing recovery was needed.

Before we left, we got a call from Idaho State Patrol that the combination was stuck in a ditch and against a power pole. We waited until we got pictures to review the accident and decide what equipment to bring for the job. After checking, our Pro-Tow team chose an HD Rotating style crane. We then left for the location.

Truck Recovery

It took time to get to the location as snowfall, ice and weather conditions were a factor that affected safety. Once we arrived safely, we spoke with the driver and began to plan the recovery. Idaho Department of Transportation showed up with a snowplow and offered their support for the road closure needed for the recovery. 

Our team then set up the HD Rotating Crane Truck and wore headsets for communication and safety. Carefully, we lined up the crane and started rigging the back of the tractor and front of the trailer. Taking things slowly, we managed to get the combination back onto the ground without causing any more damage. Unfortunately, we weren’t able to start the vehicle again as both batteries were dead and the fuel was empty. 

Heavy Truck Towing

Initially, only one lane was closed for our recovery, but at this point, we closed down both lanes. We separated the tractor and trailer, then hooked up and secured the tractor for towing. We did the same for the trailer before setting out. We stopped to have the driver fuel up the tractor to start again later. Then we loaded the tractor into the shop at the yard, reconditioned and put away all equipment, and completed the paperwork. 

A quick truck recovery well handled by our Pro-Tow team!

If you own or manage a fleet, or are an owner-operator, make sure Pro-Tow, Motorplex, and Pro-Enviro are on your contact list!

Be sure to check out our other incident reports on our Recovery Blog!

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