#teamprotow called on to perform an overhead lift for a semi-trailer heavily loaded with gravel that had become dislodged and jammed in the frame of the 2013 Peterbilt 378. #WSDOT Incident Response responded immediately to assist with lane closure and for quick clearance of the busy Issaquah section of I-90. After dislodging the semi-trailer from the Peterbilt, a replacement Freightliner was able to be successfully connected and the roadway fully opened.
#teamprotow called on to clear a semi-truck accident in Auburn, WA after it overturns during the afternoon commute snarling traffic. The truck was carrying a full load of steel and weighed more than 70,000lbs, and complicating the recovery was diesel and other motor vehicle fluids that needed to be quickly cleaned to prevent runoff to the nearby storm water collection sites. WSDOT, WSP, and Valley Regional Fire were on scene to assist with coordination in what WSDOT termed a Major Incident Tow and activating an enhanced quick clearance protocol. Fortunately, nobody was seriously hurt and the recovery was quickly cleared and the motor vehicle fluid spill was cleaned preventing other mitigation requirements.
#teamprotow called on to open I-90 after a semi-truck loses its fully loaded trailer nearly tumbling town the embankment. Saved by the jersey barrier, and a stroke of luck the load of paper rolls overturned but everyone was safe. The tractor towing the trailer lost the 5th wheel hitch it uses to connect to the trailer and they became separated. #teamprotow was called on to safely and quickly open all lanes with minimal closure time during an evening traffic period. Utilizing a heavy duty rotating crane style wrecker and a heavy duty wrecker #teamprotow was able to prevent any further loss of load.
#teamprotow called on to upright an overturned yard goat and fully loaded shipping container that had precariously overturned in a Sumner, WA logistics yard. Dangling in an awkward location and angle, Pro-Tow personnel used a heavy duty rotating crane style wrecker to upright, while using a specially equipped heavy duty wrecker to support and recover the dangling yard goat safely to the ground. #teamprotow trained and certified operators, Miller Industries wreckers, SavaTech specialty high pressure lifting bags, Ashley Sling, Inc. products, Sonetics wireless headsets, and specialty rigging equipment from Crosby to safely and successfully solve the problem.
After a semi truck loaded with cargo of agricultural tires slips off the semi trailer on Northbound Interstate 5 in Kent, WA, #teamprotow is called upon to clean up the lost cargo. Utilizing a Century heavy duty tow rotating boom tow truck, the roadway was able to remain open as the tow truck worked from the shoulder. The cargo was quickly lifted and rotated to a nearby flatbed tow truck and transported to their Auburn,WA secured storage yard where the cargo was safely able to be reloaded and re-secured in preparation for its final transport to British Columbia, Canada.