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Semi-Truck Towing on April Fools Day

Semi-Truck Towing on April Fools Day

On April 1, 2022, Team Pro-Tow responded to an accident involving a semi-truck and trailer, and a bus. Unfortunately, there was significant damage to the semi-truck, including the fuel tank. This job required semi-truck towing and a diesel fuel spill recovery.

Diesel Fuel Spill Recovery on April Fool’s Day

Diesel fuel was all over the roadway, and this was no April Fool’s Day joke! We worked closely with our Pro-Enviro spill response team to conduct a scene assessment and develop an accident and spill recovery plan. Containing the fuel spill and ensuring it didn’t spread was critical before any semi-truck towing could occur.

First, we ensured the leaky tank was no longer spilling fuel. Then, we used absorbents to the spill to dry up the contaminates so they could be swept away and disposed of. When working on a spill recovery, we thoroughly clean all contaminated areas. A thorough cleanup of spilled substances like fuel reduces the risk of pollution, fires, and traffic hazards.

Learn more about effective diesel fuel spill recovery with Pro-Enviro.

Then It’s Time for Semi-Truck Towing

Once the fuel was contained and cleaned, Team Pro-Tow could rig up the casualty and remove it from the scene. First, we detached the truck from the trailer to make the process easier. That way, we could remove each casualty at a time. Then, we towed the truck and trailer to our secure storage yard, filled out the required paperwork and called it a job well done.

Accident Recovery You Can Count On

Pro-Tow offers heavy-truck towing, accident recovery, and emergency towing services throughout Washington State. We have heavy-duty equipment and highly trained and experienced operators that can get your big trucks and equipment out of any mess.

You’ll find Pro-Tow 24-Hour Towing Services in Auburn, Spokane, Maple Valley, and North Bend, but we service the entire state and beyond. Learn more about our services at www.pro-tow.com.

Semi-Truck Tip Over in Pacific, WA

Semi-Truck Tip Over in Pacific, WA

In this incident, on April 26, 2022, a semi-truck tipped over on the roadway and needed a lift and semi-truck towing. Luckily, Team Pro-Tow could respond to the call for help.

Once at the scene, we started with our scene assessment. We saw the fuel tank suffered damage, so we began by containing that before the semi-truck recovery.

Lifting It Up – Moving It Out

We were able to contain the spill and prevent any contamination from spilling onto the road. First, we straightened out the semi-truck before hitching it to tow away. Then, we hauled the truck away and called it a day on the successful rescue.

Preventing a Semi-Truck Tip Over

Semi-truck tipping isn’t a matter to take lightly. It can cause serious crashes, injuring the driver and causing significant damages and delays.

With big vehicles, their centres of gravity are much higher, making them more at risk of tipping. A few key things are related to causing these sorts of incidents, and by taking extra care and precautions, you can help prevent accidents. Of course, pro-Tow will always be there to help upright your semi-truck and load, but prevention is a much better idea!

Tip Over Causes Leading to Semi-Truck Recovery

Going too fast: Speeding through a curve can throw off the semi-trucks centre of gravity and cause it to tip.

Not paying attention: Distracted driving is another risk, whether from electronics or being too tired during a long trip. When such distraction leads to a sudden maneuver, it risks, and often results in, a semi-truck tip over.

Imbalanced cargo loading: Poor cargo loading is another risk, either from the poorly secured or unbalanced weight. If your load shifts, give us a call before an accident occurs. Pro-Tow can help with load shifts by ensuring your load is secured correctly so you and your cargo can continue safely.

Wind and weather: Take note of weather conditions before every trip. Rain, snow, fog, ice, and wind can worsen road conditions, so adjusting to those conditions while driving is essential.

If you find yourself in a jam, rely on Pro-Tow for heavy duty and semi-truck towing.

Pro-Tow has built a solid reputation in getting heavy trucks and equipment out of unique and challenging situations. If you need heavy equipment or semi-truck towing, just give us a call!

Learn more about our services at: https://www.pro-tow.com/services/

Heavy Truck Winter Driving Tips

Heavy Truck Winter Driving Tips

In this incident, which happened on February 23, 2022, a propane truck slid off the road during a severe winter storm. Team Pro-Tow responded to help with the heavy truck towing rescue. We prepared the necessary equipment and then set out.

Recovering the Off-Road Propane Truck

Our team worked quickly and efficiently in the chilly winter air to rescue the propane truck. We used our heavy-duty crane to secure the truck and move it back onto the road. Fortunately, this incident was not on the main roadway and didn’t cause an accident or disrupt traffic.

Winter is approaching, meaning another year of winter driving conditions is just around the corner. With that in mind, we’ve put together some heavy truck winter driving tips.

Heads Up: Heavy Truck Winter Driving Tips

Before even getting on the road, do a pre-trip inspection. Doing so helps catch any issues before they can develop and cause an accident. While inspecting, take the chance to clean off any snow and ice, especially from the roof, lights, and windows. Snow in those areas can diminish your visibility.

Driver a Little Slower

Even on straight stretches of road, don’t drive at full speed. Black ice or hidden dangers can cause accidents before you realize the poor conditions. In addition, it’s important to drive slowly and carefully when going around corners, as they are common areas for slipping off the road.

Even if you’re just moving around a loading or storage yard, heavy snow, slushy, wet, and icy conditions can cause your vehicle to slide off the road. Then, you’ll need heavy truck towing like the propane truck in this report!

Brake and Accelerate Slowly

Avoid suddenly starting or stopping when driving on winter roads or in icy or rainy weather. Sudden stops can cause the tires to slip and lead to an accident. Instead, if you have to stop suddenly and can’t gear down, try lightly pumping the brakes, which helps reduce locking the tires. Likewise, when accelerating, don’t push down aggressively on the accelerator. On slippery roads, you’ll only have your tires slip out. You don’t want your trailer to slide and cause a severe accident.

Remember, winter road safety is always first and foremost. But, unfortunately, we know that you cannot avoid all accidents. So, if you need heavy truck towing, Team Pro-Tow is here to help!

Pro-Tow has built a solid reputation in getting heavy trucks and equipment out of unique and challenging situations. If you need heavy equipment or semi-truck towing, just give us a call!

Learn more about our services at: https://www.pro-tow.com/services/

Feed Truck in the Ditch Needs Heavy Duty Towing

Feed Truck in the Ditch Needs Heavy Duty Towing

In this incident on January 11, 2022, a feed truck with a trailer took a turn too tightly, and its trailer ended up slipping into the muddy ditch and became stuck. In need of a heavy-duty towing rescue, Team Pro-Tow responded to the call for help.

We gathered the necessary equipment for the rescue and then set out for the scene.

Set Out for Semi-Truck Towing

Once we arrived at the scene, we started with an assessment to plan the best way to rescue the trailer. Then, using our specialized heavy duty towing equipment, we settled on the way to lift it out. Finally, we secured the trailer and lifted it to place it back on the road. Once we got it back on solid ground, the truck and trailer continued on their way.

In any condition, but especially during wet conditions, it’s essential to take wider corners. Doing so provides enough room to safely get around the corners without getting into an accident or slipping into any ditches. Sometimes all it takes is one tire off the pavement to suck the trailer into the ditch!

When You Need Heavy Duty-Towing

In incidents like these where drivers are in trouble, Pro-Tow is always ready to help. We offer 24-hour emergency semi-truck towing services and have the equipment to deal with any towing situation. We have 50-ton mobile cranes, every size of tow truck and flatbed, and our team is fully certified and experienced. No matter the trouble, we can solve any problem with professionalism and speed so you can get back on the road quickly.

In this incident, we could quickly get the semi-truck and driver back on the road. There wasn’t heavy damage, and they could carry on with their task. In other incidents, we can bring the vehicle back to our storage yard when it is heavily damaged. We can also provide on-site repairs as needed.

Pro-Tow has built a solid reputation in getting heavy trucks and equipment out of unique and challenging situations. If you need heavy equipment or semi-truck towing, just give us a call!

Learn more about our services at: https://www.pro-tow.com/services/

Semi-Truck Recovery: Ditched Load of Potatoes on Tiger Mountain

Semi-Truck Recovery: Ditched Load of Potatoes on Tiger Mountain

In this incident, on March 8, 2022, a semi-truck and trailer went into the ditch at a curve and needed semi-truck recovery. The accident caused the truck and trailer to tip against the embankment. The trailer also carried a full load of potatoes, so the vehicle and the cargo trailer needed an emergency tow to get back onto the road.

Team Pro-Tow came to the rescue! We selected the necessary equipment and then set out for the recovery at Tiger Mountain.

Semi-Truck Recovery

Once we arrived at the scene, we started with an assessment to decide the best way to rescue the tipped semi-truck and trailer. Unfortunately, the trailer was flat on its side, lying on the embankment on the side of the road.

We decided to use the two wreckers to lift out the vehicle. We carefully hooked up one wrecker to the front of the semi-truck and a second wrecker on the back trailer. Working with care and patience, we slowly lifted the unit and got it back on the road with all the wheels touching down. With the semi-truck lifting handled, we gave the semi-truck and trailer a once over and cleared it to continue on its way along Tiger Mountain.

Semi-Truck Lifting

Team Pro-Tow has the equipment to handle any recovery or accident. Before setting out to the scene, we always ensure we bring the right equipment. Once we arrive, we do a scene assessment to decide the best way to handle the semi-truck recovery and whether additional equipment or help is needed.

Safety is our top priority. That includes the safety of our team, other drivers, and those involved in the incident. That’s why we are careful with our recovery plans and take the time to execute a thorough, detailed, and safe recovery. We always get a job done – and do it the right way.

Car Hauler Needs Heavy Truck Accident Recovery

Car Hauler Needs Heavy Truck Accident Recovery

In this incident, on January 10, 2022, a sizeable semi-car hauler carrying a load of vehicles had a severe collision with a passenger vehicle. Team Pro-Tow received the call to help with the heavy truck accident recovery. We selected the necessary equipment for the heavy truck towing and headed out to the scene.

Car Hauler Accident Recovery

Once there, we did a scene assessment before starting the recovery work. A fully loaded tractor-trailer can weigh around 80,000 pounds when fully loaded. In addition, the hauler was carrying a full load of vehicles, which meant that Pro-Tow needed to use our heavy-duty equipment for the job.

Our mobile crane service can lift up to 50 tons of weight, so even a fully loaded car carrier is no problem. In addition to the 50-ton mobile cranes, we have every size of tow truck, flatbed, and certified staff to provide professional solutions to every problem. Thanks to our specialized equipment, our Team Pro-Tow can get nearly any sized vehicle out of a bad situation.

In this incident, we worked safely and efficiently to recover the car hauler and assisted with this heavy truck accident recovery in any way we could.

24-Hour Emergency Towing

In addition to mobile crane services, we offer out-of-area transport, 21-hour on-site service and roadside repair. Our goal in every situation is to provide safe, top-quality repairs on all makes and models of vehicles. We work promptly to help with heavy truck towing and ensure everything goes smoothly and safely. Whenever you need roadside repairs, towing or support, you can always call and trust Pro-Tow for support.

Learn more about our services at: https://www.pro-tow.com/services/