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Spill Me A River: Semi Truck Spill Recovery on Federal Way, WA

Spill Me A River: Semi Truck Spill Recovery on Federal Way, WA

On September 18, 2019 this semi-truck and trailer jackknifed on Federal Way, Washington. It slammed through heavy jersey barriers, which caused a rupture in the fuel tanks. Approximately 200 gallons of diesel fuel and engine oil was spilled on the I-5. This incident required immediate semi-truck spill recovery. Team Pro-Tow and Pro-Enviro were quick to respond.

Keeping Motor Vehicle Fuel Out Of Storm Drains

One of the biggest concerns during a semi-truck spill recovery is containing the spill before it can run into a storm drain. If oil or diesel fuel goes into the drain, it can pollute the natural waterways. If you can get the spill before it does that, you can avoid contamination and, in some cases, fines from the local government.

When there is a spill, the owner of the truck or trucking company is responsible for clean up. Semi-truck spill recovery is less complicated and less expensive if the spill can be kept out of the storm drain. Plus, it causes less harm on the environment. In this accident, the recovery and cleanup service was performed quickly to prevent wreaking havoc on nearby waterways.

Products To Clean And Recover

During a semi-truck spill recovery job, products are used to assist with clean up. You’ll notice a light-colored, dust-type material around the spill in the images below. This product is made from recycled, chemically modified cellulose fibers. Using nitrogen, phosphorous and sulfur, the components literally consume hydrocarbons as food. It wicks away the diesel fuel and engine oil and assists with biodegradation of the harmful fluid. The toxins are absorbed, preventing them from getting into the ground or running into the storm drain.

Heavy Duty Towing Uprights A Vacuum Truck – Federal Way, WA

Heavy Duty Towing Uprights A Vacuum Truck – Federal Way, WA

A Vacuum Truck Accident on Federal Way, WA Needed Heavy Duty Towing Services.

Pro-Tow offers heavy duty towing services, including full semi truck spill recovery and accident recovery. When there is an accident, it’s common for the truck to require up-righting as well as a tow. On February 25, 2016 this was the case with this flip-over on Federal Way, Washington.

The Pro-Tow team arrived on site, prepared to get this tanker right-side-up as soon as possible. We used our heavy duty towing equipment to flip it back over, minimizing traffic hold-ups, before towing the truck away.

Every situation is different and so is every truck and load. We understand that unique solutions are required to recover every truck accident site. When you call Pro-Tow, you can have confidence that our team is up to the challenge and will offer heavy duty towing services for the most efficient recovery.

What is a vacuum truck?

A vacuum truck, also known as a vacuum tanker, is a truck that carries a tank and pump. The pump is used to suck liquids from a location, into the tank of the truck. An example would be a septic vacuum truck that empties sewage from septic tanks and systems. These trucks then transport the liquid, whatever it may be, to another location. Then the material is sucked out and disposed of. In the case of a septic tanker, the content would go to a sewage treatment plant.

What causes vacuum truck accidents?

There has been more attention to preventing rollovers in the industry recently, but semi truck accidents still occur. According to this article in Pumper.com, more than three quarters of tanker rollovers are caused by driver error. Driving too fast, turning to quickly or not driving to conditions can cause vacuum tanks to flip, requiring heavy duty towing and recovery services.

Other causes of vacuum truck roll overs include weather, other vehicles, the condition of the highway or a malfunction of the vehicle.

Contact Pro-Tow to learn more about our 24-hour heavy duty towing and load service.

Almost Made It: 2016 International ProStar

Almost Made It: 2016 International ProStar

#teamprotow called on to get stuck 2016 International ProStar out of the delivery driveway in Federal Way, WA.  The tow truck recovery was complicated by a 12% grade, a steep embankment on the passenger side, as well as a busy residential street.  Utilizing a heavy duty rotating crane style wrecker from Miller, #teamprotow was able to winch the ProStar to the top of the hill as well as move it sideways in one motion–all while the roadway remained open.  Successful, with no additional damage.

Heavy Duty Towing Uprights A Vacuum Truck – Federal Way, WA

Vac Truck Uprighting Accident Federal Way, WA

A vacuum truck accident on Federal Way, WA needed heavy duty towing services.

Pro-Tow offers heavy duty towing services, including full semi truck spill recovery and accident recovery. When there is an accident, it’s common for the truck to require up-righting as well as a tow. That was the case with this flip-over on Federal Way, Washington.

The Pro-Tow team arrived on site, prepared to get this tanker right-side-up as soon as possible. We used our heavy duty towing equipment to flip it back over, minimizing traffic hold-ups, before towing the truck away.

Every situation is different and so is every truck and load. We understand that unique solutions are required to recover every truck accident site. When you call Pro-Tow, you can have confidence that our team is up to the challenge and will offer heavy duty towing services for the most efficient recovery.

What is a vacuum truck?

A vacuum truck, also known as a vacuum tanker, is a truck that carries a tank and pump. The pump is used to suck liquids from a location, into the tank of the truck. An example would be a septic vacuum truck that empties sewage from septic tanks and systems. These trucks then transport the liquid, whatever it may be, to another location. Then the material is sucked out and disposed of. In the case of a septic tanker, the content would go to a sewage treatment plant.

What causes vacuum truck accidents?

There has been more attention to preventing rollovers in the industry recently, but semi truck accidents still occur. According to this article in Pumper.com, more than three quarters of tanker rollovers are caused by driver error. Driving too fast, turning to quickly or not driving to conditions can cause vacuum tanks to flip, requiring heavy duty towing and recovery services.

Other causes of vacuum truck roll overs include weather, other vehicles, the condition of the highway or a malfunction of the vehicle.

Contact Pro-Tow to learn more about our 24-hour heavy duty towing and load service.