Earlier last month, on March 8th, 2020 the SR18 was closed. When a highway closes, semi-trucks will take alternative routes to get where they’re going. In some cases, the driver might not be as familiar with the new route. An unfamiliar road and tight turn was the problem in this semi-truck accident recovery incident.
A Tipped Semi Truck Loses It’s Load in Sumner, Washington.
When there is a semi truck accident, it’s common for the load to spill out of the trailer. It doesn’t have to be transporting a liquid to be considered a spill! In this case on July 1, 2016, you’ll see that there are hundreds of product boxes spilling all over the road and ditch. When this happens, a logistics company needs more than just a semi tow truck service. They need help with load handling.
First things first, the experienced Pro-Tow truck accident recovery team will get the truck back on its wheels. Then our team determines if the semi truck and/or trailer is fit to continue transport after reloading. If the truck can be driven afterwards, Pro-Tow takes it to our yard so we can offer full load handling services.
What does load handling entail?
Load handling is when the load, for whatever reason, needs to be taken off, repacked and reloaded for continuation of the transport. Poor loading at a depot can result in an uneven weight and that can be the reason why the truck tipped over. A semi trailer needs to be loaded like a seesaw, perfectly balanced at every end without too much weight on the axels and only so much weight per floor section.
It can be tough to calculate, and every state has different requirement for semi truck trailer loading set ups. If you have 50,000 pounds of whatchamacallits in your trailer that shift, causing an accident or making your truck unmoveable, you can be in trouble – especially if your driver is in the middle of nowhere. Read this comprehensive resource titled The Loader’s Guide to Truck Loading for more information.
Don’t sweat, just call Pro-Tow’s 24-hour emergency semi truck towing service line and we will be there to help you out. No matter how remote the location. We can get your truck back on its wheels and give it a tow. If need be, we can help recover your load and get it ready to continue its journey.