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Semi Truck Accident Recovery On A Busy Interchange – Northbend, WA

Semi Truck Accident Recovery On A Busy Interchange – Northbend, WA

Pro-Tow Had Traffic Flowing In Just 35 Minutes.

When there is an accident involving a semi, you need a heavy duty towing service that can get the job done quickly and safely. In this semi truck accident, a truck carrying 90,000lbs of beer battered onion rings overturned on Highway 18, near North Bend, WA.

It was right at the interchange from Interstate 90 to Westbound 18, so this incident needed quick truck accident recovery services to allow traffic to flow. Thankfully, no one was seriously injured in this accident, but the truck suffered some heavy damage.

Pro-Tow 24-hour towing responded to the semi truck accident with the special equipment necessary to recover the site quickly, efficiently and safely. Our team of highly trained tow drivers met each challenge with their experience and expertise. Like every call we get, the Pro-Tow team quickly developed a plan that got the site fully operational in as little time possible. We had the semi turned back over, site recovered and traffic flowing with just 35 minutes of blocking traffic.

There was some damage to the generator that ran the refrigeration in the truck’s cargo hold. Thankfully our team was able to repair the generator, get power back running to the refrigeration unit and save the onion rings. Thought the trailer and truck in this incident was unable to continue transport, load recovery was possible – the silver lining in an unfortunate accident.

Why Do Semi Trucks Overturn?

Semi trucks can flip over when they change directions too quickly or there is an unbalanced load. It’s all about physics. If a semi truck is driving around a curve, there will be a centrifugal force pushing it away from the direction of the curb. Going to fast, having an unbalanced load or a turn that’s too tight can strengthen that centrifugal force and make the truck tip.

These trucks are made for hauling, so they’re massive. Therefore, they were not designed for maneuverability. While drivers can be as careful as possible, our clients can rest assured knowing that the Pro-Tow team is ready to respond to any accidents that might occur with our 24-hour heavy duty semi truck tow service. Using our fleet of specialized, heavy-duty tow equipment, our experienced team will get your truck right-side-up and the site restored as quickly as possible.

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. 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.

Shipping Container Towing Overturned in Auburn, WA

Shipping Container Towing Overturned in Auburn, WA

Shipping Container Towing:#teamprotow called on in Auburn, WA to the intersection at 15th NW and state highway 167 and towing to a nearby safe location.  95,000 lbs shipping container overturned with motor oil spill was contained and cleaned up to get all lanes open safely.  After all lanes were closed during a peak afternoon commute, Pro-Tow was able to get all the cargo back online and to its destination.

Fenced in Kent, WA Cargo Recovery and Reloading

Fenced in Kent, WA Cargo Recovery and Reloading

Pro-Tow called on to Kent, WA to recover a load of fencing, perform an emergency cargo reloading, and transport back to a nearby trucking terminal.  After the load of fencing shifted and nearly overturned the fully loaded semi tractor and trailer, Pro-Tow quickly responded with a heavy duty crane style wrecker, a specialty Landoll semi-trailer, and forklift along with a hard working team of competent operators experienced in immediately solving unusual cargo problems that others can’t, won’t, or don’t want to.  The team quickly and safely was able to solve this unique cargo problem and allowing business to return to normal with minimal impact.
Overturned and Trapped on SB I-5 Tukwila, WA

Overturned and Trapped on SB I-5 Tukwila, WA

Team Pro-Tow called on to assist in a semi truck accident in Tukwila, WA involving a trapped driver and fully loaded shipping container. Working with WSP, Fire Service, and WSDOT, all lanes were able to be reopened quickly and before the evening commute. Total estimated weight was between 80,000 and 90,000lbs. Complicating the recovery was the guardrail that had lodged inside the cab of the semi truck as well as the shipping container had suffered considerable damage.