Several years ago, on December 1, 2014, Team Pro-Enviro and Team Pro-Tow responded to a fishy situation in Seattle, WA. A truck and trailer were cruising up the hill, and 11% grade, on Denny Way in downtown Seattle. The steep grade caused the load to shift and the trailer doors to open.
Seafood Spill Recovery
Sixteen pallets of frozen, high-value seafood shifted and spilled out of the rear of a trailer requiring Seattle cargo recovery and expedited material handling. This cargo was critical because it couldn’t be out of the freezer too long. If it thawed, it could spoil the shipment and cost the operator and company a lot of money and stress.
Our team worked quickly and efficiently to recover the load. Because of our experience with cargo recovery and material handling, we successfully saved nearly 100% of the cargo as we worked through the night.
Trailer Repairs and Backup
We had to get this seafood back in the freezer and on its way. First, we temporarily fixed the trailer doors to help keep them shut. Then we procured more refer trailers and performed a fast Seattle cargo recovery, loading the goods on our flatbed for quick transport. Fortunately, our immediate action minimized loss in this material handling emergency.
A lot of effort and money is invested in protecting perishable goods in transport. Fortunately, innovative technology has outfitted transport trailers to carry perishable loads, like this seafood in Seattle, over long distances.
Improved insulation and ventilation, advanced microprocessors that assist with efficient refrigeration, and innovative system control help monitor and control refrigerated vehicles and trailers during transit.
Even with this advanced technology, calculated loading and unloading methods, and food safety considerations, accidents still happen. When they do, you know who to call for material handling and cargo recovery.
Working as a Team
Our Pro-Tow and Pro-Enviro divisions often work together as a team on accident recoveries. Pro-Tow specializes in emergency towing, heavy truck towing, crane lift services, and semi-truck accident recovery.
Pro-Enviro specializes in motor vehicle spill response, including spill recovery and cleanup. We also handle cargo recovery, load shifts, and cargo reloading. With the personnel and equipment from both divisions, we can address these situations quickly, efficiently, and professionally.