In this incident, on November 17, 2020, Team Pro-Enviro got a call for a load shift service in Kent, WA. A trailer loaded with tiles was damaged and needed help. Once we got to the scene, our team put together a game plan for the safest, most efficient load shift and load recovery.
Bring in the Equipment
After accessing the scene, we needed to bring a forklift, load binding tool, generator, skill saw, and flatbed with pallets, attached dump trailer, and a Bob Cat for debris clean up. We also used plywood to support the load during the load rotation to reduce damage to the tile.
Secure the Rigging and Check the Load
The operator positioned the rotator for the load shift. We used straps to support the load with four plywood sheets in between the straps to disperse pressure on the tiles during tightening. Once we got the load upright, drivers untarped it, inspected it for damages, and provided options for removal and restock of the product.
We were able to restock seven pallets, but five pallets were damaged beyond use. Our forklift went back in and recovered another five pallets. Once the pallets were shifted and the load recovery nearly complete, we removed the rotator and rigging. Rebranding of shifted pallets occurred. We removed the tarp and some of the debris so the tractor could pull forward, other equipment could get in to complete the cleanup.
Debris Clean Up
It was time for debris cleanup. The forklift was able to reload products onto a trailer while the Bob Cat worked hard to clean up the area. We moved damaged pallets, garbage, and other debris onto flatbeds. Once the load recovery and cleanup was done, equipment was loaded up and brought back to the storage yard. Drivers completed the paperwork and cleared the call.
Team Pro-Enviro Performs Load Shift and Recovery Services
Pro-Enviro is a division of Pro-Tow 24 Hour Towing. The Pro-Enviro division specializes in motor vehicle fluid spill response, recovery, and cleanup. Another big part of what we do is load shift and load recovery services.
If you’re load shifts, or you need cleanup response, contact Pro-Enviro!