A lot goes into spill response and effective truck accident recovery. Pro-Enviro is dispatched when there is a motor vehicle fuel or oil spill, or when a load containing other hazardous material is lost on the road. In these blog archives, you’ll discover what is entailed with spill recovery. It includes assessment, creating a complete heavy vehicle accident management plan, and then getting to work with spill containment, collection, disposal and remediation.
In many cases, our team at Pro-Tow 24 Hour Towing is on the job too. Pro-Tow uses wrecker style cranes to help with the heavy lifting to get the accident site cleaned up so we can open it back up to local traffic. We also work alongside local agencies like the Washington State Police and Fire Departments, and the Washington Department of Transportation. If you want more information about what we do, contact us any time.
2021-12-27: Mashed Potatoes Cargo Cleanup
On December 27, 2021, another incident with a load of potatoes required extensive semi-truck cleanup—a semi-truck hauling a full load of taters overturned near Sumner, WA. The truck went into the ditch, and its potato load went in with it, scattering mashed potatoes at the scene.
2020-09-10: Spill Response Services Assist with Tractor and Trailer Fire
On September 10, 2020, during a wildfire crisis in Washington State, Team Pro-Enviro was called to assist with a truck accident recovery and spill recovery. There had been a terrible truck and trailer fire, unrelated to the wildfires in the area. A battery cable shorted while the driver was asleep in the berth, setting the truck on fire.
2020-07-08: Smashed Fence Truck Accident Cleanup
In this incident, on July 28, 2020, a loaded commercial truck and trailer ended up in a major incident. The trailer left the roadway, hit a tree, and collapsed utility poles onto it. Team Pro-Enviro and Pro-Tow responded to an emergency dispatch from the King County Sheriff’s office.
What Happens if a Diesel Fuel Spill Gets into a Storm Drain?
In this incident, on July 15, 2019, a tractor-trailer jackknifed and ended up with a broken open fuel tank and a major roadway spill. The incident happened on Interstate Highway 90 in Snoqualmie, WA. For this type of recovery, both Team Pro-Tow and Team Pro-Enviro responded to help with the vehicle and spill recovery.
2023-03-15: The Importance of Perishable Cargo Recovery
Team Pro-Enviro went to great lengths to save a client’s perishable cargo during a tractor-trailer accident recovery back in October 2020. The container had flipped over on its side, and there was damage to the refrigeration system, causing a leak. We got the container safely to our storage yard, where we took extraordinary measures to keep the unit cool and the cargo frozen.
2023-03-01: At Your Load Shift Service
As a truck driver, driving around with heavy loads involves much more than experienced driving. While safe speeds and slow turns are critical, sometimes a load shift can happen and cause serious troubles.