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.
On June 11, 2021, a commercial box truck went into the ditch and climbed up the embankment. It then rolled over onto the driver’s side of the truck. The accident smashed the cab and the fuel tank, causing a significant spill in the ditch and surrounding area. The accident was blocking one side of the SR167 at Tukwila, WA and required immediate truck and spill recovery.
On April 23, 2021, we received an emergency dispatch from Washington State Police (WSP) involving a bobtail tractor collision. With little other information provided, we responded with a C-class heavy-duty wrecker.
On June 6, 2021, an accident involving a semi-tractor trailer needed an extensive fuel spill response. When Team Pro-Enviro got there, we connected with the Department of Ecology to properly assess the spill cleanup. First, would apply an absorbent on the paved area to soak up the fuel and stop any additional contaminants from leaking into the soil.
In this incident, on May 30th, 2021, A semi-truck and trailer driving through a local building and supply store parking lot left a huge mess when it leaked diesel fuel. The leaking truck left a stream of diesel along the front of the building. The stream of fuel extended through the parking lot, the drive and down the street.
On February 26th, 2021, In this load recovery incident, we received a call from a customer on the WB I-90 exit 47 with a damaged trailer and impacted fuel lines. He explained his snow chain snapping caused the damage. Approximately 10-20 gallons of fuel were leaking on the roadway. On top of that, he was carrying a 38,000 lb load of expensive frozen beef. All-around speedy recovery was in order.
A damaged trailer loaded with expensive paper rolls needed a cargo recovery service. Team Pro-Enviro came in to unload the rolls before the rain got in and damaged them. A tarp was placed on the damaged end of the trailer to keep the water out. Then our team got to work with a forklift to remove the load efficiently.