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.
In this incident several years ago on July 1, 2016, a semi-truck tipped over and spilled its cargo at the edge of the road. Team Pro-Enviro responded with a cargo reload service, as spills don’t always involve fuel and oil! In this instance, product boxes needed to be cleaned up and reloaded.
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.
Back on March 4, 2015, Team Pro-Enviro and Team Pro-Tow were called to the scene of a collision involving two semi-trucks with full loads. A truck hauling 80,000 pounds of potting soil collided with one pulling 55,000 pounds of k-cups. It created a large accident recovery scene that took most of the night to recover. Because of the cargo involved, the incident also required cargo recovery.
A shifting load can cause an accident, delay, and requiring a load shift service means expensive downtime. Improper loading is the leading cause of a load shift. There are a few key things to avoid when loading your trailers or flatbeds. Preventing load shifts keeps drivers safe, trucks on the road and customers happy. It’s worth taking the extra time to ensure your cargo is loaded correctly.
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.
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.
In this incident, on April 14, 2020, Team Pro-Enviro was called in for a load shift service for a step-deck trailer carrying glass sheets. The load shifted and left shattered glass everywhere. There were several slabs of 1/4 inch glass that had broken. After taking a closer look, we discovered a significant amount of glass caught along the curtain area and track. We needed a plan for this cleanup response.