Transport cargo can weigh tens of thousands of pounds. Unfortunately, a significant cause of load shifts is imbalanced or improper loading. A heavy imbalanced load will throw off the trailer’s center of gravity, causing it to tip, jack-knife, blow tires, or cause other semi-truck accidents.
Back in September 2019, Team Pro-Enviro responded to a call regarding a jackknifed semi-truck and trailer in Federal Way, Washington. Unfortunately, the truck had crashed into a guard rail on Interstate 5, causing a widespread diesel fuel and engine oil spill.
In this incident, on January 7, 2022, a semi-truck jackknifed because of wintery and slippery road conditions. The incident happened near Davenport, WA and Team Pro-Enviro responded to the call. Alongside the accident, damage to the fuel tank had caused a spill, and we needed to contain it quickly.
On May 2, 2019, Team Pro-Tow was called to a semi-truck accident near Auburn, WA. The truck had overturned, and its trailer was carrying a whole load of steel that weighed more than 70,000 lbs. This wreck would be a challenging semi-truck accident recovery.
In this incident, on June 16, 2020, Team Pro-Enviro received an emergency dispatch about an out-of-area semi-truck collision near North Bend, WA. It needed both heavy truck towing and extensive spill recovery. Washington State Patrol (WSP) specifically requested a heavy-duty wrecker to remove a truck and trailer blocking the roadway. We dispatched one heavy-duty crane-style wrecker and one heavy-duty recovery wrecker to be extra safe. Our team then set out.
In this incident on August 5th, 2020, Pro-Enviro responded to an emergency dispatch regarding a semi-truck and semi-trailer blocking the SR167. The truck was leaking fuel as well, but Team Pro-Enviro was quick to respond. We arrived on the scene with two heavy-duty trucks and immediately assessed the situation and reported to the incident command post.
A semi-tractor and trailer caught on fire on the I-90 near Issaquah, WA on March 7, 2020. Both Team Pro-Enviro and Pro-Tow were called to the scene to tow the smoked-out tractor and trailer and perform full accident and spill recovery. Because the truck was on fire, there were burned truck parts, debris, and other harmful contaminants on the roadway.
In this incident, Team Pro-Enviro and Team Pro-Tow responded to an emergency call from Washington State Police 911 dispatch about a trailer that had broken apart a firework stand and was blocking lanes on SR18 near Covington, WA. Screws, plywood, roofing materials and various debris were littered across the shoulder and all lanes. Both divisions responded quickly to clear and reopen this busy roadway.