On March 6, 2020, Pro-Tow received a dispatch for truck accident recovery in Ravensdale. A dump truck had gone off the road and was in the ditch, needing heavy-duty towing. We went out to attempt a straight and forced winch extraction as per the customer's request. However, when we arrived at the scene, we found an estimated 50 gallons of fuel and oil spilled because of the accident. Unfortunately, there was significant groundwater contamination that needed to be cleaned up too.
You have heard on the news that the trucking industry has become a front line during the COVID-19 pandemic. We support this industry with spill response and accident recovery services, and see first hand the impact it’s had on the industry. With a truck gets into an accident, not only is it a safety risk to the driver and everyone else on the road, it means that the transportation of goods and supplies has paused.
During these unprecedented times, people are starting to worry about the supply chain of food and other goods. Grocery stores are working hard to keep the shelves stocked, but still, items like toilet paper and household cleaners are hard to come by.
2020-03-26: Pro-Enviro Serves the Trucking Industry with Accident & Spill Recovery During COVID-19 Pandemic
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to rage through the United States, including Washington State. While many non-essential services have shut down nation-wide, the trucking industry is busier than ever. Transport companies and their drivers are working hard to keep the supply of critical goods flowing throughout North America. Food, supplies, medical equipment, and other emergency supplies are in high demand, and our truckers are working overtime, making sure deliveries arrive on time.
In this incident, Pro-Enviro was called in to help with an overturned tractor-trailer that had gone off the road at E. Valley Access Road in Auburn, WA. The trailer was loaded with quartz countertops and was severely damaged. It had also spilled a large amount of...
In this incident on November 1st, 2019, Pro-Enviro responded to a major fuel spill caused by a tire blowout that punctured a vehicle’s full fuel tank on the I-90, near Washington State. We arrived quickly on the scene with an environmental truck and secondary unit as well as a Bobcat with a sweeper attachment/dump trailer.
In this incident on November 30th, 2017, Pro-Enviro and Pro-Tow received a dispatch from Fleetnet for a double trailer tow at 9 - 16th street NW, Auburn, WA. OnSite service trucks, a certified technician and a class A driver with a heavy-duty tractor tow were dispatched to the site. When we arrived at the scene, we found the fuel tank had been damaged and was leaking fuel and needed spill recovery. The leaked fuel was also steadily flowing Northbound and had gone approximately 50 feet.
On September 18, 2019, when this semi-truck and trailer jackknifed on the Interstate 5, it crashed into the guard rails. Because of the damage, both engine oil and diesel fuel spilled all over the highway during a busy traffic time. Team Pro-Enviro was called to the scene to execute effective semi truck spill recovery. We estimate about 200 gallons of hazardous fuel and oil was spilled in this incident.