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.
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.
Pro-Enviro responded to a dispatch for an emergency diesel fuel oil spill on NB Interstate 5 South of Seattle at S. 272nd Street. The trailer had hit some road debris which punctured the fuel tank, causing the fuel spill. We arrived quickly at the scene, along with Team Pro-Tow, the Washington State Department of Transport, Incident Response and Washington State Police.
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.