Heavy Towing Pittsburgh Team Work Hand in Hand with Remediation and Traffic Control Units

 

PA State Police requested the presence of our heavy towing Pittsburgh team after a truck jackknifed on the highway on July 9, 2020. To make matters worse, the truck had been damaged during the accident and was now leaking fuel and contaminating the area. McGann and Chester immediately dispatched a heavy towing team along with an Environmental Clean-Up team and a Recovery and Traffic Control Unit.

Without the proper team in place, this recovery could have been extremely dangerous (and that’s not even taking into account the fuel leaking out of the truck!). Thankfully, McGann and Chester’s extensive experience helped them avoid any possible complications. The traffic control unit immediately jumped into action creating a barrier between incoming traffic and the recovery team. The heavy duty towing team gently lifted the trailer, making the fuel tank accessible. The remaining fuel was pumped into hazmat barrels in order to prep the truck for towing. Hazmat booms, spill pads, and oil were used to remove contaminants from the area. 

With the fuel situation under control, the towing team was now able to focus on getting the truck off of the highway. They first hooked up the heavy duty wrecker up to the front axle of the tractor trailer. The team slowly moved the truck away from the scene as the environmental team was still working hard to get everything cleared up. Once it was out of the spill area, the tractor trailer was prepped for towing and brought to McGann and Chester’s yard for safe keeping.

This incident saw the remediation, traffic control, and heavy duty towing teams working together with the PA State Police to achieve a great outcome. Fantastic work out there!

Heavy Towing Pittsburgh Team Handling the Spill

Heavy Towing Pittsburgh Team Handling the Spill

Our Heavy Wrecker and Heavy Towing Pittsburgh Team after handling the Spill

Our Heavy Wrecker and Heavy Towing Pittsburgh Team after handling the Spill

Cleanup by the Heavy Towing Pittsburgh Team

Cleanup by the Heavy Towing Pittsburgh Team

Details of Heavy Towing Pittsburgh Team Work Hand in Hand with Remediation and Traffic Control Units 

A heavy towing Pittsburgh team was dispatched to the scene of an accident along with an environmental clean-up team and a recovery and traffic control unit. The heavy duty towing team arrived at the scene of the incident. The heavy towing Pittsburgh team waited while the traffic control team set up a safe barrier. The traffic control unit placed signs and cones to create the barrier. Once the barrier was established, the heavy duty towing team slowly backed the wrecker towards the truck. The heavy towing Pittsburgh team lifted the front of the truck and slowly slid it forward making the fuel tank accessible.

 

The heavy towing pittsburgh team stood by while the remaining fuel was pumped from the truck. When the truck was empty of fuel, the heavy duty towing  team winched the trailer to align it with it’s tractor. The heavy towing Pittsburgh team then hooked onto the front axle of the truck. The heavy towing Pittsburgh team disconnected the drive shaft. The heavy duty towing team caged the brakes. The heavy towing Pittsburgh team then moved the truck out of the spill area. The heavy towing team prepped the truck for transport. The heavy towing Pittsburgh towed the truck to McGann and Chester’s lot.