Wrecker Service Team Works for 3 Days on Lumber Truck
The wrecker service team at Crockett’s Interstate was called in to respond to a massive accident on Oregon Route 58. A curtain side truck (curtainliner) carrying a 60,000 lb of 2×6 lumber had driven off the road. The aftermath was absolutely horrific with the tractor trailer flipped over onto its side, trailer walls completely torn off, and lumber scattered everywhere.
When the wrecker service team arrived, the Department of Transportation, Lane County Sheriff’s Department, and Oregon State Police were already at the scene of the accident. It was clear from the get go that this would be a multi-day recovery operation. The Crockett’s team arrived prepared with one 60 ton rotator, one 50 ton wrecker, 3 flatbeds, and 9 towing operators.
The first day of the recovery was focused on removing the tractor trailer from the accident site. Using the rotator and the wrecker, the wrecker service team successfully got the tractor trailer upright again. They then were able to tow it out of the ditch and to the client’s yard.
With the tractor trailer out of the way, the team was now able to focus on the lumber scattered around the accident site. With most of the 2×6 pieces in a muddy ditch, the team could not simply gather them with their rotator. Instead, they had to manually lift each piece of lumber and place it into stacks in a location where the rotator could access them. The rotator would then place the stacks of wood onto one of the three awaiting flatbeds.
Every time the flatbeds were full, they would deliver the wood to the client. This process of stacking, lifting, and delivering went on for a full two days! With all the wood and debris cleared, the job was finally completed! Fantastic work out there team! Hopefully you’re not too sore from all that heavy lifting!
Details of Wrecker Service Team Works for 3 Days on Lumber Truck
A wrecker service team was requested at an accident site on Route 58 in Lane County, Oregon. Crockett’s dispatched their wrecker service team along with one 60 ton rotator, one 50 ton wrecker, and three flatbed trucks. The wrecker service team arrived at the scene of the accident and assessed the situation.
A loaded curtain side truck was laying on it’s side after the driver drove off the road. The cause of the accident was still unclear. 60,000lb of 2×6 pieces of lumber were now lying on the side of the highway. Every bundle had broken loose.
The wrecker service team first uprighted the tractor trailer using their rotator and heavy wrecker. The wrecker service team then slowly pulled the tractor trailer out of the ditch and back onto the road. The wrecker service team then separated the tractor and trailer and towed them separately to the client’s preferred location.
The wrecker service team then had to manually pick up every piece of lumber to stack them up. Once they created stacks, a wrecker service team member would pick it up using their rotator. The rotator would lift the stacks and place it on an awaiting flatbed. The wrecker service team continued to clear the accident site of lumber and debris for a further two days.