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Semi Towing Team Responds to Tractor-Trailer on its Side

North Shore’s Semi Towing Team Returns Tractor-Trailer to Upright Position

When a tractor-trailer runs amuck, the only solution is to call a trusted semi towing team. North Shore recognizes the value of quick response times and integrity when such a situation arises. With the right know-how and equipment, we get your wheels out of the ditch and back on solid ground.

On December 21, 2019, North Shore responded to a call for semi towing near Sanders Road and Milwaukee Avenue in Northbrook, Illinois. A client’s tractor-trailer was carrying a sea shipping container when it ran off the road into a ditch, flipping on its side. When the semi towing team arrived to assess the situation, it became clear that North Shore’s expertise was the perfect solution.

The team determined that two heavy wreckers were needed — one to stabilize the tractor-trailer and one to pull it out of the ditch. First, they backed one of the wreckers close to the semi and attached boom cables to the underside to add stability. After securing the trailer to the cab with towing straps, the semi towing team backed in the second heavy wrecker.

With the support boom extended, they fastened towing cables around the body of the trailer and cab of the semi. Once the straps were secured to the second heavy wrecker, the semi towing team carefully contracted the winches of the second heavy wrecker. The trailer began to upright, balancing on two wheels. Slowly, the tractor fell back onto all four wheels and the team then hauled it out of the ditch.

Within a few hours, North Shore’s semi towing team returned the tractor-trailer to its rightful position and towed it away from the scene. In helping their long-term client, North Shore demonstrated why they continue to be the premier provider of semi towing services in Chicago, Illinois, and surrounding areas.

North Shore semi towing team responds to tractor-trailer on its side

semi towing team responds to an overturned tractor-trailer in ditch

On December 21, 2019, North Shore received a call for assistance with semi towing. A long-term client’s tractor-trailer was carrying a sea shipping container when it ran off the road, falling on its side. The North Shore semi towing team arrived at the site near Sanders Road and Milwaukee Avenue in Northbrook, Illinois and assessed the situation. Due to the nature of the overturned tractor-trailer, the semi towing team brought two heavy wreckers to the scene. First, the semi towing team backed in the first heavy wrecker to the overturned tractor-trailer. The semi towing team extended the support boom and attached multiple boom cables to the underside of the semi and trailer to add stability. Then, the semi towing team secured the trailer to the cab with towing straps. Next, they backed in the second heavy wrecker and extended the support boom. After attaching towing straps around the body of the trailer and the cab of the semi, North Shore’s semi towing team secured these to the second heavy wrecker. Using extreme care, the semi towing team contracted the winches on the second wrecker. The trailer came up onto two wheels, before falling back onto all four wheels. In need of repair, the semi towing team towed the trailer and cab away from the scene. North Shore’s semi towing team proved successful in uprighting the truck and providing excellent service.

The above marketing copy and photo images are not an accurate account of the facts of this tow or recovery. The marketing copy and photo images are a marketing description created for marketing purposes only and do not replace an actual detailed, legal description accompanied by verified images that serve as testimony of the actual events that occurred during this tow or recovery.

 

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