Tractor Stuck Under Bridge Requires Semi Truck Towing
Experts in semi truck towing, the North Shore Towing crew has seen it all! They recently helped out with a truck carrying over 40,000 lbs of potting soil in Chicago. What happened when their 13.5 foot trailer passed through a 12 foot bridge? It got stuck!
North Shore Towing dispatched their semi truck towing team to the location at Peterson & Ravenswood, Chicago, IL 60660, United States. Arriving promptly to the scene, the North Shore semi truck towing team was met with the Chicago PD, traffic control, and the railway engineers. Together they assessed the situation, and it was decided by the towing crew that unfortunately, the trailer was a total loss.
Using their expertise and specialized equipment, the team successfully removed the trailer from under the bridge without causing further damage to the trailer or to the bridge. They then offloaded all 40,000 lbs of potting soil into a new tractor and the customer was able to finish his delivery!
Amazing job by the team at North Shore Towing! Keep up the great work!
Details of Tractor Stuck Under Bridge Requires Semi Truck Towing
North Shore Towing recently received a call from a customer at about 10 pm requesting a semi truck towing team to their location immediately. A truck was carrying 40,000 lbs of potting soil for a landscaping company and had driven under a 12 foot bridge. However, his trailer was 13.5 feet and while the tractor made it through the bridge, the trailer did not.
From the team’s headquarters at North Shore Towing, 2527 Oakton St, Evanston, IL 60202, they traveled down McCormick Boulevard to West Peterson Avenue to arrive at the customers location. The team was on the scene in 1 hour and was ready to start the semi truck towing job.
Upon arrival, the semi truck towing scene was met with the Chicago PD and traffic control. The accident happened on a major road, so traffic control was needed on the scene. They were there to remind the other cars to slow down and move over for first responders and the semi truck towing company. The railway engineers were also on the scene to check the integrity of the bridge.
The semi truck towing crew assessed the situation and determined unfortunately, the trailer was a total loss. In order to solve the trailer situation, the semi truck towing team carefully strapped and reinforced the trailer. This was done so that the trailer would not collapse when they removed it from under the bridge.
Afterwards, the semi truck towing team hooked up their heavy wreckers from the front and pulled it in the direction that the trailer was originally going. Careful planning and precise execution by the semi truck towing professionals allowed them to remove the trailer from under the bridge without causing further damage to the trailer or to the bridge itself.
Once the trailer was free, the semi truck towing team offloaded all 40,000 lbs of potting soil into a new tractor. The customer was able to head off and finish his delivery.