Local Towing Service Averts Electrical Disaster

Towing service needed for a muddy rescue on Virginia State Route 43

It had been raining heavily for days when our towing service team at Bee Line Transport received a call from Virginia State Police. A loaded trash truck with an estimated weight of 10 tons had flipped over on Road 43 in Bedford, Virginia. Rain, trash and mud, could it get any worse? Oh yes, the incident happened right next to a powerline and a quick recovery was needed to prevent an electrical disaster. One thing was for sure, this was going to be a muddy recovery and so it was…

Our towing service team gathered as much information as possible and decided to bring two of our 65-ton sliding rotors, a rollback with extra manpower, an emergency response truck, service truck and a fuel recovery trailer. Basically the team made sure they were prepared for everything. Once our towing service team got to the site, they performed a scene survey for a safe and quick recovery of the flipped over trash truck.

The trash truck was lying in a ditch and the can on the back had come out of the rails that held it onto the truck. First, the roadside mechanic went to work, placing the service truck at the bottom of the trash truck. He removed the driveline and checked on the fuel tanks to make sure there would be no risk of rapture. The towing service team then proceeded with the recovery process using the two 65-ton rotators. The trash truck was carefully uprighted onto its wheels and then transported to our facility for secure storage. What was left was a lot of debris and mud scattered on the road but once our team was done, there was no trace left of the incident that had happened earlier. Great work, team! Not only did you perform a smooth recovery in a muddy situation but you also prevented an electrical disaster of some sort.

So, now you know: when things get messy, call Bee Line Transport and our towing service team is on the way. Danger involved? We don’t back away. Lots of rain? We are prepared for everything. Bee Line offers 24/7 emergency towing services.

Details: trash truck needs local towing service as it flips over on the highway

Bee Line transport received a call from Virginia State Police. A loaded trash truck had flipped over on route 42 in Bedford Virginia and heavy duty towing service was needed for the recovery of the vehicle. The truck was lying in a ditch on the roadside and the estimated weight of the truck

was 10 tons. Our towing service team went to work bringing two of our 65-ton sliding rotators, a rollback with extra manpower, an emergency response truck and a service truck with fuel recovery trailer. The service towing team made sure they were prepared for everything including heavy rain as it had been raining heavily in the last couple of days. The service towing team preformed a scene survey to determine the safest and quickest course of action to recover this trash truck. The towing service team found the right side of the truck had dropped off into the ditch that was two feet deep. The truck was lying on its side and the can on the back of the truck had come out of the rails. The roadside mechanic placed the service truck at the bottom of the truck and removed the driveline. He also performed an inspection on the fuel tanks and concluded there was no risk of rupture.

The towing service team then placed our first 65-ton sliding rotator at the front of the trash truck and they parked our second 65-ton sliding rotator at the rear of the truck. The towing service team then began the rigging process. They rigged the back and front of the loaded trash truck with our soft straps in a cross configuration to support the loaded can during the lift while digging out mud and dirt. The towing service team used 6X6 blocks from our emergency response truck to block up the front of the can that had dug into the ground about one foot. Once blocked up, the towing service team was able to work our soft straps under to finish the rigging on the can. The towing service team snatched blocks off the back of the rotator on a low point to the front axle for a downward pull to help assist with the up-righting process. The team rigged a control line on the rear to set the trash truck back onto its wheels softly for less damage. The towing service team used wireless headsets for safe and effective communication during the recovery process

. The trash truck was then carefully lifted out of the ditch and placed back onto its wheels on the road between our two rotators. The towing service team then quickly disassembled the rigging equipment and placed our two rotators into their ready position. Then, the team aired the truck up for the transport back to our facility. The service towing team used equipment of the emergency response truck to clear the road from all the debris and mud. The muddy ringing equipment was put on the rollback to be transported back to our facility for cleaning and that was that – a muddy job well done!

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