Gasoline Tanker Crash Leads To Towing Service

T&M Towing Service was called when a gasoline tanker crashed on the Crescent Cutoff Highway. The accident happened when the gasoline tanker was coming around a 45 mph corner only going 38 mph. He was on the McKenzie Cutoff on highway 58 near Eugene. 

When the gasoline tanker rounded the turn, it slipped on black ice.   The gasoline tanker didn’t have a chance. When it started to slip on the black ice, the trailer ended up in a ditch.  The tractor was on its side and the trailer with the fuel was completely upside down. 

After we got the call, we had to wait a bit for the trucking company to pumped all the fuel out of the tanker and into a nearby gasoline tanker. Completing a recovery with a full tank isn’t safe.  Next, we got to work as the towing service company on the scene. First, we uprighted the tractor and placed it onto the lowboy. Next, we dealt with the tanker trailer and placed it onto the landoll. 

Next time there is a snow in the area and freezing conditions, drive carefully.

 

Towing Service of Oil Tanker During Recovery

Towing Service of Oil Tanker During Recovery

Heavy Wrecker in place during towing service recovery

Heavy Wrecker in place during towing service recovery

Oil tanker on side before towing service does its thing

Oil tanker on side before towing service does its thing

Details of Towing Service of Gasoline Tanker

T&M Towing Service was called when a gasoline tanker crashed. The gasoline tanker was driving on the McKenzie Cutoff on highway 58 near Eugene. When the gasoline tanker rounded a turn it slipped on black ice.The trailer hit a ditch and wound up going upside down.  The tractor was on its side. T&M sent out its towing service team. The team brought a 60-ton rotator, a 50-ton heavy wrecker, a landoll trailer and a lowboy trailer. Before they could get started on the recovery the trucking company drove another gas tanker out to the site. They attached the tanker to the damaged tanker on its side. They then pumped gas from the damaged tanker into the backup tanker.  Once this was done the towing service team could get started. The towing service team assessed the situation. They decided to use the lowboy to haul the tractor away. They put the rotator and wrecker into place. The towing service team attached towing straps and towing chains to the tractor. They placed supports on the front of the tractor. They towing service team placed support on the rear of the tractor. They then activated the rotator and held the tractor into the air.  The towing service team pulled it higher into the air. Next, they turned the boom. The heavy wrecker winched the tractor into the right direction. The towing service team then eased the tractor down onto lowboy. They then secured the tractor in the front. They towing service team then secured the tractor in the rear. Next, they positioned the rotator and heavy wrecker to turn the trailer rightside up. The towing service team attached towing straps and towing chains to the rear of the tanker trailer. They then attached towing straps and towing chains to the front of the tanker trailer. They then activated the towing line attached to the rotator boom to take weight off the trailer.  The heavy wrecker then started to winch the trailer right-side up. Working together the rotator and heavy wrecker placed the gas tanker trailer onto the road. The towing service team then reactivated the towing lines pulling the tanker trailer up higher and placed it onto the landoll trailer. They they then secured the front of the trailer and the rear of the trailer.

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