EdsTowing Posted February 19, 2018 Share Posted February 19, 2018 Got a call the other night for a fully loaded tractor trailer that lost control on a back road during an ice storm. There is a tight "S" curve that we have had hundreds of accidents at over the years but this was my first TT incident that I recall... As soon as I walked up to the truck, the driver tells me he used to be a "Ice Road" trucker....I said Oh yea? You didn't do too good with our ice roads... I asked him where was he trying to go and he said his GPS said this was a quicker route to his destination in Main...and a guy at the local Pizza place said yea he would go that way? I asked if that guy was driving a TT in a ice storm? He said no...Too bad, maybe we could of had 2 jobs. The area where he ran in is loaded with rocks & boulders which tore stuff up underneath the tractor but the trailer was in pretty good shape. I set up behind the unit to get the trailer out on the roadway 1st... Ran two 5/8 chains to shackles on the slider frame, out the rear of the ICC bumper. Lifted & drug the rear out to the road, and then sideways to the center line. We couldn't control the tractor due to the steer axle being ripped out. Then we unhooked, turned around and worked on the tractor... Set it on spring slippers since the axle was torn out and there isn't any real structure protruding out the front of the truck. Not my prefered method but not many choices. Towed the unit to the shop and decided to go back in the daylight to finish the clean up... The next day we went up and plowed the area so we could stay off the roadway. Cleaned up the trees that he knocked down & debris... Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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