Our tractor trailer towing team got an early wake-up call after a U-turn gone wrong in New Caney, TX. It was 4AM as a truck carrying 40,000 lb of cargo was making its way to a big-box store’s distribution center.
The driver missed his turn and decided to make a U-turn at a nearby gas station. Unfortunately for the driver, the small gas station did not have enough space for a successful U-turn. The driver was not able to swing the trailer wide enough and the driver-side trailer wheels ended up in a ditch!
The awkward angle the trailer ended up in was causing the passenger-side tractor wheels to lift off the ground! The driver was stuck and needed assistance ASAP! While it must have been a stressful time for the driver, it was just another day for the gas station employees.
Apparently numerous trucks miss that turn and attempt to make a U-turn in the tiny gas station. The employees say they lost count of the amount of tractor trailers who got stuck in that tricky ditch! What makes things worse is that there is a massive gas station with ample room for a tractor trailer to make a U-turn just 2 miles down the road!
The semi trailer towing team was on scene in no time and worked diligently to get the truck back on the road. After 20 minutes of careful rigging, the team was able to safely lift the trailer out of the ditch.
Great work out there team!
The tractor trailer towing team received a phone call at 4AM from a customer in New Caney, TX. A tractor trailer towing team was immediately dispatched to the customers location with a 25-ton heavy wrecker. Once the tractor trailer towing team arrived on scene, they were able to fully assess the situation.
A tractor trailer carrying 40,000 lb of cargo to a big-box store’s distribution center missed a turn. The driver of the truck decided to perform a u-turn maneuver in a nearby gas station. The parking lot did not have enough space so the tractor trailer driver did not swing the trailer wide enough. The tractor trailer ended up with it’s driver-side wheels in a ditch. The awkward angle caused the passenger-side tractor wheels to lift off the ground.
On Site’s tractor trailer towing team hooked up to two contact points at the back of the trailer. After 20 minutes of rigging, they began the lifting and repositioning process. Over the next 30 minutes, the tractor trailer towing team slowly lifted and moved the trailer. They had to reposition their truck twice to maintain a safe angle.
Once the trailer was in a better position, the driver was able to pull forward on his own and continue his journey to the distribution center. The tractor trailer towing team made their way back to On Site Towing at 7311 Charpiot Ln, Humble, TX, 77396, United States.