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Semi Rollover Recovery of Bread-Loaded Trailer

Bread Disposed of in Landfill After Semi Rollover Recovery

Casper’s Wrecker recently answered a call for semi rollover recovery in Jefferson County, Tennessee, after a semi-tractor trailer carrying 54,500 pounds of bread rolled over near I-40 East MM 419. The poor driver probably couldn’t handle the aroma of freshly baked bread any longer and lost control. But fear not, our heroes arrived on the scene! 

The team of five included Casper’s Environmental, the Tennessee Highway Patrol, the Tennessee Department of Transportation, and TDOT-HELP. To get the truck back on the road, the semi rollover recovery team had to remove the fuel before using two massive wreckers to flip the truck onto its side. 

After that, they carefully towed the truck to a rest area, where they unloaded the bread into roll-offs that were then sent to a landfill. The bread racks were towed separately to a storage lot. It took eight hours of teamwork and skill to get the truck and trailer to the storage lot safely.

It is hard to imagine the challenge of transporting a 54,500-pound load of bread after a rollover, but Casper’s Wrecker proved that they can handle anything. With their expertise and impressive equipment, including a 50-ton and a 25-ton wrecker, as well as a roll-off truck and dumpsters, they managed to complete the operation efficiently and safely. 

The team’s cooperation with the responders, including the Tennessee Highway Patrol, Tennessee Department of Transportation, and TDOT-HELP, ensured that everyone worked together to get the towing job done. Hats off to Casper’s Wrecker for their heroic efforts!

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Details of Bread Disposed of in Landfill After Semi Rollover Recovery

Casper’s Wrecker recently provided semi rollover recovery to a customer in Jefferson County, Tennesse. His semi-tractor trailer had overturned near I-40 East MM 419 and he required semi rollover recovery. The incident occurred when the truck and trailer, carrying a full load of bread weighing 54,500 pounds, veered off the road and rolled over into a ravine at a rest area. 

The team of five semi rollover recovery responders, including Casper’s Environmental, arrived on the scene, along with the Tennessee Highway Patrol, Tennessee Department of Transportation, and TDOT-HELP.

The first step in the semi-rollover recovery process involved removing fuel from the truck to enable the team to drag it back to the road. Two wreckers were then used to pull the truck onto its side, after which the team slowly transported it to the rest area. The semi rollover recovery team unloaded the bread into roll-offs, which were then taken to a landfill, while the bread racks were towed separately to a storage lot. Finally, the truck was towed to the storage lot, and the trailer was placed on a dolly for transportation to the same location. All of this took eight hours the semi rollover recovery crew to complete.

Casper’s semi rollover recovery team played a critical role in the successful recovery of the semi-tractor trailer that had overturned in Jefferson County, Tennessee. The semi rollover recovery team’s expertise and equipment, including a 50-ton and a 25-ton wrecker, as well as a roll-off truck and dumpsters, were instrumental in the process. The teamwork between the semi rollover recovery responders and Casper’s Environmental ensured a safe and efficient operation.

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