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Tractor Trailer Recovery for Tomato Plant-Filled Trailers

Tractor Trailer Recovery for Two 28-Foot Pup Trailers Carrying 60,000 lbs 


In the scenic city of Greeneville, TN, Casper’s Wrecker faced a challenging task for a tractor trailer recovery on Hwy 340 at the Greene Cocke County Line. A tractor-trailer mishap had occurred, with two 28-foot pup trailers carrying a valuable cargo of tomato plants. The weight of the entire tractor-trailer was 60,000 lbs. 

With our fleet of top-of-the-line trucks and equipment, we swiftly mobilized a team of 4 with the necessary equipment to handle the complex recovery operation. The initial priority was preventing any diesel spillage, so we promptly pumped the tanks to contain the situation. 

Once Casper’s Environmental completed the tank pumping, we meticulously proceeded with the step-by-step recovery process. Once the truck and trailer were uprighted, the entire unit was towed to our lot.

The tractor trailer recovery took a total of 6 hours. While the tractor sustained damage to the roof and side, both trailers had only minor scuffs from the incident, which were further safeguarded during the recovery process.

The truck itself required towing back to Georgia for necessary repairs, while the salvaging of the tomato plants became a priority. We towed the trailer to a nearby farm to explore opportunities for salvaging the plants and minimizing losses.

Throughout the operation, our heavy duty recovery team collaborated closely with multiple parties involved, including the Tennessee Highway Patrol, TDOT, Orebank Fire Department, and Casper’s Environmental LLC. Amazing job to all those involved in this tractor trailer recovery! 

Details of Tractor Trailer Recovery for Two 28-Foot Pup Trailers Carrying 60,000 lbs 

Casper’s Wrecker recently encountered a challenging tractor trailer recovery in Greeneville, TN, involving a tractor trailer on Hwy 340 at the Greene Cocke County Line. The incident involved two 28-foot pup trailers carrying a valuable cargo of tomato plants. The combined weight of the tractor-trailer was 60,000 lbs, presenting a significant tractor trailer recovery undertaking.

Caspers promptly assembled a team of four individuals equipped with the necessary tools to handle the tractor trailer recovery operation. The initial priority was to prevent any diesel spillage, which we effectively managed by promptly pumping the tanks to contain the situation.

Following the completion of tank pumping by Casper’s Environmental, the tractor trailer recovery team  meticulously proceeded with a step-by-step tractor trailer recovery process. The team successfully freed the rear trailer and positioned two straps underneath to facilitate the uprighting process.

Once the trailer was back on the road, they initiated the towing operation for the tractor trailer recovery back to our Greeneville lot. The attention then shifted to the remaining tractor and pup trailer. Through a coordinated effort, the truck and trailer were uprighted and the entire unit was towed to Casper’s lot.

The entire tractor trailer recovery operation took total of six hours. The tractor suffered damage to the roof and side, however, both trailers only sustained minor scuffs during the incident. 

The truck was towed back to  Georgia for essential repairs. Salvaging the tomato plants became a priority for the tractor trailer recovery. The trailer was transported to a nearby farm, exploring options to salvage the plants and minimize losses.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol, TDOT, Orebank Fire Department, and Casper’s Environmental LLC were all involved in the tractor trailer recovery.  

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