Louisiana Canal Recovery

Mar 1st, 2013 | By | Category: Spotlight

When a loaded tractor-trailer collided with an automobile and crashed into a cement-lined drainage canal, Lloyd’s Towing of Shreveport, La., got the call. When operators arrived on the scene they found a partially rolled tractor–trailer. The tractor and its trailer — from approximately its dolly legs forward — were over the canal’s cement wall. The severely twisted trailer was resting on a grassy embankment leading down to the canal. The trailer was twisted so badly the left rear tandem axles were completely off the ground. One of the tractor’s fuel tanks was torn away and the other tank dangled from its lines.

Lloyd’s 1997 357 Peterbilt with a 60-ton Century rotator teamed with two of their heavy-dutys — a 2007 357 Peterbilt with a Century 9055 and a 2002 Peterbilt with a Century 5230 — to lift and pull the semi out of trouble. See the Tow Times March issue Recovery Review for details on this Louisiana canal recovery.