A-1 Assists Local Freightliner to Transport Semi's
Semi's are often purchased in one location and to be transported across the country to a new home via a heavy duty towing service. On September 26, 2019, we were called to assist a team with just that. Our heavy duty towing team was called to a parking lot in just north of Allentown. This decking (a.k.a piggybacking and saddle bagging) job was relatively easy for us, but it did take around 3 hours to complete due to the nature of the project. We piled one truck on top on another so the company could safely and reliably transport them. The trucks piggybacked on top of one another looks a bit like a bunch of elephants in the circus with their feet on top of the others back.
We spoke with gentlemen and found out they were transporting the three trucks to Miami. The logo on their shirts was for a metal company in Columbia. We believe they were driving the trucks to Miami to then transport back to Columbia.
We want to give special thanks to our local Freightliner dealer for putting the A-1 Towing name out there. We appreciate the business and confidence that we can complete the heavy duty towing and decking jobs their customer needs to effectively move trucks to their final destination.
Details of Our Heavy Towing Job in North Brampton
Tow trucks do more than just move freights and tractor trailers from interstates and local roads. A method often used in the industry to move 18-wheelers and large tractor trailers is decking. A heavy duty towing truck is required to hitch the trucks together because the truck needs to be lifted about 5 or so feet off the ground.
When A-1 Towing arrived on the scene, we positioned ourselves in front of the first truck. We lifted it off of the ground and then backed the trailer up until it was over the next trailer’s pin. We aligned the trailer as necessary (known as boom in and boom out) to ensure it was directly over the fifth wheel pin. Once aligned, the heavy duty towing team lowered the tractor onto the pin and secured it in place. Once the heavy duty towing team knew it was secure, we moved our heavy wrecker in front of the next trailer. Next, the heavy duty towing team performed the same task a second time. The heavy duty towing team aligned the trailer directly over the fifth wheel pin. The heavy duty towing team then lowered the tractor on the pin and secured it in place. The heavy duty towing team performed the same task a third time. The heavy duty towing team aligned the trailer directly over the fifth wheel pin. The heavy duty towing team then lowered the tractor on the pin and secured it in place.
We used the industry method for saddlebagging to hitch three trucks onto a trailer. At the end of this heavy duty towing call, there were four tractors hitched together.
We completed this process three times in a row. It took about an hour per trailer for a total of three hours.
When you need a heavy duty towing decking job to transport your new fleet of trucks, give A-1 Towing a call! Contact us with questions.
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