September 18, 2019
Semi Towing Rescue Before Bridge Closure

Fantastic Semi Towing Bridge Crossing

Our semi towing services in Allentown last week faced an emergency situation. A bridge was closing down for the weekend for repairs. A semi traveling on the highway stopped operating just before the shutdown.

A-1 Towing got the call and headed out to remedy the situation. We had a challenge. There really wasn’t time to hook up the semi to one of our heavy wreckers. The bridge would likely be closed by the time we got into position and hooked everything up.

We made the decision to do a brief repair just to get the truck over the bridge. We figured out that if we pinched off the hydraulic lines for just a moment, we could dive the semi across the bridge. So, we gave it a try. Our guy, Gerry pinched off the line and then he quickly drove the semi across the bridge just before it closed for the weekend. Good job Gerry.

Semi Towing Type of Trucks Used by A1

Details of Semi Towing Over Bridge in Allentown

A-1 Semi Towing got the call to move a semi that had become stuck behind a bridge here in Allentown, PA. The semi towing team made it to the site in 15 minutes. The semi towing team walked around the truck and surveyed the situation. The semi towing team were told that the bridge was closing in less than an hour. If our semi towing team couldn’t move the semi in under an hour, the bridge would be shut down and the semi would be stranded for three days. The semi towing team member looked at the gas lines. The semi towing team looked at the electrical system. The semi towing team looked at the hydraulic system. The semi towing team then determined by simply pinching off the hydraulic line that the pressure in the line would remain high enough to move the semi across the bridge. The semi towing team member then pinched off the hydraulic line. The semi towing team member then drove the semi two feet. The semi towing team member then continued to inch the semi across the bridge. The semi towing team member then drove the semi thirty feet. Finally, the front tires of the semi crossed to the other side of the bridge. The mid-section of the semi crossed to the other side of the bridge. Finally, rear wheels of the semi crossed to the other side of the bridge The semi towing team member parked the semi just across the bridge. The semi towing team member then drove the heavy wrecker across the bridge. He then used hooks to attach the semi to the towing chains that were attached to the heavy wrecker. He then secured the front tires of the semi and winched it onto the heavy wrecker. The semi towing team member then towing the semi to the repair shop.

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