Tualatin Semi Towing Company Assists Peterbilt
As a semi towing company, Baker & Baker loves to help our clients in need. We recently had the chance to do so when a semi truck required assistance along Interstate 5. Here’s how we completed the job and got things rolling again.
The call came in for a 2019 Peterbilt semi tractor towing a container trailer that had developed a knocking sound in the engine. Because the semi was sitting along the side of I-5 north of Wilsonville in Tualatin, Oregon, a professional semi towing company was needed to get the truck to a repair shop.
As the law prohibits towing of a tractor trailer over 100 miles, the semi towing company had to get creative to generate a solution. Upon arrival at the scene, the semi towing team assessed the situation at hand before getting to work.
First, the crew disconnected the drive shaft while the truck and trailer were still connected. This involved removing the bolts and U joints connected to the drive shaft. Each of these pieces was placed in a bag with a condition alert tag and put on the steering wheel. This ensures that nobody tries to start the truck up without the proper components in place.
Once disconnected, the semi towing company secured the driveshaft with three foot zip ties with a 175 pound working load. Next, the tractor and trailer were split from each other. The tractor was hooked up and towed to Springfield, Oregon for engine repairs. The trailer was taken back to the business in Tangent, Oregon.
Thanks to our well-maintained and extensive fleet, this was a relatively simple job for the semi towing company to complete. We are glad we could assist during a challenging time for the truck driver.
Details of Tualatin Semi Towing Company Assisting Peterbilt
Baker & Baker is a trusted semi towing company in Oregon. Our semi towing team recently got a call about a 2019 Peterbilt semi tractor that was towing a container trailer. Due to an engine knock, the semi was stranded along the side of Interstate 5, just outside of Tualatin, Oregon, which is north of Wilsonville. The driver requested assistance from a professional semi towing company to get the truck to a repair shop.
Due to laws, this job would have to be split up by the semi towing company. This is because it is illegal to tow a tractor trailer over 100 miles. Because of this, the semi towing company found a new solution.
Once at the scene, the semi towing company took stock of the situation. Then, it was time to prove why we are the most trusted semi towing company in Tualatin, Oregon and surrounding areas.
First, the semi towing company disconnected the driveshaft by removing the bolts and U joints. To prevent the loss of any of these critical components, the bolts and joints were placed in a bag with a condition alert tag and taped to the steering wheel.
Next, the semi towing company secured the driveshaft with 3 foot zip ties that have a working load capacity of 175 pounds. Then, the semi towing company split up the tractor from the trailer for towing.
The semi towing company towed the tractor to Springfield, Oregon for the engine repair process. The trailer was towed back to the business in Tangent, Oregon.
Due to our extensive experience as a semi towing company, Baker & Baker was able to make easy work of this task. Great work to our semi towing team!