Thieves on the run & semi towing needed in Daytona Beach
Just when you thought you’d seen it all, some thieves with a stolen trailer decided to kidnap a skid steer off a construction site near Highway 95 Daytona Beach Area. The thieves didn’t even make it 2 miles out before rolling the skid street and trailer over on the highway causing a big mess. They then fled the scene and soon after, our semi towing team was called for help. It was just 5 am in the morning when Universal Towing received the call from Florida Highway Patrol. Luckily, we provide our customers with 24/7 semi towing services and we came to the rescue straight away. One of our expert semi towing team members rolled out of bed, got dressed and went out there with one of our 550 medium duty trucks. He did what he does best: semi towing and vehicle recovery. Our semi towing team member assessed the situation and patiently waited for the owner of the machinery to come out and take photos before doing anything else. Once that was done, our semi towing expert dealt with the rolled-over trailer, winching it onto a flatbed. Then, he did the same for the skid steer and thankfully we can state that after recovering from the shock, both vehicles are doing just fine. A big thank you is in place to our towing champion that went out there at dusk to deal with the situation. To the thieves we’d just like to say, ‘Never try to steal a skid steer if you don’t know how to drive it!’ or even better, ‘just stay home and find something better to do with your lives’. Well, it’s another beautiful morning here in Florida. Let’s have a coffee and get on with work!’.
Details of semi towing on Highway 95 in Daytona Beach Area
The Universal Towing Semi Towing Team received a call to upright a skid steer that had fallen off a trailer on highway 95 just west of Daytona Beach. Our dispatcher sent the semi towing team to the site of the overturned skid steer. The semi towing team parked their heavy tow truck, assessed the situation and walked around the skid steer and overturned trailer. First, they uprighted the trailer. The semi towing team attached winches to the front and the back of the trailer and carefully winched it upright. Then, the semi towing team winched the trailer onto a larger flatbed. Next, the semi towing team from Universal Towing dealt with the skits steer. The first job of the semi towing team was to attach hooks to the weight bearing area in order to upright it onto both wheels. First, the semi towing team attached one hook and then they attached a second hook. They carefully winched the skits steer upright and it came forward onto its supporting wheels. Next, the semi towing team attached a winch on a second flatbread. They then winched the skits steer closer to the trailer. Carefully, they winched it up one foot and another foot until it was on the ramp of the flatbread. Next, the semi towing team winched it all the way onto the flatbread, evenly parallel with the ground. The team then attached the front of the skits steer to the flatbread and then they attached the back of the skits steer to the flatbread.