M A Ponsonby Emergency Truck and Trailer Recovery was in action this week, we collected and pulled a smashed cab and its load, simultaneously from a very bad accident in Beaugency, France.
It all resulted from a front drivers side blow out with the truck steaming through the Armco and down the side of the motorway into a ditch, the cab had jackknifed and was a complete wreck, the driver and his daughter on board were very lucky to have escaped without injury.
After being told to “organise everything and send us the bill” by his insurance, we were contacted and asked to help the driver get his truck and trailer back to the midlands.
We loaded up our Doll low loader trailer with our R520 Topline and had the 580 S line pull her down onto the continent. After Winching the wrecked cab onto the detachable neck low loader we coupled up the R520 to the customers trailer, and brought them both home safely to the Midlands.
It is an unfortunate position that any haulier can find themselves in, now whilst we don’t wish this bad fortune on anyone, we will say that if you need help, we are available 24/7 for a Europe wide call out. With our specialist skills in Abnormal Load movements we are experts in delivering any loads up to STGO Cat2 80tonne GVW, we can deliver your load whilst also returning your truck to your garage simultaneously.
Depending on timescales and each individual situation we can also provide escorting services for the load and reorganise permits for the movements on your behalf. We will organise everything to get your load to its destination and your vehicle back home.
M A Ponsonby – Fors Gold – UK Best Fleet