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American Towman Magazine Presents the Week in TowingDecember 13 - December 19, 2017
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Pups Rolling in the Ditch

0 bdfdfBy Jim "Buck" Sorrenti

Jae's Towing & Recovery, based in Heath, Ohio, is a family business started by Jae Jones in 1992. His son Nick is the operations manager and rotator operator.

In June 2017, Jae's was contacted by Ohio State Police to recover a few loaded pup trailers that rolled over.

"The accident happened on I-70 westbound at the 130 mile marker in Hebron, Ohio," Nick said. "The wreck destroyed both pup trailers and spilled the load from the front trailer."

Nick responded with his 2016 Kenworth T880/Century 1150 50-ton rotator. Company owner Jae was in his 2017 Century 1135 35-ton rotator, and operator Paul in the 2016 Century 5230 30-ton heavy. Other operators on scene included Darren White, Justin Smith, Kevin Cherup and Asa Osborn.

Once on scene, Jae's crew was given the "go ahead" from the trucking company to proceed with the recovery and the crew staged the wreckers and began rigging.

"We rigged to the rear pup with two trailer straps to bring it over first," Nick said. "It had the sides and roof bowed out from the rollover, but was capable of being unloaded. Next we rigged to the front pup trailer and tractor to bring them back over as well."

The front trailer had taken the majority of the wreck and was severely damaged and torn open. The load of packages was thrown from it as it wrecked.

"This one wasn't as easy due to the severity of the damage," Nick said.

Once the pups were back on their wheels the crew went to work splitting them apart for transport.

"We separated the rear trailer from the front trailer and tractor," Nick said, "to bring them to the roadway as the front trailer was severely damaged and wouldn't sustain the trip up the hill with a trailer behind it."

The lesser-damaged pup was transported to the company's terminal to re-pack and re-ship. Also taken to the company's terminal was Jae's 55' van trailer loaded with packages that had been thrown. The tractor and severely damaged front trailer were transported six miles back to Jae's facility.

"I am very proud of the guys I work with. This was a hot day and a long clean-up of picking up packages, and they all worked their butts off," said Nick.

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