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Handling Emergency Response to Roadside Spills

When transportation accidents happen, there can be consequences beyond material ones, especially when these accidents involve hazardous chemicals. Picture a large 18-wheeler pulling a tanker of these chemicals involved in an accident that causes it to spill its contents. Sometimes, even accidents with trucks hauling seemingly normal items can be hazardous. After all, the saddle tanks on these trucks can themselves hold up to 100 gallons of fuel. In roadside spills like these, speed and efficiency are important factors in a successful response.  

Cotton Environmental Support Services is committed to delivering exactly that kind of response, offering quality services and solutions that help us take care of roadside spills. Everything starts with initial contact, and with a 24/7 helpline, Cotton is set up to answer the call whenever it might come in. Whether the call comes from a broker, i.e., a large trucking company’s insurer, or a business itself, our expert staff has the experience to coordinate a rapid true emergency response. 

Thanks to years of experience, Cotton understands that speed and training is essential during roadside spills. Cleaning up roadways quickly and efficiently is key to opening roads back up as soon as possible. To that end, our teams go through extensive training to provide quality service to businesses. Of course, this includes 40-hour Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response Standard (HAZWOPER) training developed by OSHA, which is the backbone of our workforce’s ability to clean roadside spills safely. In addition to that, our teams are trained in fields related to these types of accidents, such as traffic control, that allow Cotton to provide a well-rounded response.  

Recently, Cotton made further strides to improve our response to roadside spills with the acquisition of additional equipment made to aid in cleanup, including two new response trailers exclusively for roadside spills. Thanks to continued investment like this, our teams are poised to succeed not just in initial cleanup efforts but in further remediation if it is necessary. We are set up to come back to the site of an accident and do further restoration in case any hazardous material found its way out of the roadway and into any other area of the environment.

Taking care of roadside spills quickly, safely, and efficiently is not just good for diminishing the amount of time a roadway is closed, but it is vital to the environment as well. You can learn more about the services we offer by contacting us.