Category Archives: Emergency Spill Response

Environmental Spills from Vehicle Accidents and Industrial Incidents

EnviroVacIn addition to our two Spill Response Trucks and two Spill Trailers, our mobile En-Viro-Drum Vac Unit can be used to recover a variety of Environmental Spills from vehicle accidents to complex industrial incidents. Whether you are in a crisis response mode or simply need equipment on standby when moving dry or wet substances the Dr. Hook Spill Response units have the equipment to provide an efficient and cost-effective solution that will meet your needs.

Our portable vacuum system is capable of vacuuming potentially flammable liquids and solids into open top 205 litre drums. Our Vac System can be used for all types of spill recovery, liquids (regardless of viscosity), powders, or small solid particulates, it is an excellent tool for Skimming contaminated wet lands, creeks, rivers or ponds as well as providing a cost effective standby solution in case of emergency or facility maintenance.

Spills occur in a multitude of locations; site access with large Vac Trucks is not always possible, Our Portable Vac System can be transported easily with our off road vehicles to remote locations or flown in by Helicopter.

For spill cleanup and management, contact Dr. Hook Towing. We are ready 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 1-800-561-4665 or 204-956-4665.

For Hazardous Spills, Trust our Emergency Spill Response Team


When minutes could compromise your Company’s Name and increase your Environmental Liability and Exposure, trust our Emergency Spill Response Team with your Hazardous Material Spills. We will manage, contain, cleanup and dispose of your Spilled Fluids and Materials safely. Dr. Hook will take care of all spills including Diesel Fuel, Jet Fuel, Hydraulic Oils, Antifreeze, Hydrocarbons and Battery Acid. No matter how small or large your spill is, the situation will be handled safely, correctly and cost efficiently in accordance with Provincial and Federal Regulations.

To continually improve this service to our customers, we have recently added 3 more response units in our Spill Response fleet along with a new vac. We take great precautions in traffic safety so everyone in our team is Certified in Flagging Traffic and Certified Traffic Control Coordinators. We will put up signs and traffic control devices to ensure the cleanup is done in a safe manner not only to you but to others surrounding the site. With our Spill Response Team along with our Towing and Recovery Team we can make sure the job is completed with no hassles.

Our representatives are ready to speak with you at 1-800-561-4665 or in Winnipeg 204-956-4665. At Dr. Hook Towing you will always get prompt service as soon as we receive your call. Learn more about our Emergency Spill Response Services here.

Hazardous Material Spills

Emergency Spill ResponseDr. Hook recently responded on scene where our Emergency Spill Response Services were needed. The incident involved a 4 vehicle collision on Hwy #59 and Bray Road in East St. Paul, Manitoba. The vehicles were severely damaged. The fuel spills from the vehicles covered a significant area as a result of the high speed impact. We arrived promptly with 4 tow units and 1 spill response unit. The cleanup process involved seven Dr. Hook crew members and took a total of 4.5 hours.

Emergency Spill Response

When fuel starts spilling from a vehicle, it causes a dangerous situation. Since fuel oil is combustible, immediate action is required because a fire could spread to the vehicles involved in the spill, surrounding traffic and buildings or structures nearby. Another danger is that the spill can make the roads slippery creating unsafe road conditions. Not to mention the health hazards that can result from spills.

Emergency Spill Response

The first course of action is to stop the spill as soon as possible. Next, spills need to be contained, cleaned and disposed. The Dr. Hook Spill Response Team has the ability to manage your spilled fluids safely, correctly and cost efficiently. Our service includes your hazardous material spill of diesel fuel, jet fuel, hydraulic oils, antifreeze, hydrocarbons and battery acid.

Spills are the number one fear of truck drivers. Owner operators, make Dr. Hook Towing part of your spill contingency plan. For spills on the road or at your facility, regardless of size, contact us at 1-800-561-4665 or (204) 956-4665. Our Emergency Spill Response Unit is available 24 hours a day and will be promptly dispatched to your spill incident scene.