Archive | August, 2012

How to Choose a Moving Blanket

With several varieties, fabrics and weights of moving blankets, choosing the right one can be a more complex process than you might think. We’ve created a short video to highlight the key qualities of each.  Below you’ll also find a link to each style so you can easily find them on the USCargoControl.com moving supplies […]

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How to Choose a Recovery Strap or Tow Strap

While the terms recovery strap and tow strap are often used interchangeably, a tow strap and a recovery strap can be very different and are usually used for different purposes. Recovery strap -Made of nylon for a higher stretch value. -Used for “recovering” a vehicle that’s immobilized. -Sometimes also called snatch straps for the ability […]

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E-Track: Ratchet Strap or Cam Buckle Strap?

If you’re considering E-track for your trailer or truck, or even a non-transport use, such as in the garage for storage, all of the different options in track and accessories can be confusing. One of the most important choices will be e-track straps and tie downs. Cam buckle straps and ratchet straps  are the most […]

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E Track: Not Just For The Truck or Trailer Any More

If you aren’t aware of the versatility of E-track, a quick search of this blog can get you started. It’s great for securing motorcycles, ATVs, lawn tractors, pallets- just about anything once you install it in the back of a pickup truck, on a flatbed trailer, or in an enclosed trailer. But have you thought […]

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Flatbed Tarps: Lumber Tarps and Steel Tarps

Flatbed truck tarps are an essential for any flatbed truck driver. There are differences between a lumber tarp and a steel tarp, as well as features to look for in both. Lumber tarp A lumber tarp is generally used for long haul truckers to protect lumber, hay, pallets, and other bulky cargo. It is designed […]

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Tarp Straps: Natural Rubber vs. EPDM

Here in the Midwest- like most of the country- we’ve had some extreme temperatures this summer. While we all know hot temps can be dangerous if you’re outside for a long time, it’s also important to remember your outdoor equipment is taking a beating in the heat and sunlight as well. One type of equipment […]

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New Products Review: Flatbed Trailer Products

Lots of new products have rolled out onto our US Cargo Control website lately, including many in our flatbed trailer group from Merritt®- a trusted manufacturer in the industry. If there’s a product or a group of new items you’d like to see added to our website, be sure to let us know- either by […]

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