Archive | June, 2013

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New Product: Pre-Stretched Wrap

One of the products we’ve gotten the most requests for is a pre-stretched wrap. Our professional moving company customers shared with us the benefits it offers over traditional stretch wrap and we were happy to add Torque® pre-stretched wrap from Paragon Films to our moving supplies collection. A pre-stretched wrap is just that- pre-stretched- so it’s lighter in […]

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New Hours of Service Rules for Interstate Truck Drivers

July 1st is quickly approaching, and with it comes new Hours of Service rules. On that date, the Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration (FMCSA) will begin to enforce the remaining HOS regulations (selected regulations went into effect on February 27, 2012) for truck drivers. The new guidelines apply only to commercial motor vehicles in interstate […]

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Customer Photos: Ratchet Straps

We love to feature product photos we get from our customers. We received this one from Elaine on Galveston Island, Texas, after she let us know how pleased she and her husband were with our ratchet straps. Elaine purchased our 2″ x 30′ blue ratchet strap with chain extensions.     “We have a Bobcat business, […]

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US Cargo Control Sales Team Profile: Dustin

We pride ourselves on having a professional sales staff ready to take your call if you have a question about a product, or if you’d like to place an order by phone. Dustin is a sales team member that you might speak to if you call us. He’s a new member to our team, which […]

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How to Use a Ratchet Strap

Some of the most common questions we receive from our customers are about the use of a ratchet strap. Along with questions about break strengths, working load limits, and safety guidelines, are those about how to use these versatile tie down straps:  “How to thread a ratchet strap,” “How to release a ratchet strap,” or […]

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Expansion of Nylon Lifting Slings Selection Includes New Bridle Slings

A big goal we’ve initiated for 2013 is taking a good close look at all of our product categories. We want to be sure we are offering the products our customers need, at the best prices possible. Our most recent overhaul was the updating of our nylon lifting slings. While we were already offering a […]

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How to Use Wire Rope Clips

A wire rope clip, sometimes called a u-bolt clamp or u-bolt clip is used to clamp the loose end of a length of wire rope, once it has been looped back to form an eye. These fittings consist of a u-bolt and has a saddle secured by two nuts. Generally, wire rope assemblies need at […]

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