Archive | 2014

Truck Driver Tax Deductions for 2014

With 2014 winding down, tax time is just around the corner. To help you prepare, we’ve compiled a quick resource of items you can list as deductions on your 2014 tax return. This is a general list; the majority of tax deductions for truck drivers apply to both self-employed drivers and drivers who work for […]

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10 Great Gift Ideas for Men

So we may be mid-way into December already, but if you’re still stumped on what to buy for the guys on your list, read on.  We’ve complied 10 great ideas, many of them under $30. And with our fast shipping, order it today and it should arrive in time for Christmas-  see our shipping page […]

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New Snap-Loc® Industrial Moving Dollies Added to Line of Professional Moving Supplies

The moving supplies category of products continues to expand with the addition of new Snap-Loc moving dolly products. The new items were brought in to better serve our growing customer base of professional moving companies, and were based on suggestions from current customers. We’re always open to adding products that are suggested by our customers. […]

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Chain Slings from US Cargo Control

Since we’ve expanded our line of chain lifting slings earlier this year, it’s been great seeing the different types and sizes of chain slings customers are requesting. This one has been one of the biggest we’ve seen lately. These chains have a capacity of 234,000 lbs. at 60 degrees, which means it would break at […]

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Wear Sleeves for Tie Down Straps

Protective wear sleeves for tie down straps are one of the best investments you can make for extending the life of your strap. These lightweight yet rugged strap protectors are also known as Cordura Wear pads due to the common use of CORDURA® fabric in many of the sleeves. Today, most of these popular protective […]

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Are Moving Blankets Machine Washable?

We’re often asked if our moving blankets can be washed in a washing machine. Our “Best” category includes three machine-washable moving blankets. Their heavy-weight construction with woven polyester binding on all four sides allows them to be washed and re-used repeatedly. Keep in mind, even though these blankets are classified as washable, we do not recommend […]

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What are Ratchet Straps Made Of?

Because ratchet straps are used for trailers, interior van trailers (logistic straps for L-track or E-track systems), moving trucks, and many other types of vehicles that haul bulky or heavy cargo, all of our  ratchet straps are made of high quality, industrial grade webbing. Ratchet straps are typically made from a polyester fabric, which is […]

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Customer Review: BlackLine Winch Straps

This guest post is courtesy of US Cargo Control customer Randy Fischer. A strap is a strap is a strap, right?  That’s what I used to think.  They’re all basically the same 4″ of poly-something-or-other webbing, with a hook or chain on one end.  Usually colored yellow, for some strange reason.  I always figured it […]

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New Products: Nylon Bridle Slings

Our nylon lifting slings category continues to expand with the most recent addition of 600+ new Nylon Bridle Slings. A nylon bridle sling offer s both incredible strength and ease of use due to its light weight and ability to collapse for easy storage. Other benefits include: Four configurations available (single leg, double leg, triple […]

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What are E-Track Shoring Beams?

E-track shoring beams  can serve a dual purpose. Not only can they secure cargo safely inside a trailer, they can also be used to provide additional storage space. E-track shoring beams attach to e-track rails that are installed inside your truck or trailer. Also called load bars, cargo bars, or load locks, the adjustable beams snap into […]

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How to Winterize Your Motorcycle

You start to feel it about this time of year – the air starts to get crisp, you start to plan the annual leaf ride…its almost time to start to prep your motorcycle for winter. To keep your bike well maintained and ready to go in the spring, there are some things which need to […]

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Wide Load and Oversize Load Banner Requirements by State

  A load is considered oversized if it exceeds the standard legal size or weight limits for a road or highway. There are also “load per axle” limits for the weight of a load. Examples of wide or oversized loads include pre-fabricated homes, construction machinery, industrial equipment, and wind turbine propellers. Using wide load or […]

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