Archive | 2015

Cargo Webbing: What’s the Difference Between Nylon and Polyester?

Cargo webbing is used for a variety of tie downs, cargo nets, seat belts, etc., but there’s a difference in the fabrication of the webbing. Polyester webbing and nylon webbing are the two major categories, along with another polyester fabric webbing that’s known in the industry as seatbelt webbing. While all three may seem similar, […]

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15 Winter Driving Kit Essentials

Winter driving has been upon a few areas of the country already this year, but it’s never too late to stock your vehicle with essentials that could be potential lifesavers should you become stuck, stranded, or lost in snowy, sub-zero conditions. A quick, informal survey of our customers turned up these 15 must-haves for a […]

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Winches for Flatbed Trailers

While a winch is a common term in the trucking industry, truck winches are still most often thought of as equipment designed for hoisting or hauling 4×4 trucks and sport utility vehicles while off-roading. Winches for flatbed trailers are different as they are designed for securing cargo straps to a flat bed trailer. We’ve outlined […]

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Customer Photos: Custom Cargo Nets

Thanks to Andrew Klein, Assistant Band Director for the Centennial High School Spartan Regiment Marching Band in Burleson, TX. He sent us photos of the custom cargo nets we made for the band’s trailer. Once custom cabinets were installed, they purchased two polyester nets we custom-made to their dimensions. Measuring 52″ x 192″ and 52″ x 132″, both were […]

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Operation Safe Driver Set for October

Just when you thought you might get a break from inspections … another safety campaign is scheduled for October. The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) announced the dates for Operation Safe Driver Week, running October 18-24. During the event, law officers across North America will step-up enforcement for all drivers, specifically looking for dangerous driving. According to the […]

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Sales Team Q&A: Guy Wire

Our latest Q&A responds to common questions the US Cargo Control sales team answers about rigging, specifically guy wire and its components.  Why is it called guy wire?  Guy is defined as a rope, cord or cable used to steady, guide or secure something.  Guy wire is used to stabilize and secure antenna and utility […]

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Why is it Called Guy Wire?

Guy wire is used to stabilize and secure free-standing structures. It is commonly used by professional tower erecting companies to install towers in the antenna, communications and utility industries.  The Guy Wire Name Guy wire has many names. It is also known as guyed wire, guy cable, guy strand and guy anchors. People also (mistakenly) call […]

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Chocks Used for Recreational Vehicles

Wheel chocks are not just used in the trucking, transportation and logistics industries, they are also used to secure and stabilize vehicles used for fun.  Recreational vehicles are not a small investment, they can be expensive to acquire and maintain. However, wheel chocks are an inexpensive way to keep your vehicle safe and stable. RVs and Campers  Wheels […]

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What’s with the Orange: Why Should I Buy Bright Wheel Chocks?

Wheel chocks are a fairly inexpensive piece of safety equipment used to prevent trucks and trailers from unintentionally rolling or tipping when the vehicle is parked for loading and unloading or maintenance. US Cargo Control offers several styles and sizes of wheel chocks designed to work with several different types of trucks. All of the […]

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What Happens When Moving Blankets are Machine Washed and Dried?

US Cargo Control is your one stop shop for moving supplies. The company sells several styles of moving blankets, also known as moving pads, and sorts them into three categories for easy selection. We placed each category of blanket in the wash-machine and dryer (despite manufacturer instructions) to see how they held up.   The […]

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Basic Wheel Chock Use and Safety Tips

Wheel chocks are used for safety and accident prevention. Chocking, also known as blocking, is done to prevent trucks and trailers from unintentionally moving, like rolling or overturning, while workers are loading, unloading, hitching, unhitching or servicing the vehicle. Unintentional movement is a scary and dangerous situation. It can cause injury and in some cases […]

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Customer Feature: White Glove Movers

For more than a decade, White Glove Movers has been in the business of moving. From residential to commercial moves, the company prides itself on its commitment to customer satisfaction. “The very best part of the job is getting complimentary notes,” White Glove Movers Co-Manager Tom McCartan said. “We get a lot of referrals and […]

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