Archive | June, 2015

Which Motorcycle Straps are Best for My Bike?

US Cargo Control offers a full line of motorcycle straps designed to secure any motorbike.  Motorcycle tie downs vary by style and size, but are typically made of polyester webbing and come in 1” or 2” widths. Polyester is a popular material for tie downs because it is strong, durable and won’t stretch. Motorcycle straps are fitted with S-hooks […]

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Why Use Retractable Ratchet Straps as a Transom Tie Down?

Retractable ratchet straps are often used as transom tie downs or as a general tie downs for recreational watercraft. The transom is the area of a boat that supports the outboard motor or a step/dive platform if the boat has an inboard motor. Retractable straps are used as a transom tie down to keep the boat secured to […]

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How to Install L-Track on a Pickup Bed

L-Track is a great option when creating a tie-down system for a pickup truck. The track is sleek, easy to install and maintains the overall look of the vehicle while expanding its versatility. L-Track is made from lightweight, heavy-duty aluminum providing a finished look. While it will work on any vehicle or trailer it is ideal for a pickup. L-Track has […]

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US Cargo Control to Expand

This week, US Cargo Control announced plans for a multimillion dollar expansion including further investment in its manufacturing division. Company Founder and CEO Tim Guenther unveiled his preliminary plans when Iowa Economic Development Authority Director Debi Durham came to tour the Iowa based company on Wednesday, June 17. Durham visited Benton County as part of a local economic event hosted by the […]

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US Cargo Control Adds Kayak Straps

US Cargo Control is now offering kayak, canoe and boat tie-down equipment as the busy water sport season gets underway. These straps are specially designed to withstand the wear and tear of recreational water sports. The straps are 1’’ wide and come in a variety of lengths. They are made with water resistant polyester meaning they will […]

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What’s the difference between L-Track and E Track?

There are some big differences between L-track and E track for those looking to outfit their truck or trailer with a new tie-down system. L-Track is made from lightweight, heavy-duty aluminum providing a sleek look. While it will work in any vehicle or trailer it is ideal for a pick-up truck. L-Track has a much […]

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How to Get Your Trailer Motorcycle Ready

US Cargo Control offers a variety of tie-down systems so you can haul just about anything. If you’re planning to spend your summer on the road with your motorcycle we have a system that will work great for you. Our TrackStar L-track Motorcycle Chock includes everything you’ll need to install the chock on a trailer or […]

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What are the Different Types of L-Track Fittings?

L-track is a very versatile option to quickly create custom cargo-control systems. L-track is made of a simple, aluminum rail and is paired with special fittings and straps used to keep cargo snug and secure in pickups, cargo vans and trailers. People use L-track because it’s easy to make their own, especially with its plethora of accessory […]

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Roadcheck 2015: Behind the Scenes

International Roadcheck 2015 has come and gone. Officials estimate nearly 20 commercial vehicles were inspected every minute across the United States, Canada and Mexico during the three-day, targeted enforcement event. In eastern Iowa, truck-drivers approached a small weigh-station on the southbound side of Interstate 380. A small sign illuminated “open” directing commercial vehicles to exit […]

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Why Should I Use L-Track as a Tie-Down System?

  It’s that time of year again. Time to get out those dirt bikes, motorcycles and ATVs and enjoy the summer sunshine. If you’re in the market for a new tie-down system, you might want to consider L-track, also known as logistic track. This tie-down system is incredibly versatile. It incorporates aluminum rails, fittings and straps […]

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Three Day Targeted Inspection Begins Today

Truck drivers on the road during the next three days can expect to be pulled over. The largest, targeted commercial vehicle inspection effort in North America begins today. The 28th annual International Roadcheck is happening June 2-4th. During the next 72 hours, roughly 10,000 certified inspectors across North America will perform a Standard Level 1 Inspection, […]

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Consider Donating Used Moving Blankets

Your move is done. Woof. What a relief. But now you have several used moving blankets on your hands. Some people find alternative uses for them, anything and everything from camping to pet care. Even though there are other uses for blankets besides moving, you’ve decided you’re done with them and want them out of your house, […]

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