Archive | July, 2015

US Cargo Control Webbing Donated to Children’s Library Program

US Cargo Control webbing, used to manufacture ratchet straps and other cargo control equipment, will be re-purposed for a children’s library program in Banks County, Georgia. The leftover materials were donated and will be used to create handles on library bags for children who receive new library cards or visit the library for the first time. The program […]

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Annual Brake Check Campaign Starts Sept. 6th

Inspectors will be on the prowl for faulty brakes in early September. During the week of September 6–12, law enforcement officers in the US, Canada and Mexico will perform brake inspections as part of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) Brake Safety Week. Officers will look for out of adjustment brakes and brake-system violations on […]

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New Transport Chain & Binder Packages Now Available

US Cargo Control is now offering chain and binder packages. There are 45 different combinations of kits available varying in grade, size and style. Each combination includes one chain and one binder and meets the standards of the National Association of Chain Manufactures (NACM), Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and Department of Transportation (DOT). […]

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Tips for Avoiding Injury with a Lever Load Binder

Safety is a priority in the trucking industry. In 2012, truck drivers were three times more likely to receive a nonfatal injury on the job compared to the average US adult worker, according to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC also reports the most common injuries in the trucking industry include strains and sprains, […]

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Customer Photos: Hotshot Rig & Tie Downs

A special shout out to loyal US Cargo Control customer Randy Eilerts. Randy runs a hotshot rig out of Algona, Iowa. His company Tallgrass Trucking LLC ., uses a heavy duty pickup truck to pull a flatbed trailer. That compares to a more traditional setup, like a semi tractor-trailer combination. Randy trusts US Cargo Control to outfit his rig with tie […]

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Why Should I use a QuikBinder Plus as a Chain Binder?

Safety is a big concern when it comes to securing large loads to a flatbed trailer. The Peerless QuikBinder Plus Ratchet Loadbinder is boasted as a safer, stronger, faster and more functional load binder compared to the more basic ratchet and lever binder styles. It can be quickly installed and can be used in three positions: the ratchet extension, […]

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Beautiful Big Rigs & Antique Trucks Descend on Walcott for Jamboree

There’s a big trucker party happening in eastern Iowa. The 36th annual Walcott Truckers Jamboree kicked off Thursday morning and runs through Saturday. The event is happening at The World’s Largest Truck Stop located off of Interest 80 in Walcott, Iowa. Organizers at the truck stop are expecting upwards of 45,000 people over three days. “We […]

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What’s the Difference between Ratchet Binders and Lever Binders?

A chain binder, is a tool used to tighten chain as a method to secure cargo to a trailer for transport. There are two common styles; the ratchet binder and the lever binder. The Ratchet Binder  A ratchet binder also known as a ratchet chain, uses a ratcheting mechanism to create tension in the chain and secure […]

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Truckers Can Expect a Crowd Independence Day Weekend

The roads will be congested this Fourth of July weekend.  The Independence Day holiday travel period runs from Wednesday, July 1 through Sunday, July 5. An estimated 35.5 million people or 85 percent of travelers will drive to their holiday getaway, up about 0.7 percent from last year, according to the AAA travel forecast. “Students all […]

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Kits Make Motorcycle Tie Downs Easy

US Cargo Control offers many different types of motorcycle tie down systems. Kits are available to make selecting and installing a custom securement solution simple. The kits contain all of the pieces you’ll need to assemble a system that will allow you to transport your motorcycle safely.  Kits vary in complexity ranging from basic tie downs wit L-track […]

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