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What are the Differences Between Grade 70 Chain, Grade 80 Chain, Grade 100 Chain, and Grade 120 Chain?

A common question our sales team hears from customers is “What are the differences between grade 70 chain, grade 80 chain, grade 100 chain, and grade 120 chain?” Note: to view a complete chain grade comparison chart and WLL chart, see our recent chain grade overview post. Grade 70 chain Grade 70 chain is transport chain […]

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Have a College-Bound Kid? 9 Tips to Help Tackle the Move

The summer moving season is still in full swing, which means college moving time is coming up fast! If this is your first time sending off a son or daughter, take a look at some moving tips we’ve compiled to make the move to dorm life a smooth one. 1. Keep hanging clothes on hangers. […]

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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 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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Chain Binders

What is a chain binder? Also called a load binder, chain binders are a device to tighten chain when securing a load for transport. There are two general styles of chain binders –  ratchet binder and lever binder. The method of tightening the binder is what differentiates the two. Ratchet Binder Uses a ratcheting action […]

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Flatbed Tarps: Lumber Tarps and Steel Tarps

Flatbed truck tarps are an essential for any flatbed truck driver. There are differences between a lumber tarp and a steel tarp, as well as features to look for in both. Lumber tarp A lumber tarp is generally used for long haul truckers to protect lumber, hay, pallets, and other bulky cargo. It is designed […]

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Moving Blankets- Not Just for Moving Anymore

Moving blankets are one of our specialties at US Cargo Control. With everything from lightweight “Skins” to our heavy-duty “Supreme” professional moving blankets, we know a lot about these moving day must-haves. But we’re learning from our customers that moving blankets come in handy even after you’ve settled in your new home:     Moving […]

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How to Create Tie Down Points Using L Track Single Receivers

This video explains the uses for our airline track single receivers and single stud fittings with o-rings. This item features a 2″ round base with two holes for mounting on pickup beds, RV’s, trailers, etc. The spring-loaded plunger squeezes easily to slide into the base and snap in place. It can be used to tie […]

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