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Guide to Using Ratchet Straps

If you’ve been relying on bungee cords and rope to avoid confusing yourself with how to work a ratchet strap, we’re here to help. Follow these simplified, step-by-step ratchet strap instructions: Step 1 Keeping the ratchet handle positioned upward, loop the strap around the cargo you’re securing, or hook the end(s) of the strap to an […]

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A First Look at International Roadcheck Results

The 30th annual International Roadcheck is a wrap! For three days earlier this month, certified officials in jurisdictions throughout the United States, Mexico and Canada conducted inspections of commercial motor vehicles and their drivers, placing a special emphasis on cargo securement. The initiative, created by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, is the largest targeted enforcement program […]

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NEW ARRIVALS: Coil, Machinery, 3-Piece & Lightweight Tarps

We recently expanded our line of flatbed trailer tarps, launching coil, machinery, and three-piece lumber styles. Our inventory also now includes lightweight versions of our lumber and steel tarps, as well as a wider selection of sizes. Coil tarps, or coil bags, are commonly used to keep steel or aluminum coils tight and dry. The upper half is […]

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Prepare for Targeted Inspections in June

Fleet companies and truck drivers have just a couple of weeks left to prepare for the largest targeted commercial motor vehicle inspection effort in North America. The 30th annual International Roadcheck is June 6-8. Certified inspectors in jurisdictions across the United States, Mexico and Canada will focus on a Standard Level 1 Inspection, the most […]

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Moving Blankets Protect Flatbed Cargo, Tarps & Straps

Moving blankets are not just vital for professionals and do-it-yourself movers to avoid scuffed furniture. They’re also popular with flatbed haulers to cushion cargo and extend the life of tarps and straps. Without a covering, items on flatbed trailers are completely exposed to the elements and road debris. Utilizing a weather-resistant tarp and tie downs […]

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Flatbed Starter Kits Convenient for New Drivers, Growing Fleets

Flatbed Starter Kits bundle essential must-haves to get your rig or fleet rolling. Whether you’re hauling lumber, steel, or both, our sales reps have carefully selected tarps, straps, chain, and additional accessories to properly secure and protect most any load. Or, we can put together a product mix just for you! Easy, convenient, and value-priced […]

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New Products: Wheel Nets & Car Tie Downs

Our selection of wheel nets and car tie downs continues to expand. We’ve launched more than 20 new products, including value-priced 4-packs of wheel nets and 2-packs of tow dolly straps. Also, the category page design itself has been revamped, so you can more easily find a strap to fit your needs. Shop using dedicated pages […]

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Tire Chains: Choose the Right Fit & Style for Safer Winter Driving

A sturdy set of tire chains is something every vehicle owner should consider carrying along during the winter months. Some states require drivers to have them on hand in case weather makes roads difficult or dangerous for driving. Tire chains bite into heavy snow, slush, and ice to give your rig extra traction and help […]

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Moving Blankets vs. Sound Blankets: What’s the Difference?

Moving blankets have gained a reputation as cheap acoustic treatment for recording studios, do-it-yourself vocal booths and other audio/video production areas. However, if you’re looking to effectively block out or dampen noise for your home, basement, garage or music studio, it’s important to choose the right tools for the job. Not all blankets are constructed the […]

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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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2013 Holiday Gift Guide for Men from US Cargo Control

We know it can be hard to find us guys a great gift…so we thought we’d help offer up a few ideas since our US Cargo Control website has a lot of items men would like to add to their “collections.” Presenting our top five great gifts for men: This 2″ x 18′ Ratchet Strap is a […]

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How to use a Load Bar Holder

Load Bars and Cargo Bars are a necessity to all kinds of cargo trailers.  But the big questions is – what do you do with the load bars when they are not in use? Use a Yellow Rack Load Bar Holder This Load Bar Holder can have many uses – use it as a storage […]

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