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10 Great Gift Ideas for Men

So we may be mid-way into December already, but if you’re still stumped on what to buy for the guys on your list, read on.  We’ve complied 10 great ideas, many of them under $30. And with our fast shipping, order it today and it should arrive in time for Christmas-  see our shipping page […]

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What are Ratchet Straps Made Of?

Because ratchet straps are used for trailers, interior van trailers (logistic straps for L-track or E-track systems), moving trucks, and many other types of vehicles that haul bulky or heavy cargo, all of our  ratchet straps are made of high quality, industrial grade webbing. Ratchet straps are typically made from a polyester fabric, which is […]

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Customer Review: BlackLine Winch Straps

This guest post is courtesy of US Cargo Control customer Randy Fischer. A strap is a strap is a strap, right?  That’s what I used to think.  They’re all basically the same 4″ of poly-something-or-other webbing, with a hook or chain on one end.  Usually colored yellow, for some strange reason.  I always figured it […]

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New Products: Nylon Bridle Slings

Our nylon lifting slings category continues to expand with the most recent addition of 600+ new Nylon Bridle Slings. A nylon bridle sling offer s both incredible strength and ease of use due to its light weight and ability to collapse for easy storage. Other benefits include: Four configurations available (single leg, double leg, triple […]

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What are E-Track Shoring Beams?

E-track shoring beams  can serve a dual purpose. Not only can they secure cargo safely inside a trailer, they can also be used to provide additional storage space. E-track shoring beams attach to e-track rails that are installed inside your truck or trailer. Also called load bars, cargo bars, or load locks, the adjustable beams snap into […]

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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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How to Thread an Over Center Buckle Strap

An over center buckle is an excellent tool to use for jobs that required a quick cinch. While less common than ratchet straps and cam buckle straps, an over center buckle is easy to use, and the latch mechanism creates less wear on the strap itself. The design also allows the webbing to create a layer of padding […]

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Employee Recommendation: Nylon Lifting Slings

Nylon lifting slings are extremely versatile products and some of our best-sellers. Sales Specialist Jon tells why in this video. Click over to shop these specific categories of slings, and keep in mind that all of our slings are completely customizable. You can call Jon or reach any of our sales team members at 800-660-3585 […]

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Why use a wire rope thimble?

Anytime a wire rope is bent so it can be attached to a hanging point, there is a risk that the eye could be crushed. The addition of a wire rope thimble to the eye protects the rope by guiding it into a natural curve and creating an extra layer of support. Adding this protection not […]

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Employee Recommendation: BlackLine Heavy Duty Ratchet Straps

Sales Specialist Britni gives her take on BlackLine, our own line of premium, heavy duty ratchet straps. Also available in winch straps; features include: Thicker edging for durability. Created with a concentration of fabric, not wire or other enhancement. 2″ straps with 13,000 lb. webbing.  Higher than typical 12,000 lbs. webbing. 4″ straps with 24,000 lb. webbing.  The strongest […]

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Moving Tips: 12 Uses for Stretch Wrap

If you’ll be moving soon, don’t forget the stretch wrap when purchasing packing supplies. Once used primarily by only professional movers, this handy plastic wrap for moving is now available in various sizes and gauges and perfect for any DIY move. With no sticky residue like tape, it’s easy to apply and even easier to […]

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Reflective Tape for Tractor Trailers

  Conspicuity tape is a highly reflective tape that greatly increases nighttime visibility of tractor trailers and other large vehicles. It’s also sometimes called DOT tape because of federal laws that require it for use on semi-trucks. A general overview of the requirements from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) for tractor trailers states: […]

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