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Taking a Shot at Hot Shot Trucking

It’s a niche part of the trucking industry that’s starting to boom: hotshot trucking. Hotshot trucking, or hot shot trucking, is a pretty simple concept. A heavy-duty pickup pulls a flatbed instead of using a traditional semi-trailer truck. Randy Eilerts has been in the hotshot game since October, but he’s been driving semis for years. He […]

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Customer photos: Hot Shot Rig Equipment

A huge thanks to our USCC customer Marc for all of these great pics he sends us of his Hot Shot Rig equipment from US Cargo Control. To see his very first post and comments with more pictures, click over to: Customer Photos: BlackLine Winch Straps.                  

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Customer Photos: BlackLine Winch Straps

We’re always happy to hear from customers. Thanks to Marc for sending in these great photos of our BlackLine winch straps. “I found USCC online. Googled best cargo strap and USCC came up. I bought everything that my hot shot rig would need. Everything I bought is extremely high in quality- from the straps and chains […]

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Chain Slings from US Cargo Control

Since we’ve expanded our line of chain lifting slings earlier this year, it’s been great seeing the different types and sizes of chain slings customers are requesting. This one has been one of the biggest we’ve seen lately. These chains have a capacity of 234,000 lbs. at 60 degrees, which means it would break at […]

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Are Moving Blankets Machine Washable?

We’re often asked if our moving blankets can be washed in a washing machine. Our “Best” category includes three machine-washable moving blankets. Their heavy-weight construction with woven polyester binding on all four sides allows them to be washed and re-used repeatedly. Keep in mind, even though these blankets are classified as washable, we do not recommend […]

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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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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 Many Tie Downs Do I Need?

When you transport any type of cargo, it is important to use the correct number of tie downs to secure your load. The number of tie downs you need depends on the length and weight of the cargo you are transporting. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) rules state: Use one tie-down if your cargo: Is […]

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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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