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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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Celebrate National Moving Month

National Moving Month is in full swing with people and businesses everywhere gearing up for making moves, big and small. Moving is no easy task, and there are many things to consider when t­­aking on this job. This blog is going to focus on some moving supplies that people may not realize are available to […]

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New Product Alert: Grade 100 Chain Slings

US Cargo Control has launched a new manufacturing capability with the introduction of KWB Grade 100 signal violet chain slings to their product line. KWB, a Pewag company, is known for their high-quality chain and fittings, while Pewag is a leader in the chain manufacturing industry, known for their innovation and high-quality products. Chain slings […]

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Moving Straps: The Best Insurance for Your Move

May is National Moving Month, meaning moving season is getting ready to ramp up. We’ve got some ideas on how to help make your move easier and less painful – literally. The best insurance is the one that gets the job done and lasts. This is what moving straps can do for you during your […]

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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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FAQs: US Cargo Control addresses some of our recent most-asked-questions

We gathered some of the most-frequently searched questions on our site and made a quick reference guide.  This is not a complete guide, but a starting point. Many more in-depth answers can be accessed by the links contained in this post, or by searching specific state regulations. We hope this will answer some of your […]

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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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Auto Recovery Straps vs. Tow Straps

We get a lot of questions about which straps to use when hauling and towing a vehicle versus the best straps for recovering cars from ditches or other situations. There is a difference between recovery straps and tow straps, and each type has its benefits. Recovery Straps Recovery straps are best used to “recover” a […]

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2016 Tax Deductions for Truck Drivers in the Trucking Industry

It’s tax time for truck drivers and every other worker in the United States. Because tax guidelines change year to year we’ve compiled a quick list of 2016 tax deductions available to truck drivers. This is not a complete list of tax guidelines, but a starting point, and a reminder of what may be deductible. […]

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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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