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9 Things You Need to Know About the New USCC Website

If you’ve been to the US Cargo Control website lately, you’ve probably noticed it looks a little different. Read on to learn what changed, and how it will help you save time on your next purchase. Previous USCC Website New USCC Website Why did we change it? Simply put, there are two main reasons why […]

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8 Practical Present Ideas for the Holidays

Practical presents are the obvious choice for those people on your holiday gift list who say there’s nothing they want or need. When you get someone a practical gift, you enjoy the certainty of knowing that one way or another, it will come in handy for them. Plus, you get the satisfaction of surprising them with […]

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4 Tips for Buying the Right Rigging & Lifting Equipment

If you work in the rigging and lifting industry you know that, when lives are on the line, close is never close enough. Safety measures, procedures, and equipment specs have to be spot-on. Maintaining a safe job site starts with having the proper equipment for the job. But, with thousands of different rigging products, each […]

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Here’s How Heavy-Duty our BlackLine Ratchet Straps Really Are

Working load limit is 6,670 pounds, assembly break strength is 20,000 pounds, and webbing break strength is 24,000 pounds. No doubt, the capacity specs on our heavy-duty BlackLine Ratchet Straps sound pretty impressive; but it’s hard to understand the enormity of these numbers without some context.   BlackLine 2-Inch Heavy-Duty Ratchet Straps The smaller of the two available […]

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Top 10 Cargo Control Products to be Thankful For

As the scent of fresh-carved turkey and pumpkin pie inches closer and closer to our noses, it’s important to resist the temptation of retreating to the comfort of your recliner for a nap or the warmth of your bed to, well, get away from the in-laws. There will be plenty of time for naps and in-law […]

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Veterans: Getting Your CDL is Easier than You Think

In honor of Veterans Day 2018, we first want to extend our deepest gratitude to all the men and women of the US military both past and present. Your sacrifices are what have defined and retained our great country’s freedoms since its start.  Thank you for all that you have done and all that you […]

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3 Reasons to Buy a Manual Chain Hoist over an Electric Chain Hoist

Chain hoists are simple devices that give you a massive mechanical advantage. By leveraging small force over a long distance and transforming it to large force over a short distance, chain hoists are able to accomplish heavy lifts and pulls that would otherwise be impossible for a person to accomplish alone. Chain hoists can be either […]

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Hook and Haul Lip-Sync Challenge Video

The Hook & Haul Lip-Sync Challenge has reached US Cargo Control. Last month, the President of NessCampbell stopped by our booth at the SC&RA Rigging Workshop vendor fair. He had heard we make cool videos and challenged us to make a lip-sync video similar to the one NessCampbell made. As a proud member of SC&RA (and a […]

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How to Use Plate Clamps Safely and Effectively

Plate clamps, or sheet clamps, make difficult lifts safer and easier. While these strong lifting tools allow for faster production speeds, they should not be used haphazardly. The use of plate lifting clamps requires an operator who is trained on their use and who takes safety seriously.   How Plate Clamps Work Plate clamps eliminate […]

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What’s New with the US Cargo Control Manufacturing Team?

Over the last few weeks, there has been a lot of well-deserved celebration around our manufacturing team. Not only did they get a sweet surprise on National Manufacturing Day, but they were also just recognized by the Associated Wire Rope Fabricators (AWRF) for their dedication to exceptional safety. Check out the video below to see the […]

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CVSA Roadcheck Inspection Results for 2018

Back in June, we wrote about the 3-day International Roadcheck that was about to affect thousands of truck drivers across North America. Organized by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA), the focus in 2018 was on Hour-of-Service Compliance. Now, thousands of roadside inspections later, the CVSA has released the results of their annual driver and vehicle […]

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How to Choose and Use Tire Chains like a Pro

Tire chains are a lifesaver once roads become covered with ice and hard-packed snow. Here in Eastern Iowa, the temperatures are falling quickly as we wave farewell to summer and slide closer towards winter. Make sure you’re fully prepared for hazardous winter road conditions by stocking up on quality steel tire chains for your vehicle. […]

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