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Operation Safe Driver Set for October

Just when you thought you might get a break from inspections … another safety campaign is scheduled for October. The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) announced the dates for Operation Safe Driver Week, running October 18-24. During the event, law officers across North America will step-up enforcement for all drivers, specifically looking for dangerous driving. According to the […]

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Sales Team Q&A: Guy Wire

Our latest Q&A responds to common questions the US Cargo Control sales team answers about rigging, specifically guy wire and its components.  Why is it called guy wire?  Guy is defined as a rope, cord or cable used to steady, guide or secure something.  Guy wire is used to stabilize and secure antenna and utility […]

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Why is it Called Guy Wire?

Guy wire is used to stabilize and secure free-standing structures. It is commonly used by professional tower erecting companies to install towers in the antenna, communications and utility industries.  The Guy Wire Name Guy wire has many names. It is also known as guyed wire, guy cable, guy strand and guy anchors. People also (mistakenly) call […]

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Chocks Used for Recreational Vehicles

Wheel chocks are not just used in the trucking, transportation and logistics industries, they are also used to secure and stabilize vehicles used for fun.  Recreational vehicles are not a small investment, they can be expensive to acquire and maintain. However, wheel chocks are an inexpensive way to keep your vehicle safe and stable. RVs and Campers  Wheels […]

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What’s with the Orange: Why Should I Buy Bright Wheel Chocks?

Wheel chocks are a fairly inexpensive piece of safety equipment used to prevent trucks and trailers from unintentionally rolling or tipping when the vehicle is parked for loading and unloading or maintenance. US Cargo Control offers several styles and sizes of wheel chocks designed to work with several different types of trucks. All of the […]

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Basic Wheel Chock Use and Safety Tips

Wheel chocks are used for safety and accident prevention. Chocking, also known as blocking, is done to prevent trucks and trailers from unintentionally moving, like rolling or overturning, while workers are loading, unloading, hitching, unhitching or servicing the vehicle. Unintentional movement is a scary and dangerous situation. It can cause injury and in some cases […]

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USCC Expands Wheel Chock Offerings

US Cargo Control recently added more options to its wheel chock product line. Wheel chocks are used to ensure a vehicle stays stationary. They are typically used to prevent the vehicle from unintentionally moving forward or backward while it is being loaded or unloaded, serviced or parked but still running. US Cargo Control offers four types of wheel […]

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Downsizing Distress: How to Cut Clutter Before Your Next Move

We all try to ignore it — our crowded closets, disastrous drawers and garbage filled garages, but the time has come. You know you will be moving in the next few months (or years) and you have decided that it is time to cut the clutter. This, by no means, is a simple task. It […]

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Wheel Chock Regulations: What’s Required & What’s Just Common Sense

Wheel chock regulations are murky. There are two different federal agencies, governing two different groups with two different requirements. Confusing? This post aims to make the requirements more clear.  Federal Requirements The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is a federal agency tasked with keeping US workers safe while on the job. That being said, […]

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College Moving Tips: How to Move like a Professional Mover

If you have a college bound kid you can expect quite a few moves in the near future. We aren’t just talking about the initial move into the dorm either. Some college students move every year of their college career, frequently switching out spaces and roommates. You might as well stock-up on a few moving […]

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US Cargo Control Webbing Donated to Children’s Library Program

US Cargo Control webbing, used to manufacture ratchet straps and other cargo control equipment, will be re-purposed for a children’s library program in Banks County, Georgia. The leftover materials were donated and will be used to create handles on library bags for children who receive new library cards or visit the library for the first time. The program […]

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Annual Brake Check Campaign Starts Sept. 6th

Inspectors will be on the prowl for faulty brakes in early September. During the week of September 6–12, law enforcement officers in the US, Canada and Mexico will perform brake inspections as part of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) Brake Safety Week. Officers will look for out of adjustment brakes and brake-system violations on […]

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