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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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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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Customer Photos: Adjustable Shoring Beams

Wade sent us these photos showing how he used two of our 92″ adjustable aluminum shoring beams and horizontal e-track to create an elevated open loft area in his enclosed trailer. He spaced the beams to accommodate extra tires for his stock car, freeing up valuable floor space in the 28 foot long trailer. “Before […]

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What’s the difference between L-track and E-track?

Both e-track and l-track are track systems that accommodate fittings for tie-down straps. The main difference is the size and shape of the track. E-track has a wider, more flat profile than L-track and secures on the outside edge of the track. L-track (also called airline track or logistic track) has a more compact appearance […]

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E-Track Fittings

What makes E-track so great is the amount of e-track fittings, tie down straps, ratchet straps, etc. that work with e-track systems. Even simple accessories like a bungee cord or a cargo net are easy to quickly secure when you have an e track system installed in an enclosed trailer or on the floor of […]

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L-Track Fittings and Installation

While E track tie downs have been the traditional favorite for flat trailers and enclosed trailer tie downs, L track tie down systems (also called logistic track or airline track) is gaining in popularity. Because of its lower profile, airline track tie down rail and fittings are ideal for smaller spaces like truck beds. In […]

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Plastic End Caps for E-Track

Once you’ve installed your e-track, be sure to add plastic end caps to the horizontal tracks. The smooth black plastic creates a clean, finished look and not only prevents cargo, clothes, hands, and feet from catching on the metal ends, it also protects the metal e-track from abrasions. Plastic end caps for etrack can be used on […]

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How to Choose Fasteners When Installing E-track

  We’ve posted a how to install e-track video, but how do you know which fasteners to choose for attaching e-track? There are three common types of fastening systems for e track: Through-bolting Uses a nut and bolt system and creates the best hold. This is typically used in the floor, where a nut, bolt […]

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Cargo Nets for Trailers

Cargo nets for trailers makes securing cargo easy, safe, and quick. • One-piece design eliminates the need for multiple straps, ropes, or bungee cords. Built-in spring fittings for E-track (not included; sold separately) make attaching fast and secure. • The 41″ x 80″ size is generous enough to cover cargo but the low profile of the […]

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L-track and E-track: Which tie down system is right for you?

Trying to decide whether L-track or E-track is the best choice for your tie-down needs? It depends on where you’ll be installing it.     Generally, the narrow width of L-track works great for installing on the walls or floor of a pickup truck bed. L-track is available in an aluminum or a black painted finish. Lengths […]

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How to Install E-Track

Once you’ve decided on vertical or horizontal e-track, and a galvanized or painted finish, it’s time to choose fasteners to attach to the track. Choose fasteners based on the surface to which you are mounting. Check out the video for more tips, and links to fasteners below. For installing E-track on wood: Hex head wood […]

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Horizontal E-track vs. Vertical E-track

There’s no question that e-track can add incredible versatility to an enclosed trailer, van trailer, truck or flatbed trailer. By creating numerous tie-down points, you can safely secure and haul a variety of cargo- from motorcycles and ATVs to pallets and construction supplies. But what are the differences between horizontal E track and vertical E […]

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