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Using Tie Downs to Secure Cargo Loads Safely and Legally

During the 2017 CVSA International Roadcheck, improper cargo securement was the cause for 15.7% of vehicles being placed out of service. Besides the risk of being placed out of service, there are a number of more serious consequences for improper cargo control securement, including citations and fines, damage to the vehicle, damage to the cargo, […]

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5 Tips for Hunting with Your Portable Tree Stand

Whether hunting with a bow or firearm, utilizing a portable tree stand is a popular way to gain an elevated view of approaching game and ensure your scent is not easily detected down below. However, tree stands can result in serious injury without preparation, the appropriate tree stand accessories and proper installation procedures. Add the essential […]

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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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US Cargo Control Team Welcomes Governor Branstad

We were thrilled to recently welcome a special guest to tour our US Cargo Control facilities. Iowa governor Terry Branstad visited our office and warehouse at the end of February. A group of local residents invited the governor to come and see the growth we’ve experienced over the past year with the development of our […]

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Ball Bungees: Not Just for Tarps Anymore

Ball bungees are fairly simple pieces of equipment when you think about it, but that doesn’t mean they don’t have an impressive list of diverse uses.  If you’re not familiar with what we’re talking about, these ball ties are also sometimes called bungee balls, toggle balls, or ball bungee snuggers. They’re just a short piece […]

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What’s Happening at US Cargo Control

While the big news around US Cargo Control lately has been the completion of our new warehouse addition, a few other exciting things have been taking place over the last few months that we’d like to mention. Web Sling & Tie Down Association In October, US Cargo Control became members of the Web Sling & […]

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Tie Down Strap Tag Information: Break Strength and Working Load Limit

Webbing tie down straps like ratchet straps and cam buckle straps should be marked with a tag indicating the break strength and working load limit.   What does the break strength mean on tie downs? According to the Web Sling and Tie Down Association (WSTDA), breaking strength is the load in pounds or kilograms at which point any load […]

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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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What’s New at US Cargo Control

We’ve been busy adding lots of new products to our US Cargo Control website. We’ve listed some of the latest by category below. For more information on each product, click on the link to take you to USCargoControl.com. If there’s a product or a group of new items you’d like to see us add to […]

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