Steel Cable

 

US Cargo Control offers a large selection of steel cable for nearly any application.  With many types, from fiber core wire rope to steel core cable, you’re  sure to find what you need.  Steel cable comes in a strong 6×19 configuration and a more flexible 6×37 cable.  Other variations include 7×19 aircraft cable, stainless steel cable railing, and specialty wire like compacted, swaged,drill line,and sand line. Some configurations have a smaller diameter, making them great for lighter duty options.  For more information and for to see our entire selection of steel cable, as well as accessories such as clamps, turnbuckles, clips, thimbles, etc., visit our website at uscargocontrol.com. Not sure what type or size of wire rope you need? Call our product specialists at 800-660-3585. They’ll be happy to help with advice or place an order for you.

 

 

 

Replacing Tie Down Straps

If the webbing on your ratchet straps, cam straps or winch straps is showing signs of wear and tear, they need to be replaced. According to the Web Sling and Tie Down Association (WSTDA), web tie down straps should no longer be used if tears, holes, snags, cuts or embedded particles are evident that could raise doubt about the tie down’s strength. They should also be replaced if the work load limit (WLL) information is no longer visible on the webbing.

Replacement tie down straps

Replacement strap: fixed end with ratchet and flat hook
Replacement strap

 

Replacement tie down straps are a great choice for because you’ll need to buy only the end that needs replacing.  Several options are available, including wire hooks, chain extensions, and flat hooks. Replacement straps can also be used to easily turn a winch strap into a ratcheting strap. Polyester webbing replacement straps can be purchased in 2″, 3″ and 4″ widths.

 

Polyester cargo webbing

Polyester cargo webbing: 2" width
Polyester cargo webbing

 

If you only need to replace the webbing on your current ratchet straps, cam straps or winch straps, you can purchase polyester cargo webbing by the foot. This way you only buy the lengths that you need. It’s available in a range of colors and in 1″, 2″, 3″, and 4″ widths.

E-Track Fittings

visual of vertical e-trackWhat 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 an open trailer.

Here, Charlie goes over the basic types of e-track fittings available at US Cargo Control:

E-track fittings and products shown in this video:

Other E-track videos you may be interested in:

How to install e-track

 L-track & E-track: Which Tie Down System is Right for You?

Have questions about e-track fittings, shoring beams or any of our other products? Call our sales team at 866-444-9990, they’ll be glad to help you.

Hours of Service Requirements and Drivers Log Book Examples

The latest guidelines from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) that revise the Hours of Service (HOS) safety requirements went into effect February 27, 2012. However, truck drivers and trucking companies have until July 1st, 2013 to fully comply with selected provisions of regulations. When FMCSA regulations change, it’s important to know how log book notations may change in regards to rest breaks, driving limits, etc. We found a great resource on the FMCSA website that shows several examples of a drivers log book:

 

log book

 

Need a new drivers daily log logbook? Or several? Be sure to check our full selection of both mileage log books and inspection reports to make sure you have what you need before the new regulations require compliance. You can purchase them separately, or we offer bulk pricing on multiple quantities.

We’ve found this page on the FMCSA.dot.gov website to be an excellent resource for more information on the hours-of-service regulations.

The new regulations were created to address possible driver fatigue. We’re curious what you think of the changes. Please send us a message or leave a reply below to let us know and we’ll feature a future blog post on the subject.

 

Moving Blankets

US Cargo Control offers a wide variety of moving blankets to suit your needs. Three categories of moving blankets are available. They range from our “Good” blankets – made of non-woven polyester; to our “Better”  – made of a mixture of woven and non woven polyester. And finally, our “Best” moving blanket – a cotton and polyester blend for durability and protection. Whether you’re moving once, anticipate moving again, or even work for a moving or storage company, US Cargo Control is sure to have moving blankets that are right for you.

Moving blankets by category

Good

Better

Best

All of our moving blankets are available in dozen bundles for the best value. They are also available in packs of four and can be purchased individually.

Moving Blankets for Sale

US Cargo Control has a wide variety of moving blankets for sale to help you in your move. From a lightweight good blanket, all the way up to a heavyweight best blanket, the moving blankets for sale at US Cargo Control are perfect for protecting furniture, to add extra cushion between items when transporting, or wrapping fragile items. These 72″ x 80″ blankets come in black, blue, green, or camo, and are available in one dozen bundles, four packs, or as singles. With thousands in stock and ready to ship, moving blankets for sale at US Cargo Control will keep your protected.

Moving blankets and supplies featured in this video:

Need to Buy Moving Blankets? Shop US Cargo Control

 

US Cargo Control is the place to shop when you need to buy moving blankets. With many different styles and weights, these moving blankets are perfect for the person who is moving once, or the company that needs to buy moving moving blankets for a fleet of trucks. Options range from woven polyester, a cotton/poly blend, or simply just a blanket skin. And if you need to buy moving blankets in larger quantities, US Cargo Control has you covered. Quantities available include singles, 4-packs, and 1-dozen bundles. With thousands of moving blankets in stock and ready to ship, US Cargo Control is ready to help with your moving needs.

Moving blankets and supplies featured in this video:

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 addition to lengths of logistic track tie down rail, single track pieces are also available in a 2′ round or 2″ rectangular style so you can create single anchor points wherever you need them. And with range of l track fittings, and even ratchet straps outfitted with both e-track and l-track fittings, becoming more widely available, these slim, sleek cargo tie downs can be used to easily and quickly secure just about anything.

See our entire selection of L track tie down systems, and check out these videos for tips on installing l-track and choosing the right fittings for your tie downs:

How to install L-track:

L-track fittings:

 

L-track fittings featured in these videos:

Black Moving Blankets

US Cargo Control offers a wide variety of black moving blankets to assist you in your move. Black moving blankets come in a variety of styles. For those who are only going to move once or twice, the Econo Mover is 54 lbs. per dozen and made out of Non-Woven poly fabric, making it perfect for those who are moving on a budget. Along those same lines is the Econo Deluxe. This mid weight blanket comes in at 65 lbs. per dozen. Its Non-woven poly fabric also makes it ideal for limited usage. For those who are moving multiple times or even own a moving company, the Performance or the Supreme blanket is the direction to go. The Performance black moving blanket is 75 lbs. per dozen. Its cotton/poly blend is softer to the touch and very durable for multiple uses. The Supreme moving blanket comes in at 95 lbs. per dozen, making it our best ultra heavyweight black moving blanket. This blanket is great for multiple moves and can even double as pet bedding or soundproofing uses. With thousands of black moving blankets in stock and ready to ship, US Cargo Control has you covered!

Black moving blankets and moving supplies featured in this video:

Moving Must-Have: Hand Truck

Although it may not seem like it, spring is right around the corner, which means that the official start of moving season is almost upon us.

Whether you’re a professional mover or have plans for an upcoming DIY move, a hand truck (also known as a hand cart or box dolly) is a must-have for making any move easier and more efficient. We have a wide range of hand trucks with a variety of features, from stair climbers and extended nose plates, to different styles of handles and wheels. You can purchase a hand truck with these features, or buy them separately to customize your equipment as you wish. See them all on our Hand Trucks, Appliance Hand Trucks & Hand Carts page.

Hand truck features to consider:

Solid foam tire. Also called “run flat” tires because it’s designed to never go flat. Even tread creates easy maneuvering.

Pneumatic tire. Ball bearing design for easy movement and long wear. Rugged traction is great for a variety of surfaces.

Aluminum tire. Lightweight, with a bearing design for durability and smooth movement.

Round handle. A molded cover provides a better grip than a standard aluminum finish.

Vertical loop handle. Offers the option of using the rounded portion for two hand control on heavier loads, or the loop for one-handed maneuvering.

Pin handle. The best choice for maneuvering with one hand.

Double grip handle. Provides a sturdy, steady grip for heavier loads.

Stair climbers. Two lightweight attachments easily install on the back of the hand truck. They protrude out from the profile of the handtruck to rest against steps and easily slide when going up and down stairs.

Extension nose plate. Also called a box plate, this piece is attached to extend the surface area of the moving surface so wider and/or deeper items can be placed more securely.

Quilted, padded covers for hand trucks are also available with either a square top or a round top.

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Watch as our purchasing specialist Leslie, points out the features of one of our best-selling hand trucks, our aluminum hand truck with 10” pneumatic wheels and stair climbers: