Archive | 2014

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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Working Load Limits of Chain

Whether you transport machinery, use tow chains, or are in the logging industry, it’s important to know the working load limits of chain you are using. Chains have a working load limit- or WLL- of approximately one third of their break strengths (the amount of force the chains can withstand before they break). How to […]

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Aggregate Working Load Limits

With such a wide range of strength and length in commercial tie downs, it’s important to determine the aggregate working load limit of the equipment you choose before you attempt to haul your cargo. What does aggregate working load limit mean? Working load limits determine how much weight or force tiedowns and other securing devices […]

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What is a USDOT Number?

A USDOT number is an identifier that is unique to your company. It allows quick access to your company’s safety information. This information is gathered during accident investigations, inspections, audits and compliance reviews. Commercial vehicles used by your company to transport passengers or haul cargo in interstate commerce, must have the company’s USDOT number displayed […]

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Employee Recommendation: Recovery Straps

Our Made in the USA recovery straps are one of our best-selling products, and in this video, Sales Specialist David gives a quick overview of the benefits of these heavy duty nylon straps, including: Break strengths ranging from 20,000 lbs. to 400,000+ lbs. Widths from 2″-12″ Custom lengths available Available in 1-, 2-, 3-, and […]

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US Cargo Control Employee Bio: Kara

Having a team of Sales and Service Experts available by phone is one of the things that sets US Cargo Control apart. Kara’s a member of that team, taking calls from a variety of customers each day, and always working to find the best solution for their needs.

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L track tie down point installation video

How to Install L-Track Singles

Like L-track rails, L-track singles are incredibly versatile. They’re great for adding a tie down point just where you need it, but the small size offers up even more options than a full length track. In this video, we installed our 2″ Track Anchor Point Tie Down System, which includes 4 sets of a round […]

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How to Thread an Over Center Buckle Strap

An over center buckle is an excellent tool to use for jobs that required a quick cinch. While less common than ratchet straps and cam buckle straps, an over center buckle is easy to use, and the latch mechanism creates less wear on the strap itself. The design also allows the webbing to create a layer of padding […]

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US Cargo Control Donates Supplies for Move For Hunger’s First Annual Truck Pull

US Cargo Control has been named a sponsor partner in Move For Hunger’s Truck Pull fundraising event. The event, to be held September 13th in Neptune, New Jersey, will feature teams of ten individuals pulling two 18-foot trucks in a timed competition. Money raised from the event supports Move for Hunger’s mission of alleviating hunger […]

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Employee Recommendation: Nylon Lifting Slings

Nylon lifting slings are extremely versatile products and some of our best-sellers. Sales Specialist Jon tells why in this video. Click over to shop these specific categories of slings, and keep in mind that all of our slings are completely customizable. You can call Jon or reach any of our sales team members at 800-660-3585 […]

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Why use a wire rope thimble?

Anytime a wire rope is bent so it can be attached to a hanging point, there is a risk that the eye could be crushed. The addition of a wire rope thimble to the eye protects the rope by guiding it into a natural curve and creating an extra layer of support. Adding this protection not […]

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Employee Recommendation: BlackLine Heavy Duty Ratchet Straps

Sales Specialist Britni gives her take on BlackLine, our own line of premium, heavy duty ratchet straps. Also available in winch straps; features include: Thicker edging for durability. Created with a concentration of fabric, not wire or other enhancement. 2″ straps with 13,000 lb. webbing.  Higher than typical 12,000 lbs. webbing. 4″ straps with 24,000 lb. webbing.  The strongest […]

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