Archive | 2014

Tent Straps Get Style Updates

Just in time for outdoor events/parties season, our line of tent straps has been updated with some great features and new sizes and styles. White zinc hardware We know presentation is important in the event tent/party tent industry, so updating our straps with sleek-looking white zinc hardware was an easy decision. The combination of white […]

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Make your Mother Proud!

We’re proud to support the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® annual Movers for Moms® drive This is a special time of year for our friends at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®. Each spring, the Michigan-based company holds its Movers for Moms® event, collecting donations for mothers living in domestic abuse or homeless shelters across the […]

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New Products: Drum Handling Equipment

We’ve recently added a new category of drum handling equipment  to our expanding line of lifting slings. A drum sling is an easy and efficient way to move a 55 gallon drum. Constructed of nylon webbing (either 1″ or 2″ wide), it can have either a harness design or hooks to hold the drum, while […]

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How to Inspect, Clean, and Store Tie Down Straps

With winter weather pretty much over (we hope!), it’s a good time to clean and inspect your tie down straps for wear and tear. Whether you use 1″ ratchet straps to tie down a motorcycle in an enclosed trailer, or you’re a flatbed truck driver using 4″ winch straps, it’s important to regularly inspect straps, […]

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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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Shoulder Eye Bolt: Small Part Plays a Big Part

One of the things I enjoy most about my job here at US Cargo Control is the variety of customers I get to speak with every day. Recently I received a call from Paul with Component Assembly Systems. I’m always curious about what the customers are using our products for especially when there is a […]

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New Products: L-Track

We’re thrilled to now be offering more than 100 new L-track tie down rails, kits, and accessories. If you’re not familiar with L-track, it’s time to become acquainted. These tie down rails are easily installed in a truck to create a truck bed rail system, on a motorcycle trailer, inside a utility trailer- nearly anywhere […]

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Tax Time: Tax Deductions for Truck Drivers

Tax time is upon us again, so we’ve put together a quick guide of what you can be including as deductions as you prepare your 2013 tax returns. While this is an overall list, keep in mind that most tax deductions for truck drivers can be used by drivers working for a company, or drivers […]

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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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Semi Truck Mud Flap Laws By State

Mud flaps may not be something you think about as you climb in your truck, but don’t let your record get dinged on account of ignorance. Did you know there are no federal mud flap laws?  Because laws are set by each individual state, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) doesn’t mention them in […]

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“Hola” to our Spanish-Speaking Customers

Customers calling US Cargo Control for product information or to place an order now have the option of speaking in Spanish. Product Specialist Ed Duran is our resident Spanish-speaking expert and takes between five and ten calls a week. He says many of those customers speak both English and Spanish, but are most comfortable communicating […]

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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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