Cargo Webbing: What’s the Difference Between Nylon and Polyester?

Cargo webbing is used for a variety of tie downs, cargo nets, seat belts, etc., but there’s a difference in the fabrication of the webbing. Polyester webbing and nylon webbing are the two major categories, along with another polyester fabric webbing that’s known in the industry as seatbelt webbing. While all three may seem similar, some differences will make one better than another for certain applications.

 Nylon webbing

Nylon Cargo Webbing
Nylon Webbing

 

Nylon webbing offers a good combination of both stretch and strength. It has the ability to stretch about 5% to 7% at rated capacity and approximately 30% at break strength. This snap-back quality makes nylon cargo webbing a great choice for recovery straps because of its ability to recover stuck vehicles.

Nylon tie downs should not be used in temperatures above 194 degrees F (90 degrees C) or below -40 degrees F (-40 degrees C). It should also not come in contact with objects above or below those temperatures, including anchor points, the cargo being secured, or a vehicle.

Polyester webbing

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Polyester Webbing

 

Like nylon webbing, polyester webbing is strong and durable, but it lacks the ability to stretch the same way nylon does. This makes it ideal for tie-down applications where cargo must stay secure and not be allowed to bounce: ratchet straps, motorcycle tie downs, cargo nets, etc. Polyester cargo webbing is also versatile as you can add your own tie-down hardware to create your own custom tie-down straps.

Like nylon, polyester webbing should not be used in temperatures above 194 degrees F (90 degrees C) or below -40 degrees F (-40 degrees C), or come in contact with objects (anchor points, cargo being secured, or vehicle) above or below those temperatures.

Seatbelt webbing

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Polyester Seat Belt Webbing

 

Seatbelt webbing is also a polyester webbing so it offers the same benefits of strength and little stretch. While still a tough, high-quality webbing, it is a less expensive option because it’s offered in just one size and three color options. Seat belt webbing also has a thinner profile than typical polyester cargo web, so it’s great for lighter duty applications such as bag handles, life jacket straps, etc.

When using seatbelt webbing for any application, you should also follow the maximum and minimum temperatures guidelines outlined above for polyester webbing.

Sizes and strengths of cargo webbing

Webbing ranges in widths from 1” to 12” and various lengths. It’s important to keep in mind that a longer strap will not increase the break strength ability, but a wider width will. Each strap width should include tensile strength information, which is the maximum amount of stress a strap will take before failing or breaking. The work load limit will vary by the use or application.

15 Winter Driving Kit Essentials

Winter driving emergency kit: 15 must havesWinter driving has been upon a few areas of the country already this year, but it’s never too late to stock your vehicle with essentials that could be potential lifesavers should you become stuck, stranded, or lost in snowy, sub-zero conditions.

A quick, informal survey of our customers turned up these 15 must-haves for a winter safety kit:

1. Blanket or sleeping bag. This is a no-brainer. A heavy blanket or two will do the job, but many of our truck-driving customers recommend a nice camping-quality sleeping bag for superior warmth. Several of our customers keep a few of our Supreme moving blankets in their trucks since they’re heavy-duty yet washable.

2. Water and food. Another no-brainer. But what are the best food items to keep in your vehicle? Choose nutritionally dense food that won’t go bad quickly. Jerky, granola bars, and crackers with peanut butter are all good choices. Stash a gallon of water in your vehicle as well.

3. Extra clothing. A pair of quilted coveralls or an insulated jacket/snowpants combination was also suggested by our truck-driving survey respondents. Even if you’re not an over-the-road trucker, extra socks, gloves, and hats are always smart to have on hand for cold weather travel.

4. Hand warmers. Battery-operated or air-activated hand warmers can produce heat for up to 24 hours, and are an excellent addition for any emergency kit. These are especially useful if you need to make car repairs in frigid temps.

 5. First aid kit. An inclusive kit is indispensable if you become stranded and basic first aid is needed. We sell a 97-piece first aid kit, or you can make your own. The Red Cross recommends that first aid kits contain gauze, bandages, antibiotic ointments, and antiseptic wipes. Stocking up on medical supplies is also a good reminder that the kit should include personal medications and the phone numbers of your emergency contacts.

 6. Flashlight with extra batteries. Look for a large, bright flashlight to keep in your vehicle, and most importantly-  make sure it works and you have extra batteries! Lots of flashlights on the market today are multi-functioning, with a radio, cell phone charger, etc. built-in, so it might be worth spending a few more dollars and getting more bang for your buck.

 7. Glow sticks. Glow sticks, or light sticks, can be purchased at department stores, drug stores, and dollar stores. Wearing a glow stick will alert your presence to other motorists or safety personnel.

 8. Reflector triangles. Safety/emergency triangles can be placed in front of and behind your car to alert other drivers. These triangles signal a roadside emergency, and can help keep you and your vehicle safe until you can get back on the road.

 9. Jumper cables.  Jumper cables are worth every penny, so invest in a good set. What to look for: heavy-duty steel clamps and an extra-long cable length.

10. Portable power unitPortable power units have been around a few years now and continue to improve in quality and durability. The best part about investing in a unit is that it can be used at home in the event of a power outage, or while camping, tailgating, etc.

 11. Tools. Our truck-driving and moving industry customers say they always have a basic tool kit in their emergency winter driving kit. If you’re putting a traveling tool box together, look for tools that are brightly colored to make them easy to find in low visibility conditions. Multi-use tools like a Gerber® tool is also an excellent addition to any emergency kit. Other smart additions: pliers, duct tape, screwdriver, and hammer.

 12. Tow strap / recovery strap. While a tow strap and a recovery strap are known as two separate types of equipment, ours can be used for both towing and recovery. Learn more here: Recovery Straps / Tow Straps.

13. Shovel and ice pick. A long-handled ice scraper, an ice pick and snow shovel are also requirements for a kit. While it may be tempting to go for the small folding shovels to save space, if you can afford the room, stock a full-size shovel in your vehicle. The compact variety of snow-moving gear is generally not as durable as standard-sized equipment. Another tool in fighting ice is a spray de-icer, which is usually available at auto-parts stores.

 14. Sand or kitty litter.  This may sound a little old-fashioned since it was made popular well-before front wheel/all-wheel drive cars became so common, but sprinkling a layer of sand or cat litter can provide some traction if you’re stuck. Common sandbox sand works well and is usually available at any home improvement store. If you choose to keep kitty litter in your vehicle, pick up the non-clumping kind.

15. Battery-powered radio and paper maps. If you’re planning to drive a long distance through more rural areas, it’s not a bad idea to go old school and keep a current atlas and a battery-powered radio in your travel gear kit. Cell phone chargers can get lost, GPS units are not always guaranteed a signal, etc. It’s better to be safe than sorry out on the roads in the winter!

 

 

Winches for Flatbed Trailers

67006-double-l-sliding-truck-tie-down-winch-black_1_375While a winch is a common term in the trucking industry, truck winches are still most often thought of as equipment designed for hoisting or hauling 4×4 trucks and sport utility vehicles while off-roading. Winches for flatbed trailers are different as they are designed for securing cargo straps to a flat bed trailer.

We’ve outlined the most common types of flatbed trailer winches. Generally, tractor trailer winches are right hand styles; left hand models are less common but are often available by request. Trucking winches are also classified as either side mount or bottom mount.

The different types of winches for tractor trailers include:

Weld-on Winches
Designed for permanent placement, excellent for strength and security and quick use.

Sliding Winches
Intended for use with winch track. Allows the operator to slide the winch to any spot along the track, then locks in place when tension is applied. Great for more precise strap placement that’s faster than removing and reattaching portable winches.

Portable Winches
Designed with two screws attached so you can place the winch just where you need it along the trailer side channel to offer exact strap placement where you want it.

Combination Winches
Can be used with either webbing winch straps or wire cable. Available in a sliding or weld on style.image

Low Profile Winches
Available as a sliding, portable or weld-on style, the low profile design reduces the risk of winch bar rollover, for an added measure of safety. It can also reduce tensioning time.

Lashing Winches
Can be either welded or bolted in place, or with a winch track, and offers the easy operation and fast release of a ratchet. A lashing winch is a smaller style than winches that accept 4″ webbing; this style is generally for use 2″ webbing.

Stake Pocket Winches
Turns standard stake pockets into instant anchor points for winch straps. Install easily without tools and can be removed when not in use. The popular Porta Winch is also a popular choice, as it’s available in both a standard outward off-set option and an inward off-set option to allow for track-mounted tarp clearance.

Ratcheting Cap
A simple cap that can be placed over any traditional winch to convert it to a ratcheting winch so it’s faster, easier, and safer to tension a strap. Our SilverCap® OverDrive™ ratcheting cap includes all parts.

Shop our full selection of winches and related equipment:

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Customer Photos: Custom Cargo Nets

Custom cargo nets from US Cargo Control created organized and secure storage areas in the trailer used for the Spartan Regiment Marching Band from Centennial High School in Burleson, TX.

Thanks to Andrew Klein, Assistant Band Director for the Centennial High School Spartan Regiment Marching Band in Burleson, TX. He sent us photos of the custom cargo nets we made for the band’s trailer.

Once custom cabinets were installed, they purchased two polyester nets we custom-made to their dimensions. Measuring 52″ x 192″ and 52″ x 132″, both were fitted with ratchets, spring E-track fittings and vinyl-coated S-hooks for quick and secure attachment. Each cargo net was configured with 8″ x 8″ holes.

Custom cargo nets for band trailer, from US Cargo Control

Wondering if custom cargo nets will work for your trailer? Call one of our Cargo Net Specialists at 888-794-1319. They’ll review your requirements and will provide you with an accurate quote.

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Operation Safe Driver Set for October

Just when you thought you might get a break from inspections … another safety campaign is scheduled for October.

imagesThe Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) announced the dates for Operation Safe Driver Week, running October 18-24. During the event, law officers across North America will step-up enforcement for all drivers, specifically looking for dangerous driving.

According to the alliance, crashes involving buses, cars and trucks killed more than 12,500 people and hurt more than 287,000 between 2011 and 2013. Most incidents involved multiple vehicles and were caused by drivers, both regular and commercial.

Last year, officers pulled over nearly 60,000 people for unsafe driving during the week-long campaign, and wrote the most tickets for speeding and seat belt violations.

Operation Safe Driver is sponsored by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance with support from the trucking and transportation industry and other safety organizations.Outreach events involving officers will be happening throughout the week at schools, sporting events, truck events and state fairs.

Top 5 Citations for Drivers:

Commercial Drivers: speeding, failure to use a seat belt, failure to obey a traffic control devise, improper lane change and following too closely.

Passenger Car Drivers: speeding, failure to use a seat belt, failure to obey a traffic control device, possession/use/under the influence and improper lane change.
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Sales Team Q&A: Guy Wire

Our latest Q&A responds to common questions the US Cargo Control sales team answers about rigging, specifically guy wire and its components. Guywire

Why is it called guy wire? 

Guy is defined as a rope, cord or cable used to steady, guide or secure something.  Guy wire is used to stabilize and secure antenna and utility towers.  The structure stays in place when the wire is attached to the tower and then anchored to the ground, creating a diagonal line. The tension from the cable and angle of securement stabilizes the tower, helping it withstand weight and wind.

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Galvanized Guy Strand 1×7 and 1×19

 

What’s the difference between drop forged, malleable and precision cast in wire rope clips?

Drop forged wire rope clips are made for heavy duty jobs and are great as guy wire clamps. The drop forged steel coating provides extra strength and protection from the elements. However, these clips are not meant for overhead lifting.  They meet federal specifications FF-T0276b. Type III.

Precision cast wire rope clips are made of marine grade stainless steel and are typically used for water work. They are resistant to the salt in sea-water and materials used to de-ice. Their resistance to corrosion makes them ideal for harsh elements. These clips meet FED.SPEC.FF-C-450D.

Malleable wire rope clips are a softer clip typically used for light-duty work. They are often used to clamp the loose end of wire rope after forming an eye.

How is a shoulder eye bolt different from a regular eye bolt? 

Shoulder eye bolts and regular eye bolts differ in their intended uses for rigging. A regular eye bolt can be used for many different jobs, but for rigging, it should only be the tool of choice for vertical techniques. However, shouldered eye bolts can be used for angular jobs. The shoulder helps protect the shank from bending.  Keep in mind, angle loading reduces the bolt’s rating.

Questions

If you have questions, be sure to contact the US Cargo Control sales team at 800-866-3585. People can also email TowerProducts@USCargoControl.com.

 

Why is it Called Guy Wire?

Guy wire is used to stabilize and secure free-standing structures. It is commonly used by professional tower erecting companies to install towers in the antenna, communications and utility industries. KBRC_antenna_tower_guy_wires

The Guy Wire Name

Guy wire has many names. It is also known as guyed wire, guy cable, guy strand and guy anchors. People also (mistakenly) call it guide wire. The name guy wire is derived from the term guy: defined as a rope, cord or cable used to steady, guide or secure something.

Galvanized Guy Strand 1x7 and 1x19
Galvanized Guy Strand 1×7 and 1×19

Guy Wire Description  

Guy wire is a tensioned cable that is both lightweight and strong. US Cargo Control extra high strength (EHS) guy wire meets ASTM A475, and is available in two types: 1×7 and 1×19, in several sizes. The galvanized finish protects it from outdoor elements. Guy wire is designed to work with several fittings and components making it ideal for many different uses.

Guy Wire Hardware   

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Big Grip Dead Ends for Galvanized Strand

Big grip dead ends, also knowns as preforms, are used for high tensioning, often for antenna, communications and transmission towers.

End sleeves, also known as ice clips, are needed when using big grip dead ends. They are used to prevent unraveling.

End Sleeve Ice Clips for Big Grip Dead Ends
End Sleeve Ice Clips for Big Grip Dead Ends

Drop forged wire rope clips are used to clamp the loose end of wire rope after forming an eye.

Shackles are used for connecting wire rope, chain and slings. Bolt type anchor shackles are often used in projects involving guy wire.

Thimbles are used to protect the eye or loop of wire rope.

Turnbuckles are a tool used pull together or push apart guy anchors.

Guy Wire Installation

Guy wire installation is not a do-it-yourself  job. It should only be done by experienced, trained professionals. Custom sizing and pricing is available for contractors and other large volume customers. People with questions should call the US Cargo Control sales team at 800-660-3585, or email TowerProducts@USCargoControl.com.

Chocks Used for Recreational Vehicles

Wheel chocks are not just used in the trucking, transportation and logistics industries, they are also used to secure and stabilize vehicles used for fun.  Recreational vehicles are not a small investment, they can be expensive to acquire and maintain. However, wheel chocks are an inexpensive way to keep your vehicle safe and stable.

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Wheels chocks are used to prevent vehicles from dangerous, unintentional rolling while parked.

The most common styles of wheel chock are wedge and pyramid. When selecting the right wheel chock, it’s important to know the size of the tires on the RV, camper or trailer. Small units can typically handle a more lightweight chock.

Once you’ve arrived at your campsite look for a paved area avoiding grass and gravel if possible. When you find a spot go ahead and park, engage the emergency parking brake and apply the wheel chocks. Make sure the chocks are in the right place and that there is no movement. If there is, wedge them under the tires until there is no movement.

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Motorcycle wheel chocks are used to stabilize and secure motorcycles, motocross bikes and dirt bikes while riding on a trailer or truck bed during transport. The TrackStar L-track Motorcycle Chock available through US Cargo Control is easy to install and remove from the truck bed or trailer. The kit includes one wheel chock, one L-track, flathead phillips screws, nylock nuts and flat fender washers. Motorcycle straps are also available in several sizes, styles and colors.

Questions

If you have questions about sizing or what might be best for your use,  of if you’d like to get a hold of travel trailer wheel chocks you don’t see on the website, give the US Cargo Control sales team a call at 866-348-3473.

 

 

What’s with the Orange: Why Should I Buy Bright Wheel Chocks?

Wheel chocks are a fairly inexpensive piece of safety equipment used to prevent trucks and trailers from unintentionally rolling or tipping when the vehicle is parked for loading and unloading or maintenance.

US Cargo Control offers several styles and sizes of wheel chocks designed to work with several different types of trucks. All of the wheel chocks are available in a traditional black color, but some come in bright orange as well.

What’s up with the orange color?

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Orange, urethane wheel chocks.

Orange Wheel Chocks

Several customers had contacted US Cargo Control asking if they could get ahold of brightly colored wheel chocks. It was becoming a common problem for their employees to leave behind or misplace black colored chocks.

The problem? Basically, black wheel chocks didn’t stand out. Moving forward, several customers thought it might be a good idea to invest in vibrant wheel chocks, making it difficult for drivers and crews to misplace or forget them.  The bright color catches the attention of the driver or crew as they are pulling out, making it much less likely for the chocks to be left behind.

For many companies, it’s been a smart investment.

Orange Offerings

US Cargo Control offers two styles of wheel chocks in orange.

The Urethane Wheel Chock is made of durable urethane and is very visible as it comes in a vibrant, orange color. This style of chock comes in several sizes and is sold in single quantities or sets of two.

The Pyramid Wheel Chock also comes in orange and is available in single or two pack quantities. This specific style is a double sided pyramid, meaning it can be used on either side. It also features an eye-bolt and is made with heavy, duty rubber.

What Happens When Moving Blankets are Machine Washed and Dried?

US Cargo Control is your one stop shop for moving supplies. The company sells several styles of moving blankets, also known as moving pads, and sorts them into three categories for easy selection. We placed each category of blanket in the wash-machine and dryer (despite manufacturer instructions) to see how they held up.

 

The Best Category

The blankets featured in the best category are considered top of the line, premium moving pads. According to the manufacturer, they are all safe to wash in a wash-machine, but are recommended for line- dry not the dryer.

The Supreme moving blanket features heavy duty construction for exceptional durability. It is made with a woven cotton/ polyester blend fabric and is bound with woven polyester. When pulled from the wash-machine the Supreme remained in great condition. When the dryer cycle was complete it came out soft. However, it did show some signs of fraying along the binding after the dryer.

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Pro Mover

 

The Pro Mover moving blanket is a softer pad and is made with microfiber fabric. It is bound with woven polyester. It mirrored similar results to the Supreme style. It too looked good coming out of the wash-machine, but frayed a little on the binding after a round in the dryer.

The Performance moving blanket is a lighter pad made from a woven cotton/polyester blend of fabric and bound with woven polyester. It came out of both the wash-machine and dryer fuzzy, though the binding remained in good condition.

All three styles featured in the best category took 48 minutes to dry.

 The Better Category

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Mega Mover

The moving pads featured in the better category are a more middle-of-the-road blanket. The manufactures do not recommend putting these blankets in the wash-machine or dryer.

The Mega Mover moving blanket is made with a woven-polyester fabric and is bound with non-woven polyester. This style of blanket appeared unharmed after a round in the wash-machine and dryer. It did not experience any fraying or fuzz.

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Multi Mover

The Multi Mover moving blanket is made with a woven and non-woven polyester blend and is bound with non-woven polyester. It also appeared unharmed after cycles in both the washer and dryer; no noticeable fraying or fuzz.

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Camo

The Camo moving blanket is unique in that it comes in a green camouflage pattern. It is made with woven polyester fabric and bound with non-woven polyester. It too came out of the washer and dryer in good condition – no fuzz or fraying.

All three styles featured in the better category took 48 minutes to dry.

 

The Good Category 

The moving blankets featured in the good category are the most cost conscious blanket styles. Our manufactures do not recommend placing these blankets in the wash-machine or dryer.

The Econo Deluxe moving blanket is made from a non-woven polyester fabric and is bound with non-woven polyester. It did not hold up well in the wash-machine and produced a lot of fuzz. It came out of the dryer soft, but was still in tough shape.

The Econo Mover moving blanket is made from a non-woven polyester fabric and is bound also with non-woven polyester. It produced fuzz coming out of the wash-machine and dryer. Overall, it wasn’t in good shape after a full laundry cycle.

 

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Econo Saver

The Econo Saver moving blanket is made from non-woven polyester fabric and is bound with non-woven polyester. This style also produced mass amounts of fuzz in the wash-machine, but the dryer cycle was the most concerning. The blanket appeared to fuse with itself – causing some damage to the integrity of the blanket.

All three good styles took a mere 18 minutes to dry. Considering the amount of fuzz and dust produced it likely isn’t a good idea (for the sake of your wash-machine and dryer) that you risk putting these blankets through a full wash-cycle.

Conclusion 

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In conclusion, it is likely best to follow the manufacturer’s instructions and only machine wash moving blankets featured in the best category (line dry). Some of the blankets did decently well in the washer and dryer, but we can’t guarantee that will be the case the first time, or every time after.

Wash and dry at your own risk.

Basic Wheel Chock Use and Safety Tips

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A pyramid style wheel chock used to prevent the wheels from unintentionally moving.

Wheel chocks are used for safety and accident prevention.

Chocking, also known as blocking, is done to prevent trucks and trailers from unintentionally moving, like rolling or overturning, while workers are loading, unloading, hitching, unhitching or servicing the vehicle. Unintentional movement is a scary and dangerous situation. It can cause injury and in some cases death.

Basic Chocking

Make sure you invest in chocks that are specifically designed for the type of vehicle you are driving, especially paying attention to size.

Never use a make-shift chock. That includes lumber, bricks, rocks or any other creative contraption you come up with on the fly. Use only proper wheel chocks that are manufactured and regulated to do the job right.

Make sure to keep sets of chocks in the truck or trailer, you cannot rely on the docks to always have them. That being said, it is best practice for the docks to have wheel chocks, and for that matter wheel chocks that are chained to the dock to prevent theft or loss.

Chocking at a Dock

Upon arrival, set the brakes and activate the locking mechanism included on the dock. You’ll need to be parked as firmly and as closely to the dock as possible. Engage the chocks on both the left and right wheels that are closest to the loading dock.

Be extremely mindful when you know a forklift will be driving in and out of the trailer from the edge of the dock. When the wheels are not chocked, or blocked, the trailer can become dislodged creating a space between the dock and the trailer. Forklift operators can get caught in that space or fall into the gap that is created. Do not drive a forklift into a trailer until you are sure the wheels are properly and safely chocked.

Chocking a Free Standing Trailer

Chock both the left and right rear axle wheels. It is best practice to chock both the front and back wheels on both sides of the vehicle. Sometimes it’s even better to chock the front and back of each tire.

Acquiring Wheel Chocks

Wheel chocks are an inexpensive way to ensure the safety of those working in and around the truck and trailer. US Cargo Control offers both pyramid and wedge styles in single of two pack quantities, some are also available in a bright orange color.  Bulk quantity discounts can be made upon request. Visit US Cargo Control to browse the company’s full line of wheel chock offerings.

Customer Feature: White Glove Movers

For more than a decade, White Glove Movers has been in the business of moving. From residential to commercial moves, the company prides itself on its commitment to customer satisfaction.

A White Glove Movers truck parked and ready for a move.
A White Glove Movers truck parked and ready for a move.

“The very best part of the job is getting complimentary notes,” White Glove Movers Co-Manager Tom McCartan said. “We get a lot of referrals and a lot of repeat business.”

White Glove Movers is based in Marion, Iowa and offers a full line of moving services ranging from residential to commercial moves. The company’s team of trained, professional movers will also pack boxes, pods and trucks – even rental trucks. Just about anything moving related, White Glove will do it.

The company is equipped with four large trucks, two vans and one small truck. The movers take on about 750 moves per year, with 60-70 percent of business happening during the summer months.

“That’s when things get very hectic and busy,” McCartan explained. “It’s great.”

The company’s setup process is simple. The office receives moving inquiries, and then schedules an estimate with the prospective customer. After that, the move is booked and put on the calendar.  Then, on moving day, a team of professional movers will carefully pack, load and unload the truck.

Many people underestimate the workload involved when moving and will attempt to do it themselves. White Glove Movers believes people should really consider the risk-reward of taking on a move without the proper equipment and training.

“Moving is very stressful, it can cause injuries that are very hard to recover from,” McCartan said. “We just think let us [White Glove Movers] take the risk. The cost is just not that prohibitive, it’s a lot less expensive than recovering from an injury.”

White Glove Movers rolling a heavy tool kit into the truck.
White Glove Movers rolling a heavy tool kit into the truck.

Moving is especially challenging when people lack the proper tools to do it safely. White Glove Movers utilizes a long-list of moving supplies and trusts US Cargo Control to provide its staff with safe, quality moving equipment.

The company purchases products ranging from protective padding like moving blankets, banister covers and door covers to transport supplies like dollies and straps.

“When you take on the responsibility of handling someone else’s possessions you really need to do it right,” McCartan said. “You better have the right equipment and the right protective gear so when the move is done they [the customers] are in a position to send you a note of compliment.”

US Cargo Control began providing White Glove Movers with professional moving supplies in 2013. The White Glove management team was drawn to USCC because of its competitive pricing, but company leaders soon learned it is the customer experience and service they enjoy the most.

“Working with US Cargo Control has been easy for our Office Manager, Mindy. They treat her with respect and get things done when they are supposed to be done,” McCartan said.

If you are interested in learning more about White Glove Movers or inquiring about a move visit the company website or give them a call at 319-393-3000.