Ed is part of our growing sales team and is also our resident Spanish-speaking US Cargo Control team member. Ed was born in Cuba and grew up in Miami speaking both languages fluently. Being able to translate technical information ensures all of our customers receive superior customer service when they call!
When winter weather strikes, it’s not only important to have sturdy tire chains ready to go in your vehicle- in some states, it’s the law. Tire chains help keep your rig on the road in the ice and snow, making travel safer for you, your load and the drivers around you.
There is a wide variety of tire chains available for many different sizes of tires and specific travel needs. That means there is also a range of restrictions for what chains can or must be used from state to state. Some states ask that you simply carry tire chains in your vehicle, while other states require them to be on your tires when you pass through the state at certain times of the year. Some states require manually applied tire chains, while other states allow you to use automatic chains.
States with Tire Chain Laws or Restrictions
Click a state in the list below for tire chain laws, restrictions and other important tire chain information:
- New Jersey
- New Mexico
- New York
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- South Dakota
- West Virginia
States with No Tire Chain Laws
Some states have no tire chain laws at all. These include:
- Washington, D.C.
- New Hampshire
If you’re concerned about whether you have sufficient chains for your vehicle’s tires, it’s a good idea to contact that states Department of Transportation before you head out with your load.
Need to buy tire chains? We offer two styles of snow chains from Pewag, a leader in chain manufacturing:
-Glacier chains offer durable traction with a 6mm twist link that penetrates icy and snowy conditions. They’re great to have on hand for emergency use.
-Premium chains in a 7mm square link design wear more than four times longer than traditional 6/0 twist link tire chains and also provide about 32% more traction. These are the best tire chains for regular use.
Shop our entire selection here: Tire Chains
or give our sales team a call at 866-444-9990.
We’re always happy to hear from customers. Thanks to Marc for sending in these great photos of our BlackLine winch straps.
“I found USCC online. Googled best cargo strap and USCC came up. I bought everything that my hot shot rig would need. Everything I bought is extremely high in quality- from the straps and chains to the binders and tarps.
I’ve been moving all types of cargo since 07 and have never seen better quality cargo control products. Since there are so many people getting into hotshot trucking right now there are many questions being asked. A popular question/topic is “What are you guys using to secure your loads?” This question is asked almost daily. I’m always quick to chime in and rep US CARGO CONTROL. Others agree that you guys are the best. USCC makes my company and I look professional. I have the confidence to pull into any DOT weigh station, inspection area or truckstop and KNOW my load is secure. DOT officers don’t give me a second look after they see that my rig is fitted with high quality securing equipment.
Keep up the good work guys.”
A1 Eagle Ford Transport