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L-track and E-track: Which tie down system is right for you?

Trying to decide whether L-track or E-track is the best choice for your tie-down needs? It depends on where you’ll be installing it.     Generally, the narrow width of L-track works great for installing on the walls or floor of a pickup truck bed. L-track is available in an aluminum or a black painted finish. Lengths […]

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How to Install E-Track

Once you’ve decided on vertical or horizontal e-track, and a galvanized or painted finish, it’s time to choose fasteners to attach to the track. Choose fasteners based on the surface to which you are mounting. Check out the video for more tips, and links to fasteners below. For installing E-track on wood: Hex head wood […]

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Horizontal E-track vs. Vertical E-track

There’s no question that e-track can add incredible versatility to an enclosed trailer, van trailer, truck or flatbed trailer. By creating numerous tie-down points, you can safely secure and haul a variety of cargo- from motorcycles and ATVs to pallets and construction supplies. But what are the differences between horizontal E track and vertical E […]

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How to Choose a Moving Blanket

With several varieties, fabrics and weights of moving blankets, choosing the right one can be a more complex process than you might think. We’ve created a short video to highlight the key qualities of each.  Below you’ll also find a link to each style so you can easily find them on the USCargoControl.com moving supplies […]

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How to Choose a Recovery Strap or Tow Strap

While the terms recovery strap and tow strap are often used interchangeably, a tow strap and a recovery strap can be very different and are usually used for different purposes. Recovery strap -Made of nylon for a higher stretch value. -Used for “recovering” a vehicle that’s immobilized. -Sometimes also called snatch straps for the ability […]

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E-Track: Ratchet Strap or Cam Buckle Strap?

If you’re considering E-track for your trailer or truck, or even a non-transport use, such as in the garage for storage, all of the different options in track and accessories can be confusing. One of the most important choices will be e-track straps and tie downs. Cam buckle straps and ratchet straps  are the most […]

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E Track: Not Just For The Truck or Trailer Any More

If you aren’t aware of the versatility of E-track, a quick search of this blog can get you started. It’s great for securing motorcycles, ATVs, lawn tractors, pallets- just about anything once you install it in the back of a pickup truck, on a flatbed trailer, or in an enclosed trailer. But have you thought […]

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Flatbed Tarps: Lumber Tarps and Steel Tarps

Flatbed truck tarps are an essential for any flatbed truck driver. There are differences between a lumber tarp and a steel tarp, as well as features to look for in both. Lumber tarp A lumber tarp is generally used for long haul truckers to protect lumber, hay, pallets, and other bulky cargo. It is designed […]

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Tarp Straps: Natural Rubber vs. EPDM

Here in the Midwest- like most of the country- we’ve had some extreme temperatures this summer. While we all know hot temps can be dangerous if you’re outside for a long time, it’s also important to remember your outdoor equipment is taking a beating in the heat and sunlight as well. One type of equipment […]

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New Products Review: Flatbed Trailer Products

Lots of new products have rolled out onto our US Cargo Control website lately, including many in our flatbed trailer group from Merritt®- a trusted manufacturer in the industry. If there’s a product or a group of new items you’d like to see added to our website, be sure to let us know- either by […]

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How To Tie Down an ATV Using Ratchet Straps

Ratchet straps are an easy and fast way to secure an ATV for transport, and generally range in size from 1″ to 4″ wide. For best results, be sure to choose a ratchet strap with an adequate working load limit (WLL) to secure the weight of your vehicle. Once your ATV is on the trailer […]

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How to use a Load Bar Holder

Load Bars and Cargo Bars are a necessity to all kinds of cargo trailers.  But the big questions is – what do you do with the load bars when they are not in use? Use a Yellow Rack Load Bar Holder This Load Bar Holder can have many uses – use it as a storage […]

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