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Chain Slings from US Cargo Control

Since we’ve expanded our line of chain lifting slings earlier this year, it’s been great seeing the different types and sizes of chain slings customers are requesting. This one has been one of the biggest we’ve seen lately. These chains have a capacity of 234,000 lbs. at 60 degrees, which means it would break at […]

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Wear Sleeves for Tie Down Straps

Protective wear sleeves for tie down straps are one of the best investments you can make for extending the life of your strap. These lightweight yet rugged strap protectors are also known as Cordura Wear pads due to the common use of CORDURA® fabric in many of the sleeves. Today, most of these popular protective […]

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Are Moving Blankets Machine Washable?

We’re often asked if our moving blankets can be washed in a washing machine. Our “Best” category includes three machine-washable moving blankets. Their heavy-weight construction with woven polyester binding on all four sides allows them to be washed and re-used repeatedly. Keep in mind, even though these blankets are classified as washable, we do not recommend […]

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What are Ratchet Straps Made Of?

Because ratchet straps are used for trailers, interior van trailers (logistic straps for L-track or E-track systems), moving trucks, and many other types of vehicles that haul bulky or heavy cargo, all of our  ratchet straps are made of high quality, industrial grade webbing. Ratchet straps are typically made from a polyester fabric, which is […]

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Customer Review: BlackLine Winch Straps

This guest post is courtesy of US Cargo Control customer Randy Fischer. A strap is a strap is a strap, right?  That’s what I used to think.  They’re all basically the same 4″ of poly-something-or-other webbing, with a hook or chain on one end.  Usually colored yellow, for some strange reason.  I always figured it […]

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New Products: Nylon Bridle Slings

Our nylon lifting slings category continues to expand with the most recent addition of 600+ new Nylon Bridle Slings. A nylon bridle sling offer s both incredible strength and ease of use due to its light weight and ability to collapse for easy storage. Other benefits include: Four configurations available (single leg, double leg, triple […]

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What are E-Track Shoring Beams?

E-track shoring beams  can serve a dual purpose. Not only can they secure cargo safely inside a trailer, they can also be used to provide additional storage space. E-track shoring beams attach to e-track rails that are installed inside your truck or trailer. Also called load bars, cargo bars, or load locks, the adjustable beams snap into […]

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How to Winterize Your Motorcycle

You start to feel it about this time of year – the air starts to get crisp, you start to plan the annual leaf ride…its almost time to start to prep your motorcycle for winter. To keep your bike well maintained and ready to go in the spring, there are some things which need to […]

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Wide Load and Oversize Load Banner Requirements by State

  A load is considered oversized if it exceeds the standard legal size or weight limits for a road or highway. There are also “load per axle” limits for the weight of a load. Examples of wide or oversized loads include pre-fabricated homes, construction machinery, industrial equipment, and wind turbine propellers. Using oversize load banner signs, […]

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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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