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Why use a wire rope thimble?

Anytime a wire rope is bent so it can be attached to a hanging point, there is a risk that the eye could be crushed. The addition of a wire rope thimble to the eye protects the rope by guiding it into a natural curve and creating an extra layer of support. Adding this protection not […]

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Employee Recommendation: BlackLine Heavy Duty Ratchet Straps

Sales Specialist Britni gives her take on BlackLine, our own line of premium, heavy duty ratchet straps. Also available in winch straps; features include: Thicker edging for durability. Created with a concentration of fabric, not wire or other enhancement. 2″ straps with 13,000 lb. webbing.  Higher than typical 12,000 lbs. webbing. 4″ straps with 24,000 lb. webbing.  The strongest […]

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US Cargo Control Employee Bio: Lisa M.

As a Sales Specialist, Lisa not only helps customers with new orders, she also follows up with those that may have experienced a problem with a product, shipping, etc. Her 5+ years with US Cargo Control means she’s seen the company grow and change exponentially, but she’s the first to say our dedication to customer […]

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Moving Tips: 12 Uses for Stretch Wrap

If you’ll be moving soon, don’t forget the stretch wrap when purchasing packing supplies. Once used primarily by only professional movers, this handy plastic wrap for moving is now available in various sizes and gauges and perfect for any DIY move. With no sticky residue like tape, it’s easy to apply and even easier to […]

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US Cargo Control Employee Bio: Brennan

Our team of Sales Specialists make it a goal to go above and beyond everyday for our customers, and Brennan is no exception. He’s also our resident baseball guru and always up for a little friendly competition whether it’s for a sales goal or in the annual office Bag Toss or Ping Pong tournament.

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Reflective Tape for Tractor Trailers

  Conspicuity tape is a highly reflective tape that greatly increases nighttime visibility of tractor trailers and other large vehicles. It’s also sometimes called DOT tape because of federal laws that require it for use on semi-trucks. A general overview of the requirements from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) for tractor trailers states: […]

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US Cargo Control Employee Bio: Nick

Nick is a member of our warehouse team who helps to keep things moving quickly and smoothly. They work very hard to make sure orders that come in before 4 pm are shipped out to the customer the same day.  This group also knows how to add a little fun to their days… check out […]

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Forged or Cast? What’s the Difference in Rigging Supplies?

With metal components in our rigging supplies category, you’ll often see the word “forged” or “cast,” but do you know the differences between these two methods of metal working? Cast Metal Casting is a technique where the metal is heated until it’s molten- or liquefied- by the head. Once in this liquid or molten state, […]

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US Cargo Control Employee Bio: Britni

If you’ve called to ask about a product or to place an order, you may have talked with Britni. Like everyone on the sales team, enjoys going the extra mile to find just the right product for a customer, even if that means searching for items we don’t normally carry online. Here, she mentions a […]

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US Cargo Control Employee Bio: Cory

Cory has worked in many areas of our shipping and receiving department in his 3+ years with US Cargo Control. Like everyone on the warehouse team, he’s one of the first to pitch in and help out whenever there’s a job to be done, because as he says here, “We’re willing to go above and beyond […]

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Tornado Safety Tips for Drivers

We recently posted an informal poll on our USCC Facebook page asking what you would do if you were driving in a rural area and a tornado was suddenly heading in your direction. Answer choices included: 1) Pull over and stay in your vehicle 2) Leave your vehicle and find a ditch to lie down […]

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US Cargo Control Employee Bio: Joe

As our Freight and Customs Compliance Specialist, Joe is our go-to guy for all things freight-related. And because we sell and ship everything from 1″ D-rings to 12′  lengths of L-track tie down rails, it’s a job that’s different every day. Our new US Cargo Control Canadian shipping program wouldn’t have been possible without Joe’s expertise!

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