Moving in the Moving Blankets

The moving in of moving blankets has begun at US Cargo Control. We keep thousands of our popular moving pads in stock, and now expect to have even more inventory on hand with our new warehouse space. Here’s a glimpse at the just the beginning:

If you’re in the market for any type of supplies for moving, from blue moving blankets to a heavy duty hand truck, or moving boxes, check out our entire category of moving supplies. Be sure to let us know if you’re looking for something we don’t carry on our website. Give our sales team a call at 800-867-1210 and they’ll do their best to find what you need.

Moving Pads for Sale

US Cargo Control has moving pads for sale to help you with your moving needs.  Check our website, USCargoControl.com  and you’ll find three different qualities of moving pads for sale: a good blanket – perfect for one time movers; a better blanket – a middle of the road, mid-weight blanket; and a best blanket –  a heavyweight moving pad great for moving multiple times. Our best blankets are also ideal for moving companies or for someone who wants to put fragile items in storage without the risk of damage.   Each of our moving pads for sale measure 72″ x 80″, giving you plenty of protection.  US Cargo Control has all of these moving pads for sale in stock and ready to be ship.

New Warehouse Space Nearly Complete

The big news at US Cargo Control really is big- as in a new warehouse space to house USCC products. Another 42,750 square feet has been added, which nearly triples the current warehouse space.

Several new products have been added to the US Cargo Control merchandise line-up recently, including replacement tie down straps, tire chains, rope, hand trucks, reflective tape, and even a line of premium heavy duty tie down straps, BlackLine. The new warehouse space will allow us to keep more inventory on hand so customers can receive orders more quickly.

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We’ve also added a trailer set to use for filming instructional videos about our products. Let us know if there are any US Cargo Control products you’d like to see in our videos.

Keep checking back for even more pictures as we add in racking and products in the warehouse, and create new videos with the trailer set. Stay tuned!

 

 

 

Furniture Pads

Furniture pads from US Cargo Control come in a variety of styles. Sized at 72″ x 80″ these furniture pads (also known as moving blankets) give you plenty of coverage to protect your belongings when moving. With three different quality options to choose from, you can go with one from our “best” heavy-duty furniture pad categories to protect your furniture, or choose one of our “good” furniture pads, which will help you protect your belongings without costing as much. More economical options are also available in our “good” section, as well as our moving skins.

With thousands of furniture pads / moving blankets in stock and ready to ship, US Cargo Control is ready to help with your moving needs.

New Products: BlackLine Ratchet Straps, Winch Straps and Roll Off Straps

Our new BlackLine tie down straps were developed for US Cargo Control so we could offer customers premium tie downs with the strongest webbing on the market.

The line includes 2” and 4” wide ratchet straps, winch straps and roll off straps with higher break strengths than traditional webbing, to create an increased working load limit (WLL). 2″ straps have 13,000 lb. webbing while 4″ straps feature 24,000lbs webbing. This  means 4″ ratchet straps have a WLL of 6,670 lbs., while competitor’s straps have a 5,400 lbs. WLL.

Because BlackLine products are manufactured specifically for US Cargo Control, we were able to add additional features like thicker edges for increased durability. This design is made possible with a concentration of tough webbing, not an enhancement like thin wire.

We’ve also added black powder coating on flat hooks and 2” wide ratchet assemblies both protection and sleek style. Wire hooks and chain extensions also have zinc plating for increased resistance against the elements. The black color scheme coordinates better with company logos and colors than traditional colored straps.

As with all of our straps, BlackLine ratchet straps, winch straps and roll off container straps are labeled with WLL information so they meet DOT regulations, CVSA guidelines, CHP, North American Cargo Securement, and WSTDA standards.

Read the official press release about our new BlackLine tie down straps.

 

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 a comment below or contacting us at 866-444-9990.

Headache Racks

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Merritt® Headache Rack

A Merritt® Equipment headache rack is an excellent investment for a truck/trailer. Sometimes also known as limited security racks (LSR) or cab guards for trucks, these not only look sharp but can add a measure of security to the cab in the event of an accident. We offer two aluminum cab guard styles: 70″ wide with E-Z view window and an 80″ wide with chain racks. Both feature Dyna-Tube extrusion on the outer edge for a tough yet smooth aerodynamic border. Mounting kits in both a 17″ size and a 21″ size are also available so you’ll have everything you need for easy installation.

 

Tire Chain Carriers

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Merritt® Tire Chain Carrier

It’s not too early to be thinking of winter driving. Tire chain holders that mount right to the frame are a great way to keep chains organized, and a locking lid keeps them secure. The space-saving design is only 8” wide and is available in both an 18” size for frames with fairing packages and a 24″ size for open frame models.

Also be sure to check our selection of tire chains. We offer two styles, both from Pewag, a trusted manufacturer in the chain industry.

 

Deck Covers

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Merritt® Deck Cover

Aluminum Dyna-Deck covers are a simple, fast way to create sturdy walking deck spaces on your rig. The top-mount design is ribbed to create a non-skid surface and allow for draining. Variable mounting points make them easy to install, with no drilling required. All are 33.25″ wide so they easily slide together. Choose from three different lengths:  18.5″L, 28″L, 37.5“. Each deck cover meets DOT regulations for a walk area. 

New Moving Supplies at US Cargo Control

Professional moving supplies are some of our top sellers at US Cargo Control, so we’re always searching for the very best products to offer to our customers.

We’ve recently added some new items to our moving supplies category, as well as upgraded some of our moving essentials:

Hand trucks

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Aluminum handcart with foam fill tires and extension nose plate.

Our line of hand trucks has gotten the biggest update. We’ve added 12 new models with a range of handle and wheel style combinations. Some include stair climbers and extension nose plates, which are also sold separately. The three wheel types (solid foam tire, aluminum wheel, pneumatic wheel) and three handle models (round, vertical loop, pin) are also sold separately to make it easy to replace or upgrade parts.

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Convertible hand truck converts from a two-wheel upright model to a four-wheel flat cart style.

We’ve added a convertible hand truck that converts from a two-wheel upright style to a four-wheel flat cart design. The same convertible handtruck is also available with an extension nose plate to handle even bigger loads.

Our steel appliance truck with double auto recoils is also new. Most models on the market today have only a single auto recoil. Ours has dual straps and can handle up to 800 lbs., which is above industry standards for appliance trucks. Check out this video for a review of its great features:

 

Magic Sliders furniture sliders
Handy furniture sliders are a small investment that can tackle big jobs. Simply place under heavy or awkward-sized furniture like beds, dressers, desks, etc. and slide it where you want it to go. Works great on wood, carpet, tile, concrete or vinyl floors.The sliders have weight capacities that range from 1600 to 3200 lbs.

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Round magic sliders with screws

Moving boxes
We’ve added a new mulit-size boxpack which includes 25 small boxes, 20 medium boxes, 15 large boxes and 10 X-large boxes. Our flat screen TV boxes are also now available in bigger multi-packs, like new packs of three flatscreen TV moving boxes.

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Boxpack is a 70 box multi-pack, including small, medium, large and x-large boxes.


Quilted covers
We’ve updated the construction of our quilted furniture covers to the same material as our popular Performance moving blanket.

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Quilted sofa cover in our popular “Performance” moving blanket fabric

This premium fabric is heavy enough to protect, but lightweight enough not to add extra bulk. Colored binding makes it easy to keep covers organized. Available in a sofa coverlove seat cover and chair cover. Appliance covers include a refrigerator cover and a washer/dryer or oven cover.

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 a comment below or contacting us at 866-444-9990.

 

What’s New at US Cargo Control

We’ve been busy adding lots of new products to our US Cargo Control website. We’ve listed some of the latest by category below. For more information on each product, click on the link to take you to USCargoControl.com.

If there’s a product or a group of new items you’d like to see us add to our website, please be sure to let us know- either by a comment below or contacting us at 866-444-9990.

Rigging supplies & hardware
Our rigging supplies category is a varied one- including everything from small connecting links to heavy duty anchor shackles. This category is also unique because it has products that can be used for professional rigging jobs, as well as simple uses around the job site, farm, and even home.

-Cable railing systems

image of cable railing system railsOne example of a product with various uses is our
cable railing systems. Although it’s technically considered
wire rope, its lightweight design is great for stair railings,
deck railings, garage doors and more. We offer a 7×19 construction, which is comprised of 7 strands of 19 wires.
This allows it to have a slim profile without sacrificing
strength. Other profiles and styles are available by request, just contact our sales team at 800-660-3585.

 

-Rope
We’ve also added a huge selection of rope, including everything from natural manila rope for decorative use, to California Truck Rope for dependable tie-down uses for professional truckers.

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Ratchet straps and tie downs
Ratchet straps and tie downs is another group of products with various uses- from flatbed trucks to simple motorcycle trailers.

-Replacement tie down straps
image of 3" ratchet replacement strap with flat hookOur tough polyester replacement straps
are a great way to add extra working life to straps you already own, since you only
buy the replacement strap that you need. They’re also an easy way to convert your winch straps into ratchet straps.

 

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Our tie down replacement straps come in
1″, 2″, 3″and 4″ widths, in an extremely strong best to find the products you’re looking for.

 

-Bungee cords

image of 10 pack 1/2"x48" bungee cordsYou can never have too many handy bungee cords around the house, in the garage, on the farm, or at the jobsite.

While they’re great for securing cargo, boxes and other items for hauling, they’re also perfect for bundling items to make them easier to carry or store away, keeping lids closed on coolers, tool boxes, animal crates, garbage cans, etc.

-Soft tie straps with plush covers
We have several motorcycle tie down straps to choose from, but these motorcycle straps with soft tie plush covers will protect your bike from scratches and dings during transport. They’re designed like a typical handle bar strap, but the soft chamois covers provide and extra layer of protection.

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-Roller idler

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Simply snap the roller idler fitting assembly into E-track installed on your trailer floor and you can instantly secure a vehicle by either the frame or the tires. The roller design moves toward the direction of the tension which keeps the strap close to the track.

 

Heavy Duty Lumber Tarp for Flatbed Trailers

Learn more about the waterproof heavy duty lumber tarp shown in this video.

Lumber tarp features oversized d-rings in 3 rows that run the length of the tarp and abrasion resistant pads for increased durability.

Specifications:

  • Heavy duty 18 oz. PVC coated polyester on top and sides
  • 24′ x 27′ with 8′ flap
  • Colors: black, blue, red, green, yellow, gray and white.
  • Shipping weight:  110 pounds

New Hours-of-Service Rules for truck drivers

If you’re a commercial truck driver, you’ve heard about the new guidelines from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) that revises the Hours-of-Service (HOS) safety requirements for truck drivers.

While the effective date of the HOS Final Rule was February 27, 2012, drivers and companies have until July 1st, 2013 to fully comply with selected provisions of regulations.

We’ve found this page on the FMCSA.dot.gov website to be an excellent resource.

With FMCSA regulations often changing, it’s important to have the most up-to-date information available. Be sure to check out our spiral-bound Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSR) handbook. It’s easy to tuck away in your cab or office for a quick reference. We also carry a variety of daily driver log books and vehicle inspection reports for easy logging and record keeping.

The new regulations are designed to address driver fatigue- what do you think of the changes? Click on the “Leave a reply” link below and let us know!