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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Image of 1/4" California truck rope

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

image of e-track roller idler fitting

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!