Flatbed Starter Kits bundle essential must-haves to get your rig or fleet rolling. Whether you’re hauling lumber, steel, or both, our sales reps have carefully selected tarps, straps, chain, and additional accessories to properly secure and protect most any load. Or, we can put together a product mix just for you!
Easy, convenient, and value-priced — particularly for growing companies and setting up new drivers. Outfitting your trailer in a single step saves you valuable time and money, which are among our top priorities here at US Cargo Control. That, and providing quality offerings to help ensure your deliveries arrive safely and damage-free. Check out these application-specific assemblies:
USCC’s Flatbed Starter Kit for Lumber Hauling features two of our largest (24’ x 27’) heavy-duty lumber tarps, each with an 8’ flap to seal the ends of the lumber units. This tarp style is also used as an all-purpose cover for hay bales, pallets, and other bulky cargo. Roughly two lumber tarps are needed to go across the entire surface of a load on standard 48’ or 53’ flatbed trailers.
The pack has 50 21” rubber tarp straps with crimped S-hooks that attach to the tarps’ integrated grommets and D-rings. Other tie downs include 10 4” winch straps and four 2” ratchet straps to further anchor the tarp and limit damage from whipping in the wind. A total of 20 plastic corner protectors will keep straps from crushing your cargo, as well as pad sharp edges of the load to extend strap life.
Designed to protect steel rods, sheets, cable, and lower-profile items, the Flatbed Starter Kit for Steel Hauling comes with two 16′ x 27′ steel tarps. Similar to a lumber tarp but without the end flap, each steel tarp is constructed from heavy-duty, 18 oz. PVC-coated polyester for superior tear resistance. A 4′ drop on all sides means your cargo is fully encased and shielded against rain, snow, wind, and road debris.
Two rows of D-rings on each side of the tarps, along with grommets spanning the perimeter, make tying down easy using the included 50 21” rubber tarp straps, six 4” winch straps, four 2” ratchet straps, and 12 plastic corner protectors for webbing up to 4” wide.
The kit comes with other tools, too. Eight grade 70 chains with grab hooks offer durability for stabilizing large loads. You also receive eight 5/16″ – 3/8″ ratchet chain binders and 16 steel corner protectors. Eight coil racks and eight coil mat friction pads reduce the risk of injury and damage caused by shifting during transit.
Deluxe (Lumber & Steel)
Prepare for hauling nearly anything. The versatility of the Flatbed Deluxe Starter Kit covers it all, including both lumber and steel. This version contains:
- (2) 16′ x 27′ heavy-duty steel tarp with 4′ drop on all sides
- (2) 24′ x 27′ heavy-duty lumber tarp with 8′ drop and flap
- (10) 4″ x 30′ winch strap with flat hook
- (4) 2″ x 30′ ratchet strap with flat hooks
- (1) chrome winch bar
- (8) 5/16″ x 20′ grade 70 transport chain
- (8) 5/16″ – 3/8″ ratchet chain binder
- (6) 3/8″ x 1/2″ ratchet chain binder
- (6) 3/8″ x 20′ grade 70 transport chain
- (10) coil rack
- (10) 48″ x 7″ coil mat
- (28) steel corner protector
- (20) plastic corner protector
- (20) VeeBoards2Go corner protector
- (8) jersey mesh safety flag
- (2) oversize/wide load vinyl sign
- (4) 54″ x 72″ Econo Saver moving blanket
- (50) 21″ rubber tarp strap with crimped S-hooks
Don’t see the combination of products you need? Design your own! Any equipment can also be purchased separately. Call our sales team at 866-348-3473 to discuss custom options and pricing. We’re committed to supporting your operation’s success. What you want, when you need it.