6 Handy Uses for Reflective Tape

Its official name is conspicuity tape and it’s designed for use on big rig trucks, but this handy reflective tape can be very useful around the home, garage, farm and work site. It’s extremely durable, long-lasting and instantly adds an element of light-reflecting visibility anywhere you need it.

1) In the warehouse: apply truck tape to the floor to highlight danger or high alert areas.

2) In the water: use marine-grade conspicuity tape (designed specifically for water use) on rafts, pontoons, life jackets, water buoys, etc.

3) On the farm: use reflective tape on tractors, other machinery and smaller utility vehicles like 4-wheelers, so they can be easily seen by other motorists, especially at dusk.

4) On the go: Add a narrow strip of truckers tape to a dog collar or leash, running shoes, kids’ backpacks, bicycles, motorcycle helmets.

5) On vacation: use on campers, boats, or supply boxes, to easily add visibility with the quick shine of a flashlight.

6) At home: add to a mail box or roadside fence for visibility to drivers.

Reflective tape for trucks is available in red and white or solid white, and pre-cut strips or rolls. There’s also a curved reflective tape for tankers in solid white. Check out our entire selection of reflective conspicuity tape from Reflexite, Avery Dennison and 3M Scotchlite.

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!

 

 

 

Q & A with the Sales Team

Our latest installment of Q&A includes more of the most common questions we hear from our US Cargo Control customers. If you have a question about any of our products, shipping, prices, or custom orders, give us a call at 866-444-9990.

What are D rings?
D-rings will vary by industry but our d rings are for use in tie down applications. Designs will vary slightly and include:

Flush mount D rings

Flush mount D rings are ideal for transporting motorcycles, ATVs, snowmobiles and other lighter weight vehicles that have multiple points for trailer tie downs. Flush mount means the flat part of the fitting mounts flush against the surface.

 

Recessed D rings

Also great for lighter weight vehicles, but these are installed below the surface of the floor or wall so they lie flat when not in use. They do require creating a hole in the floor or wall to fit properly.

 

 

Rotating pan D rings

As the name implies, these rotate 360 degrees to offer more versatility for anchor points.

 

 

Weld-on D rings

Crafted in forged steel with a with a weld-on bracket that allows the ring to rotate 180 degrees.

 

 

Why are endless round slings different colors?

Polyester endless round slings have a colored jacket that indicates its strength. This design feature makes it easy to see at a glance by color just how strong the sling is. Colors range from purple (least amount of strength) to black (strongest). While the color coding is an industry standard, if you are replacing a sling, it’s a good idea to check the specifications to make sure the new sling is as strong as the sling you are replacing. 

It’s also important to note that the body diameter of the sling refers to the diameter of the polyester rope- not the colored CORDURA® fabric jacket.

 

Where to apply conspicuity tape?

Reflective tape- also called conspicuity tape– is required for tractor trailers to increase visibility to other drivers. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has various regulations, some dependent on when the tractor trailer was manufactured. You can find excellent instructions and illustrations of trucks with conspicuity tape at: http://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/documents/consp.pdf