6 Necessary USCC Products for a Successful Spring Cleaning

Make your spring cleaning tradition easier with 6 USCC products that’ll get the job done

With spring cleaning as a much-needed activity to do after the wintry months, there’s nothing better than freshening our homes and getting a head start for spring and summer. This gives us the chance to store items away and start cleaning our homes, garages, and vehicles, yet spring cleaning can feel time-consuming and challenging.

It may feel daunting to clean your house from top to bottom, but it doesn’t have to be difficult. Continue reading to find out what 6 USCC products can help you get the job done.

1. L-Tracks and E-Tracks

How to Install L-Track to be prepared for spring cleaning
Attaching L-Track to Pickup Truck
How to Install E-Track to Trailer
Installed E-Track in Trailer

Need to transport your heavier items safely and securely? If you need to place your personal items in your pickup truck or trailer, consider using our L-Tracks and E-Tracks.

The difference between L-Tracks and E-Tracks is the L-Track is a more lightweight, aluminum track with a narrower profile that’s perfect for limited space. The L-Track could be used for any vehicle or trailer, but it is more common to use for your pickup truck. If you need something sturdier for your flat trailer or enclosed trailer, our selection of E-Tracks will do the job as it is the industry standard for cargo control.

2. Ratchet Straps and Cam Straps

Tying down with tiedown for spring cleaning duties

If you’re an avid reader of our blog, then you may already know that we specialize in ratchet straps and cam straps. Tiedowns are one of our specialties and these straps are perfect to use for any tie down application that you’ll need for your chores. You can use straps to store or hold personal items together if you’re cleaning any areas like your garage.

Use our 1″ Ratchet Straps or 1″ Cam Straps for the best tiedown experience. The difference between ratchet straps and cam straps is the cam straps are faster to secure than ratchet straps. Also, they are handy for securing fragile cargo loads because of their ability to not over-tighten like ratchet straps.

To complete your L-Track or E-Track system, check out our L-Track straps and E-Tracks straps. We also carry E-Track kits so everything can be delivered to your door in one package.

Learn more about the difference between ratchet straps and cam straps in a video explained by one of our product experts, Adam Shouse:

3. Moving Blankets and Mover Bands

How to move valuables with moving blankets and mover bands during spring cleaning

If you’re concerned about leaving a mark on your valuables, be worry-free with our moving blankets that’ll cover your items entirely. With the winter days over, you can finally move things around while you’re cleaning, but the best part? You won’t have to worry about scratching or denting anything when you use our moving blankets.

Our mover bands can secure the moving blankets or pads for protection from moving. They are very flexible and are perfect to use to prevent any shifting.

4. Moving Dollies and Hand Trucks

Using hand trucks during spring cleaning

Moving something extremely bulky or heavy? Don’t hurt your back and use a moving dolly or hand truck! A dolly or hand truck will help you “roll” things around and allows you to have more space to clean your house. Cleaning just got easier now!

It’s true, having a little help from wheels can lighten the load.

5. Floor Protectors

Floor protectors to protect your floors during cleaning your house

Speaking of having a little help from a set of wheels, sometimes wheels can scratch your floors. Not only that, you may not want to dent or scratch the floor while you’re moving things around.

Our neoprene floor runner and carpet protector products are the ideal layer of protection for floors, making spring cleaning easy breezy. They’ll not only protect any type of flooring from abrasions, but they will also create a flat, non-slip surface and can be cut to fit your space as needed.

6. Cargo Nets

US Cargo Control's Cargo nets perfect for spring cleaning

Need to hold your items together in your pickup truck bed or trailer? Need to dump some trash? Use our cargo nets that’ll hold everything together while you are driving! It is safer for you and those around you to prevent damage from your load flying out of your truck, or from your items flying everywhere in your trailer.

We even carry light-duty pickup truck cargo nets that will stretch in the bed of a truck and easily attach to the side rail with sewn-in hardware. These will be made of either high-quality bungee material or a tough 2″ wide polyester webbing.

How to Get Started?

Although you may be an expert at spring cleaning, it’s important you know some things on how to use our products. Read below some tutorials such as:

How to Use E-Tracks, How to Install Them, and What to Use Them For

A Simple Guide on How to Use a Ratchet Strap and How to Release It

How to Use Mover Bands

At US Cargo Control, we want you to have the highest quality products so you can get the job done. If you have any questions about our products, give our team a call at 866-444-9990.

4 Essential USCC Products for Your Spring Cleaning

With spring cleaning as a common chore to do at this time of year, check out 4 essential USCC products for your cleaning duties.

Not only is the spring season here, but this is a common time of the year to store things away and clean our vehicles, garages, and homes after the past few wintry months. With more time to do our hobbies and activities these days, this also means we have more time to do our spring cleaning duties. Why not get started on spring cleaning with a couple of our high-quality products that can get the job done?

Moving Blankets and Mover Bands

moving blanket that can be slipped as furniture covers to protect valuables for springtime cleaning

With cold days behind us, we can finally store some items away for the rest of the year. With moving blankets and mover bands, you can store things away safely and carefully. Our furniture covers prevent your items from getting dented or scratched, and the flexible mover bands can help the covers from shifting.

Pickup Truck Cargo Nets

Got a pickup truck, and you need to dump your trash? Don’t just store trash in your truck without any securing them. Instead, use pickup truck nets to hold your load together while you are driving! It is safer for you and those around you to prevent damage from your load flying out of your truck.

These truck nets are reliable and easy to attach and secure. We enjoy using this short bed Truck Cargo Net because it comes with cam buckles and S-Hooks to allow quick and easy attachments.

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1″ Ratchet Straps and Cam Buckle Straps

For your light-duty tie down applications, the 1″ Ratchet Straps and Cam Buckle Straps are perfect for the job. If you need tie down straps for light hauling, these cargo straps will secure a wide range of cargo on your trailer or pickup bed.

When figuring out the differences between ratchet straps and cam straps, remember that the cam straps are faster to secure than ratchet straps. They are handy for securing fragile cargo loads because of its ability to not over-tighten like ratchet straps.

To learn more about ratchet straps and cam buckle straps, watch one of our product experts, Adam, explain the differences of each strap.

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Hand trucks

also known as a hand cart to move your heavy items around

Don’t forget that handy dolly to move your heavy items around! Having a hand truck can help you move your items around so you can clean an area such as your garage or basement.

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At US Cargo Control, we want you to have the highest quality products so you can get the job done. If you have any questions about our products, give our team a call at 866-444-9990.

4 Spring Driving Safety Tips for Truck Drivers

With spring here, this means warmer and brighter days! But, there are still some things that need to be considered during the spring season.

Driving during the winter can be a dangerous time of the year for truck drivers. Snow and ice can make the roads challenging to drive on, and we don’t always want to deal with staying warm during the wintry months. With the first few days of spring already here, this means warmer days, more sunlight, and longer days!

With winter behind us, we feel much more at ease to be driving. Although roads are not as risky as they were in the icy months, there are still things that need to be considered during the warm spring season. Prepare for the spring by reading these 4 spring driving tips!

Be Aware of Rain and Hail

spring driving safety
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Spring showers may bring more rain, but they also bring flooding and slippery roads. Go easy on your brakes while the roads are wet because if you brake hard, your wheels may lock up quickly. Just like how you would drive and brake slowly during the icy roads, take the same approach to when it rains.

Along with rain, beware of any hail that might arrive. You might drive through some of the more common states that often get hail storms such as Wyoming, Colorado, and Nebraska.

Refresh your Emergency Supplies

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With allergies, the flu, and now Coronavirus spreading around, stocking up on the essentials is critical for your health. Restock any items in your emergency supplies, and stock on items such as water, food and snacks, batteries, and any other items you will need in case of a storm or accident.

Be on the Lookout for Potholes

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Besides rainy days and hail storms, the other thing to watch out for is potholes. What might have been a blessing during the winter, potholes can be an issue during the spring. Through the plows, salt, and harsh weather conditions from the winter, there are potholes that can grow to impressive sizes.

It can be a pain but drive slowly or avoid the potholes as much as you can to avoid your cargo being damaged. Not only that, but you also end up avoiding any damage underneath your rig.

Be Prepared for Some Chilly Nights

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Although warmer days are coming, there are still some chilly days in regions all around the country. Don’t toss out the winter equipment you needed for the winter! Keep some winter equipment around such as a jacket, blanket, and a heater to keep you warm during those chilly days.

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At US Cargo Control, we want all truck drivers to be safe and careful during the spring season. If you have any questions about the products we carry, give our team a call at 866-444-9990.