When hard, challenging times like this occur, that is when we need to help each other and build a community.
As we continue to feel uncertainty and adapt to altered daily lives caused by Coronavirus in America, there is one thing that is for certain. Trucking companies are stepping up and making heroic efforts to keep shelves in grocery stores stocked. This includes items such as food, cleaning supplies, and other necessities.
There is no doubt that with the increased demands of supplies, truckers are still keeping pace with the evolving supply chain. Because people are adhering to COVID-19 protocols, there is less traffic on our roads and highways, creating a safer situation for truck drivers. Although the roads and highways may have less traffic, you may notice it is difficult for them to dine in many restaurants, use amenities such as workout facilities, or simply get coffee from coffee shops.
Although our grocery stores continue to have food and products that families need, it is a result of all of our truckers who are continuously protecting our supply chain.
It’s times like these when we need to help each other and build a community. We should spread kindness to our truckers for performing critical functions to keep America forward. Some ways we can spread gratitude could be writing thank-you notes, providing free lunches, offering them cleaning supplies, or giving them a shoutout through social media.
To our truckers, thank you. Thank you for your dedication to keep American citizens safe during this time of crisis. Your selflessness in these times of crisis is truly inspiring, and not forgotten.
Check out 8 green cargo control products we carry at US Cargo Control and find your lucky charm!
Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Is your favorite color green, or do you want to rep your company colors? Do you want to get something green so you can be in the pinch-free zone? You’re in luck (no pun intended) because US Cargo Control has compiled a list of 8 green cargo control equipment for St. Patrick’s Day!
We categorized each product into one of the three industries that we serve in so you can find what you are looking for quickly. Whether it’s trucking and transportation, lifting and rigging, or moving equipment, check out the green products we carry in each industry.
Repping Green for Trucking
Green Ratchet Straps
We carry ratchet straps in many sizes and styles, and they come in many colors such as blue, red, gray and more. We’re just lucky we carry them in the color green, as well in darker green and camouflage. If you cannot find what you are looking for, you can always get a ratchet strap customized to your needs.
Green L Tracks
Installing L-Tracks on your truck or trailer will give you more secure tie down points where you need them. Made from aluminum, this light, sleek product will help hold your heavy, bulky items in place while you are driving. We carry 12″ L-Track and 24″ L-Track, and these items are designed to secure motorcycles, ATVs, utility tractors, and more.
The EasyKlip grip clips are easy clips to use when you need a quick release fastener on a grommet-free fabric or plastic surface. This means you can use the clips on tarps, banners, car or motorcycle covers, canopies, and more. Each clip can hold up to 220 pounds, and we offer them in a 4-pack and 10-pack.
Good-N-Tight Ratchet Strap Tightening Handle
For anyone that uses ratchet straps, are you looking for a way to secure loads safer and smarter? Consider the Good-N-Tight Ratchet Strap Tightening Handle that will make your job easier by giving you three times the leverage. We offer this product in the color green, what a coincidence!
We understand this is a little different from tightening the ratchet strap yourself. We included a video for you to see how to do it in action.
The Greenest, High-Quality Lifting Products
Green Screw Pin Anchor Shackles
Made in Holland, this Van Beest Screw Pin Anchor Shackle has the trademarked green pin that attaches and detaches quickly, making them perfect for temporary or non-permanent lifting jobs. If you are looking for a shackle for quick or repeated connections or releases, this is the one for you!
Green Van Beest Bolt Anchor Super Shackle
If you need a shackle with more of a permanent or long-term installation, the Van Beest Bolt Anchor Super Shackle will do the job for you. Also known as a Bow Shackle, these Super Shackles are 50% stronger than a standard shackle.
When you are researching bow shackles, you will notice that these shackles have a larger O-shaped look, compared to chain shackles and D shackles. The larger O-shape will allow larger slings or straps to fit easier. If there is an application that requires a smaller loop, it is recommended to use anchor shackles and chain shackles.
Green Endless Polyester Round Lifting Sling
Our versatile polyester round slings are convenient and reliable to use for delicate cargo. The Endless Polyester Round Lifting Sling has many benefits for your lifting needs, such as flexibility, durability, strength, and cost-effectiveness.
Our green, large rubber bands are perfect for securing your furniture while you are moving or storing items. Stretching to double the size, these 30″ bands are ideal for securing moving blankets, holding can liners, and keeping drawers closed. If you have multiple rubber bands and would like to keep them organized, check out our Mover Band Holder!
If you would like to learn more about the products we carry at US Cargo Control, give our team of experts a call at 866-444-9990 and we will be here to help you.
Wondering where the USCC team is going? Read to find out!
It is tradeshow season, and our dedicated USCC team members have been traveling to several states during the past two months! The reason why we attend tradeshows every year is because we care about making connections and cultivating strong relationships. Check out some of the shows we attended recently.
Also, leave a comment below if you have attended a tradeshow this year and if you saw us and our booths!
College HUNKS Annual Reunion
One of the industries that US Cargo Control serves in is Moving Equipment, so since we have partnered with College HUNKS as a vendor for the past six years, we sought the opportunity to go to the reunion and support one of our partners! Some of our team members attended the show in Orlando, FL, and had a blast at this event. Along with that, we gave people the opportunity to enter the chance to win custom CHHJ Nike shoes! How sweet is that?
This was a great event to talk with new and existing franchisee owners to build relationships. This event is instrumental in visiting with many franchisee owners in one location
Carla Weeks, sales
If you would like to learn more about our moving supplies, check out our high-quality professional moving equipment that will do the job whether it is big or small.
Specialized Carriers and Rigging Association (SC&RA) Symposium
Another event we attended this year is the Specialized Carriers and Rigging Association (SC&RA) Symposium, and what a show it was! The meeting featured over 40 companies, and brought together oversize/overweight transportation professionals and permitting officials to discuss permitting harmonization and safety concerns.
Three of our salespeople Tim, Adam, and Alex enjoyed every bit of it. If you saw them in Charlotte, NC, you might have participated in a putting challenge.
To win the putting challenge, whoever makes the hole-in-one will have a chance to win a Ping Putter. We did have a winner, and it was Ben Mayer from Great Lakes Heavy Haul! Check out the snazzy picture below:
The Maintenance Council (TMC) Annual Meeting & Transportation Technology Exhibition
In Atlanta, GA, we attended the TMC annual meeting which covers the most innovative educational sessions covering all aspects of vehicle maintenance and design. At US Cargo Control, staying on top of industry practices is important to us, and this is a great event that covers industry practices for trucking and transportation.
What Else Happened?
Recently, two of our salespeople had the amazing opportunity to tour International Union of Operating Engineers‘ training facility. At this tour, they had the chance to see the large cranes and machinery that our products are used on up close. While we have product experts who are so knowledgeable in every product we carry here at US Cargo Control, we will always seize the change to learn more about these machines up close.
The people that operate these machines are very smart and very well trained. Products like lifting slings, shackles, spreader bars and lifting beams, are a critically important part of every lift, and it was inspiring to me to see these cranes up close.
Alex Ledger, Sales
Where is the Next Tradeshow?
This week, our team members are going to Nashville, TN to attend the LKQ Vendor Fair. Catch us there, and maybe try to find us at a hot chicken restaurant!