Ratchet straps are cargo tie-down straps made of polyester webbing. They are run through a buckle that lets you loosen and tighten the strap, so you can lengthen the strap until you can pull it across your entire load, then tighten the strap until there’s enough tension to secure the load. Occasionally, we are asked […]
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Know Your Flatbed Tarping System: The Basic Types of Truck Trailer Tarping Systems
Tarping is perhaps the most arduous part of the job for flatbed haulers, the chief reason why Flatbed Driving Professionals command a premium over others. Flatbeds, by their very definition, are open-topped. Loads being hauled on flatbeds need to be tarped frequently to protect the load from the elements. Given the significance of truck tarps […]
Twisting Trucking Straps: Should You Do This Trucking Techniques and Why?
It’s an age-old question new truckers may find themselves asking when seeing older, experienced truckers’ trailers and loads – “why are you twisting your trucking straps?” While it may seem to be a matter of preference at first glance, there’s actually a very good reason flatbed haulers will twist their ratchet and winch straps when […]
Types of Ratchet Straps: Choose the Best Suitable Tie-Down Straps to You!
Ratchet straps are known as cargo tie-down straps and are made of polyester webbing. There are various types of ratchet straps as they are run through a buckle that lets you loosen and tighten the strap, so you can lengthen the strap until you can pull it across your entire load, then tighten the strap […]
Step By Step Guide on How to Clean Moldy Truck Tarps
Today’s modern truck tarps are made with mold-resistant vinyl and poly materials that stand up pretty well to moisture and mold spores. And although winding up with a tarp-covered in a mold is rare, mold growth can still occur from time to time. Any moldy truck tarps should be dealt with as quickly as […]
Maintenance of Truck Straps and Other Truck Accessories
We know it is absolutely inescapable to use tie-down straps while moving a heavily loaded truck. Straps ensure that your cargo is properly secured on the truck bed and your load will not move or fall off from the truck. If such incidents happen it could damage your cargo and disturb other drivers on the […]
Tarping and Un-Tarping with Canvas Tarps
A brief perusal of a few online trucker forums suggests that tarping loads is the least appreciated aspect of flatbed hauling. Tarping takes time, the weather does not always cooperate, and, in some cases, it can even be a bit dangerous. In such cases, canvas tarps can be a lot easier to work with than […]
Essential Tools for Cargo Securement
The average consumer has some knowledge on trucking and cargo transportation depending upon their personal relocating experiences. Some truck drivers who are relatively new to the trucking profession tend to be unfamiliar to the tricks of tarping and protecting the load they are about to transport. Yet proper cargo securement is a matter of having […]
Rubber Tarp Straps: Natural Rubber or Synthetic?
Every truck driver knows that you need the right tools for the job. There are different tarps for different types of loads, and different methods of fastening a tarp to the trailer bed. One of the more convenient types of straps is the rubber strap with the S-hook in either end. These straps come in […]
Mishaps Caused By Truck Straps Malfunction
When heavy duty cargo is transported on the truck it is necessary to tie it down using straps. Even the government rule has made it compulsory for the truckers to use straps to tie down the load especially on a flatbed trailer. These straps are made of polyester webbing so that it allows some give […]