Surprise: Truck Tarps and Bears Don’t Get Along

Truck tarps are good for many different things beyond protecting cargo on a flatbed trailer, but apparently catching black bears falling out of trees is not one of them. The Panama City, Florida fire department recently found that out, as did one particularly unlucky bear. A plethora of news reports say that residents of a […]


Tarp Inspection Improves Driver Safety

Did you know that heavy-duty truck tarps present professional truck drivers with some of the most serious safety risks in the industry? We tend to think of things like bad weather and carelessness as top safety issues, and they are, yet how many of us stop to think about something as simple as covering a […]



The Hazards of Semi-Trailer Tarps

To someone who has never done it before, the process of tying down semi-trailer tarps seems pretty easy. But it’s actually not. The process, also known as “tarping a load,” can be extremely difficult thanks to the weather, load sizes, and environmental conditions. Some truckers say the best way to avoid the hassles of tarping […]


Do Truck Tarps Really Save Gas?

A test done in the late 1990s to determine if gas was being wasted by open pickup truck beds resulted in the conclusion that adding a tarp or tonneau cover could significantly reduce drag and increase gas mileage. That study was seized upon by cover makers who suddenly found an entire market of customers willing […]


The A-Z of Flatbed Lumber tarps

Lumber means a raw wood material and tarp means cover. So lumber tarps are covers made of tarpaulin of canvas material to cover such raw wood material. They are also to protect the lumber from heat and rain while carrying the same on the truck. Before we set our eyes on lumber tarps, let’s first […]


Tips to make your hay last longer

Hay is an indispensable item for farmers and livestock owners. For most of them, their livelihood depends on it. And, therefore, the importance of making & storing hay cannot be undermined. Not taking proper care in storing hay is the perfect recipe for disaster. Weather conditions, animals and vermin can easily ruin your hay, if […]


Truck Accidents – Understanding the major causes

Truck accidents are on the rise and there’s no possibility the numbers will go south! Each year there are 500,000 instances of truck accidents involving over 5,000 deaths which rarely include truck drivers. The victims are individuals in cars or other passenger vehicles. So, what causes these fatal truck collisions? Well, let’s find out…. Driver […]



Packing for a Successful Camping Trip

When heading out for a few days of living off the land, it’s important to prepare thoroughly for any situation you may encounter. Weather, landscape, and temperatures can all play major roles in determining what types of items you bring, and even how long you plan for your trip to last. So what exactly are […]


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 […]