Auto Hauling Truckers understand the importance of securing cargo to prevent any damaging movement. However, the key to safely securing your cargo is choosing the right auto hauling straps.
Types of Auto Hauling Straps
1. Car Carriers
Auto Hauling Straps secure vehicle loads to the car carrier by anchoring the vehicle’s tires to slots on the ramp. Our straps fit over the vehicle’s tires and come with two different end fittings: swivel hook or double J-hooks.
Over-the-Tire Tie Down Straps
For extra support, our over-the-tire tie-down straps come with rubber cleats to help place your strap and they’re textured to fit into the grooves on the tire to prevent any slipping.
2. Enclosed Trailers
When transporting expensive cargo, such as stock, sports, or custom cars, the safest way of delivery without the worry of weather or debris is with enclosed trailers. However, Enclosed Trailers come with a unique challenge: there are no frames or side slots to secure straps to. Most trailer drivers have fixed this issue with the installation of E-Tracks or D-Rings.
Over-the-Tire Wheel Strap w/ E-Track
We have adapted our over-the-tire wheel straps, frame and axle straps to come with D-Ring and E-track fittings on either end. The non-ratcheting end of the strap is affixed to the track and rings and then rolled around the tire and secured on the opposite side of the tire.
E-Track Tie Down D-ring
At Mytee Products, we provide both strap options as well as E-Track and D-Rings individually!
Car Hauling Straps for Flatbeds are very similar to E-track straps, just without the track. The biggest advantage of flatbed auto hauling is security. Tying down a car with strategically placed straps keeps it secure throughout its journey. The key to safe and successful flatbed auto hauling is properly securing the vehicle with straps and chains.
4 Main Types of Flatbed Auto Hauling Straps
There are four types of flatbed auto-hauling straps for long-distance flatbed hauling: 8-point tie-down, axle straps, frame straps, and lasso straps. Each of these straps has some unique benefits and drawbacks. Which type of strap is best depends on the specific of your haul.
1. 8-Point Tie Down
Made for Roll Back Flatbeds, 8-Point Tie Down straps have multiple tie-down points, so securement is incredibly precise. They go around the outside of the tire to create a great securement point from four or six different points depending on the number of wheels that are being secured. 8-point tie downs are extremely adjustable to fit just about any size of wheel on the car you are transporting.
2. Axle Straps
Typically used in Enclosed Trailers or Flatbeds, Axle Straps are fixed around the vehicle’s axle to secure it for transit.
These straps are easy to use and help create a securement point to prevent your vehicle from moving. Axle straps are designed to connect with snap hooks and tightened with ratchets, providing a securement that is more than hand strength.
3. Frame Straps
Available for both Rollback Flatbeds and Enclosed Trailers, Frame Hooks or frame straps can secure a vehicle to E-tracks, D-rings, or other anchor points with its ratchet strap and RTJ clusters.
It’s important to remember to always secure a vehicle with more than one anchor point; four-point tie-downs are mandatory.
4. Lasso Straps
Only used on Flatbed trucks, our side-mount/lasso straps are the most popular strap to secure a vehicle. These straps’ simple design makes them easy to use, and they excel at preventing your vehicle from lurching forward if the carrier stops abruptly. One drawback is they typically only have one anchor point, so the pressure necessary to secure the car isn’t as evenly distributed.
Using Auto Hauling Straps
When it comes to using and finding the best hauling straps, it comes down to the weight of your vehicle(s) and personal preference.
One of the most common sharp edges on a vehicle that most people tend to forget about is the sharp corners of a rim and tire tread. Ensure your strap is of a thick material that can provide extra layers and allow your straps to last longer. The purchase of straps can prove to be a great investment for those who transport vehicles often.
Benefits of Auto Hauling Straps
When you need to secure cargo in the back of your trailer or truck, tie-downs and tow straps are vitally important. These sturdy and dependable pieces of material will help keep your cargo or vehicle securely in place. Tie downs and straps help make a tough job much safer and simpler!