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What You Need to Know About Working Load Limits of Chains

Chains have long been used to hoist, tie-down, and tension cargo in numerous applications. Whichever industry the chain is used for, whether it is for the logging industry or transporting machinery, it is critical to know a chain’s working load limit. The working load limit is the quantity of force that chains are able toRead More

What You Need to Know About Winches for Flatbed Trailers

Winches are mechanical instruments that are used to haul or lift heavy items. It functions the same way as a pulley mechanism. It has long been used by ancient Greeks to hoist heavy items. Currently, this technology is used during instances when a vehicle is stuck in sand, water, trap, or mud.  The main purposeRead More

Facts About Flatbed Starter Kits

A flatbed truck is not your standard box truck or pickup truck because it consists of an open bed or trailer. It is specially structured to allow you to directly load your cargo on it.  Roof and walls are non-existent in a flatbed truck as these can get in the way of your loaders orRead More

How to Care for Ratchet Straps

Ratchet straps go by many names. They are similarly called tie-downs or lashing straps. These straps are used for material handling and are highly dependable when securing cargo during transport.  They mainly provide leverage and thus make cargo easy to ratchet, thus the name. It also allows cargo to be quickly and tightly secured. RatchetRead More

How to Drive Safely During the Winter

Truck drivers are prone to experience harsh weather conditions due to the nature of their work. This becomes especially evident in winter when temperatures drop to an alarming degree. During this time, even seasoned road veterans find it difficult to manage the wheels once they meet the cold and harsh icy roads. Being always safeRead More

Tips for Avoiding Injury with a Lever Load Binder

Safety is a necessity especially in a high-risk industry such as trucking. According to a 2012 study made by The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, professional truck drivers are more likely to experience a non-fatal on-the-job injury compared to an average worker. The same study cites the following injuries as common within the truckingRead More

Benefits of Using Headache Racks for Your Semi-truck

Headache racks are designed to protect your truck’s rear window from shifting cargo by completely framing it as well as covering the glass. It is placed at the back of a cab and is purposely built to protect semi-truck passengers ad drivers from moving cargo. Situations where trucks are hauling shipment then suddenly make aRead More

How to Properly Use Tie Downs to Safely and Legally Secure Cargo Loads

Do not underestimate the value of properly securing cargo. This is evident in the 2017 CVSA International Roadcheck where 15.7% of vehicles were put out of service due to improper cargo security. Other consequences of inefficient cargo control securement are the following: Fines and citations Vehicle damage Cargo damage Load loss Loss of life SecuringRead More

Know the Reasons Why an E-Track Is a Safe, Smart, and Effective Cargo Control Solution

Whether you are personally or professionally transporting tools, shipments, and equipment, it is critical that no damage will occur at any time during transit. Doing so saves all stakeholders from spending money unnecessarily.  Specific equipment that assists in securing cargo during transport include the following: Ratchet straps are fasteners utilized to secure and support cargoRead More