Shifting Cargo – How To Not Let Cargo Become A Danger

When you are hauling cargo on your trailer, you need to be aware of your surroundings. If you are not aware of how you are securing the load on your trailer, you are creating many risks, to the cargo, to other drivers on the road and even yourself. There are many options when it comes to securing a load, with National Trailer Parts Warehouse, we carry many and can help you and your cargo make it safely to your destination.

Having the appropriate type of equipment is paramount, whether you have an open or enclosed trailer, you will be hauling all types of goods. The key is knowing which type of cargo control you will require for the type of goods you are carrying.

With all loads it is very important to understand what the working load limit is for the cargo control measures you are using and that they can handle the load you are hauling.

There are many options that National Trailer carries, here are just a few:  Tarps are one, they are generally used to cover a large sized load, that could be anything from a motorcycle to firewood. Treated tarps are waterproof and can come in many colors and sizes, all depending on what you like and need. They come in varying gauges of texture, the higher the gauge, the stronger and heavier the texture, and prices will vary depending on the size of tarp that you are looking for.

  • Tie Down Straps allow the easy and safe transport of the load you are hauling. They are suited to all kinds of tie-down points on your trailers, they allow an S-hook or a ratchet strap to be attached to the soft loop. They are a convenient option due to the flexibility they provide when handling cargo control and tie-down points. When using a ratchet strap, they can increase stability in the load, while not causing scratching, while still having great strength. There are many kinds and weight limits on these, and it is very important to understand the weight of your load to be able to choose the appropriate straps.
  • Also, we carry E-Track, which consists of lengthy high-strength rails with numerous anchor points. Their function is to support tie-down equipment, and this option is usually installed in enclosed trailers. Horizontal E-track carries slots that run perpendicularly to the track rail. Vertical E-track has attachment points that go parallel with the rail, the vertical also has a narrow profile. With E-track, D-rings can be mounted to the floor in a perpendicular manner.

E-track is able to function with many various accessories for tie-downs such as ratchet straps, cam straps, J-hook fittings, D-ring fittings, etc.

It is always a good idea to understand the weight distribution and limit of the load you have on your trailer and how to prevent the load from shifting. These are just a few of the options to help secure your goods, and make sure everyone gets to their destination safely. 

Reference Links:

https://www.stealthtrailer.com/product-category/cargo-control

https://www.mirageinc.com/cargo-control

https://www.kinedyne.com/enclosed-trailer-cargo-securement/c/1079

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