As diesel prices increase the price of shipping goes up. Read more to find out how this affects you the driver.
The first thing to consider when on a job is your equipment. What is the right vehicle to haul your cargo? What are the best materials to secure your cargo? Chains, binders, lumber, coil racks, and steel edge protectors work for steel tie-downs. Straps (winch or ratchet), winches, winch bars, and....
Are you in construction or landscaping? Have you been unsure which tarp system might be the best for the different types of jobs or hauls you might be pulling? Let's take a moment to cover these questions since we've started to find many operators asking, "Is there a better system out there for me?"
While the coronavirus is affecting businesses from small to large, one industry that's coming together to keep things moving is trucking. From large companies to one-person owner-operators, everyone is finding a way to get supplies to the companies that need them. It is during this time when many truck stops have shut down and restaurants have closed that we need to focus on how to help our drivers the most.
Several years back, a customer of ours, Jeni Genskow of Velocity One Transport, provided some great feedback. She covered the topics of what made her choose Tarpstop and why it was a better fit than some of the other competitors out there. We circled back with her to see how the coronavirus has effected her business and ask about things she's noticing during the pandemic.
Are you a long-haul operator and considering the ease of service while on the road? Can repairs be made by any tarp or trailer shop? How about those covered by warranty; can you get the work done on the road or do you have to return to the manufacturing facility?
Retractable Tarping Systems are made to last up to 10 years, but will require service over that time. The biggest question to ask yourself is, “How quickly will repairs be made?" Here
When trucking for a living, the winter months can not only be the most dangerous but also be the most hazardous for your tarping system. In order to alleviate any possible issues you might face on the road, we thought we would put together this little list for you to help stretch the life of your tarp during these months.
The best way to make money while still having your flatbed maintained, patched, repaired or otherwise 'down' is to schedule runs in between your hauls. One thing many newer drivers don't realize is that the best way to keep themselves moving is to schedule pickups or drop-offs where their regular maintenance or fixes are needed.
A common type of repair job we see at Tarpstop is usually a 'patch' job for a slight tear in the tarp. This may seem