Tips&Tricks

  1. When to choose a cable or flip system?

    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?"

    Cable or Flip, What's the Right Choice?
    If you are hauling asphalt, it's almost

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  2. What to Know about your tarp

    Flatbed trucking is a huge industry in America, and it can also be a dangerous one. When tarping a load, it is extremely important to know about the tarps you use to save you money in the long run.

    Storing Tarps Properly
    Tarps can deteriorate quickly if they begin to accumulate rips or tears. If not mended, they can lead to

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  3. AMERICA IS GETTING BACK TO WORK

    America is in the beginning phases of opening up and getting back to work. From factories large and small, they are finding ways to get businesses back to normal. 

    As things have been moving in that direction, President Trump has unveiled Guidelines for Opening Up America Again. This will be a three-phased approach, based on the advice of public

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  4. How to Help Truckers During a Controlled Recession

    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.

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  5. A Quick Interview with Velocity One

    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.

    "My business model has

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  6. Why Maintenance is important

    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

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  7. Keep Your System Working in the Winter

    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.

    Ways to Extend Your Tarp Life through

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  8. Make Money While You're Down

    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'

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  9. Things to Look out for In 2020

    With the New Years right around the corner you are probably getting ready to spring into action to make the most of 2020. For truck drivers and fleets, the new year is a great time to set the pace of your business for the coming year. Before you do you might consider reading below to see some of the things that you might want to be aware of before starting out. 

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  10. Common Mistakes for the flip system

    When starting with a Flip System, it may seem rudimentary or almost self-explanatory what one would need. However, you'd be amazed at how many people forget the basics.

    Mistake #1: Choosing the wrong tarp material.
    The devil is in the details! When transporting your load from one site to another, the tarp can play a pivotal role. The most commonly suggested material for the

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