Every trucker knows that storage on his or her flatbed is something they keep in the forefront of their mind. Sometimes the most troublesome thing to deal with is where to store excess straps, especially if they are the smaller kind. Although holding on to straps you may not be using right now may seem like excess, it's always better to be able to be sure your load is securely tightened then have an accident on the road. Here at Tarpstop we've looked at our product and tried to find the most creative ways that you can store your straps and we think we've come up with a few.
If you use the 2" or 4" straps, try using a tool box for bumper pulls. The straps stay rolled pretty well, and you can just stack them on the bottom of the box with other stuff next to them without any problem. Another type of storage is taking an ammo can and putting dividers into it. Although more limited to the smaller straps like the 2" you can still carry on average about four. When taking them out of the can just give it a little shake and grab the straps you need.
One of the most inventive ways to store your straps are to use plastic stretch wrap. You can get plastic stretch wrap in 3" wide by 1000 foot rolls and it cost's minimal. It also comes with a handle if you buy a case. In bigger rolls they use it for pallet wrap. It has no adhesive. You can take it apart without tools and is self-tightening.
These are only a few quick ways you can get creative with how to store your straps. We'd love to hear from you, the driver. Do you have any interesting ways of storing your strap or has there ever been a story you'd like to share. Just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We'd love to hear from you and share your story with other truckers.
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TARPSTOP TOLEDO, OH
12000 WILLIAMS RD
PERRYSBURG, OH 43551
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7800 BEECH DALY RD
TAYLOR, MI 48180
TARPSTOP GARY, IN
6801 MELTON RD
GARY, IN 46403