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.
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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
- 27 JanJanuary 27, 2020
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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
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Safety is very important when it comes to transporting your load from one place to another. According to the FMCSA all tie-downs must be attached and secured so that it does not become loose or unfastened, open, or release during transit. The location of these tie-downs must be located inboard of the rub rails. The FMCSA also requires one tie-down to secure a load that is five feet or less in length and weighs 1,100 pounds or less.