To say thank you, Tarpstop is kicking off 2022 with the introduction of Driven to Deliver, a pledge of Tarpstop’s commitment to the American Trucker.
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- February 26, 2020Read more
Sometimes it's tough to know when it's time to make the investment into yourself and get a tarping system that is designed to help you make more money. With so many new truckers coming onto the scene there are so many questions they may ask themselves but this one is a common one. We would like to help with some of the questions that circle that topic.
CAN I EARN MORE WITH A SYSTEM?
Throw tarping can be an exhaustive and time consuming process. You may find that you are starting to turn down one or two loads because of the time it might take covering, uncovering and tying everything down. This time could have been saved by simply rolling your whole system open and latching down your haul. This is a common issue for drivers and one of the best indicators that you are ready to start earning more.
HOW CAN I SAVE ON DOWNTIME?
One of the biggest fears any driver faces is 'downtime'. When a driver isn't running, they are not making money. This can be remedied by addressing two things:
1.) How is the service with your provider?
2.) Does not having a tarping system keep you from hauling more?
Although the latter question can only be answered by each driver, here at Tarpstop we pride ourselves on having some of the best service in the industry, while keeping our customers on the road so they can make money.
Looking to learn more about our Tarping System or our service partners? Don't hesitate! Our specialized sales team is here to answer any questions you might have. That is why our motto is 'Running Through Walls'. Call today: 1-877-999-8277
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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 the Winter
1.) Keep Snow off the Top
One of the worst things for a system is while driving in the winter, snow can accumulate at the top. To reduce the stress this puts on the system make sure to brush off the snow on the top with a sweeper or anything similar to keep the weight off.
2.) Proper Tension
When tightening A-Frames, tension one side no more than 1/2 way before you latch and tighten the other side. Once 2nd side is completely tensioned, return to side you started with and tension the rest of the way.
3.) Keep the Track Clean of all Snow and Debris
Although the tarp and bows are important, equally as important are the wheels to the system. By keeping the track clean and not allowing random pieces to get into it, you should get continual ease of use for opening and closing the system.
Remember, although these months can be hazardous to your system they don't have to be. With the proper protection and maintenance your system can be a trusted ally to help you earn more money. Although these are only a few items, below is a downloadable 'Upkeep and Troubleshooting' pdf to help you with any other questions you might have.
Remember the best way to learn more is by calling one of our customer service specialists at 1-877-999-8277. Let the experts help.
- November 12, 2019Read more
Recently the company Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. stopped into the Perrysburg, OH location to get an installation for a new stepdeck rolling tarp system. Although the usual turnaround time can be between 6-8 days depending on accessories, Gulfstream had a critical deadline to be met. With this in mind, our team jumped into action to push this work through so Gulfstream could meet its critical timeline.
TARPSTOP JUMPS IN!
One of our sales team members, Kent Keck worked diligently with both ER Trailers and coordinated with our fabrication team to get the stepdeck system installed in just four days. He further communicated with Matt from Gulfstream on his off time to let him know when the trailer was finally picked up and on the road.
"I wanted to reach out and say thank you to Tarp Stop and take a moment to recognize Kent Keck's professionalism, commitment, and follow-through pertaining to a tarp system your folks just installed on our new trailer... The trailer arrived yesterday, we loaded it, and it is on its way to make its first stop on schedule. Thank you to you're and your team for their hard work. I choose Tarpstop for this reason because your team exceeded my expectations at every turn."
- Matt Lewis - Gulfstream Aerospace Corp.
RUNNING THROUGH WALLS!
At one of our most recent 'Fun Friday's' this stellar thank-you was read aloud to the cheers of our employee's. It was this mentality that embodied much of what we believe here at Tarpstop. The 'Running through Walls' motto is at the core of how we approach every customer and job here and why we continue to act this way for all our customers.
For more information about Gulfstream Aerospace Corpl click on the link to their website: https://www.gulfstream.com
- May 01, 2019Read more
Tarpstop, a Toledo-based tarpaulin & load covering company for the trucking industry, will be hosting a grand opening at the newest location in North Jackson, Ohio on May 23rd. This newest location is meant to make Tarpstop more accessible to their customers that have had to travel from the East Coast.
Toledo native and operator Trey Newlove will be managing and overseeing the new branch and all its going on. Having worked with the company for over 7 years since 2012, he has worked in almost every position and is uniquely qualified to grow the branch.
“I'm very excited to be apart of Tarpstop's newest branch. I was trained in every department in order to provide the best customer service, the best quality and the best knowledge the industry has to offer. I plan on building a team with the same knowledge I was taught in order to service all of our customers' needs and wants. It's truly amazing to see how much our company has grown and I'm very thankful that I was given the opportunity to be apart of it. ”
- Trey Newlove
The grand opening will provide an impactful experience for all customers to see just how far Tarpstop has come and what the new location has to offer. The new location is setup with 11,000 square feet of floor space for customers to be serviced in every way possible. Hot dogs, burgers, chips, drinks and more will be served that day for all the customers stopping by.
TARPSTOP TOLEDO, OH
12000 WILLIAMS RD
PERRYSBURG, OH 43551
TARPSTOP YOUNGSTOWN, OH
11550 Mahoning Ave.
North Jackson, OH 44451
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Looking to go to MATS 2018? Well you'll definitely find Tarpstop there this year. With over 1100 exhibitors in over 1 million square feet of space; it is going to be a premier year for Tarpstop at the show and you won't want to miss what will be going on.
We love trucking industry trade shows. Why? Because it gives us a chance to hear from you, our customers, directly. We get a chance to catch up with old friends and make new ones along the way. We get to ask you what you like about our products, and we get to hear what you might wish we did differently. We get to talk to you about your business challenges and about your successes. All of these connections help us to serve you better, and that’s really what it’s all about. Running Through Walls, for you.
Tarpstop is proud to be a part of the Mid-America Trucking Show March 22 – 24 in Louisville, KY. Visit us at booth #18036 in the North Wing of the Kentucky Exposition Center for demos and the latest of what is happening in the tarping industry.
- February 19, 2018Read more
Owner-Operators have always been a number of things from risk takers, entrepreneurs to even farmers. What is not as well known is many of these traits are shared by some of our most beloved presidents as well.
The History of Presidents Day
Presidents’ Day was established in 1885 to honor George Washington and is still officially called "Washington's Birthday" by the federal government! Celebrated the third Monday in every February, it traditionally is celebrated on February 22 Washington’s actual birthday. The holiday became popularly known as Presidents’ Day after it was moved as part of 1971’s Uniform Monday Holiday Act, an attempt to create more three-day weekends for the nation’s workers. While several states still have individual holidays honoring the birthdays of Washington, Abraham Lincoln and other figures, Presidents’ Day is now popularly viewed as a day to celebrate all U.S. presidents past and present.
Presidents and Truckers....More alike then you Know!
They are always furthering their education: James Madison was Princeton University's first graduate student
They get creative nicknames: Zachary Taylor's nickname was "old rough and ready"
They never shy away from a good drink: Andrew Johnson was reportedly drunk during his Inauguration
They break the law: Ulysses S. Grant received a speeding ticket...on a horse!
They gamble: Warren Harding lost the White House china in a poker game
Some came from humble beginnings: Jimmy Carter was a peanut farmerInterested in learning more about either our Fastrak system or how we can help you with your Cargo Control needs?Call one of the below locations tod
- February 15, 2018Read more
Coming next month in March is the Mid American Truck Show the 22nd through the 24th. With a variety of things that we will be showing, one of the great new aspects that we will be promoting at the show this year is being able to check out your financing options immediately at the show.
We want to help by making it easier than ever to acquire a Fastrak® Rolling Tarp System. We have worked with our resources to provide a weekly financing option of $164.99* a week or less for well qualified customers with approved financing. We work with a locally owned financing company who understands the business and specializes in transportation equipment. You can even outfit your trailer with cargo control, boxes, ramp kits, and customized graphics and roll that into the financing if you choose.
* The $164.99 weekly payment example is based on total amount financed of $13,750 for 24 months. That amount would buy a standard height 48’ Fastrak installed and includes a man door in the bulkhead. Payments will vary based on options and equipment added to the deal, chosen term and down payment if any, and credit approval. Perfect credit is not required. Apply today for quick answers!Interested in learning more about either our Fastrak system or how we can help you with your Cargo Control needs? Call one of the below locations today.
- January 30, 2018Read more
Our Fastrak ll is an engineered Rolling Tarp System that simplifies operation and increases overall utility. Not only is our system durable, reliable, and easy to operate but an Additional Feature we recommend would be to turn your system into a rolling billboard giving your business or brand a voice.
Your brand is what the outside world thinks of you. Building your brand onto your Fastrak will make the brand feel credible, memorable and attract the consumers. If you want customers to trust that you can deliver your business than you must look the part. Think about what you or your business personally stands for and project it loud and proud onto your Fastrak.
Why brand your Fastrak ll?
The branding industry is statistically growing as we speak. With the choice of either a digital or custom graphic onto your tarp you are passing almost hundreds of thousands of passengers a day. That’s a lot of eyes reading, thinking, and talking about your business. While driving your load, why would you NOT brand your business on your Rolling Tarping System?
Not sure what to put onto your Fastrak ll?
No worries that is why our sales and graphics team is here to help assist you! We can do all kinds of different unique styles and branding for you. Don't ever think you are limited. We go from one to four colors, and range in size from one to six panels. We also do tail graphics as well. We are willing to Run Through Walls to help you personally succeed in not only your personal brand but in the company you work for as well.
Interested in learning more about either our Fastrak system or how we can help you with your Cargo Control needs?
Call one of the below locations today.
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When selecting a rolling Tarping System the first that comes to mind always is the freight or cargo that your transporting. When making your choice you will need to consider several factors since it could affect the profitability for years to come. Choosing the wrong tarping system can reduce productivity, limit the types of loads you can haul, increase downtime and lead to cargo damage.
Inspect tarping systems closely – especially the seams – to see how well they’ve been constructed.
If you’re a long-haul operator, consider 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?
Optimize the System
Some tarping systems impede on the cargo area, reducing payloads. Talk to your supplier about the dimensions of the tarping system and the requirements of the freight you’ll be hauling.
The maintenance-free tarping system sounds great but with just a little extra inspection for things like loosened connections and damaged rail protectors can easily extend the life of a tarp. Wipe down rails every time, and consider the wheel material as some suppliers have adopted nylon or rubber wheels in place of steel.
Make it Convenient
Finally, make sure your tarp system is easy to operate. The ease at which drivers can operate the tarping system's can make the difference between them continuing to drive for years to come or not.