rolling tarps

  1. Tips to Keep You Safe for Winter Driving

    Remember, some of the best ways to keep you safe during the winter season is to make sure you have good maneuvering and skid controls. They can make the difference between a split second decision. Also, always alter your driving skills. This will separate the experienced drivers from the newer drivers. Below are just a few tips to help during the cold season to keep you safe and making money.

    ALWAYS KEEP FUEL TANKS FULLTo aid with the traction in your tires, keep your tanks full adding extra weight. Also don't forget that proper tire pressure will aid in better traction for safe winter driving.

    KEEP LIGHTS CLEANKeep your lights clear of any snow and ice that might build up on the outside blocking visibility. As nasty weather like snow comes along they are vital, more than ever when visibility is poor. LED lights especially can accumulate snow and ice. Always keep them clean so you can see and be seen.

    PACK WINTER ESSENTIALSAlways remember, a smart trucker is always prepared for any type of weather conditions.They should always have their truck equipped with the necessary supplies and outfitted for any driving conditions on the road.

    Although some of the below tips will always help during the winter, the best tip to offer is always common sense. Interested in learning more about either our Flip System or how we can help you with your Cargo Control needs? Call one of the below locations today.

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  2. Which is Better, Mesh or Vinyl?

    The answer is pretty simple actually. It just depends upon what you’re hauling. Does the load need to stay dry? If so, a vinyl coated fabric is called for. If you’re hauling dirt, gravel, or nursery stock and you just need to contain the load to prevent it blowing away, a mesh tarp may be your best bet. Each type has its strengths. Let’s take a closer look and see which style of tarp might be best for your needs.

    Generally speaking, vinyl tarps are stronger and they shed water. They’re also heavier and bulkier, but there’s really no way around that for heavy-duty over the road use. Steel Tarps, Lumber Tarps, Sidekit Tarps, Coil Tarps, etc are all fabricated with vinyl coated fabrics. We do have some options for lightweight tarps, but there’s a definite tradeoff.

    Mesh tarps come in handy for loads like dirt, gravel, or any aggregate that can get wet. Tarp laws often require these loads be covered to prevent escape and possible injury. Mesh tarps are a good option for flip arm tarp systems on dump trucks and trailers. The lighter weight of the tarp allows for lighter springs and arms to be used, and mesh tarps catch less wind while they’re being deployed. Nursery tarps are another good application for mesh fabrics.  Nursery stock often needs to be covered to prevent wind whipping while in transit, and a mesh tarp is light enough to do the job without risk of damage from weight and heat buildup.

    Tarpstop offers many varieties of both vinyl and mesh tarp systems. Our

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  3. Why Choose the Fastrak?

    There are a lot of rolling tarp systems out there to choose from. Some of them look really good. Some of them might even BE really good. But we’re convinced the Fastrak® Rolling Tarp System is the best. Period.

    Why are we so confident? Because our current Fastrak II is the most advanced evolution of our original system that debuted in 2005. Since then, we’ve applied all of the feedback we’ve gotten and the knowledge we’ve gained over the years to continually improve our Fastrak system to where it is today; lightweight, durable, reliable, easily serviced, and easy to operate.

    We’re so confident in the quality of our Fastrak system that we back it with our “2-2-5 Quick Service Warranty,” which provides some of the best peace of mind you can get with a rolling tarp system.

    • We cover ALL hardware tip-to-tail for 2 years (AND we’ll even cover the labor for any necessary repairs)
    • We cover our wheels and bearings for 2 years
    • We cover the bow corners for 5 years

    The most important reason to choose Fastrak, however, is because of our passion for our products. We put all we know into everything we do, and we “run through walls” to give you the best product the industry has to offer!

    P.S. Here’s a little secret, did you know we service OTHER brands of rolling tarp systems, too?

    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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  4. Play It Forward

    With Christmas at a close and the holiday spirit still in the air we could not help but still be in a giving mood here at Tarpstop. At our Perrysburg location we heard of the 'Play it Forward' toy drive and had to get involved. Working with both Levis Commons and Cousino Restoration, Tarpstop provided the truck for this event to load and unload all of the toys. Giving back to our community has become apart of our 'mantra' here at Tarpstop. Running Through Walls for us means going above and beyond whether installing a tarp, helping a customer or even outside our job in something we love. This event just became another moment for us to do something for our local community.

    Play It Forward and the Toy Drive
    After Santa has come and gone, many parents are left wondering where they will find space in the house for all of their children’s new holiday treasures. The Town Center at Levis Commons and Cousino Restoration offer a solution to this dilemma with the Play It Forward Used Toy Drive that rescues and recycles outgrown toys for underprivileged children. Donations of gently-used, still-working toys can be dropped off in front of the movie theater at Levis Commons from 12:00 – 4:00 p.m on Saturday, January 14th. The toys will be cleaned and donated to children in Northwest Ohio who may not have been as fortunate this holiday season.

    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.

    TARPSTOP TOLEDO, OH
    12000 WILLIAMS RD
    PERRYSBURG, OH 43551
    Phone: 419-873-7867

    TARPSTOP TAYLOR, MI
    7800 BEECH DALY RD
    TAYLOR, MI 48180
    Phone: 313-749-7490

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