transportation

  1. Roadcheck 2018

    This year the annual International Road check for 2018 has been announced and it will take place from June 5 to June 7. It is a three-day inspection event that happens across North America. According to the CVSA, during the 72-hour period, an average of 15 vehicles are inspected every minute.

    The focus of International Roadcheck 2018

    Although inspectors generally conduct Level-1 inspections, each year the CVSA also puts extra emphasis

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  2. Tarpstop at MATS 2018

    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

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  3. Truckers and Presidents Day

    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!

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  4. Tarpstop Donates to C.E.R.T

    Recently Tarpstop donated a WNL Product, Practi-TRAINER Essentials Universal AED Trainer. This kit comes with the AED Training module and Training pads for both Adult and Child/Infant training. With one of our very own Brian Peterson apart of the Corps we really thought this was a chance to make an impact on the local community up in Taylor, MI. Taylor CERT is known for being there for first aid needs at local events around the city and having this

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  5. Tie-Down Methods

    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.

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  6. Service Your Relationship Early

    When looking to start in your flatbed career one of the first things you worry about is the cost of a rolling tarp system. All you start to see are dollar signs. After a while you feel like you just need to get the cheapest system on the market. This is where most go wrong, they look at their system and career as a sprint rather than a marathon. It is important not to just consider all the initial expenses but also the expenses you may spend after

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  7. The New ELD Mandate and You!

    Soon to take effect on December 16th, 2017 will be the new ELD or (electronic logging device) mandate. With this new rule drivers will no longer be required to keep and maintain paper logs. They will, however, be required to maintain supporting documentation and submit them to their carrier or, for owner-operators, keep them on file.  The new mandate, however, will not apply to drivers of vehicles built before the year 2000 — a change made from 2014’s

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  8. Roadcheck 2017 and How to Survive

    June 6th through 8th is sure to be an interesting time. The CVSA will be conducting its 30th annual International Roadcheck. Make sure that all your tags are properly showing their load limits and that everything is strapped down correctly. They will be checking everything from brake systems, cargo securement, coupling devices, driveline/driveshaft, exhaust systems and more. This year the CVSA will have a heavy focus on cargo securement. That was

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