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5 Things to Consider When Choosing a Tarping System
News Tips&Tricks | December 18, 2017

5 Things to Consider When Choosing a Tarping System

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.

Choose Quality
Inspect tarping systems closely – especially the seams – to see how well they’ve been constructed.

Any Support?
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.

Extended Life
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.

TARPSTOP TOLEDO, OH
12000 WILLIAMS RD
PERRYSBURG, OH 43551
Phone: 419-873-7867
TARPSTOP GARY, IN
6801 MELTON RD
GARY, IN 46403
Phone: 219-938-8190 
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7800 BEECH DALY RD

TAYLOR, MI 48180
Phone: 313-749-7490