Millions of trucks and flatbed trailers run on highways and other roads to safely transport the cargo. In this era of globalization, cargo transport is not limited to inter-country but also goes beyond borders. Every day, these cargo vehicles are transporting both big and small machinery, goods and other stuff but the question lies in what kind of cargo control accessory is used for securing loading and unloading the material. Tie-down straps are reliable tools that help in securing your haul. These straps are very lightweight, soft and wide so do not damage the cargo and are recommended for transporting heavy and bulky cargo items.

It has been noted that the use of poor-quality cargo-control accessories can severely damage the cargo as it breaks down under extreme weather conditions or cargo overload resulting in the falling of cargo. Tie-down straps are safety tools specifically designed to secure cargo for transport as these are available with good ratings of the overall strength of the straps. The break strength and the working load ratings of the tie-down straps available at cargoxcel are according to international standards and printed clearly on the straps so you need to use them according to the recommended limit values. The straps are made up of high-quality polyester webbing thus ensuring the strength, durability and quality. These straps are available in a variety of lengths and widths so there is always the right size for your type of cargo. Shorter narrower straps are perfect for securing cargo of medium sizes while larger wider versions serve more heavy-duty purposes like securing automobiles or large equipment.

Types of Tie-down straps:

Tie-down straps are used in the cargo transportation business and are mainly of three types:

  • Lashing Straps
  • Cam Buckle Straps
  • Ratchet Straps

Ratchet tie-down straps:

Of all the available tie-down straps, Ratchet tie-down straps are the highly recommended ones due to their reliable ratchet mechanism. In the ratchet mechanism used, there is a quick release of the friction buckles so that the strap can be easily tie-down across the load. There is also the use of anti-abrasive sleeves for additional protection to the textile element of the strap. Ratchet tie-down straps are used for lashing and fastening loads and are generally preferred for heavy cargo loads. Cargoxcel ratchet tie-down straps can be used to secure cargo items of any size or shape. The webbing of the strap is made of high-quality polyester offering a high level of strength and durability. Its webbing does not get stretched or shrank even after prolonged use or use in varied weather conditions. Yellow polyester webbing looks vibrant and can be distinguished from a long distance. The ratchet mechanism is very easy to operate and the ratchet hook is made of anti-corrosive material so that it is not rusted even in wet weather or adverse conditions.

The use of tie-down straps has changed the entire global operations of cargo transportation but it should be kept in mind not to overtighten the strap or overload the cargo as these actions can cause a disbalance of trucks and can cause an accident or mishap. Use ratchet tie-down straps to make your cargo loading and unloading an easy task.