Top 20 Cargo Securement OOS Violations [2014]

Top 20 Cargo Securement OOS Violations [2014]

The top 20 cargo securement OOS violations represent over 80% of the total violations relating to cargo control. These account for around 13% of all OOS violations and are also one of the easiest to avoid. Cargo securement violations are the 4th most common violations leading to vehicles being placed out-of-service (OOS). Top 20 Cargo Securement OOS Violations [2014] Rank Violation Code Violation Description % […]

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Self-Driving Trucks – What Does it Mean for Cargo Control?

Self-Driving Trucks – What Does it Mean for Cargo Control?

Self-Driving trucks are not a futuristic, far-away dream. They are already a reality, and this new reality could drastically affect the trucking industry and cargo control itself. Recently, Budweiser made headlines for the “first delivery” using Otto’s self-driving truck technology on a Volvo VNL. The truck drove on a 120-mile stretch of interstate, needing a real-life driver to enter the interstate and finish the delivery […]

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What is Working Load Limit (WLL)?

What is Working Load Limit (WLL)?

Working Load Limit (WLL) is the maximum load a component or assembly should be subjected to during routine use. These values apply to new products in normal working conditions and are marked by the manufacturer on the synthetic web tie down assembly or other cargo securement system. U.S. Department of Transportation regulations subchapter B-Motor Carrier Safety Regulations, 49 CFR, Part 393, Paragraph 393.102(b) requires that: […]

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DOT Turns 50 Years Old

DOT Turns 50 Years Old

Meet the Secretaries of Transportation: 1966 – 2016 For fifty years the Department of Transportation has been working to ensure that the nation’s transportation system is safe, efficient, accessible, and environmentally friendly. This mural depicts the 17 Secretaries of Transportation whose leadership has ensured that all Americans can enjoy the freedom to travel nationally and internationally for business and pleasure. Click on the blue dots to […]

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Preserving Your Tire Chain Life

Preserving Your Tire Chain Life

With the winter weather rapidly descending upon us, it is important to make sure that you are fully prepared to handle the rough conditions.  One of the most common tools used by both commercial truckers and the average driver, are tire chains.  These chains wrap around the vehicle’s tires and provide traction on both snow and ice.  There are a few things that you should know when […]

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New Building Progress

New Building Progress

New Building Progress Cargo Equipment Corporation is currently in the process of building a new facility more than double the size of their current location.  This upgrade has become a necessity as the continued rise in business has caused the company to outgrow our current location.  The new facility is custom built to meet the exact needs of Cargo Equipment Corp, and to make the […]

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New Line of How-To Videos

New Line of How-To Videos

Cargo Equipment Corporation, in an attempt to assist customers with their website experience, has developed a new series of informational How-To Videos.  This series will cover everything from making a purchase, to accessing your account.  We receive a number of different questions regarding customer accounts such as “How can I see what I ordered last time?” “How do I track my order?” and “Can I […]

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New Product Alert! Under Body Tool Boxes

New Product Alert! Under Body Tool Boxes

Cargo Equipment Corp Now Offering Under Body Tool Boxes Cargo Equipment Corporation is proud to announce the addition of a new line of products. The company has partnered with RC Industries to become a distributor of under body truck tool boxes.  RC Industries is one of the leading manufactures of truck tool boxes, and they are made right here in the United States!  These durable, high-quality […]

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The WSTDA and Our Affiliation

The WSTDA and Our Affiliation

In the world of tie-downs and web slings, the WSTDA is recognized in North America as a governing body that writes the standards for many of the regulations in place today. Our very own Jeff Iden (President of Cargo Equipment Corporation) has just taken office as the president of the WSTDA. From synthetic sling webbing to ratchet strap threads, the WSTDA works to ensure that each member of the association is producing […]

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Types of Cargo Tracks

Types of Cargo Tracks

Types of Cargo Tracks: E-Track, A-Track & L-Track The transportation industry is one with many variables and risks that are completely out of your hands. Traffic, weather and customer demands are always subject to change, so it is essential that the most important aspect of any job is not left to chance, safety. Whether you are responsible for moving the contents of a house, transportation […]

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