In our previous blog post, we mentioned how important it is to use the tarpaulins correctly during transportation. Please note that the use of tarps is the one of the most economic and most ideal approach to avoid any troubles that might occur because of the awful whether conditions and to keep the load secured safely.
Depending on their dimensions and construction, flatbed truck tarps are normally known as Lumber Tarps or Steel Tarps.
A Lumber Tarp is usually used for long haul truckers to protect lumber, hay, pallets, ant other larger cargo. It is constructed with a flap to fully cover the ends of the cargo. On the other hand, a Steel Tarp is sized slightly smaller than a Lumber Tarp and is four sided to protect cargoes of steel rods, sheets, cables and so forth that have a lower profile.
Both Steel and Lumber Tarps are made from Vinyl. They are 100% waterproof, have a perfect tear strength and they are resistant to tearing or abrasion which makes it ideal for making long lasting tarps.
Steel Tarps are made from only Vinyl, and Lumber Tarps are made from combination of two materials which we call those Parachute Material on the side which is very light, and also Vinyl material on the top. All of those materials are 100% waterproof, have a perfect tear strength and they are resistant to tearing or abrasion which makes it ideal for making long lasting tarps.
We can say that the Steel Tarp is more preferred that the Lumber Tarp because Steel Tarps are smaller and lighter than Lumber Tarps, making them simpler to apply, evacuate and fold.
No matter what you are hauling, choosing the right truck tarp is very important. TruckTrailerPro has many sizes in stock at the best prices you will find on the internet. For ideal tarp performance and guidelines should be followed.
It is very important how the tarps are used because when the truck is on the road, the wind passes through the flatbed tarp at high speeds from front to end. If the tarp is loosely tied, the high speed of the wind will make it flap back and forth which is also known as Wind Whip. This can even ruin the strong flatbed tarp and to avoid the damage, you must tie the tarp down securely from all sides with straps. In brief, the tarps should be tied down firmly without applying an excessive amount of pressure as that could strain the covering texture.
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