Tarpaulins—more commonly called tarps—can be used to cover as well as secure loads in trucks. There are many benefits to using this type of heavy duty tarpaulin.
First of all, proper usage of tarps for trucks can make carrying loads in flatbeds, dump trucks, pickup trucks, and other truck types much easier and safer. They don’t only protect from the elements but also decrease the likelihood of the load falling off and causing hazards for the driver as well as other motorists on the road.
Another great benefit of properly using tarps for trucks is that they will save you money in the long run. High quality tarps—especially those that are made in the USA—are durable. They are made of the best vinyl materials (usually 10 to 18-ounce vinyl tarp fabrics) so they can last for many years. To get the best prices on American-made flatbed tarps, be sure to buy from a company that has been selling and shipping top-quality truck tarps as well as lumber tarps, wallboard tarps, and steel tarps for over a decade throughout the lower 48 states. Go to their website and check their prices. You can also call them direct if you have any questions. Be sure to check the delivery charges. Shipping rates should be negotiated low so you can get the best deal possible.
Here’s another advantage of using flatbed tarps: Customization. A good manufacturer can easily customize your tarps with a print of your logo or company name, for a small fee. They use vinyl paints that don’t crack or peel, so you can be sure that your tarp will looks great all throughout its lifespan.
There are many types of heavy duty tarpaulin for varying applications requiring different sizes. Good tarps come complete with hooks and straps for securing the tarp onto the truck bed. This design eliminates the need for loaders to tie complicated knots using ropes just to secure the truck tarp. It might be a good idea to invest in load-securing products together with your tarp. You might need rubber straps, strap winders, winch bars, chains, straps, oversized load signs, hand ratchet strap assemblies, lumber hauler packs, or grommet kits. Ask the manufacturer for advice on what you might need depending on your intended application.
Be sure to order your truck tarps from a manufacturer that can ship its products directly to you. The best ones carry most of their products in stock and are able to ship most orders out by the following business day.