All The Technical Aspects Of Truck Tarps
One of the lifelines, in terms of getting supplies to people who need them across the country, is long haul trucks. The clients who rely on this method of delivery expect their goods to be delivered on time, and in good condition. Therefore, it is important for fleet owners to use the appropriate truck tarps to protect goods while in transit.
The basic function of tarpaulins is to protect goods from the elements, so it is vital that they have a high mesh count, a heavy denier and a thick poly coating. The purpose for using this material is to assure durability, while keeping the material lightweight, for easy handling. This is important because sometimes a driver will have to tie the tarpaulin over their load by themselves and must maneuver the fabric over a large load.
Depending on products being hauled, and the needs of the end user, there is a demand for different types of tarpaulins. The most popular is the triple stitched with D-rings. These are in high demand for flat-bed trucks, where they are used to ensure a tight fit. In addition to being tear resistant, they are also mildew proof and acid resistant.
The tarps can be used for large or small trucks and some have an added feature that allows the user to connect two or more tarpaulins together to cover an extended load. They are also used by farmers who want to cover crops, hay, or feed in open fields. They have solid brass grommets in every corner and have been UV treated on both sides to protect trailer loads. Most importantly they are completely waterproof so cargo will be dry in spite of rain.
So far, all the tarpaulins mentioned have been fabric based, but there also heavy duty steel tarps which are made of waterproof, vinyl-coated polyester. These truck tarps are designed specifically to cover dangerous materials or toxic materials.