Truck tie downs are not fancy toys, people use these safety devices for serious jobs, such as vehicle transportation, moving heavy machinery from one site to another, hauling steel wire rolls, etc., the quality and strength are the most important things for these tie-downs. When we look at tie downs we’re looking for reliable ones, we want the load on our trucks are safely secured, and don’t want people to see some funny tie downs on our trucks.

But there are always exceptions. Enter reflective ratchet straps. These reflective tie down straps are identical to regular ones, except there are 2 reflective strips on the webbing, in low light environment people can easily spot these straps, such as tie down vehicles inside container, flat bed trucks on the highway in the evening, of course we can go with regular straps with no obvious disadvantage, but if we can be safer with reflective straps why don’t we use them? You may think that these reflective straps are expensive, in reality they are just as cheap, each reflective one only costs a little more than the regular one, while you get the safety benefit by paying almost the same price.

There are reflective winch straps and ratchet straps available, two of the most popular tie downs for big trucks. Reflective winch straps are available for 4”x27′ and 4”x30′, reflective ratchet straps are available for 2”x27′ and 2”x30′, you can find these straps online by searching the term “reflective ratchet strap” or “reflective ratchet strap”.

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Ratchet Strap Deal

On April 23, 2011, in Cargo Securement, Trucking, by admin

We all know that the ratchet straps are popular truck tie down, almost  every trucker has or had some on their trucks, a good deal on these straps will benefit a lot of people.

Here we will focus on 2”, 3” and 4” ratchet straps, 1” ones have too many varieties, and they varies on qualities, most cheap 1 inch straps are really cheap on quality, but most people don’t care, because they just use those straps for some casual purpose, such as tie down some light baggage in trunk.

The most common length of 2”-4” ratchet straps are 27 and 30 feet, the most seen packaging is 10 pieces in one case, we will present the deals for 27′ and 30′, for 2 inch straps, 10 pieces of assemblies in a box, here assembly means these ratchet straps are the assembly of ratchet buckle and strap. Most of these straps come with wire hook(double J hook) or flat hook, the other finishes(loop, endless, etc.) are for special purposes, and usually the wire hook and flat hook flavors have the same price.

The deal for 10 pieces of 2”x27′ ratchet straps, with wire hooks or flat hooks on both ends, price from low to high, tax and shipping estimation will be noted.

2×27 ratchet strap 10 pieces in a box, 10,000 LBS breaking strength with wire hooks(2”x30′ straps have similar price):

MFR Express:                   $124.99 free shipping no sales tax except New Jersey
Ratchet Straps:                $115.00 + $33.91 minimum shipping and possible tax
Ratchet Specialty:          $127.50 + shipping and possible tax
Cargo Equipment:          $137.50 + shipping and possible tax
US Cargo:                           $139.90 + shipping and possible tax
Harbor FT:                        $159.90 + shipping and possible tax
Northern Tool:                $199.90 + shipping and possible tax
ETRAILER:                       $239.50 + shipping and possible tax

This is just for your information, and by no means it’s a complete list, I will update this list when there are new info available, add new entries, update old entries, if you have information I don’t have, you can leave a comment or contact me

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There are a lot of online stores offer free shipping, all of the offers will have a minimum amount you will have to spend, this is common sense, no one can offer you free shipping if the total is only a few dollars. Another catch is the weight of the items in your order, almost all offers will have restrictions on the weight of the items, especially those online stores selling hardware, metal products,  such as binder chains, load binders, 4 inch ratchet strap, etc., these products are pretty heavy, for instance, 3/8”x20′ binder chain weighs 30lbs a piece, if you buy 4 pieces it will be 120lbs, add in the shipping cost you will effectively double the price of the merchandise, unless the retailer offer much higher price there won’t be free shipping for these heavy stuff.

Now how could it be possible to offer free shipping on these heavy stuff while keep the price lower than other online stores?

First thing you need to get stuff at low price without sacrificing quality, then you will have to be creative with your shipping. First point is common sense, we’re not going to discuss that, we will talk about how to ship heavy stuff with reasonable rates, especially the rates on binder chains.  Take 5/16”x20′ binder chain as an example, two pieces weigh 45lbs, we ask manufacturer to put a pair of chains in one box, and this box has to be able to fit the USPS medium flat rate box, now the flat rate box has fixed low rate compare to other carriers,  and this rate is good for anywhere USA, even Hawaii and Alaska, now we can offer the best price around and free shipping at the same time! Just think about how much you will save when you buy binder chains with free shipping!

Now you may ask what about those things which can’t be put into the flat rate box? Take load binders as an example, we offer low price with free shipping, and these binders are sturdy and heavy, what we did was negotiating with our carrier for a special rate for heavy packages, both of us will benefit from more sales, this is a win-win situation from all of us, the seller, the buyers and the carrier. So far we are able to offer free shipping for all of our products, regardless of the weight of the items.

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