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Rubber cargo straps are also called rubber straps, rubber tarp straps, rubber snubbers, flat bungee straps, or bungies.
Rubber straps are used in the trucking industry to help secure and protect your cargo. These securement devices are versatile and stretchable.
You can attach them to D-rings, grommets, rub rails, and other anchor points to ensure your tarps remain tightly secured around your load, create less wind shear or wind gradient, and don’t wear out unevenly.
At Trison Tarps, we stock rubber tarp bungee straps with crimped hooks so you can easily bind multiple straps together and more.
Why Choose Trison Tarps Rubber Tarp Straps?
Trison Tarps only stocks the best rubber tarp straps. We’ve been testing these straps for nearly two decades – we’ve had the most success with these rubber straps and truck drivers prefer them.
The rubber tarp straps are made from quality and durable natural rubber so they aren’t prone to cracking, making it safer to secure your loads.
Another reason to choose our rubber straps is that they return to their original length once used. Other rubber straps stay stretched out when you’ve used them once or twice.
Many other brands also just add the S-hook, and that’s that. Not us.
Our rubber straps have crimped S-hooks, meaning you don’t need to get the pliers out and tighten all of the S-hooks yourself;
And, the S-hooks will stay in, which saves you buying more rubber straps.
These are good reason for making the switch to Trison Tarps’ rubber tarp straps for your flatbed cargo.
Benefits for Choosing Rubber Straps with Crimped Hooks
There are various benefits to choosing rubber straps with crimped hooks:
- Saves you time since you don’t need to crimp the S-hooks before using them. Our rubber straps have crimped S-hooks pre-installed on each end.
- The S-hook doesn’t slip off or out as it could with uncrimped hooks. So you don’t need to worry about losing a strap (which saves you money).
- Secure your load in only a few seconds so it doesn’t move or fall off, whether your truck is stationary or moving.
Types of Rubber Cargo Straps
There are two types of rubber straps you can use to secure your tarps and load:
All-Natural Rubber Straps
Best for: transporting cargo in cold weather
Natural rubber tarp straps are made from latex processed from rubber trees.
These straps can retain their natural shape, stretch further, and hold up well in cold weather conditions. The straps won’t crack, tear, or become brittle when it’s cold.
Natural rubber tarp straps are suitable for most U.S. climates, so you don’t need to just use these during the winter months.
EPDM Rubber Straps
Best for: transporting cargo in hot weather
EPDM (ethylene propylene diene monomer) rubber straps are made with a synthetic polymer that was invented in the 1960s.
While these straps are similar to natural rubber straps, they do differ because EPDM straps become less elastic over time and won’t retain their original shape.
EPDM straps are also recommended to be used in hot weather conditions, as they are more UV-resistant.
Rubber Strap Sizes
Rubber tarp straps are available in various sizes:
Good to know: The 21” bungee straps are the most popular.
Buy rubber straps for your flatbed cargo in bundles of 10 or 50.
Typically, when buying a set of lumber tarps or steel tarps, a box of 50 will provide enough tie downs when using both tarps at once.
Tips to Use Rubber Tarp Straps Correctly
Not sure how to correctly secure your tarps or cargo with some rubber cargo straps? Follow these best practices:
- Get your rubber tarp straps ready.
- Place the tarp over your load.
- Connect the S-hook of the rubber strap through the D-ring or grommet of the tarp.
- Next, you need to secure the rubber strap to the D-ring or securement slot on the trailer’s rub-rail, so use the other end of the S-hook.
Rubber Strap Troubleshooting
If you’re worried the tarp may come loose:
- Check if there’s weak tension or a gap between where the rubber straps are connected to the tarp and where it’s connected to the trailer.
- If there is poor tension, loop the rubber strap through the D-ring on the tarp and connect both S-hooks to the trailer’s rub-rail D-rings.
- Alternatively, you can also lace or criss-cross (like your lace your sneakers) the rubber straps through the bottom row of the tarps’ and the trailer’s D-rings, and then secure the S-hook on the final D-ring.
Final Thoughts on Rubber Tarp Straps
Rubber tarp straps are a must-have for your trucker’s toolbox.
Need help choosing the right rubber straps for your load and climate? Reach out to the professionals at Trison Tarps to help you today.
FAQs: Rubber Straps
What are rubber straps?
Rubber tarp straps are also called bungee tarp straps, bungies, rubber straps, and rubber snubbers.
Truckers use rubber straps to secure tarps that are placed over cargo to the rub-rail of their flatbed trucks or trailers.
What are the benefits of using rubber tarp straps when transporting cargo?
Rubber tarp straps are highly flexible and they have a high tensile strength, meaning they aren’t likely to break, even when you pull them tightly to secure your tarp and load.
These straps are also versatile and cost-effective, and they help prevent uneven wear on your tarps.
Are rubber straps expensive?
The good news is that rubber straps are relatively inexpensive, and you can buy them in bundles of 10 or 50. The more you buy, the cheaper the cost for a rubber strap.