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Shur-Co Adds S.D. Facility for Retractable Tarps

Shur-Co LLC says it is setting up a new location in Sioux Falls, S.D., to install ShurTite retractable tarp system. The products continue to be made in and distributed from the original facility in Canada and it will remain the main location.

MAC's New Lightweight, High-Capacity Flatbed

MAC Trailer Manufacturing says its new Lo-Pro Elite flatbed is engineered to provide "ultimate" capacity for general building materials, pipe, and palleted general-freight loads.

Retractable Tarping Mechanisms Quick, Safe

Throwing a tarpaulin over a big load on a flatbed trailer, especially on a cold, snowy windy day might be the most difficult job in trucking but there are easier alternatives.

Getting Around Tarping

It takes special people to be flatbedders. Tarping, however, is usually not on their list of favorite activities. A single tarpaulin can weigh 65 to 100 pounds or more. It must be half thrown and half dragged over the load, spread evenly with corners properly folded and tucked in, and the whole piece of slippery fabric secured with straps and bungies.