This will depend most prominently on the make and model of your vehicle. Once you have the weight limits and restrictions, it’s generally a good practice to utilize a consistent group of tools to ensure your load is transported safely.
Tarps - this goes for just about every type of load transporting. Tarps can keep all traveling equipment safe from the elements, as well as avoid letting any loose equipment fall to the wayside.
Ratchet straps- Ratchet straps will maintain a tight restraint on the flatbed’s cargo. These can be tightened and loosened extremely easily, making loading much less of a pain. Attaching these securely at the conclusion of the loading process is most effective to maintain the safety of the driver, as well as the load.
Winch bars - complementary to winches and ratchet straps, winch bars are used for tightening and loosening straps. Manual adjustments are much more difficult at times, especially in colder elements.
How to get started
If you are preparing for any kind of trip with a cargo load, you can find some of these associated tools on our website. Take a look at our available inventory and see which set is right for you, or give us a call if you have any questions.