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Flatbed Tarps - Steel & Lumber Tarps

All truck tarps are not created equal. The right tarp for the job can mean the difference between a successful haul and a trouble-filled trip. Trailer tarps for flatbed trucks include lumber tarps and steel tarps. Both styles are made from PVC-coated polyester, but in differing weights (more on weights at bottom of page).

  • A lumber tarp is generally larger and has a flap at the end to cover the ends of lumber units.
  • A steel tarp is for lower profile loads of steel and is usually 4-sided. Flatbed steel tarps are designed with no flap for efficient hauling of steel cables, rods, sheets, etc.

All of our trailer tarps are designed with 2 or 3 rows of D-rings that run the length of the tarp depending on the drop size, or height, of the tarp.

Questions about our flatbed trailer tarps or what might work best for your needs? Contact our product experts at 866-444-9990.

Heavy Duty Lumber Tarp - 24' x 27' (8' Drop & Flap) - 18oz Black Tarp

Part #: HLT24278
$329.99
 

10' x 12' Heavy Duty Smoke Tarp

Part #: HST1012
$89.99
 

Lumber Tarp - 24' X 27' (8' Drop & Flap) - 14oz/18oz Combo Black Tarp

Part #: MLT24278
$399.99
 

Lumber Tarp - 20' X 27' (6' Drop & Flap) - 14oz/18oz Combo Black Tarp

Part #: MLT20276
$364.99
 

Heavy Duty Lumber Tarp - 20' x 27' (6' Drop & Flap) - 18oz Black

Part #: HLT20276
$289.99
 

Heavy Duty Lumber Tarp - 16' x 27' (4' Drop & Flap) - 18oz Black Tarp

Part #: HLT16274
$279.99
 

Heavy Duty Steel Tarp - 16' x 27' (4' Drop-4-Sided) - 18oz

Part #: HST16274
$259.99
 

Heavy Duty Lumber Tarp - 24' x 27' (8' Drop & Flap) - 18 oz. Blue Tarp

Part #: HLT24278-BLU
$429.99
 

Heavy Duty Lumber Tarp - 24' x 27' (8' Drop & Flap) - 18 oz. Red Tarp

Part #: HLT24278-RED
$429.99
 

Lumber Tarp - 24' X 27' (8' Drop & Flap) - 14 oz./18 oz. Combo Blue Tarp

Part #: MLT24278-BLU
$399.99
 

Lumber Tarp - 24' X 27' (8' Drop & Flap) - 14 oz./18 oz. Combo Red Tarp

Part #: MLT24278-RED
$399.99
 

Lumber Tarp - 20' X 27' (6' Drop & Flap) - 14oz./18oz. Combo Blue Tarp

Part #: MLT20276-BLU
$459.99
 

Lumber Tarp - 20' X 27' (6' Drop & Flap) - 14 oz./18 oz. Combo Red Tarp

Part #: MLT20276-RED
$459.99
 

Heavy Duty Lumber Tarp - 16' x 27' (4' Drop & Flap) - 18 oz. Blue Tarp

Part #: HLT16274-BLU
$369.99
 

Heavy Duty Lumber Tarp - 16' x 27' (4' Drop & Flap) - 18 oz. Red Tarp

Part #: HLT16274-RED
$369.99
 

Heavy Duty Steel Tarp - 16' x 27' (4' Drop-4-Sided) - 18 oz. Blue

Part #: HST16274-BLU
$359.99
 

Heavy Duty Steel Tarp - 16' x 27' (4' Drop-4-Sided) - 18 oz. Red

Part #: HST16274-RED
$359.99
 

Plastic Corner Protector for Tarps - Yellow

Part #: TP10
$2.39
 

Tarp Repair Kit: 2'x2' Black Tarp Patch and Vinyl Cement

$19.99
 

Tarp Repair Kit: 2'x2' Red Tarp Patch and Vinyl Cement

$19.99
 

Tarp Repair Kit: 2'x2' Blue Tarp Patch and Vinyl Cement

$19.99
 

Vinyl Cement 8oz. Can w/ Brush Applicator Lid

Part #: 8OZVC
$14.99
 

Solid Core Rubber Rope: 3/8" x 150'

Part #: RR38150
$54.99
 

Solid Core Rubber Rope: 7/16" x 150'

Part #: RR716150
$65.99
 

Hollow Core Rubber Rope: 3/8" x 150'

$36.99
 

Hollow Core Rubber Rope: 7/16" x 150'

$42.99
 

Rubber Rope Hooks: 100-Count Bag

Part #: RRH-100
$29.99
 

9" Rubber Tarp Straps (bundle of 10) Natural Rubber

Part #: RT0910
$7.49
 

15" Rubber Tarp Straps (bundle of 10) - Natural Rubber

Part #: RT1510
$8.99
 

21" Rubber Tarp Straps (bundle of 10) - Natural Rubber

Part #: RT21CR10
$9.99
 

31" Rubber Tarp Straps (bundle of 10) - Natural Rubber

Part #: RT3110
$13.99
 

41" Rubber Tarp Straps (bundle of 10) - Natural Rubber

Part #: RT4110
$18.99
 

Heavy Duty Lumber Tarp - 20' x 27' (6' Drop & Flap) - 18oz Black

Part #: HLT20276-CUT
$289.99
 
More About Flatbed Tarps - Steel & Lumber Tarps
We carry a range of lightweight, midweight and heavyweight tarps for flatbed trailers.
  • Lightweight tarps are made of 11-oz. USCAN-1080 PVC-coated polyester which has a higher tear resistance and is 100% waterproof.
  • Midweight tarps have 18-oz. PVC-coated polyester tops and flaps, and 14-oz. PVC-coated polyester sides.
  • Heavyweight tarps are fitted with 18-oz. PVC-coated polyester fabric on the top, sides, and flap. Fabric abrasion pads are stitched to the tarp underneath each D-ring for added thickness and abrasion resistance.

Our lightweight and midweight trailer tarps have fabric abrasion strips that run the length of the tarp behind the D-Rings for added thickness and protection at the main point of abrasion. Fabric abrasion strips on flatbed tarps offer excellent protection as they are welded to the tarp and are made of the same material for durability.

Even the toughest of tarps can sustain damage from wind speeds if not secured properly to the truck. Tarps should be tied down securely on all sides with bungee straps, but be careful not to tie too firmly, which can cause strain to the fabric. Sharp edges and corners on the load should also be well padded so as not to tear the tarp. Investing in corner protectors made specifically for tarps is a smart idea if you haul loads with sharp edges. The rounded corners of the durable, flexible plastic protector allow for the tarp to curve along the edge of a load rather than be pulled tightly. Inspect your tarp often for any small holes or rips. Even pea-sized holes can quickly spread. Vinyl cement is a good choice due to its resistance to extreme temperatures and weather conditions.

In addition to regular inspections, keeping a flatbed tarp clean and in good working condition can also lengthen the life of the product. Clean your tarp every three to six months to remove build-up of dirt, mud, grim, mold and mildew. These elements can add to the overall weight of the tarp, as well as trap chemicals in that will degrade the tarp’s protective coating over time. Use a mixture of soap and water, and scrub with a brush (try using a long push broom). Avoid using stronger cleansing soaps or solutions, which can weaken a tarp over time.

Different steel tarps and lumber tarps and uses will require different accessories. You can count on US Cargo Control for the trailer tarp accessories you’ll need, including rubber rope, corner protectors, S-Hooks, lumber straps, natural rubber tarp straps, EPDM rubber tarp straps, and more.

In addition to our flatbed trailer tarps, we also offer roll-style tarps in PVC-coated polyester, made specifically for dump trucks and trailers, such as grain carts, grain trucks, dump trucks, fertilizer tenders and hopper trailers.

All of our quality waterproof truck and trailer tarps are sold at wholesale prices- much less expensive than you’ll find at a retail outlet- yet lighter in weight to save you on shipping costs. Our flatbed trailer accessories are also priced to offer you the very best value in the industry.

With a range of lumber and steel truck tarps, flatbed tarp accessories and more, we have what you need for safe and efficient hauling. One of the best reasons for buying your tarp from US Cargo Control is our exceptional customer service.  If you have any questions about our flatbed trailer tarps and accessories and what might work best for your needs, our trained sales professionals are ready to help: 866-444-9990