Some of the most common questions we receive from our customers are about the use of a ratchet strap. Along with questions about break strengths, working load limits, and safety guidelines, are those about how to use these versatile tie down straps: "How to thread a ratchet strap,” “How to release a ratchet strap,” or something similar.
If you've never used one of these versatile tie down straps, assembling one for the first time can be confusing. You can check out this video about ratchet straps and cam straps, which shows how to put together an assembly. We've also created the handy photo demonstration below for quick and easy reference.
All of our ratchet straps are DOT-approved and are manufactured with labels attached that include break strength and work load limit information. They also meet several requirements, including:
Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) guidelines
Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations
Web Sling & Tie Down Association (WSTDA)
California Highway Patrol (CHP)
North American Cargo Securement
To see our full line of tie downs, visit our Ratchet Straps & Tie Downs page.
Learn more about ratchet straps from our comprehensive guide to ratchet straps.