Corner protectors (sometimes also called strap protectors, vee boards, or tie down strap protectors) are an inexpensive way to protect not only your cargo, but also protect your straps or chains, and any tarps or covers that you use in tie down applications.
Designed to provide a layer between the edge of cargo and the strap or chain that secures it to the vehicle, flatbed corner protectors distribute the pressure of the straps or chains across a wider area, so no concentrated area bears the pressure of securing the entire load. This even distribution works to safeguard the cargo while also dramatically extending the working life of the strap or chain.
If you have any questions about corner protection during transport or need help placing an order, contact us to speak to one of our product specialists. For edge protectors in steel, plastic, rubber, and cardboard, we carry the right corner protector for nearly any type of load you transport. Another option for protection is CORDURA® wear straps for webbing. We offer straps in widths from 1" to 4".
Corner protectors for shipping not only have the ability to protect a variety of cargo - from brick and steel sheeting to drywall and fragile odd-shaped items - but they also protect expensive tarps from ripping and abrasions from sharp corners.
While these devices save your valuable equipment and protect precious cargo, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMSCA) also requires edge protection at the points of contact that are subject to abrasion, crushing, or cutting.
There are a wide range of cargo corner protectors available.
Sometimes referred to as v boards or vee boards, these plastic corners are versatile and cost-efficient. Great for protecting cargo such as drywall, insulated steel sheeting, and anything else that can be easily damaged during transit, plastic corner protectors are lightweight and easy to use.
Plastic corner protectors for shipping are most commonly used with a ratchet strap or winch strap, and our 12" plastic corner guard has a cut out design specifically for threading a strap to keep it secure.
V boards for flatbed hauling come in a variety of styles and sizes, from a narrow 12" to an extra long 78" size. You'll notice these are also called web protectors as they not only protect the cargo but the "web" design of the strap.
While plastic corner protectors for shipping are generally designed with a straight edge, we also offer a model with a rounded center that's ideal for use with tarps. It allows for the tarp to curve around the edge rather than be pulled tight. Simply place the protector over the corner of your cargo, lay the tarp over the top, then secure the load. If you're in the market for a quality new tarp, check out our selection of steel and lumber tarps.
Our selection of plastic edge protectors also includes corner protectors for brick, made of high density, crack-resistant polyethylene that are flexible enough to conform to the cargo, but return to their original shape after use.
Flexible rubber makes an excellent protector for loads where straps must secure cargo that's not square or is odd-shaped. Our rubber protectors are extremely versatile and designed to allow the webbing strap to loop through for extra security.
Steel corner protectors are excellent for heavy-duty uses involving transport chain for larger or heavier cargo. Designed with a groove, slot or divot to keep the chain or webbing strap in place, these heavy-duty corner protectors will offer years of use.
If you're adding to your supply of metal corner protectors and also need additional chain, be sure to check out our selection of transport chain and chain binders.
Cardboard strapping protectors (also sometimes called edge guards, strapping guards, angleboards or strap guards), also help to distribute the tension from a strap over a larger surface area, to protect corner and edge damage, particularly on more fragile loads. Like a plastic corner style, these flatbed edge protectors are lightweight and versatile to use. They're excellent for stabilizing pallet loads and to keep loads from shifting. We sell cardboard corner protectors in bulk for cost-efficiency; they can be re-used or recycled. Custom sizes and single color printing is also available with full pallet quantities. Contact us for details.
Designed to protect the straps used to tie down a load, our CORDURA® cargo strap protectors are available in sizes to fit webbing from 1" to 4". CORDURA® is an extremely durable special purpose nylon fabric that creates a layer of protection for your straps. Excellent for winch straps, ratchet straps and other webbing, this tough fabric strap corner protector sleeve does not add any strength to the strap's break strength or working load limit, but adds incredible resistance to abrasion and cutting.
While you're shopping for shipping corner protectors, be sure to check out our full line of coordinating necessities like truck tie downs and flatbed winches, rubber tarp straps and rubber rope, and winch straps. Whether you haul fragile cargo across the country or heavy-duty machinery across a construction site, you can trust US Cargo Control to offer only the very best. We also value customer service and welcome your questions. If you need help selecting a plastic corner protector, a synthetic strap corner protector, a webbing tie down, or a vee board, contact us to speak to one of our sales staff. We're always happy to help our customers.