Safely secure your cargo in your enclosed trailer or truck with our complete line of E track, E track straps, and E track tie down hardware. E track is an industry standard for keeping cargo, equipment and even vehicles tied down during transport. With e track straps and other tie down hardware, you can tie down just about any type of cargo or load. Our E-Track is Made in the USA.
Should I use a Ratchet Strap or Cambuckle Strap?
What's the difference between ratchet straps and cambuckle straps? Ratchet straps can be tightened much more than cambuckle (cam) straps. The ratcheting action allows the user to crank the webbing of the strap around the ratchet's mandrel, using leverage and force to pull the strap very tight. This tension makes e-track ratchet straps better for securing large, heavy loads. E-track ratchet straps also have a higher break strength and higher working load limit than cambuckle straps.
Cambuckle straps are simpler and quicker to use than ratchet straps. Tension is more easily controlled with cam straps which makes them perfect for lighter cargo. Cambuckle e-track straps work by threading the webbing through the cambuckle, then making it taut by pulling the loose end of the webbing away from the cam buckle. Gnurled grips on the cam buckle use friction to prevent the strap from loosening during transport. Cam buckle e-track straps are quick to secure and more convenient to use for controlling lighter loads that don't require the strong tension offered by ratchet straps.
E-track straps are used for cargo control during transportation usually in an enclosed trailer. Use E-track for trailers, cargo vans, moving vans, enclosed semi trailers and other logistic applications. Various cargo and equipment can be tied down using E-track for the purpose of constraining the cargo in horizontal, vertical, lateral and radial directions. E-Track straps control the movement of cargo during transportation by integrating durable polyester material with tie down hardware that secures the load to the track. E-tracks are typically made from high strength 12 GA steel and may be attached with screws, rivets or by welding. Welding of galvanized E-track should be done in a well ventilated area. Welding fumes may be toxic.
E-track is commonly sold in 2', 5’, 8' and 10’ sections and is offered in painted or galvanized finish.Horizontal E-Track is most commonly sold but Vertical E-Track is also available.
Ratchet straps and cam buckle straps are types of E-track straps. Each E-track strap has a rated capacity and working load limit so the consumer decides the best fit for each application. The rated capacity is the load an E-track strap assembly can endure in a pull test performed by a testing facility for safety purposes. The working load limit is the maximum weight an E-track strap assembly can be exposed to during daily use. This value should be one third of the rated capacity of the E-track strap.
In addition to E-track ratchet and cam strap, other hardware fittings can be used to contain your cargo inside a trailer. Rope tie offs or spring E-fittings with D-rings are great to have in your truck or trailer and offer a quick snap-in way to create a tie down point.In addition wood end sockets can be used with dimensional lumber to create a wall or shelf system as well.E-track tie down systems are an industry standard and are readily available from US Cargo Control.