When it comes down to truck tie down , the ratchet strap and winch strap are playing a important role in securing truck load, ratchet tie down can be used inside the box trucks and on the flat beds , the opposite case is that the winch tie downs usually are being deployed with flat bed trucks with winches installed . For the record truck tie downs are much more than just ratchet straps and winch straps , such as there are grade 70 chains , load binders, e track straps , etc.
There is a special kind of tie downs which have reflective strips on the strap , in dark environment the reflective strips can be seen from far away , this looks like a nice feature, is it? When it comes to safety, even 1 or 2 percent reduction of risk of collision should encourage people to get the reflective ratchet straps. We don’t have enough data to prove the safety benefits of reflective tie downs yet, Its not that difficult to conclude that if the straps on the load can be spotted from afar, it’s pretty easy to avoid any kind of undesired contact with the truck.
Here we are going to see the most important feature of the reflective tie downs, the price, all the offers can be found online nowadays, it’s just a easy search away for you to figure out that the reflective ones are about 10% more expensive then non reflective ones, you will be able to buy a piece for around 10 something dollars, so 10% will increase the price a bit , it doesn’t sound too expensive to me, if you want 10 straps the difference will be $10-$20 we know we can use these straps for a few months or longer, the common knowledge tells us the time frame will be 6 months or even longer, you almost spend nothing to get the security feature offered by reflective tie downs! I don’t what people will do but I will definitely get those reflectives!