CLEARWATER, Fla. — The company producing TARP GUARD, a product that has been used for fifteen years by flatbed truckers to protect their tarps from tears and their loads from damage, says it has made changes to improve the product.
The edges have a larger radius to prevent splitting and the corners are rounded to prevent stressing the tarp.
Chuck Van Breemen invented TARP GUARD, when as a trucker, he was bothered by wet, damaged loads. He wanted an easy way to prevent load damage–one, unlike cardboard corners or “diapers,” that could be used over and over. TARP GUARD, made out of plastic, pyramid shaped with a ball on top, is designed to fit over the corner snugly. It is placed on the corners of sharp edged loads such as lumber or steel. When the tarp is placed over it and tied down, it stays put. Its ball shaped top prevents any tearing of the tarp as you roll down the road.
It is sold at truck stops or tarp dealers or can be purchased from the web site at www.tarpguard.com. A truck should have sixteen or more of them to handle any load.
For more information, contact: Chuck Van Breemen, Fleet Direct Sales, (727) 446-8400
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