The phrase ”rough and tumble” might apply to the crazy winter weather that is on the way, but it should never apply to what’s going on in the back of your truck or van. Your cargo is precious, no matter what it entails. The manufacturer thinks so. The seller thinks so. And you can be sure that your insurance company is going to think so when you make a claim. If you’re not doing all you can to secure the load in the back of your vehicle, your insurance company’s going to want to know why. So, it is essential that you make every effort to see to it that the cargo you are transporting is 100% secure.
Do you have everything you’re going to need to secure your load? It’s high time that you inventory your truck or van cargo control products; and keep a copy of that inventory current and available should your insurance company (or anyone else) want to review it.
The kind of equipment that you use to secure your loads is as insurable as the loads you secure. When these items become lost or damaged, they need to be replaced ASAP. Sometimes, this can be a costly venture. Yet another reason you want to keep a detailed inventory that is current and updated.
A Look At Insured Cargo Control Equipment
It’s all part of the business– tires, bumpers, the engine, the body of the van or truck, etc. Every part of your vehicle is insurable because it’s part of the business. Certainly, your cargo has to be insured as well. And the equipment used to secure that cargo, to keep it as safe as humanly possible, is just as insurable as everything else. It’s because they’re part of the business. So, everything from toolboxes to tarps and tie-down straps should be included in any insurance claim meant to cover the loss or damage to them. Of course, if you don’t have the cargo control products– you can’t insure them.
And not everything that happens to your cargo control equipment is covered by insurance. Normal, minor wear and tear probably aren’t going to be covered. But that should not stop you from replacing your cargo control equipment. If it is discovered that faulty or worn cargo control equipment is responsible for damaged cargo, your insurance company may not cover the loss of that cargo. It’s important to keep everything in good condition and stocked.
What’s In A Cargo Control Inventory?
It is absolutely essential that you list, in your inventory, exactly what pieces of equipment you have for cargo control. It is also important to keep track of (and notate) the condition of each of those pieces individually. Even more important is to replace them the moment it becomes necessary. Keep that inventory available for your boss, your insurance company, and for yourself. You want to know that you are doing all you can to make sure that the load you carry is safe and sound this winter.
Mickey carries numerous types of cargo control equipment, from straps to shelving and more. Click here to see some of the products we offer. And feel free to contact our supportive, helpful customer service representative if you need information about cargo control equipment or any other product that Mickey offers.