E track ratchets straps are generally used for hauling cargo in an enclosed truck or trailer. When transporting cargo this way, you can also look into e track tie downs, actual e tracks as well as the many other e track hardware components available. This is the safest way to keep your cargo tied down while transporting it.
Your specific cargo and your specific needs will determine what kind of e track hardware, such as e track ratchet straps, you need. Ultimately, they serve the purpose of constricting the movement of the cargo, whether that means in lateral, horizontal, vertical or radial directions. Put rather simply, these ratchet straps tie down your cargo using polyester webbing along with end fitting hardware. The hardware is then fastened onto the track, tying down the cargo securely. After you do that, you are ready to get a move on.
Securing your cargo down is vital, plain and simple. You need to make sure that while in transport, (you know, when the truck or trailer is actually moving) your cargo can’t go anywhere it’s not supposed to. Think about a movie for a second, one that has a truck chase scene or something similar. If your truck is hauling a ton of lumber, do you want it to fall off if you have to make a sudden stop or a sharp turn like it always seems to in the movies? I sure don’t want to see that happen in real life, and I doubt that you want to be responsible for the 20-car pile-up behind you if it were to happen.
That nightmare is the exact reason why ratchet straps were invented – to prevent accidents! So don’t be the crash dummy, be the smart and responsible driver and use ratchet straps when moving any kind of load.