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The Real Value of Corner and Edge Protectors
Corner and edge protectors represent a rather insignificant investment on the part of the flatbed truck. They cost a lot
less than tarps, winch straps, and just about all the other cargo control supplies you might purchase. They certainly cost
less than paying for damaged cargo. However, the real value in corner edge protectors is not found in the retail price. It is
found in what they do for the truck driver.
Just to be clear, corner and edge protectors are used to eliminate direct contact between cargo and tarps and, when
necessary, other pieces of cargo. They can be made of steel, plastic, or rubber. Mytee Products carries 14 different
options in a variety of styles, materials, and colors.
Edge Protectors Save You Money
The first thing corner and edge protectors do for the truck driver is save money. How so? Remember, truck drivers are
responsible for the integrity of their loads from the moment of pick up until the time of unloading. If anything arrives
damaged, the driver could be financially liable.
Flatbed truckers commonly carry cargo insurance for their own protection. But keep in mind that insurance rates stay low
only if the driver does not make any claims. By investing a small amount in corner and edge protectors, drivers are
reducing the likelihood of damaged cargo that could result in an insurance claim. They are keeping their insurance rates
as low as possible at the same time. That saves money.
Corner Protectors Protect the Driver’s Reputation
As a flatbed trucker, you may not run into too many shippers willing to mandate the use of corner and edge protectors.
Yet they still expect you to take good care of the cargo you are being entrusted with. Don’t you think shippers are paying
attention to what you do? Of course they are.
When shippers and receivers know a truck driver voluntarily uses corner and edge protectors, they think more highly of
that driver. It goes without saying that a driver’s reputation to protect cargo is improved with every effort taken to
properly protect cargo. Furthermore, drivers with good reputations for cargo control get the most lucrative loads more
Edge Protectors Reduce Driver Anxiety
You can value your edge and corner protectors in dollars and cents simply by keeping track of how much money you
spend on them. But those little pieces of plastic and metal can do something for you that cannot be valued in terms of
money: they can greatly reduce or completely eliminate your anxiety.
Anxiety over protecting cargo is part and parcel with flatbed trucking. Preventing damage is always at the back of the
trucker’s mind, as it should be. But why be more anxious than you need to be? Better yet, why be anxious at all? If you
use corner and edge protectors the way they are supposed to be used, the risk of damage from contact with other
surfaces is minimal. So is the risk of damage from road vibration.
Purchase Your Corner Protectors from Mytee
The amount of money you invest in an ample supply of corner and edge protectors is relatively minor compared to what
you invest in other cargo control supplies. In light of that, there really is no valid reason to not have edge and corner
protectors in your toolbox. We recommend a variety of options including steel protectors with chain slots, elongated vboard edge protectors, plastic tarp protectors, and rubber corner protectors.
Before you decide to purchase your next round of corner and edge protectors, browse our inventory. We have everything
you need at very reasonable prices.
Visit: Mytee Products