How to pick a Cargo Bar

Published on 09/28/18

Cargo Bars have made an extremely large impact in the shipping world for being able to make a difference in safety as well as cargo not becoming damaged during transportation. Today we will be going over everything you need to know about Cargo bars.


What is a Cargo Bar?


Cargo bars have become one of the most widely used shipping methods for professional truckers, professional movers, and in the back of pickup trucks. Why you may ask? Well, let’s begin with what makes the cargo bar so successful. Cargo bars utilize the walls of the back of a pickup truck or the inside of tractor trailer, moving vans, or enclosed area to prevent load shifts. Unlike tie down straps or ratchet straps that are widely used to prevent cargo from breaking these can be quickly fastened to the walls and taken down incredibly easy. In just 60 seconds you can have a load secured or unsecured with a cargo bar.

Did you know that loads of all sizes can easily shift while in transportation, as well as pallets of secured cargo? You never know when someone could potentially come in your lane going down the road causing a quick braking motion, sudden lane change, or worse causing a sudden jerk that could destroy your customer’s cargo. Cargo bars help play a part in making sure that cargo does not shift during transportation.

Cargo bars as great as they are for securing also are incredibly easy to move in to place and install. There is no everlasting installation that keeps professional truck drivers off the road costing trucking companies and professional drivers time and money.

Cargo Bars being manufactured

Choosing a Cargo Bar That Fits Your Needs


One of the biggest things when choosing a Cargo Bar whether it be for a tractor-trailer or in the back of a pickup truck is knowing your load. A quick measurement of the dimensions of the area you plan to use cargo bars will be able to determine the correct size for your application needs.

A few of the many different choices we have to offer such as Load Lock Bars, Decking E Track Beams, Pick-up Truck Bars, Jack Load Bars, E Track, E Track Systems, and Hoop Load Bars. Each one of these options features a unique way to secure cargo depending on the size of space you are attempting to secure cargo from as well as to fit your application need. Steel cargo bars and aluminum cargo load lock bars are some of our most popular types of cargo bars due to the great quality that you would expect when purchasing from Shippers Supplies.

Some of the best perks of purchasing cargo bars through Shippers Supplies is our lightweight but extremely heavy duty load bars. Here at Shippers Supplies quality and safety is our number one priority when providing cargo control products. If you have any questions about any of our Cargo Bars please give our friendly staff a call at 800-444-0956 and we would be happy to assist you further with answering any questions you may have as well as providing more information.

Cargo bars being made

Heavy Duty Steel Cargo Load Lock Bars


When it comes to Heavy Duty Steel Cargo Load Lock Bars that you can depend on getting the job done right Shippers Supplies has exactly what you need. Our bars are made from high-quality materials, with simply no corners being cut to save money manufacturing load bars. We make sure the quality of our Cargo Bars are made to last and to get the job done right.

Let us take you through the full process of how all of our Cargo Bars are made in this short video.



As you can see by our video our process to manufacturing our cargo bars begin with a very precise process with lots of attention to detail to make sure every bar is almost exactly like another bar. Load bars help prevent the load from falling backward. You could also use load straps that you could find in our store that are especially good for irregular or oddly shaped freight to do a similar thing to load bars.

Cargo bars help ensure that the freight stays where it belongs when shipping. Without the proper use of Cargo Bars, you jeopardize the potential load shifts that could happen when transporting your cargo. Cargo bars utilize the sides of the trailer to help prevent load shifts. Once cargo bars are latched into the walls of the trailer cargo becomes secured by using the strength of the load bars to prevent tipping over or even move out of place. Not only does this prevent damage to cargo loads that could potentially fall over during a corner, quick stop, or acceleration but they are time savers due to the simplicity of securement.