When we talk about safe tie downs for trucks , the ratchet strap and winch strap are playing an important role in tying down load , ratchet strap can be used almost anywhere, such as on the trailer or in the box truck , on the other hand winch straps almost in all cases are being deployed with flat bed trucks with winches installed . As we all know there are other truck tie downs , for instance there are grade 70 chains , chain binders, e track strap, and more .
Here we will discuss about the reflective tie downs which have two reflective strips on the strap , in dark environment the reflective strips can be seen from afar , this seems like a safety feature, I believe it is. When it comes to safety, even a tiny bit of improve on safety will make the reflective tie downs worthwhile. We don’t have enough data to prove the safety benefits of reflective tie downs yet, but common sense tells us that if people can easily see the straps on the truck in low light, the probability of collision will be reduced.
Now compare the price of regular tie down to reflective tie down, usually you can figure this out by checking online retailers, a simple search tells us that the reflectives are a bit more expensive than regular ones, but not much, you will be able to buy a piece for around 10 something dollars, reflectives will increase the price by $1 to $2 , it doesn’t sound too expensive to me, say you buy 10 straps the price difference is about $20, since these straps can be used for quite some time, the conservative estimation will be at lease 6 months, it’s only about $3 a month to have the added security of reflectives! I say it’s definitely worth it, not only it’s safer but also it looks nice, people will always like stuff with high quality and aesthetic value.