THE FOLLOWING COMMENTS ARE FROM FLATBED TRUCKERS WHO USE WINCH STRAPS:
"Using StrapWings can reduce your chance of getting stopped by the highway patrol or DOT for having loose straps. Sometimes they're looking for a reason to stop you."
“When a strap is straight it slaps the product and can tear plastic wrap, paper, etc."
“I hate twisted straps.”
“The officer said that adding a twist reduces the strap’s capacity by half and is illegal.”
“I have hauled lots of drywall and you cannot just simply tighten the load another click as it will bust up the drywall.”
“I have had straps that were ‘singing’ or flapping in the wind. It can't be helped and does not matter how tight you make them.”
“I hauled a crate today that was 7-feet tall. I had the strap perfectly straight and flat and also tightened to the max (I stood on the bar and it would not go anymore and I'm 195 lbs) and at 30mph it was flapping in the wind.”
“A lot of the drivers twist their straps to prevent damage from over tightening of the straps. Our boss keeps telling us that according to DOT you are not allowed to."
"You need to make sure the strap is laying perfectly flat, and enters the ratchet so it STAYS flat. If it has a twist in it that gets sucked into the ratchet, it does make it very difficult to release/undo."
“I was on I-80 in Wyoming the other day and a guy didn't twist his straps and those things were just a screaming. I could hear them across the median while I was going 70mph with my window shut.”