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Tarp Systems

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A Tarp System is an arching mechanism, featuring two long posts joined with a roll of mesh or solid material, that is used to cover the payload of any loose material in a dump truck or otherwise.

It’s possible that the only reason you’re getting a tarp system is because you don’t want to get a ticket for having your truck’s load uncovered. Purchasing a custom tarp system will guarantee that you’re not going to be breaking any laws when traveling down the highway. You will be able to make sure that your load is completely up to code.

A very important part of your tarp system is knowing what type of trailer you will be using. A mechanic will be able to design a tarp system for flat beds, dump bodies, and double drop trailers. If you feel a certain feature will increase your tarp system’s efficiency, you will be able to have it customized. Do not think that your needs are too specific; because, it is very possible that your exact needs might be solved by a perfectly customized tarp system.

Roll Rite

Roll·Rite brand automated tarp systems quickly and reliably contain and protect payloads, create a safer work environment for drivers, and maximize ROI by increasing revenues and reducing cost of ownership. They make it easy to tarp your trucks, trailers or roll offs, and even easier to power existing manual roll tarps and hand crank tasks. 

Roll·Rite is the leading manufacturer of electric tarp systems, tarps, gear motor technology and automated power solutions. Roll Rite, LLC designs and manufactures state-of-the-art automated tarp systems and components for the heavy duty trucking industry serving the Construction, Waste, Scrap & Recycling and Agriculture Markets.

Aero Industries

Aero has long been recognized as a transportation industry innovator. Contributions to efficiency and productivity include: The first Side Kits for flatbed trailers, the first side-to-side tarp system, and the Conestoga — a sliding tarp system that turns a flatbed into a fully covered van in just seconds.

  • Holds over 75 patents in the U.S. and Canada, and copyrights/trademarks for nearly every product they manufacture.
  • Prides themselves with the research that goes into each of their products. Utilizing months of testing, Aero analyzes every variable to determine the most efficient and effective solution.
  • Utilizes Finite Element Analysis (FEA) software and destructive testing when developing new parts. By knowing how a design will perform on the road, engineers can create stronger, more efficient parts.
  • Uses Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) analysis to determine the airflow and resistance of a design. Aero uses these tests to determine the fuel economy of their products.

Buyers Products Co.

Buyers engineering, manufacturing and assembly takes place in the USA where they were founded in 1946. By taking care of their customers, staying on the cutting edge of innovation and offering incredible value, they have grown from a modest distributor of truck parts – into a leader in the truck equipment industry.

Buyers stands behind their brands with the power of a strong family of companies working together to offer the broadest range of products in the industry. Because they design, fabricate, forge, rotationally mold and powder coat components themselves, they’re determined to provide value to their customers.

They are constantly re-designing processes, products and materials to keep up with a more demanding world.  Their state-of-the-art engineering facility houses new product development and prototyping, allowing for unmatched speed going from the drawing board – to showroom. Buyers doesn’t let up, because the world won’t slow down.

US Tarp

US Tarp produces a solid collection of tarps, using a wide selection of materials, for a wider variety of applications. Not only does US Tarp carry a full line of Complete Tarp Systems; but, they’re ready to use, and easy to install. Their Tarpaulin systems are designed for the most rugged work environments on the planet. 

US Tarp Systems are currently being used by companies involved in the Refuse, Gravel, Demolition, Scrap Metal, Asphalt, Landscaping, Farming, and Mining Industries.

Cramaro Tarpaulin Systems

Cramaro Tarps is one of the largest manufacturer’s of tarpaulin systems for the trucking industry. With over 30 years experience and numerous patents, they’ve created innovative and long-lasting systems that offer a safer and more reliable way to get your load where it needs to go.

Founded in 1975 and incorporated in 1983 by Nello Cramaro, Cramaro is the originator of the automated tarpaulin system. Nello, a trucker by trade, saw the danger and difficulty in tarping loads. He devised an ingenious method of safely covering the load on his dump truck from the ground. Within seconds, a cable driven system covered and uncovered the load, as a series of arched bows within a tarp moved out along the top rail. Nello’s invention changed the industry forever!

Today, Cramaro operates our manufacturing and service facilities across North America, and sells their systems through a global distribution and dealer network. You’ll find tarpaulin systems on fleets in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia.


Pioneer provides tarping systems for refuse, construction, excavation, paving and landscaping applications. With a variety of system designs and available options, Pioneer has a system designed for your application and budget. Awarded the first-ever patent for a truck covering system, Pioneer set the standard for tarping systems in the waste and recycling industry. Nowadays, their Rack ‘n Pinion system is the top-selling tarping system for waste and recycling and is the preferred tarping system of major national haulers because of its heavy duty design and its proven performance year after year.

Pioneer also sells a number of systems for the construction industry, including light duty, medium duty and heavy duty systems to meet the budget and demands of any application.

Mountain Tarp

Since 1987, Mountain Tarp has been manufacturing reliable tarping systems for construction, agriculture, transportation, and waste applications. Mountain Tarp has an established dealer network across the U.S. and operates repair, installation and parts facilities in Ohio, Kentucky, Texas, and Massachusetts. 

Mountain Tarp’s sales specialists give you access to a wide range of economical tarping solutions and outstanding customer support, expertly matching your equipment with the right tarping system. System configurations and styles include hydraulic, electrical, semi-automatic, and manual systems in side roll, flip tarp, and cable-style designs.

Most states have strict load-containment regulations requiring waste and other transported materials be securely contained inside the truck.  Mountain Tarp helps keep you safe and on the road with the best tarping system to properly secure your load.

Shur-Co Tarp

As the largest manufacturer of quality tarp and containment systems in the United States, Shur-Co® has what you need. They’ve been researching, designing and developing tarping and containment solutions for over 50 years. With multiple products in the Agriculture, Construction, Waste and Flatbed industries, Shur-Co® has the solution that is right for you. If their current tarping and containment systems don’t meet your exact specifications, their in-house engineers are ready to develop the ideal solution for you.

Shur-Co® continually upgrades its products and develops new solutions to meet the ever-changing needs and requirements of the many industries they serve. Their current line of SMARTrailer electric accessories can help you manage your business more efficiently and profitably. These include the 4500 HD Electric Roll Tarp, the ProTrap® and AutoTrap Electric Hopper Door Openers, the Electric Turning Point Bow System and the LiteALL Wireless LED Work Light Package to go with our Solar Power Pack and Shur-Co’s exclusive SMART1+ and SMART2 remote options.

With a corporate office located in Yankton, South Dakota, 11 branch locations and hundreds of dealers, we can meet your tarping and containment needs all across the United States. When you need to be sure, make it Shur-Co®.