All truck tarps are the same? Nothing could be more false. And even less so during the winter months. The key word: flexibility.

Coated fabrics, the raw material used to make truck tarps, do not all have the same physical properties. In addition to the tearing tests, the fabrics must undergo cold flexibility tests. ASTM2136, from the American Society for Testing Materials, is used to determine the behavior of coated fabrics under low temperature conditions.

The stiffness of the coated fabrics increases as temperatures decrease. A rigid truck tarp fabric can crack when it comes to wrapping your cargo. The stiffer the fabric, the more difficult it will be to adjust the truck tarp properly. While it is known that a canvas usually tears when it is too loose and is tossed in the wind, it is important to also understands a canvas needs to remain flexible even in cold weather.

Coated fabrics such as Tarpmaster from Naizil, used by Alyak 2000 in the making of its truck tarps,  have undergone the ASTM2136 test at -45 degrees Celsius. Manufactured in Canada for the Canadian climate, these truck tarps remain more flexible in the cold, and will resist cracking and tearing much better then any imported fabric. The secret: a vinyl formulation better suited to our climate.

The Alyak 2000 Truck Tarps made from Naizil's Tarpmaster fabric are ideal for trucking companies traveling through various climatic regions. Indeed, while remaining flexible in the cold, the Tarpmaster fabric will not stretch; it remains tight around your load as you descend the I-95 to the south.

Your drivers will tell you: A Tarpmaster made truck tarp by Alyak 2000 is easier to install and adjust, thanks to this increased flexibility in the cold. The benefits are many. Durable fabrics, reduced installation times, satisfied drivers, and better protected cargoes.

So what are you waiting for to get your "Winter Truck Tarps"?