Gone are the days when drivers had to climb up the sides of trucks and manually haul or roll a tarpaulin into position. Not only does climbing around and over a loaded truck pose safety issues, but a large cover is heavy and can snag on uneven loads.
Modern technology has created a variety of devices to pull, unroll, raise, or lower a tarpaulin into position. Steel or aluminum arms with cab controls or wireless remote controls can move the tarpaulin out of the way for loading and unloading and get it back into position to cover the load during transport. There are also cable devices that work off winding spools, and tower arrangements that will raise a tarpaulin or mesh tarps over a high or peaked load and lower it again for complete coverage.
Even manually operated tarp systems can be a great help, with many that can be operated from the ground. However, these can be made more efficient and safe by using a conversion kit to automate the operation. Go online to see the advances in the industry for farmers, truckers, and anyone who needs to maneuver a heavy tarp over a load. The site menus narrow the search for you; just enter the type of truck or the type of system you are interested in.
Modern handling devices have been designed to prevent worker injury, save manpower hours, and install mandated load covers quickly and securely to prevent loss of materials. For legal and insurance reasons, the proper tarp systems are well worth the investment.