Collection: Vehicle Transport & Recovery Straps

Car transporter straps, recovery straps and vehicle transport straps are designed to secure vehicles for transport to flat beds, trailers and recovery trucks.

DVSA Minimum Load Restraints

The DVSA (formally VOSA) states that the following minimum load restraints should be used for vehicles carried on car transporters or trailers.

  • Single vehicles on a flat deck:

2 wheels secured by lashings, preferably diagonally opposite, plus one chock or lashing on a third wheel of each vehicle

  • Vehicle on angled deck:

3 wheels secured, 2 with lashings and one with chocks, or 3 with lashings

  • First and last vehicles on decks (if transporting more than one vehicle):

4 wheels secured by lashings on vehicles loaded at the front and rear

We manufacture all of our car transporter straps, recovery straps and vehicle transport straps in the UK and they are fully tested and labelled for compliance with the European load restraint standard, EN12195-2:2001. If required, all of our products come with a Certificate of Conformity after purchase. If you have any questions about the right car transporter straps and recovery straps that you need for your vehicle, contact the UK Ratchet Straps team today. For all ratchet straps queries, we’re here and we’re more than happy to help. You can also read up on how to attach a vehicle recovery strap over on our blog.