Like most of the best products available today… the idea for the Gladiator Cargo Net came out of necessity. Back in 1989 Bruce Foggy, Founder of SafetyWeb Product Sales, LLC (now Gladiator Cargo Nets), loved adventure and wanted a cargo net to safely and easily secure his hiking and camping gear- be it for the rough mountain terrain or scuba diving gear by the sea. While working in the field of geology, most every weekend he packed up his pickup with gear to explore the great outdoors.
In 1993, with the help from family and friends, Bruce decided to take a chance and launch his Cargo Net business. He wanted to develop a superior quality, load rated cargo net. Of course this would only be achieved through hard work and plenty of perseverance.
Wanting to be the first on the market with a load rated cargo net, Bruce researched military testing and capacity rating methods. Through trial and error he eventually came up with the perfect design. Following the military model, he found a manufacturing facility and successfully conducted his first certified load capacity rating test in July, 2004. Thus was born the original SafetyWeb Cargo Net! Shortly after, he received his first patent for this design in 2005.
After finding great success with this medium-duty design Bruce went back to the drawing board to develop a heavy-duty model. In 2012 he received his second patent and the Gladiator Cargo Net was born- the ultimate heavy-duty design. The Gladiator was developed for commercial fleets, military, and haulers who wanted a better, higher quality option, than what was available on the market.
Another thing Bruce had in mind when he started his business was to have a “standard” stamped on his cargo restraint products. In 2013 he achieved his first standard, the “AS/NZS 4380.2001 Motor vehicles – Cargo restraint system – Transport webbing and components”. Developed in Australia, it is one of the highest standards in the world. This standard requires a yearly compliance audit to keep certification current and active. The Gladiator Cargo Net is the only cargo net on the market with this standard, and of course, it’s superior quality in components and design.
At present, all nets and components are independently tested and certified by a licensed professional engineer, licensed by the State of California.
We are also a Certified DBE Company: DGS, NMSDC, DOT, MBE, and 8(a).
The Company thrives today because of our renown customer service and reputation. We’re here to help people safely secure and restrain their loads in any vehicle. Our products have hundreds of 5-star reviews from all all sectors: individuals, companies, Government Agencies, and of course our Military customers.
We’re here to help! If one of our many products are not a perfect fit we’ll try our best to direct or refer you to someone else who can help fill your needs. Our top priority is safety first!
Thank you for reading and happy hauling,
Gladiator Cargo Nets
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