Truck Tarp Fabric

High Performance Coated Fabric

Shelter-Rite® Truck Tarp FabricShelter-Rite® coated fabrics protect assets through superior design, engineering and manufacturing.

With a proven track record of over 60 years, the end user can expect:

  • Superior Abrasion
  • Excellent Wind Whip Resistance
  • Long-term Weather Stability
  • Technical Support
Abrasion is a leading factor that causes wear and premature failure of your tarp

Download a competitive comparison of Shelter-Rite 18 oz. coated tarpaulin against offshore
tarpaulin fabric demonstrating Shelter-Rite's longer wear and superior wind whip 'cracking' resistance.

With two manufacturing facilities in the U.S.A., we offer a broad product line that can be customized to your specific tarpaulin needs.

  • Weight
  • Color
  • Width
  • Low Temperature (-60°F)
  • Base Cloth (nylon, polyester)
  • Flame Resistance
  • Ease of Fabrication
  • On-site Product Support

Shelter-Rite Truck Tarp Brochure (pdf)

Product Options

Seaman Corporation’s Shelter-Rite fabrics offer the broadest range of performance options in the industry. Choose from our light but durable 10 ounce fabrics, or our heavy-duty 22 ounce styles. All styles come in polyester or nylon and all deliver high performance results. Choose from the following list to receive technical product data for each of our Shelter-Rite truck tarp styles. This data is provided to assist you in deciding which material is right for your needs.

22 oz. Polyester 22 oz. Nylon
18 oz. Polyester 18 oz. Nylon
14 oz. Polyester 14 oz. Nylon
10 oz. Polyester 10 oz. Nylon
7 oz. Polyester MSDS

*As about our other fabric offerings

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Lightweight Truck Tarp Fabric

Shelter-Rite 3213 lightweight truck tarp fabric is a 13 oz. fabric that performs like our 18 oz.

  • Lightweight: 28% lighter than our original 18 oz. fabric
  • Remains flexible in lower temperatures
  • Excellent wind whip resistance
  • 20 lbs. less to handle than a standard tarp
  • Lower long-term cost
  • Made in the USA
  • Superior performance vs. the competitor's 18 oz. fabric

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Retractable Truck Tarp Fabric


The retractable tarp is a derivative of over 65 years of innovation and manufacturing technology of architectural and tarpaulin fabrics. 

Contact us to discuss your needs for retractable truck tarp fabric or other customized applications.

Spec Sheet 3818 GALTC

Spec Sheet 5818 GALTC



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Shelter-Rite® Retractable Truck Tarp (pdf)

The February 2017 issue of Specialty Fabrics Review magazine featured an article about increasing demands for truck covers and tarps that offer weather protection and driver convenience. “More Than Covered”, by Maura Keller takes a closer look at the manufacturers and specialty fabric suppliers in this growing industry. The article highlights products from several manufacturers. Learn more.