When loading up a moving truck, it is essential to use ratchet straps to keep your things from sliding around inside the truck. Typically, if you are loading a full 26-foot truck, you should be safe with 8-10 ratchet straps. However, if you are worried that you will not have enough straps, go ahead and get a few extras. It is always better to err on the side of having more of these straps than not having enough.