Harbor Truck Bodies has partnered with Apex OEM Inc. and Strattec Security Corp. to provide Bolt one-key lock technology on its service bodies.
A typical problem fleet managers often face is drivers losing or breaking keys, resulting in unnecessary downtime, lost man hours and security issues. But with Bolt technology any number of locks in a series can be coded to a single key.
This allows drivers to use a single ignition key to not only lock their vehicle, but their truck cap doors, toolboxes, trailer hitch lock and any other equipment professionals use on a daily basis.
Harbor worked with Apex OEM on integrating the Bolt locks into its service bodies.
Coding the key using Bolt technology is simple. When the ignition key is inserted into the lock cylinder spring-loaded plate tumblers are activated that move up and down until they are matched exactly to that key.
The first time the key is rotated, the cylinder is uniquely coded to only that key. When the key is removed, the cylinder moves into the locked position. When the key is turned again, it will rotate to the unlocked position.
Currently, Harbor incorporates Bolt locks into roughly 20-30 percent of its service body sales and has plans to continue offering Bolt locks indefinitely both as an upgrade and as an aftermarket service.