Cork, Ireland-based Tarrant International, specializing in temperature-controlled logistics, is using a locking device from TrailerLock, which the load securement company says is a simple yet effective means of securing its trailers.
The steel device, called a FridgeLock, fits most types of surface-mounted door hardware, TrailerLock claimed. A barrel lock, protected by a coated steel cap, requires only a half turn to open the two sections of the device, which is then clamped over each of the vertical door rods.
When firmly in place, the doors cannot be opened, TrailerLock says, and the steel structure protects against the use of bolt-croppers or crowbars, which can easily cut or pry open a conventional padlock.
To open the doors, the driver removes the protective screw cap, engages the barrel key and slides the two halves of the FridgeLock apart.
“Quick, strong and uncomplicated,” said Fergal Tarrant, director at Tarrant International. “We also use other locks but this one does the job.”
Other locks available from TrailerLock include the original security system of the same name for ambient semi-trailer curtainsiders and vans. TrailerLock protects the rear doors of trailers and rigids to prevent intruders from breaking in, either when the vehicle is moving or at rest in parking areas, the company maintained.
TrailerLock consists of a tamper-proof steel case, anchoring bolt, security nut and pocket wrench and fits most trailers. The security device is intended for international operators or any trailers that are carrying high-value goods or likely to be left unaccompanied, according to the company.
For the prevention of spare wheel theft, a bespoke lock also is available. Constructed from coated steel, Spare Wheel Lock fits over the center of the spare wheel, and uses a single security nut and a similar small pocket wrench.