Utility trucks: One-key locks for A.R.E.'s Deluxe Commercial Unit pickup caps and Site Commander units

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Massillon, OH — Utility work trucks: In a move benefitting commercial fleet managers to contractors who rely on trucks for their livelihood, A.R.E. has partnered with STRATTEC Security Corporation to make its BOLT one-key locks standard equipment on all A.R.E. Deluxe Commercial Unit (D.C.U.) pickup caps and Site Commander units.
A.R.E. and BOLT have been collaborating in the industry for several years, merging heavy-duty, fully welded aluminum commercial truck caps with patented, advanced lock technology.  
Now, A.R.E. truck cap owners can experience reduced downtime caused by lost and broken keys, or having the wrong keys at job sites, while minimizing the frequency of theft, through BOLT high-quality locks, which are permanently programmable to a specific ignition key. Equipping A.R.E. commercial truck caps with BOLT OEM-grade lock cylinders eliminates the need for multiple keys to operate the truck as well as the truck cap, toolboxes and doors. BOLT technology, which offers quality, durability and corrosion resistance, enables any number of locks to be configured to a single key.
"Offering BOLT solutions for commercial truck fleets and commercial operators is the next logical step for this technology," said STRATTEC Sales Manager Erika Garcia. "BOLT locks can help increase efficiency for fleet managers and individual operators alike, by virtually eliminating the wasted time spent searching for the right key."
With BOLT technology, drivers insert their ignition key into the lock cylinder, enabling spring-loaded plate tumblers to 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 and only rotates to the unlocked position again when that key is inserted.  
"This latest innovation is another convenience item A.R.E. is offering to fleet buyers and fleet maintenance managers, to make their jobs easier," said Jim Blayne, Commercial/Fleet Division Sales Manager, A.R.E.  "This is now standard for all our commercial cap offerings."

About A.R.E.
A.R.E. began manufacturing aluminum frame truck caps in 1969. Since then, the company has become a leading manufacturer of fiberglass truck caps and hard tonneau covers, and boasts more than 700 employees at its ISO-9001:2008-certified manufacturing facilities. They have a network of more than 650 independent authorized dealers.
STRATTEC Security Corporation is the world's largest manufacturer of automotive locks, keys and related access control products, and is the primary lock supplier to Ford, GM and Chrysler. STRATTEC's history in the automotive business spans 100 years.

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