Cross-border shipments are steadily on the rise, and vehicle owners must now institute effective security practices to mitigate the risk of loss, theft, and contraband smuggling that could potentially introduce dangerous elements into the global supply chain.  According to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation, Trade using surface transportation between the U.S., CBolt Seals: How they keep the world held together.anada & Mexico, rose 6.2 percent in November 2012, compared to November 2011, which equates to an increase of over $81 billion dollars.  An increase of theft & pilfering is to be expected and in response, shippers are using C-TPAT ISO 17712:2010 compliant High Security Bolt Seals to secure these cross-border shipments, high value cargo, and trailer & container door latches.

Sealing and Securing Truck and Trailer Doors

For a business that transports goods across border-lines to meet C-TPAT security standards, a high security seal must be affixed to all loaded trailers.  Additionally, bolt seals must meet or exceed the current PAS ISO 17712 standards for high security seals.  Barrier high security bolt seals can be applied to truck or trailer doors/ intermodal containers and box car doors.  These high security bolt seals are also an ideal choice for truck and trailer security because they are simple to use, an effective theft/tampering deterrent and can be removed with bolt cutters.

High Security Bolt Seals  

TydenBrooks offers a line of bolt seals that show evidence of tampering, making it simple to determine whether unauthorized access to cargo has occurred.  To make this possible, our Intermodal II and SnapTracker bolt seals implement the following security measures:

  • Consecutive Numbering: Bolt parts are numbered to prevent fraud by replacement of either bolt or body.  Additionally, parts come attached in a unique package for ease of use and accurate tracking of numbers.

  • Removed With Bolt Cutters: Once closed, these high security bolt seals can only be removed by being cut off with bolt cutters. Once the seal has been cut, it is obvious that it has been tampered with.

  • High Impact Plastic Cover: Both the Intermodal II and SnapTracker bolt seals make use of a plastic covering designed to show evidence of tampering.


Choosing a High Security Bolt Seal for Your Application

TydenBrooks is a leading manufacturer of high security bolt seals for containers such as the Econo Bolt Seal and theSnapTracker Bolt Seal.  Below, you will find a selection of bolt seals that are C-TPAT/ISO 17712:2010 compliant to suit a variety of applications, including securing ISO containers. 

The Econo Bolt Seal is designed for cost effective compliance with ISO 17712:2010. The 5/16” bolt seal features a steel lock body with a secure snap-lock. The seal is used for ISO containers, truck/trailer doors and rail. This is a cost effective product ideal for shipping cargo.

The SnapTracker Bolt Seal is both ISO 17712:2010 and C-TPAT compliant. As a barrier class bolt seal it is specifically suited to high value cargo. The steel bolt strength and plastic coating will document tamper evidence. Individual bolt components have identifiers to prevent fraud. Applications include trailer and door latches.

Intermodal II is an ISO 17712:2010 compliant high security bolt seal which consists of a steel bolt and a plastic-coated steel locking chamber. These container seals are designed for high value cargo shipments and ISO containers. Seals are made of carbon steel with average pull-apart force of 4,713 lbs (2,138 kg, 21.0 kN). Heat stamping numbering or laser barcode marking also available.

For further information about Bolt Seals and TydenBrook’s technology, contact our Sales Team at 1 888-221-1571 or visit TydenBrooks.