Harbor Truck Bodies Announces New A-OK Option For All One Key (Single Key) Operation

Harbor Truck Bodies announces a wonderful option for our service body and tool box products: The A-OK Lock System, or the All One Key Lock System. This is a new lock cylinder of high quality components manufactured by Bolt Locks, part of Strattec. These locks are also available in padlock form and the video below shows how those operate. The locks shown above operate in the same way. Once the ignition key is inserted and twisted, the lock remembers only that key and then you can use your ignition key for all the locks on the service/utility body. Think how great it will be to only need to use that one key for your truck and all the doors on the service body! No more fumbling for the right keys.

Call Harbor at 800-433-9452 for more information on this exciting option--the A-OK Lock System.


Harbor's New Hauler Body Is Available In Single and Dual Rear Wheel Models

Photo courtesy of Harbor Distributor, North Bay Truck Body, Fairfield CA

The new hauler body from Harbor Truck Bodies is designed with a 5th wheel hitch in mind and has a lower height than our standard low profile body. This body is 30" compared to 33" for the low profile body. This allows the connection of the trailer and to be able to turn without affecting the compartments. Yet, this body still holds a good deal of cargo.

The front compartment opening is 24.5" x 30" and the rear is 22.5" tall by 16" wide. This allows for good sized items. The horizontal compartment opening is 38" long by 7.25" tall. The compartments are actually slightly larger than this, but these are the opening dimensions on the 8' body. Available for single rear and dual rear applications.

A nice looking body that is so much more functional than the standard pickup for this configuration. Order a hauler body to improve your trailering life!

Give us a call at 1-800-433-9452 for more information, or visit our website at http://www.htbi.net/


Harbor Standard TradeMaster Service/Utility Bodies

Harbor Truck Bodies standard TradeMaster offerings and the 8' and 9' Single Rear Wheel models, along with 8', 9', 11' Dual Rear Wheel models. We also offer a 6.5' for HD short bed trucks and a 13' for longer wheelbase trucks. Since we manufacture this product, we can build bodies to specific needs, but the standardized models will be the most cost-effective generally. Below is a selection of photos to give you ideas.

Quality is the mantra at Harbor Truck Bodies--Quality Design and Quality Manufacture. Below is a list of standard features in all our TradeMaster bodies:

  • New standard Harbor Lock allows you to see if your doors are locked from a distance of over 50' and you lock them by pushing in the button without a key!
  • Secure 3-Point Locking System with Teflon® rod guides and Automotive Quality water resistant locks with Double-Bit key is standard.
  • Standard One-Hand Latch, Self-Opening Stainless Steel Lids with Two Gas Shocks. Lighter and stronger and rust free! (Aluminum Treadbrite overlay is available as an option). Matching Stainless Steel Gravel Guards are standard. (Closed top models are standard steel and offer Aluminum Treadbrite as an option).
  • Standard Gas Shock Door Stays on all vertical and horizontal upward opening doors.
  • Standard 8" Recessed Step Bumper with True V-Notch for sure footing and wider trailer angles.
  • Standard Armless, Self-Supporting Tailgate for added work space and full 49" floor width to carry all standard materials.
  • Weather Shield protection includes a one-piece neoprene door seal, beveled door edge and self-sealing Stainless Steel rivets help prevent leaks into compartments.
  • Lock-Tight Shelving adjustable shelves lock into place preventing tools from dumping through off-road-like conditions.
  • All Electro-Galvanized Sheet Metal Construction. Stainless Steel piano hinge and pin on Cargo Bed Enclosure door, Conduit Box door and Rear Access doors. All expanded metal parts Hot-Dip Galvanized. Rivets have all Stainless Steel casing and mandrel to prevent corrosion.
See more about Harbor Truck Bodies at http://www.htbi.net/.


Harbor Announces New Sales Manager For South Central (Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana & Arkansas) Sales

Brea, CA - Harbor Truck Bodies, Inc. President, Ken Lindt, announced the hiring of Mr. James Fulweber from Houston, Texas to the position of sales manager responsible for Harbor sales to South Central dealers and fleets. The South Central area includes Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Arkansas. Mr Fulweber will initially report to me (Ken Lindt) until such time as the area become self-sufficient from a coverage and revenue generating standpoint.

According to Mr. Lindt, "It's a pleasure to be able to hire a person of James Fulweber's experience and talent. He's a professional in the truest sense of the word. He comes to Harbor with a breadth of experience uncommon to sales managers in the industry. His experience includes successful management positions at Supreme Corporation, Mobilease, Inc., TIP GE Capital and several financial institutions. As Harbor continues to build its presence in the South Central region, it is important to be represented by really capable people who are independent thinkers. We can't think of a more capable person to represent Harbor than Fulweber."

Harbor Truck Bodies is the leading manufacturer of service and utility truck bodies on the West Coast and the highest ranked quality service body manufacturer in America!


Interesting Touch To A Combo Body

This is a little twist on a combo body from Harbor Truck Bodies in Brea, CA. Harbor calls this the ComboMaster Body and the twists are these:

This unit has a horizontal series on the curbside and vertical series on the streetside. It is very unusual to see a horizontal series on a combo body--matter of fact, this is the first I have seen in all the years I have been around bodies. Horizontal series means that the horizontal compartment extends beyond the normal place just over the wheel well and usually it extends to the end of the body to the rear and then instead of having a vertical door, there is a small square door and compartment.

In the case of the combo body, there is no rear vertical compartment, so in this case the horizontal compartment is extended through the second vertical compartment to the front and the smaller square compartment below. Very interesting mix on compartments. This style allows for longer tools and other objects to be stored in the much longer horizontal compartment.

The other twist which has become more common as time moves forward is the fold-down gates and then the spray-on liner has become very popular too. This particular body also has the Master Lock System, Stainless Steel Open Top Lids and a Forklift Loadable Rack which is bolted, not welded on and has no posts at the rear allowing full use of the work area which makes the combo such a popular unit.

Check out all the offerings at www.htbi.net or call Harbor at 800-433-9452.


14' StakeBed w/48" Gates, Many Underbody Boxes In A Row

It is very common to have one underbed box mounted near the cab on a flatbed, but take a look at this approach. Here is a series of underbed boxes of varying sizes that are connected with a wheel skirt insert making it look like it is not a flatbed at all, but something else. In this case, the bed is a 14' stakebed from Harbor Truck Bodies in Brea, CA. Just think of all the stuff you can put in all those compartments which are 18" deep! Then do it again on the other side. What a great way to be able to carry things that are kept out of sight and out of the weather while doing the things you need to do with the stakebed. A great combination!

Let us build one for you!


Harbor Steel Flatbed with Steel Fold-Down Side 36" Gates

Here's some photos of a nice flatbed with steel fold-down sides and swing-away rear gate system. This one was specially built for Mark Christopher Chevrolet. It also has a non-forklift loadable rack. Notice the center post when the two sides are folded down. That post is easily removed just by lifting it out, so this unit can easily be loaded from the side manually or with a forklift.

Did I mention it was also a nice looking unit? Looks like a great stock piece to me. Call Kimberly or inside sales at 800-433-9452 and visit our website at www.htbi.net.


Welder's Low-Pro 9' Dually Service Body w/Closed Top Lids

Here is another style of welder body produced by North Bay Truck Body in Cordelia, CA. It starts with a 60" CA Super Cab Ford F-350 chassis, then add a low pro closed top Harbor service body. I think this is so interesting because the low pro and the closed top body is a unique combination. Notice you can see the whole rear window. The closed top means that many things (compressors, generators, you name it) can be mounted on top of the body.

Along with the custom rack, this unit also has a Miller Blue Star 185 welder, a fuel tank at the bulkhead, 2 vise brackets at the rear, a wheel chock holder and much more. Let Bob Dias, president of North Bay Truck Body help you make your customized, personalized body. Call Bob at 707-864-2700 and visit his website at www.nbtb.com.
Courtesy of Commercial Truck Success Blog


False Floor In Service Body Is Most Helpful

Robbins Quality Garage Doors, Inc was doing some work at the dealership we are working with and I just loved the way he has set up his service body. He has a false floor with some dividers to transport special items and keep them out of sight as well. You can't access them unless the door is opened. Notice the two ladders tucked in the larger compartment. Mr. Robbins says "you can never have enough ladders." The cargo area on the service body is lined with treadplate for additional durability.

This Harbor service body is mounted on a diesel HD 3/4-ton extended cab chassis with the LT1 package. That makes a sweet rig to move around in. Notice also the custom stainless steel rack that he's installed. It's designed to be able to carry large items up there like garage doors and have them well supported and an even load. Looks like this does the job.

If you're in Northern California and need some garage or industrial door work, including automatic gate systems, call Robbins' Quality Garage Doors, Inc. at 209-368-1159 in Lodi, CA or 209-744-1159 in Galt, CA.
Courtesy of Commercial Truck Success Blog


Crane Body with Raised Front Compartments From Harbor Truck

Kimberly from Harbor Truck Bodies sent me some shots fo a crane body with raised compartments with a nice set of drawers. The body is mounted on a Ford F450/550 chassis and will next have a crane and outrigger set installed. What a sweet looking unit.

Contact Harbor Truck Bodies at 800-433-9452 and the website is www.htbi.net.
Courtesy of Commercial Truck Success Blog


Harbor Makes Short-Bed Service Body

Many do not know, so we will let it out: Harbor Truck Bodies builds a 6.5' short bed service body and it looks great on the truck. Call Harbor Truck Bodies at 800-433-9452 and visit the website at www.htbi.net.


The Harbor Gooseneck Rancher Body

The Harbor Rancher Body is a steel deck Gooseneck hitch body that is commonly seen on ranches and farms for horse trailers, equipment trailers, etc., etc. It comes with a recessed compartment with a cover and a Gooseneck hitch that is rated at up to 25,000 lbs. and up to 5,000 lb*. tongue weight. It has a 71" minimum trailer neck swing radius, integral trap door and safety chain anchors, tapered bulkhead, reflectorized sealed shock mounted and weather-tight lights.

The Harbor Rancher Body is manufactured by Knapheide Manufacturing and is available in the 99"x94" for 56" CA Dual Rear Chassis, 108"x90" and 108"x94" for 60" CA Dual Rear Chassis, and the 132"x90" and 132"x94" for the 84" CA Dual Rear Chassis. The 60" CA is the most popular which keeps the turning radius shorter.

(*Maximum capacity for the bed; however, the truck it is mounted on may not be rated this high. Consult truck manufacturer specs for maximum weight capacity.)

For more information on this and other great Harbor products, call 800-433-9452 for the sales team at the plant in Brea, CA. Please visit Harbor's website at www.htbi.net.

Post courtesy of Commercial Truck Success Blog.


The Bright and Yellow Of It!

Of all the colors I would want out front besides Red, it would be Yellow. There's nothing quite like it to draw attention. That is the point of a display, right? If it doesn't draw attention, what good is it? Might as well park it out back with those other big white things. Not this one! This one goes front and center. Love this truck.

Thanks to Kimberly at Harbor Truck Bodies for this shot and thanks to Rugby Manufacturing for the nice looking dump body. Give Kimberly a call at 800-433-9452 and have her build one for you!


Taller Tailgate Is An Inexpensive Option

Many manufacturers offer taller tailgates than the standard. You don't see them very often, but I think if more prospects knew of it as an option, there would be more to see.

This is an example of a 19" optional tailgate on a body built by Harbor Truck Bodies in Brea, CA. There are some shots here of it closed and laying down. This particular body happens to have a raised cargo bed enclosure as well as a horizontal series on the curbside. Of course, Harbor is famous for their standard Stainless Steel lids.

Contact Harbor Truck Bodies at 800-433-9452 and visit the website at www.htbi.net.


56" High Service/Utility Body With Cargo Bed Enclosure On SRW Truck

This is a functional beauty! This is a 56" tall Harbor Service/Utility Body mounted on a single rear wheel super cab truck. Though it is not designed to carry lead, it has considerable space for lighter weight items. The shelving is movable, so the space can be designed at will. In addition, this has a somewhat taller 19" tailgate, and a 3-piece Cargo Bed Enclosure, and a Stainless Steel Vise Bracket. Notice also that the horizontal compartment over the rear wheel is not vertical. All in all, this makes a sweet package.

Call Harbor at 800-433-9452, and visit their website at http://www.htbi.net/.


Authorized Harbor Truck Bodies Distributors In Oregon and California

California Harbor Truck Distributors

Best Truck Body
Windsor CA

Nor Cal Truck Bodies
Cotati CA

Oregon Harbor Truck Distributors

Advanced Truck Bodies
Central Point OR

Cascade Truck Body
Eugene OR

Cobalt Truck Equipment
Portland OR


Harbor Truck Bodies Utah and Nevada Authorized Distributors

Utah Harbor Truck Distributors

Tesco Williamsen
Salt Lake City UT

Nevada Harbor Truck Distributors

Washoe Metal Fab
Sparks NV

Choquettes & Son
Sparks NV

Cobalt Truck Equipment
Las Vegas NV


Colorado and Idaho Harbor Truck Bodies Distributors

Colorado Harbor Truck Distributors

Layton Truck Equipment
Colorado Springs CO

Maxey Truck & Trailer Equipment
Fort Collins CO

Idaho Harbor Truck Distributors

Cobalt Truck Equipment
Nampa ID


Harbor Truck Bodies' Washington and Canadian Distributors

Washington Harbor Truck Distributors

IDA (Independent Dealer Accessories Inc)
Kent WA

Mobile Fleet Services
Yakima WA

Capital Industrial Supply
Tumwater WA

The Fab Shop
Edgewood WA

Cobalt Truck Equipment
Spokane WA

Canadian Harbor Truck Distributors

Nor Mar Industries
Pentiction Britsh Columbia