GusHill Industries provides a better way to secure your trailer by producing tamperproof, concealed trailer locks that fit most consumer and commercial trailer hitching systems.
GusHill provides patented or licensed trailer locks for the four most common types of trailer hitches: (1) the Bulldog hitch, (2) the lunette ring, (3) the King Pin hitch, and (4) the gooseneck hitch. A GusHill trailer lock helps prevent theft by fully encasing and protecting the hitch and encasing and protecting the lock itself. All components of GusHill’s trailer locks are made from materials that make theft very difficult.
GusHill industries was founded in 2000 by Kenneth Gustafson, and is currently owned and operated by Kenneth’s son Bryon Gustafson, Marc Engstrom, Lizelda Lopez Engstrom, and Sara McClellan. GusHill buys custom fabricated components from American foundries and assembles its trailer locks in Sacramento, CA.
Every year, approximately 300,000 new trailers are built in the U.S. alone, and most of these trailers are sold with little or no security protection. Truck cargo thefts represent millions of dollars in losses for the U.S. economy. According to law enforcement agencies, trailer theft occurs most frequently when the trailer is not attached to its towing vehicle and is parked by the roadside, in commercial parking lots, at businesses, in home driveways and in other open areas. Trailers are usually secured, if at all, with an exposed padlock that takes a thief only seconds to cut through and tow the trailer away. Law enforcement studies have shown that trailer locks that are harder or more time consuming to access greatly reduce the chance of theft.