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Truck Box: What Every Well Dressed Pickup Should Have

Updated on January 17, 2016

Crossbed Box Is One of More Popular Pickup Tool Boxes

A truck box is a toolbox or storage box that is designed to fit in or on the bed of a pickup truck. There are various styles and types - all are purposeful and useful, but have a style all their own like the Gull Wing Cross-bed Box pictured to the right.

This type of truck box allows you to organize your tools of the trade in to two separate compartments, each side is lockable and provides great access to the contents from either the ground or the back of the truck.

Crossbed Gullwing Truck Box

Crossbed Boxes can be like the gull wing boxes, straight one piece lids or a lid that is split in the middle but opens from the back of the pickup bed whereas a gull wing box opens in the middle towards both ends.

Headache Rack?

a Headache Rack
a Headache Rack

Can you believe the name? It has to be due to the fact that the main purpose, besides looking cool, is to provide protect for your head in case on a rollover.

We use to call them roll bars or roll cages, but now this name really fits! There are, again, many different styles and finishes from which to choose. But the main purpose is to choose one that is strong enough to protect the roof of the truck so that you are not crushed!

On the other hand, the name might be due to the headaches you get from hitting your head against the bars if you ride in the bed of the truck . . .

Dog Houses for Your Pickup Truck

Protect Your Friends
Protect Your Friends

Where your friends ride inside the truck or in the bed of the truck, they deserve to be protected. And you too. If your truck is unattended (you are inside at the store, for an example), and someone walks too close to the truck and your dog bites them. "Good", you say, until the State comes to lock up your dog for observation for rabies or you are served papers stating you are being sued. There are lots of crazies out there and you need to protect your friend.No one is going to steal a truck with dogs inside or out, that is pretty much a given, but people can harm your pet, and no one needs that.

The other danger about loose carry is that the dog or dogs see a cat or rabbit and jump out of the bed for the chase. Unfortunately they don't care if the truck is standing still or going 60 miles down the highway. You really do not want that to happen. And it does.

Truck kennel available below.

Swing Case: A Most Interesting Type of Tool Box

Truck tool boxes are interesting to begin with but one that swings out to the side so you can reach in, makes a most interesting tool box indeed. Not only does this tool box swing away from the side of the truck but it can also be disengaged from its hinge and you can take it with you!

Really, this heavy ABS case provides not only a waterproof safe for your tools but also an very long life for your paraphernalia, no matter what it may be.

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      tricomanagement 4 years ago

      @LeeStewart: me too!

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      LeeStewart 4 years ago

      I'm with Meg - protect your friends

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      tricomanagement 5 years ago

      @MegMurphy: yahoo! another cowgirl!

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      MegMurphy 5 years ago

      I like it all - especially the dogs in the kennels

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      tricomanagement 5 years ago

      @TolovajWordsmith: Me too!

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      Tolovaj Publishing House 5 years ago from Ljubljana

      I like having stuff organized.

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      tricomanagement 5 years ago

      @RuralFloridaLiving: Thanks for your like and comment - even short comments are more than welcome!

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      tricomanagement 5 years ago

      @slsnet: thanks slsnet

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      RuralFloridaLiving 5 years ago

      Nice

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      slsnet 5 years ago

      Neat tools boxes - love the kennels for the dogs, l kie it!

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      tricomanagement 5 years ago

      @rollingchestme1: thanks for your comment

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      rollingchestme1 5 years ago

      nice rolling tool chest for truck.