Upgrade the Utility of Your Truck
Your pickup is already supreme when it comes to cargo carrying. So, outfitting your rugged ride with a contractor rack or ladder rack is just another step towards ultimate utility. Learn the advantages of these four rack types to find out which one is engineered to best suit your heavy-hauling requirements.
Over Bed Racks
Your truck bed is perfect for carrying toolboxes, coolers and gas cans. But, even the longest truck beds come up short when it’s time to take on extra-large loads. Over-bed racks provide an easy solution, adding up to 1000 lbs of cargo capacity right above your truck bed. Built from tough, lightweight materials such as anodized aluminum, over-bed racks give you plenty of sturdy space for everything from ladders and lumber to kayaks and canoes. Over-bed racks from industry leaders like Hauler Racks, TracRac and Thule contractor racks are available with adjustable posts and secure tie-downs to ensure the safe hauling of any item. Most racks mount in a matter of minutes without drilling (depending on the rack) which also makes for easy removal when needed.
Over Cab Racks
Whether you’re taking on a weekend renovation or coordinating the jobsite, over-cab racks save you time and money. Over-cab racks transform your truck into a double-decker with an ample amount of space for one-trip hauling of kayaks, copper pipes or off-road accessories. Sturdy, lightweight construction, from materials like anodized aluminum, provides enough strength to haul up to 1200 lbs. And, over-cab racks maximize every inch of your rig's roof while still leaving plenty of room in your truck bed. Available for most full-size, mid-size or compact pickups from respected brands like Pace Edwards, most over-cab racks install in under an hour without drilling (depending on the rack).
Side Mount Racks
Even your extra-long 8' truck bed isn’t big enough to fit a full-size ladder. Outfitting your workhorse with an affordable side mount rack makes transporting elongated gear a breeze. The perfect perch for lumber, pipes, carpet rolls and ladders, side mount racks upgrade your hauling capacity without taking away any of your truck bed space. A stable platform for oversized gear, side mount racks can shoulder up to 500 lbs thanks to their durable, lightweight construction. Most side mount racks are supported by both your truck’s side rail and your truck bed for greater stability and feature adjustable posts and tie-downs for customized carrying.
Van & Shell Racks
While the spacious interior of your van is great for keeping cargo out of the elements, it can be pretty restrictive when it comes to what you can fit. Strapping a van rack to the top of your wagon provides you a sturdy platform to carry those long, oversized items that just won’t fit inside. With durable, lightweight cross arms, van racks give your raw roof the strength to carry up to 1000 lbs. Most van racks feature adjustable feet that can be set to the width of your ride and tie-downs or post that secure your cargo. Conversely, shell racks offer truck drivers the security and out-of-the-elements benefits of a van without sacrificing the utility of a truck bed when you need it.
Selecting the Best Utility Rack for Your Truck
Your daily hauling tasks dictate what contractor rack is best for you. From the ultimate capacity of an over-cab rack to the versatility of an affordable side mount rack, the right truck rack or van rack for your ride is at AutoAnything. Browse our extensive selection to find the rack that fits your needs and your budget with our 1-Year, Lower Price Guarantee and Free Shipping.