Choosing Between Truck Bed Tool Boxes

Truck bed toolboxes are made of two major types of materials, plastic, and aluminum. Plastic is lightweight, durable, and inexpensive. Aluminum toolboxes are heavy-duty, somewhat more expensive, and durable than plastic. 

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Truck Bed Tool Boxes

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  • Over the Sides: Side style toolbox is a popular choice in the truck bed toolbox. These beds are placed on top of the frame and usually leave the storage room under the toolbox. This style is great for those who want to maintain some storage during their entire bed length. Both aluminum and plastic are available in this style.
  • Roll Bar Mounted: If you have a roll bar system in your truck or a headache rack, you can find a toolbox configuration that mounts natively with this system. This gives you the tools you need without sacrificing too much space.
  • Bottom Side: While side styles are not as popular as toolboxes, they can be found on the market. Typically, they will offer to mount another unit, such as the frame of a headache rack, although they will sit lower in the truck bed than other toolboxes. 
  • Swing out toolbox out: These are relatively new on the accessory scene. They mount on a swing arm behind your tailgate. When they are locked, they take place immediately behind the tailgate. When the tailgate is lowered, the toolbox can be taken out for immediate, easy access to all items stored inside.