Truck racks are similar to van racking, but they are designed to fit pick-up trucks. Most truck ladder racks extend from the bed of the truck to over the cab. They are usually constructed of heavy duty steel or aluminum, making them more durable without adding too much excess weight. Some ladder racks are made for specific makes and models of truck, but others have universal mounts that will fit all compact trucks or all full size trucks. They also are often adjustable to accommodate different truck bed sizes.
Well made pick up ladder racks will increase the utility of a truck, adding cargo space and making it better for hauling equipment, tools, materials, and ladders. There are multiple tie down points that are well spaced and secure. Pick-up truck ladder racks are typically rated for the amount of weight they can carry, allowing the right rack to be chosen for the job.
Installation of pick-up truck racks is usually very simple and many do not require any drilling. They can be mounted quickly and easily and can be put to use almost immediately. They are also easy to remove or switch to another vehicle if necessary.
Accessories can also be purchased to accompany roof racks. These accessories make loading faster and easier and allow ladders to attach more securely. They are a great option for adding cargo space or carrying capacity to a work truck or they can be used for making a personal daily driver truck more utilitarian and functional.