The addition of a ladder rack is unquestionably the best upgrade you’ll ever make to the bed of your rig. Whether you’re hauling a run-of-the-mill 6′ household ladder or an industrial 12′ ladder, odds are it won’t safely fit into the bed of your truck. Sure, you could prop it between some of your gear, say a few hail-Marys and hope for the best. Or, you could simply add a truck ladder rack. Ladder racks prevent the unintended launching of ladders when you make a quick stop and also keep them from flying through the windshield of the guy behind you when you gun it off the line.
Safety aside, truck racks compartmentalize the bed of your truck, enabling you to carry far more without having to jockey things around to fit everything in. Each one boasts a cab-covering cantilever, maximizing every possible square inch of your rig’s roof space. In addition, ladder racks are also ideal for transporting piping, carpet rolls, and rebar, easily accommodating between 500 – 1,200 lbs.
Each ladder rack is custom-designed for a true fit onto your specific make, model and year. And, it mounts securely onto your bed rails for fast installation and easy removal, making them the ideal upgrade for the at-home mechanic of any skill level.
OK, so you’ve got everyone else on the road protected with your Truck rack now it’s time to think about yourself. Prevent a ladder from lancing through your truck’s back window (and decapitating you in the process) with a headache rack. Appropriately titled, they prevent a ladder from forcing its way through the glass and into the cab when you make a sharp turn or stop short.
Forged from 1.9″-thick, 16-gauge steel tubing, headache racks are built to take abuse. Many feature pre-drilled, 90 degree-angled feet that double bolt onto both the top and inside of your bed rails for added strength and resilience. They come in a number of finishes, including a duplex nickel chrome-plated finish or a professional black powder coating, to complement your finish and provide a rugged, don’t-mess-with-me attitude. Most importantly, they won’t block your rear view-in fact, they actually enhance your view because the angled louvers block the sun, not your field of vision.