For those who own a pickup truck, the need for a toolbox mounted to it is undeniable. Unlike cars or SUVs, trucks do not have much-enclosed storage space, if they have any at all. This can be a nuisance when you need to store things. For people who work in construction or use a lot of tools, a large truck bed toolbox provides great convenience. Without one, there is a chance that you have to load and unload tools every day to protect them from weather and theft. A truck bed toolbox can eliminate this problem. Also, a locked toolbox can protect your items from thieves.
There are multiple options when purchasing a toolbox. Crossover boxes cross over both sides of your truck but do not touch the bed. Side mount toolboxes are placed either on the left or right side rails of your truck. Chest toolboxes are installed behind the truck's cab and do touch the bed, taking some loading space. Top mount boxes are literally mounted to the top of your truck rails. Storage drawers are similar to laying down a new floor on your truck bed that drawers can be pulled out of. Wheel well storage boxes are placed inside the truck over the wheel humps.
Better Built has a 70-inch crossover chest that is available at both Walmart and Jet.com for under $300, currently the lowest prices. Better Built also has a 48-inch Tool Chest for less than $200 at Walmart. Carid.com carries an UnderCover Wheel Well Mount Swing case for $199. Northern Tool carries a side mount toolbox for $309.99 and a top mount toolbox for $389.99. JOBOX carries a storage drawer set for $799.99 that can be found at Northern Tool.
Take the quiz below to help you pick the right tool box type for you.