Top 10 Work Truck Accessories

Organization. Ease of access. Increased utility and cargo capacity. All these things and more are what separate a work truck from a garden variety pickup. Our list of the top 10 best work truck accessories for 2022 contains a wide variety of truck bed and interior upgrades designed to help you get the job done whether it’s at a construction site, on the farm, or anywhere in between.

1. BackRack Original Headache Rack

Work trucks are often tasked with hauling large and tall items, which can potentially damage your cab if they shift too much while driving. A Backrack headache rack not only protects your cab from these items, but also provides a platform for mounting lights and other accessories. Additionally, it allows you to secure a ladder by tilting it up against your cab rather than having it dangle precariously over your tailgate. Backrack offers adapters to allow this headache rack to function with other popular bed accessories such as toolboxes and tonneau covers.

Weather Guard Steel Truck Rack

Available for full size and midsize trucks, this over-the-cab truck rack from Weather Guard boasts a weight rating of up to 1,700 pounds, expanding your truck’s cargo options considerably. The cross bar is removable to facilitate easy loading of your payload, and welded tiedown hoops on each leg are included to help secure cargo in your truck bed. The rack is designed to be compatible with Weather Guard tool boxes, so you can have a rack, box, and bed space available for all your extra gear and equipment.

3. Curt Class III Trailer Hitch

When your truck bed can’t accommodate your payload, it’s time to start looking at trailer hitches. Curt sets the standard for truck hitches with American-made craftsmanship, no-drill installation for most trucks, and steel construction with a protective layer of gloss-black powder coating. With a Curt hitch receiver mounted on your truck, you’re ready to hook up a trailer and haul all those oversize items that won’t fit in your bed.

4. DK2 Mighty Multi Utility Trailer

Speaking of trailers, if you’re looking for a compact trailer that’s capable of supporting over 1,600 lbs of cargo, the DK2 Mighty Multi Utility Trailer may be just what you need. The trailer is available in multiple sizes and can be ordered in black or with a galvanized finish. If you’re hauling dirt, rocks, or other loose material, the trailer’s dump function lets you unload quickly without straining yourself in the process. The optional drive up rear gate is perfect for loading and unloading lawn mowers, generators, or any other small, wheeled cargo.

5. RockTamers Adjustable Mud Flaps

If you do haul a trailer, protecting it from dirt, rocks, and road debris is important for both your trailer and its cargo. Adjustable and easy to install, RockTamers mud flaps attach to most 2”, 2.5”, and 3” receiver hitches, where they shield whatever you’re towing from small hazards you might kick up while driving. They can also be removed quickly when you’re not towing a trailer. The width and height of the flaps can be adjusted to optimize your payload’s protection.

6. Husky Liners WeatherBeater Floor Liners

So far we’ve focused on the bed and exterior of your truck, but protecting the interior of a work truck is vital too, especially if you get in and out of the vehicle frequently with multiple passengers. That’s why a set of heavy duty Husky Liners WeatherBeater Floor Liners is a great investment for your work truck. They provide edge-to-edge protection for your floor boards, containing not only dirt and mud but also spills, all while keeping your upholstery clean and dry.

7. Covercraft Carhartt Seat Covers

No other part of your truck’s interior sees as much abuse as the seats, and that goes double for a work truck. Covercraft Carhartt Seat Covers are made of water-repellant duck weave fabric, perfect for seats that will see multiple entries and exits over the course of a work day. They have an application-specific design that ensures easy installation, and when it’s time to clean the covers they can be removed just as easily. Once removed, just throw them in your washing machine, dry them in your dryer, and reinstall.

8. BedTred Ultra Truck Bed Liner

No matter what kind of cargo you haul in your work truck, over time it can cause damage to your truck bed such as dents, dings, and paint scratches. With a BedTred bed liner in your bed, you can avoid these issues and the hassle of installing a spray-in liner. The BedTred liner is made of TPO, a thermal-resistant material with closed cell construction that absorbs impacts from shifting cargo. Cleaning the liner is easy: just spray it off with a garden hose and let it dry. Speaking of easy, installation requires no drilling and only minor relief cuts for accessories such as cargo rings.

9. AMP Research Bed Step

Loading and unloading your truck bed can be difficult, particularly on lifted vehicles. Take the strain off your knees, hips and back by utilizing an AMP Research Bed Step. It installs under the rear passenger side of your bumper, where it folds up when out of use. When you need it, just push it down with the toe of your boot and step up into your bed. It folds back up just as easily. If you need to access your toolbox from the side of your truck, take a look at the side-mounted AMP Research Bedstep II instead.

10. DECKED Truck Bed Storage System

Perhaps the ultimate truck bed storage solution, the DECKED system consists of a pair of roll-out drawers protected by a weather-resistant polyethylene top layer. With your tailgate shut and locked, the DECKED drawers will be even more secure than items in your cab. This storage system can support up to 2,000 lbs and is customizable with accessories such as the DECKED D-box, CrossBox, and cargo dividers, providing endless organization options.

If you have questions about these or any other work truck accessories, chat or call our product experts.