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Unlike an office worker, a tradesman can't just grab a briefcase and head to work. He needs to bring materials and equipment with him, which is why so many construction workers drive pickup trucks. Unfortunately, even trucks with 8-foot beds aren't much good for hauling long objects like pipe, staging planks, and extension ladders. Even if the bed is big enough for the load, you risk damaging equipment and materials if you pile them on top of one another. The way to solve these problems is to get a truck rack. A rack makes it easier to load and unload your truck, so you'll spend less time handling materials and more time practicing your trade. Steel Racks Most racks