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.