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At one time, driving a pickup truck was a dead giveaway that you worked in the trades. Nowadays, all kinds of people drive pickups, but you can still identify tradesmen by the way they outfit their trucks. The problem with a pickup bed is that it's just a big open box. Light-duty caps protect cargo from bad weather, but they're easy to break into; commercial-duty caps are more secure, but they're expensive. Neither type of cap provides any way to separate tools from materials, and you have to remove caps to haul oversize loads like jacuzzis, furnaces, or rolls of insulation. That's where truck boxes come in. They secure and protect valuable items