Traditional Truck Tool Box Finally Gets Reimagined After 50 Years on the Market


Traditional Truck Tool Box Finally Gets Reimagined After 50 Years on the Market

If you own a pickup, a truck tool box is probably the best investment you'll ever make.

Sure–we can state the obvious and say that it keeps all the tools of your trade organized and easy to find. But it also protects those tools from the elements and theft, so you aren't left replacing them before you need to.

But not all tool boxes are created equal. And, if we're being frank, most of the ones on the market are just more expensive versions of the truck tool box your dad bought decades ago. Despite all the gadgets and gizmos that the brand brags about, nothing's actually been updated in decades.

Well, until now, that is.

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What we mean by “old-school truck tool boxes”

Let's get one thing straight first - most truck tool boxes are old school. In other words, they’re carelessly welded-together bottomless pits. They don't organize or protect the tools you throw in them.

As a result, if you get one, you'll be stuck in the winter chill or the sweltering sun, digging through this old-school truck tool box for whatever it is you’re looking for. And when you finally find what you need, you might just find that it’s either lost or broken. That's the best-case scenario.

Second-best is you easily find what you need, but it has been a while since you've had to pull it out. And because the tool box is welded together, water got in. So, the thing you need to finish the job started to rust and isn't usable.

Absolute worst-case scenario, you get back to your truck after a long day's work, and your tool box (or the tools inside it) isn't even there. That's because the tool box doesn't anchor to your truck's bed rails, or the tool box lock is easily compromised.

Either way, anyone walking by can walk off with the tools you use every day. All it takes is a bit of force. 

But not all truck tool boxes are built this weak.  

Meet the modern day truck tool box

Back in 2013, the DECKED team completely rethought the traditional truck toolbox (and the buying experience) to keep accessibility, cutting-edge technology, increased security, and convenience top of mind. And, as a result, we believe we’ve built the best all-around truck tool box solution.

For us, doing all this was a no-brainer. But we get asked all the time: why bother? After all, old-school tool boxes work well enough. They get the job done.

But to put it simply: we wanted a storage solution that did more than just “get the job done.” A truck tool box that offers a better way to house and access gear from the back of pickups. That way, hard-working people like you don’t have to worry about losing, breaking, or replacing the tools that help make your living.

What sets the DECKED Tool Box apart?

Pretty much everything about it. The DECKED Truck Tool Box is the only toolbox on the market that's easy to access, nearly indestructible, and looks like it came from this century. Plus, it’s waterproof, super secure, and proudly made in the U.S.A.

construction worker stands by side of his pickup truck while he is opening the DECKED Tool Box

Easy to access

The DECKED Tool Box is a top-of-the-line storage solution that fits any full-sized truck (2001-present) or older truck with bed rails between 61.375" and 70.5" in width. No assembly required.

Every order comes with a free portable D-Box to keep the Tool Box from turning into a bottomless pit once it’s put to use. The D-Box is a smaller tool box that fits snugly inside the larger system and pops out to take your go-to tools on the go.

When you're ready to put the D-Box back into the larger Tool Box, hangers hook it in place, so nothing slips or slides when you drive. And additional snack trays keep your smaller nuts and bolts ready to grab when you need them.

Plus, the DECKED Tool Box comes with the option to add a telescoping ladder. That way, you don't have to climb all the way into the bed of your truck every time you need to grab something. 

This aluminum ladder makes over 50% of your tools accessible from the side of your truck. When you're done for the day, simply fold up the steps and store them under the Tool Box lid to keep it out of the way.

Nearly indestructible

Unlike cheap plastic truck tool boxes, the DECKED Tool Box is molded, never welded, from NFL-grade high-impact polymer resin. And it's fitted with anti-corrosion-treated steel and aluminum hardware.

As a result, it can carry up to 500 lb of cargo spread across 9.82 ft³ of storage space. And it's built to last. No rust, dings, or dents ever.

Watch The MotorTrend Team Put It To The Test

MotorTrend's Sean Holman and Lightning even sent our tool box through a no mercy “torture test” to put those claims on trial. And after being dragged behind a truck and beaten by a baseball bat, the DECKED Tool Box came out looking as good as the day it was made.

But don't just take our word for it - put the nearly indestructible DECKED Tool Box to the test yourself. Every tool box comes with a limited lifetime warranty that takes 5 minutes to set up and covers just about all normal wear and tear when it comes down to it.

Looks like it’s from this century

Like I said earlier, the DECKED Tool Box fits any full-sized truck (2001-present) or older truck with bed rails between 61.375" and 70.5" in width. So, there’s no awkward nooks or crannies between your tool box walls and your bed rails.

Extending 20.53" in length, the Tool Box can carry most–if not all– your tools. All while keeping most of your truck bed free to haul larger wares, like lumber. Or, if you carry a ton of tools with you to the jobsite, it’s even compatible with the DECKED Drawer system so you don’t have to pick and choose what you bring.

Stretching the full width of the bed, the Tool Box mounts easily onto the bed rails. That way, nothing slips or slides, even if you’re driving like a cowboy.

And sitting only 5.78" tall, this truck toolbox sits just below your rearview window. So, none of your view gets blocked by it when you’re backing up.

But unlike your average truck tool box, when your tailgate is down or you’re walking by, the DECKED Tool Box won’t be an eyesore. It comes in a slick, all-black design that at first glance looks like an extension of your truck.


Nothing is worse (or more expensive) than digging in your tool box, only to find your tools have started to rust. But, unfortunately, that’s all too common with your old-school truck tool box. Not the DECKED Tool Box, however.

That’s because, here at DECKED, our Tool Box is molded, never welded. And an EPDM gasket creates a two lip seal that makes it near impossible for the harshest weather conditions to sneak in.

In other words, heavy rain, snow, ultraviolet light, you name it can’t get in. So, your tools stay bone dry, even if you’re soaked to the bone. 

Plus, we coat the truck Tool Box with steel and aluminum hardware to give it long-lasting, weather proof durability. Meaning, you can forget about dings, dents, or rust.

Super secure

The DECKED Tool Box is so easy to install, but downright impossible to break into.

Our truck tool box mounts directly to your bed rails. So, when you go to the bar after a long day on the clock, you know the tools you brought with you will still be there when you get back. No need to check before jumping into the cab.

And thanks to a robust latch and lock system, each lock secures multiple latch points. Those latch points are then reinforced with a tub lid, leaving minimal theft pry bar points at the lid. And if you (or anyone else) wants to uninstall the tool box, you need to remove the lid first.

As a result, no one is getting in without your permission. Seriously, it’d be easier for someone to force their way into Fort Knox.

Proudly made in the U.S.A.

Manufactured in Defiance, Ohio, we’ve gone to great lengths to create a product that’s 100% American. Driven by a passion for perfection, we design, engineer, and manufacture all our products from recycled materials right here in the U.S.A. And we never cut corners.

Then, we do everything in our power to make the everyday lives of our customers easier. For example, we always offer a 10% discount for all current and former U.S. military members all year round. 

We also provide free shipping on all first-time orders shipped anywhere in the United States. And all our products come fully intact, so all you have to do is install them (don’t worry–installation is easy enough that grandma could do it).

Plus, as I mentioned earlier, we’re so proud of the products we offer that we’re willing to put our money where our mouth is with a limited lifetime warranty. Legal jargon aside–this warranty covers just about everything.

Still not sure the DECKED Tool Box lives up to the hype? Well, don’t just take our word for it.

Tim Esterdahl, star of hit YouTube channel Pickup Truck Plus SUV Talk, says: “The Decked Tool Box has really revolutionized the boring, metal tool boxes found on most trucks with handy features and a ladder to get into the box easier.”

Meaning, if you’re finally ready to ditch your granddad’s old-school tool box for a best-in-class truck tool box, you’ve come to the right place!

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