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What Is A Utility Track System

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What is a utility track system? Truck accessory terms can sometimes be a mystery so we've created this quick guide to clear up the meaning behind utility tracks, utility rail systems, and deck rail systems.

If you're looking at installing a utility track or if one came installed on your vehicle, this is important information to consider when purchasing a truck bed cover, cargo management, rack systems, truck tool boxes, bed extenders, truck bed liners, and more.

When ordering a tonneau cover from our website and others, many times there will be a drop down box in the checkout process asking you to choose a truck bed with or without cargo management. This cargo management system they are referring to is a secondary rail that runs along the inside of the bed and underneath the bed rails, from the bulkhead to the tailgate. It is generally a factory upgrade and is used primarily for managing, tying down and securing cargo.

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Our tonneau manufacturers make special clamps to work with truck beds equipped with cargo management systems, ultimately (in a lot of cases) giving you two options including "with" or "without" cargo management rails. If your truck is upgraded with a cargo management rail system you'd want to choose "with" cargo management. If it is not, please choose the option "without" cargo management.

Different manufactures use different names for the cargo management system. For example:

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