FEBRUARY 2, 2018
In the process of customizing your truck you've probably run into questions such as, "Does your truck have a bed rack system?" or "Do you have a track system in the bed of your truck?". Some trucks come from the dealership equipped with rails running the length of the bed. These rails, often called a utility track system, use sliding cargo adjusters to let you fasten the contents of your bed in multiple positions. Use these pictures to help determine whether or not you have a utility track system. The picture to the left shows the top inside portion of a truck bed with a utility track system, while the one to the right shows a bed without a utility track system.
With Utility Track System
Without Utility Track System
A Toyota equipped with a utility track system.
The same bed without a utility track system.
Utility track systems are usually equipped with sliding cleats, which are used to manage and secure your cargo.
A truck without a utility track system won't have sliding cargo cleats.
Truck manufacturers use varying terms for their versions of a utility track or cargo management system. Have a look at the pictures below to learn about terminology unique to specific makes and models.
GMC - Cargo Management System.
Chevrolet - Cargo Management System.
Ram - Utility Rail System.
Ford - Cargo Management System.
Nissan - Utili-Track System.
Toyota - Deck Rail System.