Saturday, December 20, 2014

Rack-it's HD Square Tube Commercial Forklift Loadable Rack - Available for Pickups!

This Rack-it pickup rack is mounted on a Dodge pickup. It was built for Central Washington Refrigeration, Yakima, Washington. Rack-it has been building this type rack for years for commercial trucks like service bodies, and it is now available for pickups!

This is Rack-It's HD Square Tube Commercial Forklift Loadable Rack. While this style of rack is typically made for service body applications, as you can see, we can also build these forklift loadable racks to fit pickup beds as well.

The Rack-It Forklift Loadable Rack provides maximum support for heavy loads and is designed to support the load on the crossbars. The side bars are lowered to allow the forklift forks to lower the load and retreat back without disturbing it. 

The Forklift Loadable rack can also be built to specific dimensions to accommodate high side tool boxes. We also can add custom mounting plates to attach the tool boxes to the rack for maximum support.

Last, but not least, we added an expanded metal frame behind the rear window, further customizing the rack to exactly what the customer was looking for. Once again, if you have a customer looking to customize a rack, we love to take on these cool projects, big or small.

To find out more, you may call Rack-It truck racks at 800-445-7666.
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Thursday, December 18, 2014

Ram Ecodiesel Makes Wards 2014 Best Engines List, Again

For the second year in a row, WardsAuto has named Ram's 3.0-liter V-6 EcoDiesel engine to its 10 Best Engines list, making it the only light- or heavy-duty engine entry. However, the 6.2-liter Corvette Stingray engine is on the list again, and it shares many construction elements with the 6.2-liter V-8 motor available for the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 pickup trucks.

Other engines that made the 2015 list include Ford's three-cylinder Fiesta motor, Volvo's 2.0-liter turbocharged engine and BMW's electric i3 as well as a fuel-cell entry from Hyundai.

To read the Ward's press release and see the full list of top engines, click here.


Tuesday, December 16, 2014

2016 Toyota Tacoma to Debut at Detroit Auto Show

Toyota is betting that the midsize truck segment is likely to grow as new models enter the market and they've decided now is the time to update their Tacoma entry (teaser photo above). Additionally, by expanding its Baja, Mexico, plant from running two shifts to three shifts, Toyota will be opening up supply for dealers who have wanted to sell more Tacomas for quite a while.

KGP Photography image

According to Automotive News, the next-generation Tacoma will debut during press days at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit the second week of January. Some have speculated that the Tacoma introduction was moved forward to combat all the attention the all-new Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon are getting, the former receiving the 2015 Motor Trend Truck of the Year award.

Although there is very little we know about the new midsize, we're guessing Toyota will take a conservative approach (a similar strategy to what the 2014 Tundra executed), making minor interior and exterior styling changes with the possibility of a new powertrain or two. It remains to be seen whether the new Tacoma frame will come closer in line with the global Hilux pickup.


Sunday, December 14, 2014

Into the Arctic | 2015 F-150 Truck | You Test: Episode #4

See what happens when the new 2015 F-150 tows at maximum payload over the Dempster Highway – a rough, desloate, 900-mile stretch of gravel road that goes through the Arctic Circle.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Rack-It Forklift Loadable Super HD Rack for Knapheide Service Body

Spotted in Clearwater, Florida 


This Ford SuperCab model was sold from several in-stock units at Walker Ford in Clearwater, FL. Walker Ford stocks a wide variety of commercial work trucks with just about any body configuration for any trade; service bodies, flat beds, contractor bodies, landscapers, dumps, haulers, and vans.

Rack-it builds these racks for commercial truck applications like Service Bodies, Utility Bodies, Flatbed, Contractor Bodies and more. The forklift loadable rack is configured to accommodate loading materials on the top of the rack by the use of a forklift. The load can be placed on the top crossbars and then the forks can be slid back out without impeding or damaging the rack. The load can be supported from the rear of the rack all the way to the front of the cab roof. These Super HD racks are designed for long-term heavy duty use in commercial applications.

Notice the heft of this rack, it's very sturdy construction - mounted to clear the top compartment cover when it's opened. The center and rear bar crossbars are removable and the rear bar will swing out! This will accommodate loading tall objects into the bed area. Notice the tie downs welded to the vertical posts.

The Knapheide service Body is built with rugged steel construction and external storage for your tools and equipment, the Standard Service Body is a key component in your day to day productivity.  The external compartments offer protection from the outside elements and allow the technician to access their equipment without having to climb into the truck bed.  Staying organized both on and between job sites is important, that's why Knapheide's Standard Service Bodies come with ample compartment storage space complete with shelving.  Our double panel door construction combined with stainless steel rotary latches keeps your equipment and your tools secure and provides peace of mind.  Knapheide's Standard Service Bodies are tested and true and come with a six year warranty. 

Call Richard Van Peer at Walker Ford at 866-933-1338 for your commercial truck needs. They have 100's of commercial trucks in stock! Email Richard at Find out more at

To find out more about racks for your work truck, you may call Rack-It truck racks at 866-933-1338.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Find Rack-it Truck Racks at Custom Truck Accessories - 2 California and 2 Nevada Locations

Custom Truck Accessories- A Rack-it Truck Rack Dealer

Custom Truck Accessories started in Reno NV, June of 1983. Initially it was named Custom Tops. It opened primarily as a top lot, stocking over 300 camper shells or "tops". Ordering truck loads of tops weekly allowed Custom Tops to be the number one lot with LEER Truck Caps year after year. The name Custom Tops was used until September 1993 when it changed its name to CTA, short for Custom Truck Accessories. Since then the company has worked with customers, manufacterers and dealers to stay abreast of all current automotive trends and has evolved to emphasize customer wants and needs while working with several local auto and truck dealers to produce brand new custom vehicles as soon as they leave the showroom floor. Not just a top lot anymore CTA does everything from tonneau covers, mud guards, step bars, running boards, hood shields, lifting, lowering, leather Interiors , mobile navigation and sound for any type of vehicle to luxury wheel and tire packages for cars and trucks alike. We are honored to be a Leer Platinum Dealer Since 1994 and we are the only shop in Nevada to be designated a Thule 5 Star Dealer.

Here at CTA we take your satisfaction seriously. We pride ourselves in having a clean and easy to navigate website for you to browse. We have teamed up with, so that once you find that special item you’re looking for placing an order is safe, easy and secure. We utilize UPS to get your product to you quickly and safely once your order is processed.

Customer service & satisfaction is very important to us and we strive to keep you, our customer, coming back to us for all of your truck accessory needs.

Call us at 775-329-5111. Our friendly staff is eager to help you with any of your truck accessory questions. You may also contact us via e-mail at Our employees come from a retail truck accessory sales background and have the knowledge answer your questions promptly and correctly. Any feedback whether good or bad is positive feedback to us. Please do not be afraid to leave any comments on things you think we should change or just to let us know how good of a job we are doing.

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