I always say that if you’re going to have a toolbox, you may as well have a large one. As truck tool boxes go, you can’t find much bigger than this one. It measures 18.875 inches high by 20.25 inches wide by 70.125 inches long. That gives you a lot of room for power tools and whatever. The box is made of aluminum to save weight and has a single wide lid. That’s much easier to work with than the older split lids. The lid is held up by gas springs and secured by 2-stage rotary locks. There are two small trays on both ends, for holding smaller tools above the truck bed sides.
This box from UWS is a low-profile design, making it harder for the bad guys cruising the parking lot to realize that you’ve got a toolbox in the back of your truck. It comes with a full-width, single lid that flips up 90 degrees to give you great visibility. The lid is secured by twist lock handles when closed. The lock mechanism is encased in its own metal box to prevent the contents from shifting and jamming the box shut. Self-closing struts close the lid with a light push, in case your hands are full. Two built-in tool trays, a screwdriver holder, and a three compartment sliding tray all help you organize the small stuff.
This is a side box, meant to mount above the side rails on the truck bed. What makes it unique compared to most side boxes is that it is split into two compartments, giving you a large compartment for your power tools and a smaller one below it for storing hardware and other smaller items. Make from 0.60-inch thick aluminum for strength and light weight. Waterproof gaskets protect your tools and other items. Each compartment has two locking flip latches for security.
This toolbox from DeeZee is designed to mount straddling your wheel wells, on the inside of the truck bed. Mounting it there reduces visibility, while avoiding stealing valuable room from the floor of your truck. Even with this box mounted, you’ll still be able to lay full sheets of plywood flat in the bed. Made of 0.056-inch thick aluminum, it’s non-rusting and lighter weight. A piano hinge runs almost the full length of the lockable lid for long life and security.
This is another over-the-wheel well toolbox, but it’s quite a bit different. Rather than a saddle design, this one only uses the back part of the truck bed, covering half of the wheel well. The toolbox swings out from its mounted and stowed position, allowing you easy access to everything inside. It is also removable if you need to carry something larger in your truck bed and there isn’t room for the box. A single lock holds the lid sealed and a removable inner tray provides space for storing smaller tools; with space below for larger ones.