Can You Put Luggage in Truck Bed?

Trucks are a great way to transport large items, and many people use them to haul their luggage. But can you actually put luggage in a truck bed?

It depends on the type of truck bed you have.

Hard Tonneau Covers: If your truck has a hard tonneau cover, then yes, you can put your luggage in the truck bed. Hard tonneau covers are made of solid materials like fiberglass or aluminum and provide good protection from the elements. They also offer a secure place to store your items so that they won’t fly out of the truck when you’re driving.

Soft Tonneau Covers: Soft tonneau covers are made of vinyl or canvas material and do not provide as much protection from the elements as hard tonneau covers. These covers also allow for more airflow, which helps keep your items dry if they get wet while traveling. However, they do not offer as much security as hard tonneau covers and there is a risk that items could fly out of the back of the truck if you take sharp turns or drive over bumps.

No Cover: If your truck does not have any kind of cover at all, then it is not advised to put luggage in the back. Without any kind of protection from the elements, your items may get wet or damaged during transit. Additionally, without a secure cover, there is an increased chance that your items could fly out of the back of the truck when driving.


Whether or not you can put luggage in a truck bed depends on what type of cover it has (if any). If you have a hard tonneau cover then it is safe to put your items in the bed, but if you have a soft tonneau cover or no cover at all then it is recommended that you find another way to transport your luggage.

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Susan Delgado