How Do You Strap a Bed to a Truck?

Moving a bed is no small task, and when it comes to moving a mattress and box spring across town or across the country, you’re going to need a bigger truck. But how do you strap a bed to a truck? The answer is simple – with the right set of tools and materials, anyone can safely and securely tie down their bed for transport.

To strap a bed to a truck, you’ll need some heavy-duty straps. Ratchet straps are ideal for this task as they are strong enough to hold the weight of the bed and come with an adjustable tension mechanism.

You’ll also need four D-rings or E-track tie down anchors, which will be used to attach the straps to the truck’s loading bay.

Once you have all of your materials ready, position your mattress and box spring on the truck’s loading bay so that they are in line with one another. Then attach two straps between each corner of the bed and the closest anchor point on the vehicle.

Make sure that each strap is tightened firmly but not too tightly – if it’s too tight, it could cause damage to your bed or vehicle.

Next, use two more straps to secure the middle of each side of your mattress and box spring. Make sure that these straps are also adjusted properly so that they won’t slip during transport. Finally, check all of your straps once again before beginning your journey.


Straping a bed onto a truck may seem like an intimidating task at first glance but with the right tools and materials it’s actually quite simple! With four heavy-duty ratchet straps, four D-rings or E-track tie down anchors, and some patience you can safely secure your mattress for transport in no time!

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Susan Delgado