What Are Rockers on a Pickup Truck?

Rocker panels are an integral part of the frame of a pickup truck. They are the panels that run along the bottom, side, and rear of the truck’s body.

They provide protection from road debris, help to keep the vehicle from being damaged by water and rocks, and provide aesthetic appeal. Rockers are typically made from steel or aluminum and come in different sizes, shapes, and finishes.

Rocker panels are usually attached to the frame of a pickup truck with bolts and nuts or screws. They are designed to be strong enough to withstand impacts from road debris such as rocks, gravel, mud, and other objects that may be thrown at them by passing vehicles. Rockers also help to keep water from entering into the cab area of a truck when it is raining or snowing.

The rockers on a pickup truck can be customized in various ways depending on the type of look desired. Many rocker panels come pre-painted in different colors or with graphics. Other options include chrome plating for a more polished look or stainless steel for a rugged look.

In addition to providing protection from road debris, rockers can also be used to enhance the overall appearance of a pickup truck. Many aftermarket companies offer custom rocker panels with unique designs that can really make a truck stand out. Some rocker panels even feature LED lighting for added style.


Rockers on a pickup truck provide both functional protection from road debris as well as aesthetically pleasing customizations. With countless options available for customization, rocker panels can be used to give your pickup truck its own unique look and style.

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Stephen Dunn