Truck bed caps, also known as ‘tonneau covers’, are an essential part of any truck. They provide both protection and a stylish finish to the back of the vehicle.
Tonneau covers come in all shapes and sizes, ranging from basic soft covers to more expensive hard-shell tonneaus. So what are truck bed caps called?
Most commonly, they are referred to as ‘tonneau covers’. The term ‘tonneau cover’ is derived from the French word for barrel or cask.
This is because early tonneaus were used to protect barrels or casks that were transported in the truck bed. These days, tonneau covers come in a variety of materials including vinyl, aluminum, fiberglass and canvas.
In addition to providing protection for your cargo, tonneau covers also help improve fuel economy by reducing drag on the truck bed. This is because when a tonneau cover is installed, it keeps air from entering the bed which reduces turbulence and drag on the vehicle as it moves through the air.
Tonneau covers can be opened and closed using velcro straps, snaps or zippers depending on their construction material and design. They can also come with locks for added security while driving or while your vehicle is parked up somewhere.
Truck bed caps are commonly referred to as ‘tonneau covers’ – derived from the French word for barrel or cask – and they provide both protection and improved fuel economy for any truck owner by reducing drag on the vehicle’s back end. Tonneaus come in a variety of materials including vinyl, aluminum, fiberglass and canvas; they can be opened and closed with velcro straps, snaps or zippers; and locks may also be added for extra security while driving or parked up somewhere.