What Do You Call the Cover for a Truck Bed?

When you think of a truck, you probably think of the large boxy cargo area in the back. This is known as the truck bed and it is what makes trucks so useful.

As with any other part of a vehicle, the bed needs to be protected from the elements and from damage. This is where truck bed covers come in.

Truck bed covers offer protection from the sun and weather, as well as from dirt and debris that could potentially damage your cargo. They also provide a measure of security for your belongings, keeping them safe from theft or vandalism.

Truck bed covers come in a variety of styles and materials to meet any need you may have.

Soft Covers

Soft covers are typically made out of vinyl or canvas material and are designed to be lightweight and easy to install. They usually roll up or fold up for convenient storage when not in use. These types of covers are usually less expensive than other options, but they do not provide as much security or protection as hard covers.

Hard Covers

Hard covers are typically made out of aluminum or fiberglass and provide more protection than soft covers. They are more durable, secure, and offer better protection against weather elements such as rain or snow. Hard covers also tend to be more expensive than soft covers.

Tonneau Covers

Tonneau covers are designed to cover both the top and sides of the truck bed, providing maximum protection for your cargo while still allowing easy access when needed. Tonneau covers can be either soft or hard depending on your needs; however they tend to be more expensive than traditional truck bed covers.

No matter what type of cover you choose for your truck bed, they all serve an important purpose in protecting your cargo from damage and theft while adding a touch of style to your vehicle at the same time! All these types of truck bed covers can be referred to simply as “tonneau” which is French for “cover.”


In conclusion, tonneau is a French word that refers to any type of cover for a truck’s cargo area – including both soft and hard versions that protect against sun, weather, dirt/debris & theft/vandalism – offering convenience & style at the same time!

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Susan Delgado