The crossbed truck tool box is the most popular style of truck bed tool boxes. I see more of these boxes on the road then any other. Crossbed boxes have more storage space then most other pickup truck tool boxes. They also come in a variety of styles and designs to fit nearly anyones needs.
The most common truck bed box is the single lid box. This crossbed design has one single lid with two latches to open the lid from either side of your truck. These boxes can range in price from under $200 to around $600.
The two lid crossbed truck tool box is another common style. These boxes open from either side of your truck. They are priced about the same as the single lid. Remember there are many manufacturers of all these crossbed boxes, so take your time and look around.
There's many manufacturers of these boxes. Some of the most popular companys are Dee Zee, Delta, and Deflecta-Sheld. Crossbed boxes are available in aluminum, steel, and plastic. They can also be bought as a low profile box, which is not as tall as a standard crossbed box. The low profile box allows better visibility through the rear window, and a less obvious look to your truck bed.
If you'd like your crossbed box to be easily removable, there's some new products that can make that happen. There are some new manufacturers that make truck boxes on a rail system so you can slide your crossbed box from the front to the rear of your bed. There are also installation systems that allow you to easily fasten your box to the truck bed, so you won't need a single tool to remove it.
Whatever style you choose, make sure to look for the best deal. Don't forget the shipping costs either. Some online retailers have free shipping for any of their truck boxes. Freight charges will apply to any truck box purchase without free shipping, so look for free shipping before you buy.