Purpose
The back of the truck where the goods are placed is called a cargo bed. The cargo bed may be covered with a tonneau cover made of cloth, metal or plastic, to protect the cargo from rain and dirt. Pickup trucks are easy to load and unload.
Major Role
Truck bed may refer to: Tonneau, an open area of a vehicle, which may be coverable with a tonneau cover. Pickup bed, the bed of the tonneau of a pickup truck. Flatbed truck truckbed. When you purchase a used truck bed, also sometimes referred to as a used pickup bed, you can save a significant amount of money.
Part Description
A standard long bed is just a little bit longer than a standard short bed. The former is usually called simply a "long bed". Compact long beds are usually around seven feet long and full-sized long beds are around eight feet long.
The longer the wheelbase of the truck, the better it will be at holding trailer sway steady when towing. Long-bed trucks will give you more space and more options. ... The standard cargo bed length is 8 feet for a full-sized pickup, 6 feet for an extended cab, and 5 feet for a crew cab.
The length of a truck bed is determined by the distance between the inside of the bulkhead and the inside of your tailgate. Have your tape measure on hand and make sure your tailgate is up. Then, position the tape measure so that it fits in between the inside of the bulkhead and the inside of your tailgate.
Generally a short bed is approximately 5'8" long, a standard bed is 6'5" long, and a long bed is 8' long but these numbers vary by a few inches from manufacturer to manufacturer. Without actually getting a tape out and measuring the length of a truck bed, it is difficult to know what size it is just by looking at it.
All five of our pickup truck manufacturers offer pickup truck beds in different lengths. Full-size trucks from GM, Ford, Ram, Toyota, and Nissan each offer three different bed sizes.
  • Bed Or Box Sizes
  • F-150: 5.5 ft. 6.5 ft. 8 ft.
  • Super Duty: 6.75 ft. 8 ft.
  • Ranger: 5 ft. 6 ft.
Like the previous body style from 2007-2013 (1500) and 2007-2014 (2500/3500), the new 2014-current 1500 Silverados and Sierras and 2015-current 2500/3500 Silverado and Sierras don't share the exact same bed, although they do share the same inside bed dimensions.