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Integrated Tailgate & Box Side Steps Make Pickup Bed Ingress & Egress Safer, More Convenient

SpecialChem / May 1, 2008

Pickup trucks have traditionally been a difficult market for plastics to penetrate, in part because many pickup owners and OEM engineers thought plastics lacked the strength and durability for construction sites, farm and ranch work, and other rough-duty usage. Fortunately, thanks to recent successes like the composite pickup box, many engineers are taking a second look at plastics in this vehicle segment, which has led to a number of very-innovative applications that save weight, increase fuel economy, reduce dents, eliminate rust, and/or increase vehicle safety and functionality.

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