Truck Owner Tips

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ATC Truck Covers launches three new cap models
ATC Truck Covers introduces new bed systems
SEMA Prep 2016
Accessories for trucks: Toppers
Prepare a truck with new accessories
Instant fuel savings for truck owners
Truck accessories for all walks of life
By admin on 7/28/2017 1:01 PM

ATC Truck Covers launches three new cap models

ATC Truck Covers announces the launch of three new truck cap models: the LEX, the LER and the LHR. These three new additions to ATC Truck Covers’ line up of truck caps and lids include the all-glass rear door, frame-less side window and high-rise models.

The LEX is ATC's premium cab-high truck cover. It comes with all the standard ATC features, as well as the frame-less tip-out side windows and frame-less all-glass rear door.    

The LER is a cab-high truck cover with all of the standard ATC features, but with a frame-less all-glass rear door and oversized side sliding windows with screens. It is a great fit for the customer seeking the streamlined, clean look of a frame-less rear door and single handle operation.

The LHR is a raised roof truck cover, allowing maximum headroom and easy access to tackle those larger loads with aerodynamic styling.

“ATC has been hard at work engineering these new truck cap models, based on customer and dealer feedback,” Product Development Manager Seth Barnett said. “We are excited to get them in the marketplace and to customers.”   

For more information on ATC Truck Covers Cap Pack, visit


By admin on 5/22/2017 12:52 PM
Things just got a whole lot easier for utility companies, construction companies, contractors, and everyday truck owners with ATC Truck Cover’s new offering of Bed Systems. High-quality, durable ATC Bed Systems offer convenience and flexibility on the job, helping users improve ergonomics, minimize safety occurrences and maximize productivity. Whether working out of a pickup, van or utility body, ATC sliding Bed Systems make it easy to access your cargo area to reach your tools and gear even when fully loaded with up to 1,200 pounds. ATC Truck Covers has three Bed Systems options: Standard Duty The ATC Truck Covers' Standard Duty Bed System comes with a steel framed plywood deck covered in all-weather material, 3 ½-inch steel tube side rails and bulkhead, and powder-coated steel frame and tracks. Heavy Duty New for ATC Truck Covers, the ATC Heavy Duty Bed System has a steel diamond tread deck coated in Line-X protective coatings, 3 ½-inch steel tube side rails and bulkhead, all-steel construction and reinforced...
By admin on 4/13/2017 2:07 PM

ATC Truck Covers introduces a new truck bed and van storage system called StorMaster. ATC’s StorMaster offers security and convenience for storing equipment, tools or outdoor gear thanks to its secure 200-pound weight capacity storage drawers beneath an 800-pound weight capacity ATC Bed System. Whether camping, hunting or on the job, the new ATC StorMaster will turn a truck into the ultimate playground or workstation. Users can find the flexibility they need with ATC’s full offering of cargo management packages.

Users can choose the StorMaster that’s right for them at


By admin on 10/3/2016 10:24 AM


ATC’s BUG OUT truck is guaranteed to help you outlast doomsday by providing superior protection and unparalleled convenience thanks to its unlimited storage capabilities. Survive SEMA this year and see the finished product in person! Visit ATC at booth #38053.

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  • Store essential gear and supplies (and lots of it!); includes Rhino Rack on top
  • Store your guns and ammo out of sight with a case for carrying guns & ammo (mounted under roof of cap)
  • Side doors that open for quick access to supplies
  • LEDs to light the way
  • Multi-color LEDs light wheel wells and grill


By admin on 2/19/2016 11:28 AM

Those looking to add a little more value to their truck should look into pickup truck toppers. Not only do toppers make a truck look great, but they also improve its gas mileage. Since air won’t be getting caught in the bed of a truck, toppers actually save money at the pump.

By admin on 2/10/2016 4:49 PM

Truck owners can help their vehicle stand out by equipping it with accessories. Truck bed systems are a great product, for example.

By admin on 2/8/2016 1:51 PM

Current and potential truck owners can immediately improve the fuel efficiency of their vehicles by adding truck caps. Not only do caps give a truck owner more storage, but they also make the vehicle more aerodynamic, increasing fuel efficiency.

By admin on 1/28/2016 1:55 PM

Truck Lids

There is a wide array of accessories available to benefit any truck owner.

By admin on 1/19/2016 10:37 AM

Truck Caps

Truck owners want to do what they can to preserve the value of their vehicle. Not only do truck bed caps offer a number of benefits, like improved security for whatever it is you are hauling, and better fuel economy, they also protect a truck bed from wear and tear.

By admin on 1/13/2016 10:15 AM

Bed Systems 

When owning a truck, it's important to keep up on maintenance and service, but also to take preventative measures to preserve the life of your truck.

By admin on 1/5/2016 2:00 PM

ATC Truck Covers has a product for every kind of truck owner. 

Whether you are hauling a 1,000 pound boulder up a mountain or driving your kindergartner to school, are a big game hunter or a football fanatic, ATC Truck Covers has a product to make your pickup truck even better. 

As trucks are being sold like hot cakes these days, it is highly likely new owners are scouring the Internet for some much needed accessories for their new rides. Whether you are new to the pickup truck game or are a seasoned veteran, there is always a way to get just a little more out of your truck. No matter what type of truck owner you are, ATC Truck Covers has got you covered.

By admin on 12/16/2015 9:05 AM

The University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute collected data showing diesel vehicles cost less to own than regular gasoline vehicles. According to the research, the owner of the diesel vehicle saves between $2,000 and $6,000 in a three to five year period.

By admin on 12/8/2015 11:29 AM

Hunters take pride in their trucks and should be looking at every chance possible to improve their performance for a hunt.

There are a few accessories out there that are unmatched when it comes to helping store and access items from the bed of your truck, and ATC bed systems are some of the most elite products on the market.

By admin on 11/30/2015 2:39 PM

Anyone who owns a dog knows it can be a hassle bringing them along on truck rides. Whether the dog is wet or dirty, it might not be worth the mess of bringing your best friend along if it’s going to ruin the interior of your truck. However, there are options available to ensure your pet is safe and your vehicle stays clean.

By admin on 11/23/2015 8:54 AM

Many truck owners don’t know what they’re missing by not having a lid on their truck. Those on the fence about whether they should install a lid to their truck are likely to make a purchase after they see just what these products can do.

By admin on 11/9/2015 4:16 PM

The new SXT truck lid tonneau from ATC Truck Covers allows users to tonneau their way – a little or a lot.

The SXT tonneau cover comes in four low-profile sections that can be removed individually, allowing for easy, one-person operation. The SXT comes with a padded, heavy-duty vinyl bag with three reinforced handles and can be stored easily anywhere including a garage, basement, bed of truck or back of truck cab. The SXT is now the most versatile tonneau cover in the market and comes with these standard features:

By admin on 10/26/2015 1:31 PM

A truck is likely the second most expensive thing you will purchase in your lifetime, aside from your home. Therefore, it’s important you do everything you can to preserve its value. Whether you are considering selling it down the road, or just want to keep it nice for yourself, there are a number of things you can do to ensure a truck looks as good as the day it pulled out of the dealership.

By admin on 10/13/2015 8:10 AM

In a partnership with Rhino-Rack, ATC Truck Covers will offer track systems, quick release track mount systems, and cross bars to come installed on ATC truck caps, excluding the EXP. Customers will be able to choose between Vortex Aero Bars and HD Bars. All other Rhino-Rack accessories, including rollers, ladder accessories, roof baskets, and more will be available through ATC as well and drop shipped.

By admin on 10/12/2015 7:50 AM

Fuel Saving Tips

Fuel savings are important for every vehicle, but this goes double for trucks. Sure, a pickup is never going to get the fuel efficiency of a hybrid, but you don’t see a Prius hauling a 1,200 pound load. However, there are measures a truck owner can take to improve, or make sure they are not hurting their fuel efficiency.

So what are some ways to get the most out of the fuel you put into your truck?

By admin on 10/6/2015 7:49 AM

Check out our two new Combination Package coupons:

By admin on 10/5/2015 8:34 AM

ATC Truck Covers Side Tray

The ATC Side Tray is the best way to make the contractor door on the side of your truck cap usable. It is a great place for holding tools, supplies, gear, fishing poles, you name it! It can also be used as a work bench.

By admin on 9/30/2015 8:40 AM

Truck Security

Every 24 seconds, a vehicle is stolen in the United States. That’s according to the Insurance Information Institute. A lot of these thefts are trucks. If you want to protect your truck, always lock your doors and park in safe, well-lighted areas. As an added precaution, you may want to consider these anti-theft devices. They can help to keep your truck safer.

By admin on 9/23/2015 7:45 AM

Accessorize Your Truck Cap

So you’ve finally decided on a truck cap. Now you need to pick out the truck cap accessories. This can sometimes be a difficult decision. To help you out, here are some truck cap accessories to consider.

By admin on 9/16/2015 7:42 AM

Pick the Best Bed System

If you use your truck for work, you may want to consider getting a truck bed system. A truck bed system is a great way for you to easily reach and organize tools and other items in your truck bed. With an easy-to-access sliding tray, you’ll never have to crawl into your truck bed again. Today’s truck bed systems are easy to install, and they don’t tear up your truck bed. If you’re looking for a truck bed system, here are some things you should consider.

By admin on 9/9/2015 3:02 PM

Let's Talk Tonneaus

Finding the right fiberglass tonneau cover can be a difficult decision. There are lots of truck lid manufacturers that make this popular accessory. If you want to find the right tonneau cover for your truck, you should ask yourself these five important questions.

By admin on 9/2/2015 12:12 PM

Love Your Lid

Finding the right tonneau cover for your truck can be a difficult decision. There are tons of tonneau cover manufacturers. So how do you find the right one for your truck? If you follow the tips below, you’ll find a great tonneau cover that has style and comes at a reasonable value.

By admin on 8/26/2015 7:51 AM

The Three Most Underrated Truck Accessories You Need

When it comes to truck accessories, bed liners and truck lid products get all the attention. We should know. We’re a truck cap manufacturer. f you’re looking for other accessories to get for your truck, you should consider taking a look at these accessories. You might be surprised how they improve the look and feel of your truck.

By admin on 8/21/2015 8:23 AM

Safety First

Trucks are targets for vandalism and theft because many carry valuable tools and items for work. If you want to protect valuable items in your truck, we recommend the following tips.

By admin on 8/13/2015 7:37 AM

At some point you’re going to need to purchase a new truck. Here are some signs that it might be time to start looking for a new one:

By admin on 7/28/2015 12:19 PM

Don't Be a Softie

If you own a truck, you may be considering between a fiberglass truck lid or a soft tonneau cover. When it comes to your truck, you’ll want to avoid the soft tonneau cover for several important reasons. Here are some of the top reasons soft cover tonneaus are a waste of money.

By admin on 7/22/2015 3:21 PM

Do It For The Dog

If you own a dog, he’s probably going to ride in your truck at some point or another. Let’s face it, dogs love riding in trucks. If you want to keep your dog safe and happy, you should get these truck accessories for dogs.

By admin on 7/15/2015 1:13 PM

Out with the old, in with the new

Most quality truck lids and truck caps should last the life of your truck. However, there are times where they may need to be replaced.  Here are a few signs that you may need a new truck cover. 

By admin on 6/15/2015 8:21 AM

Ottawa, Kan.,– ATC Truck Covers has added professional bass angler Clint Royse to its sponsorship roster. Royse is known for his outgoing attitude, tattoos and unique fishing look, and resides in Kansas City, Mo., near ATC headquarters.

By admin on 6/8/2015 9:53 AM
Our new website features a newly designed downloadable product brochure with more photos, detailed info on specific products and models, and expanded features information. Check it out here:
By admin on 2/20/2015 12:13 PM

Ottawa, Kan., – ATC Truck Covers has added Pro Fisherman FLW Tour and Bassmaster Northern Opens Andrew Upshaw to its sponsorship roster. “ATC Truck Covers makes the perfect products for outdoorsmen, especially fishermen, and we’re happy to support the industry,” ATC Director of Marketing Brant Combs said. Upshaw has competed in 14 Bassmaster events, including […]

By admin on 2/2/2015 1:39 PM


Your new truck’s not complete without a few add-ons from ATC Truck Covers.
By admin on 2/2/2015 1:09 PM

The price of oil per barrel has been cut in half over the last six months – not to mention, drivers are paying nearly $2 a gallon at the pump

By admin on 1/30/2015 1:49 PM
The winter brings a whole new season of outdoor activities that everyone can enjoy.
By admin on 1/28/2015 2:38 PM
Toyota has long been one of the best and most reliable truck manufacturers.
By admin on 1/27/2015 2:52 PM
The newest trend in auto​ manufacturing is the use of lighter materials.
By admin on 1/26/2015 3:02 PM
Ford is looking to push the envelope even further in 2015 with its release of the new F-150.




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