Tuffy Security Products has returned from the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) trade show in Las Vegas with two prestigious awards for its new Jeep Gladiator pickup truck bed storage organizer system.
It was named runner-up for the Best New Van/Pickup/SUV Product presented by SEMA; and SEMA’s Truck & Off-Road Association (TORA) bestowed its Light Truck Product Award on the system, which helps keep gear organized and out of sight.
“It’s a great honour to be recognized for this innovative, new product,” said Chip Olson, Tuffy Security Products Marketing Manager. “Our organization is continually looking at ways to improve the ownership experience of new vehicles, with thoughtfully integrated products that deliver form and function with OE levels of fit and finish – and that’s exactly what our new Jeep Gladiator bed storage organizer system delivers.”
The pickup truck bed storage system features long, strong steel compartments installed along both sides of the pickup bed, comprised of three separate lids with dividers, allowing outdoor adventure gear and other items to be stowed and organized out of the elements.
These Tuffy lockboxes are manufactured with 16-gauge, 1/8-inch-thick welded steel and the bin lids are covered with a sturdy, lightweight composite material for weather resistance. The lids also include pushbutton locks that allow latching without having to lock them with a key.
Additionally, with the Gladiator’s lower bed height, the lockboxes can easily be accessed from the exterior of the bed, while allowing the use of factory bed lights, as well as the optional 110-volt power point. Multiple BullRing(r) tie downs are affixed to the side of the lockboxes, so the included nylon net can be used to secure larger gear in the pickup bed.
An optional, folding Bestop soft tonneau cover fits securely between the Tuffy lockboxes to protect and secure items in the bed. When closed, the pickup truck bed storage organizer system has a flat, finished tonneau appearance. No drilling is required and the combination compartment/tonneau is easy to install.
“We received very positive feedback on the product from both buyers as well as members of the media at the show,” stated Olson. “Our engineering team worked diligently for months to create just the right combination of useful storage space to help Jeep Gladiator owners keep the inside of the cab clean, while being able to organize their gear in the pickup’s bed.”