Weather Guard's new All-Purpose Steel Van Rack can be installed in less than an hour. - Photo courtesy of Weather Guard

Weather Guard's new All-Purpose Steel Van Rack can be installed in less than an hour.

Photo courtesy of Weather Guard

Weather Guard introduced a new all-purpose van rack for storing and transporting materials and tools to the jobsite. The company also introduced the GlideSafe Load Assist System, which creates a safer, easier loading and unloading process and does not require a rolling motion to be functional or protect the vehicle and equipment from damage. But that is not the only van accessory that can be paired with the new van racks — ready-to-mount ratchet straps can also be integrated to provide an easy-to-use solution for securing loads to the rack. Accessories come with all the necessary mounting hardware and do not require drilling.

The steel van rack's heavy-duty design works for a variety of applications and end-user needs. It is ideal not only for storing ladders and scaffolding, but also conduit, pipes, and sheet materials like plywood or drywall. Because loading and unloading equipment can cause damage to the vehicle, Weather Guard created GlideSafe Load Assist to equip the user with built-in protection. The GlideSafe Load Assist system bridges the gap from the back of the van to the rear cross member, which assists in loading and unloading materials.

The All-Purpose Steel Van Rack includes multiple hook and loop tie-down straps for securing items to the rack, ladder stop, and ladder guide. It comes with airfoil to reduce road and wind noise and a protective strip across each cross member that helps to prevent damage to equipment when the van is in motion. Accessories bolt directly to the rack using preformed holes and come with all necessary mounting hardware.

Installation time for the van rack takes less than an hour, making it a simple solution for professionals needing to haul products, and it is compatible with all commercial cargo vans sold in the U.S. and Canada. It attaches to the OEM mounting points on the van, making it possible to fully install the rack without any cutting or drilling required. It can also mount to optional roof mounting channels for flexible cross member positioning. A variety of mounting and accessory options are available for increased versatility including the GlideSafe Load Assist system, cross members, ratchet straps with mounting brackets, a ladder guide, and a ladder stop.