There are additional truck/bedside photos on my Flickr page.

I bought a 2008 Chevy Silverado 1500 LTZ last November to serve as my photography work truck. The vehicle has served me well. I’ve already put 10,000 miles on it and haven’t had a lick of trouble.

But I realized that getting to all my gear in the back of the bed was a pain, so last week I installed a bed slide. (Here’s the exact model bedslide I ordered in case someone is looking to make this mod to their truck for the same reason.)

This ingenious device lets me pull a platform out of the bed. The platform slides on a rail and locks into position. Now I can load my gear into the back of the bed with ease.

I’m going to have some Pelican watertight cases ordered and bolted down to the bed for secure storage. That way, I will have double protection from both the tonneau cover and then the cases.

In addition to making it easier to transport my gear, it makes a great platform to work from. I can pull out the slide and it’s like I have a small table to lay out all my stuff.