ITASCA, Ill. — Weather Guard® introduces the new Weather Guard All-Purpose Steel Van Rack and GlideSafe™ Load Assist accessory, an all-purpose van rack that delivers a heavy-duty, versatile solution for storing and transporting materials and tools to the jobsite.

The Weather Guard van rack can be installed in under an hour and is compatible with all commercial cargo vans sold in the U.S. and Canada.

The Weather Guard All-Purpose Steel Van Rack is ideal not only for storing ladders and scaffolding, but also conduit, pipes and sheet materials like plywood or drywall.

“When loading and unloading large equipment like ladders, pipes and lumber, it’s critical to have a van rack that will support a variety of applications,” said Adam Molberger, senior product manager for Weather Guard Van. “When designing the new all-purpose van rack, we wanted to address some of the industry challenges like installation and durability.”

The van rack attaches to the OEM mounting points on the van, making it possible to fully install the rack without any cutting or drilling required. The All-Purpose Steel Van Rack can also mount to optional roof mounting channels for flexible cross member positioning.

Weather Guard recommends verifying vehicle measurements with a preferred installation partner to ensure an exact fit.

Designed for Durability, Versatility and Ease-of-Use

The rack includes multiple hook and loop tie down straps for securing items to the rack, ladder stop and ladder guide. The rack 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.

The van rack is constructed of welded, heavy-duty steel and finished with an ARMOR TUF™ powder coat paint for long-term durability. The full-size, three cross member van rack has a 1,000 lb. load capacity; however, Weather Guard reminds you to always follow OEM roof capacity requirements per specific van make and model.

Because loading and unloading equipment can cause damage to the vehicle, Weather Guard created GlideSafe™ Load Assist accessory to equip the user with built-in protection. The GlideSafe™ Load Assist system can be paired with the van rack to bridge the gap from the back of the van to the rear cross member, which assists in loading and unloading materials.

The Weather Guard All-Purpose Steel Van Rack offers a variety of mounting and accessory options for increased versatility including: the GlideSafe™ Load Assist system, cross members, Ratchet Straps with mounting brackets, a Ladder Guide and a Ladder Stop. Accessories come with all the necessary mounting hardware and do not require drilling.

The new All-Purpose Van Rack is available nationally. To learn more, please visit: