Getting in and out of a truck bed isn’t easy, especially if you’re carrying an 80-pound bag of cement. The new Elephant Stand provides an additional step for convenient access to your truck’s cargo space. The 9 1/2-inch by 16-inch step attaches to the truck’s trailer hitch and can support up to 600 pounds. Because it connects directly to the truck, the step has some bounce to it, further lessening the load on your knees and back. When not in use, the stand swivels under the truck. It comes with a 2-inch towing ball attached. Price: $170. 651-271-5062. elephantstand.com.