The aluminum truss base plate is used to distribute the vertical load, the larger the footprint of the base plate will help prevent the truss from tipping over. Some of our aluminum truss base plates have handles that make them easy to transport. Aluminum Truss Bases are commonly used to support a truss column or truss totem. Truss Bases are used to give the trussing a finished look for better presentation at corporate events and trade shows. The aluminum truss plates come in a Brushed Aluminum Finish, Matte Black Powder Coat & White Matte Powder Coat.