Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Work Truck Wednesday 4-17-19: 14' Martin Stakebed and Palfinger Folding Lift Gate Workhorse


Rich McGrath with Paradise Chevrolet shows off the Chevy 4500 Low Cab Forward [LCF]. This heavy-duty regular cab chassis is mated with a Martin 14' Stakebed with a Palfinger folding 2,000 lb. liftgate. This truck will get the job done.

Paradise Fleet carries a wide range of flatbeds, stakebed, and many other types of commercial trucks ready to go to work today. See a current selection of flatbed and stakebeds in stock here.

Or, better yet, call us at 951-252-2980 and let us help you find the perfect truck today.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Quick Tips: How Do I Use Android Auto? | Chevrolet


Learn how to connect your Android-powered smartphone to the Chevrolet infotainment system to access compatible apps like music and maps. "To learn more: https://www.chevrolet.com/how-to/info...

Monday, April 15, 2019

Morgan NextGen Refer Offers Fresh Approach To Fresh Delivery


So many food and other retailers are offering home delivery and this great new offering from Morgan handles a huge load of deliveries and yet because it is mounted on the Low Cab Forward model chassis has such a tight turning radius that it can maneuver city and neighborhood streets with ease and efficiency. This unit shown is a 12' truck body and the wheelbase is only 109" which is similar to a Corvette.

There's nothing like a fresh idea for the fresh delivery marketplace and Morgan is leading the way with this great design.

Call our commercial truck professionals at Paradise Fleet at 951-252-2980 to discuss the possibilities of this great truck for your business or any other commercial use truck. We're here to serve you!

Friday, April 12, 2019

2500HD Double Cab Raised CBE Service Body


Rich McGrath with Paradise Fleet shows off a Chevrolet 2500HD Double Cab with a powerful 6.0 Gas V-8 engine with a 6-speed transmission with many interior and exterior optional features. This unit has a Harbor 8' Service Body with Stainless Steel open top lids, a material rack, and a Raised Cargo Bed Enclosure. Raising the lockable sliding 3-piece roof on this Cargo Bed Enclosure really expands the cargo area and keeps things out of the weather and out of sight. Harbor's Cargo Bed Enclosure slides on Teflon pads making it trouble free and more easily controlled in sliding and also in having it stay put where you want it.

Paradise Fleet typically has several of this model and configuration in stock ready to go out and go to work. You can see one example in our inventory here. Or, better yet, give us a call with your work truck needs at 951-252-2980.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Work Truck Wednesday 4-10-19: Huge Landscape Dump Bargain On Crew Cab Diesel Chassis







In Southern California and the Southwest, landscaping is not seasonal. It is a year-round business. There is always something to do in keeping landscaping in good shape and growing well, whether it is cutting down, trimming, mowing, removing leaves and other debris, laying new sod, just to mention a few. And, having the right truck that can haul materials to and from a job, but also dump it out when needed and carry tools and team members wherever they job takes them is a benefit to efficiency and effectiveness, as well as benefiting the bottom line.

Enter the 10' Scelzi Steel Landscape Body mounted on the Chevrolet 3500HD dually Crew Cab that seats six passengers nicely. With a 13,200 lb. GVWR, this truck can carry the load, and with the 6.6 Duramax diesel and 6-speed HD Allison transmission, you can even tow other equipment as needed and do it with plenty of power and great fuel economy as well. It's the perfect landscape truck!

This unit is a bargain and is our stock number M17732 and you can see more about this truck and body here. Or, better yet, give us a call at 951-252-2980 for more information on this or other trucks that we have ready to go to work in stock.

Subject to prior sale.

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

DECKED Presents | Brand Story & History


Born in Idaho, made in the USA, DECKED innovates products that make working in and around vehicles more efficient, safer and easier. Our manufacturing partners help us produce the highest quality products on the market right from the heartland of America. We started thinking about DECKED in 2011, and by 2014 we were shipping our first full bed-length drawer storage systems. With a relentless eye on product quality and customer satisfaction, we are driven by the needs of the working man and woman. For more info on DECKED visit https://decked.com/

Sunday, April 7, 2019

Knapheide Aluminum Truck Bodies


Aluminum Products shown at the 2019 Work Truck Show.
Knapheide was always a leader in steel truck bodies,
and is now also a leader in aluminum truck bodies!

Call Paradise Fleet at 951-252-2980 for more information.

Friday, April 5, 2019

The All-New 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD and 3500HD Trucks


For 2020, Chevrolet has completely redesigned its Silverado 2500HD and 3500HD heavy-duty pickup with more ground clearance, a wider box, and easy access to cargo in the truck bed. Dan Tigges, full-size truck product manager for GM Fleet, gives an overview of a Silverado 2500HD pickup and a Silverado 3500HD chassis cab, including the new available powertrains and new Allison transmission.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Work Truck Wednesday, April 3rd 2019: Unique and Useful Body On Crew Cab LCF


Rich McGrath with Paradise Chevrolet shows off the really cool Morgan ProScape Landscaper body mounted on a crew cab 4500 Low Cab Forward chassis. M18529 is our stock number on this unit and you can see more about it here.

Think of how many different ways you can use this body: As a landscaper, as a dry freight van body and much more. From the fold-down rear entrance to the side door access to the spacious interior, not to mention the huge crew quarters to get everyone to the job site in comfort.

This unit is ready to move and go to work. Give us a call at 951-252-2980 for more information.

Friday, March 29, 2019

Commercial BEDSLIDE at the NTEA Work Truck Show


See how the BEDSLIDE is the perfect solution for commercial fleet needs. Video from the 2019 NTEA Work Truck show

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Work Truck Wednesday, 3-27-19: The You-Name-It Body Is Right For Most Businesses!







For this Work Truck Wednesday, we are showing off a great work truck which is also a great selling truck. This type of truck and body combination is often called a Plumber Body, but it could just as well be an Electrician Body, a Handyman Body, a Remodeler Body, an HVAC Body, or a You-Name-It Body because it is so flexible and useful in this configuration.

Why? It has a short 139" wheelbase which is about the same as an 8' pickup truck and yet this has a 10 3/4' body. It is an enclosed service body in that it has a roof and fully lockable and huge storage area. This great body by Knapheide is mounted on a cutaway van chassis and because of this design has a much shorter turning radius than a typical pickup. Carry things inside out of sight, along with tools and parts in the outside lockable compartments too. Just imagine all you can put in this great work truck.

This is our stock number M19286 and is ready to go to work today. See more about this great truck here.

Better yet, give us a call at 951-252-2980 and let us help you find the perfect rig for your business!

Monday, March 25, 2019

Knapheide Lube Truck - KLT - Non-CDL Compact Package


All new KLT with big truck features in a non CDL compact package.

Perfect for the new 4500HD and 5500HD
along with our Low Cab Forward HD models as well.

Give Paradise Fleet a call at 951-252-2980
and let us help you find the best truck for your work.

Friday, March 22, 2019

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Work Truck Wednesday 3-20-19: Raised Roll-Top On Service Body Is Great Benefit









Here is a helpful tool for your business! This is a new Silverado 2500HD with an 8' Royal Service Body with master locking system, HD rack and a raised cargo bed enclosure to keep those valuables out of direct sunlight and view and is lockable to help keep them safe.

This great body is mounted on the 2500HD Double Cab so you have lots of room inside for the team and the typical comforts we've become so used to inside. This unit is powered by a gas V8 and has plenty of power to get the job done carrying all the tools you need and the people to get the work done too.

It is our stock number M19116 and you can see more detail here.

Better yet, give us a call at 951-252-2980 and let us help you get the best truck for your job and we most likely have it in stock ready to roll today!

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Chevrolet Corvette Hand-Built V-8 Engine Assembly


This is a mesmerizing video. No chat, yet there is sound. Just serious work of building a Corvette engine by hand. Enjoy!

Friday, March 15, 2019

Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Assembly Plant


Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Assembly Plant, Bowling Green, KY. Assembly plants are such interesting places to see. Not many get to see them, but here is a few minutes of building America's Sports Car!

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Work Truck Wednesday, 3-13-19 - Sometimes You Just Need More!





 


That's right! Sometimes you just need more. More space. More power. More stability. More efficiency. 

Sometimes you need more space for stuff, even heavy stuff, and then the capacity for maximum stuff, all at the same time as towing stuff to the job site. Here's the ticket for you that need more! This heavy-duty 3500HD dual rear wheel chassis has the capacity and the stability, and with the 6.6 Duramax Diesel Engine and mated with the famous Allison HD transmission, it has the capacity to move all that cargo and tow the tools you need to all your job sites.

This chassis is matched to a Royal 11' Service Body with open-top lids with individual removable boxes above, gas shocks on the doors to help keep them open in the wind, deep compartments to carry what you need and loads of space in the middle of the bed area. In addition, this has a heavy-duty material rack with removable bars and swing-away rear bar when you need to carry tall items, plus offering a great way to tie those taller items tight while traveling. 

You will find so much more about this great truck here. Or, better yet, give us a call at 951-252-2980 and let us help you find the best truck or fleet of trucks for your needs!



Tuesday, March 12, 2019

2020 Chevrolet Silverado Assembly Line Production Heavy-Duty Trucks


2020 Chevrolet Silverado Production at General Motors Flint Assembly (Michigan, USA)
00:01 Silverado HD Manufacturing 03:29 Four Post Durability Testing
Flint — Chevrolet introduced its redesigned 2020 Heavy Duty pickups Tuesday at its truck assembly plant here, the third all-new Silverado in 18 months. The new truck, built at the renovated Flint Assembly Plant, will require 1,000 new jobs at the plant, General Motors Co. President Mark Reuss said. The new truck and jobs at Flint Assembly come as GM is laying off some 4,000 salaried workers in the next few weeks. Reuss acknowledged the somber circumstances before kicking off the presentation of the new Silverado Heavy Duty. "As difficult as it’s been, these are the right decisions to make the company more competitive today and more successful in the future and long-term," Reuss said. Chevy gave a sneak peek of the truck in December, debuting a new exterior design that differs from the light-duty Silverado that debuted at the Detroit auto show last year. Powered by an all-new gas-powered V-8 engine paired with the 10-speed Allison transmission that debuted on the new heavy-duty GMC Sierra last month, the new Heavy Duty breaks away from the Camaro-inspired grille design on the 1500 with a bolder fascia and bigger headlights. Chevy said in December that the Heavy Duty trucks only share a roof with the light-duty 1500. Every diesel-powered Chevy dually will now tow more than 30,000 pounds. And the gas-powered 2500 HD's max towing is 17,400 pounds, an 18 percent increase from the current model. The 6.6-liter V-8 Duramax turbo-diesel engine will develop 445 horsepower and 910 pounds-feet of torque, falling short of the 1,000-pounds-feet of torque achieved by rival Ram's new heavy-duty truck. Lead engineer Jaclyn McQuaid acknowledged the higher torque from competitors but said that Chevrolet has strengthened the heavy-duty trucks' axles, locking rear-differential, prop shaft and u-joint to allow the truck to use all 910 pound-feet of torque in first gear. Chevy's new behemoths will still benefit from the light-duty Silverado's new high-strength steel architecture with a new chassis that allows for three more inches of rear legroom. And the HD's box, which already has corner steps for easier access, gets two more steps at the front of the box for easier, forward-box access.

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Square Wheels - Mythbusters for the Impatient


Adam and Jamie have some fun with their custom-made square-wheeled pickup.

And, maybe it is a great way to beat the heck out of an old Ford truck!

Friday, March 8, 2019

Official Truck of Real People | Chevrolet


Get a great deal on the All-New Silverado during Truck Month: https://www.chevrolet.com/current-deals The All-New Chevy Silverado is the strongest, most advanced Silverado ever. With eight different trim levels, six different powertrains and the most functional bed of any pickup, the All-New Silverado is the right truck for work, play, and everything in between. The All-New Silverado, it’s the official truck of real people.

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Work Truck Wednesday 3-6-19 City Delivery Van To The Rescue!






That's right! City delivery van to the rescue. The single best feature of this Chevrolet LCF 4500 Low Cab Forward design with this 14' American Truck Bodies 96" tall van body with the tuck-a-way style liftgate is the way it can move through tight traffic and delivery spots all around town. Why? It's the turning radius!

Here's the deal: This great heavy duty (seriously heavy-duty!) truck chassis that has a huge 14' delivery van mounted on it only has a 132" wheelbase. The average standard regular cab pickup truck is almost identical and yet this truck can turn a circle almost within the turning circle of the pickup. With this great size delivery van truck, you can go places that even a pickup will be challenged by and remember this: the pickup only has an 8' bed and this has a 14' bed!

Those features rule when it comes to city delivery!

And, if that isn't enough, this rig will carry the weight and has a heavy-duty liftgate to save your back and it tucks out of the way during travel.

There's more! This LCF4500 is powered by a 6.0 GM gas V8 engine! Fill up anywhere! Loads of power. Easy start and drive. Extremely comfortable. Excellent visibility and the list get longer and longer of the benefits of this great truck. 

This particular unit is our stock number M18756 and we have a lot more to choose from including many with diesel engines, longer and shorter bodies too. See more about this unit here.

Want to see others? Check out our other delivery van bodies here.


Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Chevrolet Simplifies The Check-in With Vehicle Locate


New vehicle locate feature 
in the myChevrolet app 
helps alleviate worry

DETROIT — The myChevrolet mobile app recently received a new feature that will help ease loved ones’ worries and make the process of checking-in more convenient. The feature is called Vehicle Locate1 and it allows Chevy owners to send automated text alerts to friends and family when their connected vehicle enters or leaves a designated boundary area, or arrives at or departs from an address. Owners can also use the feature to pinpoint the location of their connected vehicle at any given time.

The new mobile app update replaces the Family Link service, which was solely web-based. When setting up Vehicle Locate, users can create boundary areas, as wide as a 20-mile radius or as small as a specific address. Users can then select who should receive alerts when their vehicle either enters or leaves that designated area. Up to 10 people can receive a specific boundary alert, and each party has to opt-in.

“At Chevrolet, we aim to make our drivers’ lives easier through smart and purposeful technologies,” said Alejandra Gonzalez, product manager, Remote Services, Chevrolet. “Vehicle Locate provides both drivers and their loved ones with peace of mind in a variety of different drive-related scenarios.”

The functionality of the new feature goes beyond keeping families connected. Chevrolet has identified a handful of different scenarios where Vehicle Locate makes it easier to stay connected:


  • The Connected Commuter – A working professional who regularly notifies family or friends once they have left work or are nearing home. Vehicle Locate eliminates the need to send a text by automatically sending out a notification.
  • The Concerned Parent – When teenagers start driving, it can be a constant point of worry for any parent. To help minimize worry, parents can work with their new drivers to receive automatic alerts when the vehicle arrives at school or when it leaves a designated radius.
  • The Modern Dater – Blind and online dates can be exciting, but the idea of meeting up with a stranger can also be somewhat concerning. Instead of regularly texting friends and family members updates on whereabouts, daters can have their vehicle automatically send out a text once it has left the planned restaurant or once the vehicle has arrived back at home.
  • The Helpful Truck Owner – Truck owners often get requests to let friends borrow their vehicle to help move or transport large items. Vehicle Locate can help the owner keep tabs on the truck and anticipate its return.

Vehicle Locate is available to owners of eligible 2012 model year or newer Chevrolet vehicles in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. The service is part of the Remote Access Plan, which also provides mobile apps features like remote key fob services to remotely start, stop, lock and unlock properly equipped GM vehicles, and on-demand diagnostics to troubleshoot common issues.

Sunday, March 3, 2019

Behind the Business - Safety | GM Fleet


Behind every product General Motors Fleet offers is a massive team of expert engineers and developers who have spent thousands of hours and millions of miles to deliver the best products. Go Behind the Business to learn more about available safety and driver assistance features accessible for your fleet.

Friday, March 1, 2019

Chevy Cares: Hotel Silverado | Chevrolet


Chevy partnered with the American Cancer Society to surprise an incredible family with an amazing story at the Daytona 500.

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

2-27-19 - Work Truck Wednesday Super Cargo & Crew Bargain!





The pickup is a work truck when it is used for work, so that's the easy answer. Although the pickup is not the original work truck, it has been around a very long time and continues to enhance lighter duty work.

In this case, here is a new 1/2-ton Crew Cab pickup that allows you to get the crew to and from the job in comfort and carry some things in the bed as needed, and you can also tow as needed.

This unit is a super bargain as it is a new 2017 1500 with a fuel-efficient V6 with a 6-speed automatic transmission, Air Conditioning, Power Windows (gotta have that in a crew cab!), and much more. It is our stock number M17843 and you can see more about this truck here.

We can add a commercial shell, bedslide, or many other options that will increase the ease and effectiveness of the work that this great truck can do. Cargo AND people is a great combination!

Get it while the getting is good! Call us today at 951-252-2980.

Monday, February 25, 2019

Spinning Levers (1936) - How A Transmission Works


Here's an old and yet very instructional video made by Chevrolet in 1936.

The transmission in the modern motorcar -- the mechanism that makes it possible to have three forward speeds and a reverse -- is a series of levers, levers that spin.

Friday, February 22, 2019

Next Generation TradeMaster Service Body From Harbor Truck Body


Warren with Harbor Truck Body shows off all latest features of the next generation TradeMaster Service Body.

At Paradise Fleet we carry a lot of Harbor Truck Bodies ready to go to work! See more Harbor Truck Bodies in our inventory here.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Work Truck Wednesday, Feb 20 2019: Sometimes Nothing But A Box On Wheels Is The Right Truck For The Job






Getting products, cargo, pallets, equipment, and any other dry goods from one place to another is more often than not done in a van body, sometimes called a dry van, or hi-cube van. And, this is a very popular size and is also heavy duty enough to carry the weight of a full load. This is a Supreme 14' Aluminum van body with a tuckaway liftgate to get those heavy loads up inside the bed and back out with ease. The body also is equipped with two rows of E-Track to help keep short loads in place while you negotiate traffic and ensure that the load arrives safely and without damage. It has a roll-up rear door and also has wood slates to help protect the aluminum sheeting and is easy to use to tie loads against the wall as well.

This great size body is mounted on our Chevrolet 4500 heavy duty cutaway cab chassis which offers a tight turning radius and a comfortable ride and easy maneuvering all around the city. This chassis has a powerful 6.0 gas V8 and 6-sp automatic transmission with AC and other great features. It is our stock number M18547 and you can see more about this unit here.

We carry such a wide range of trucks that are ready to go to work today including other size van bodies on Chevrolet cutaway, or the Low Cab Forward, or conventional cab chassis models. We also have a huge selection of service bodies, flatbeds, stakebeds, landscape dumps, and much more.

Call us today at 951-252-2980 and let us help you find the perfect truck for your business.

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Here is How the 2020 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD Delivers the Torque to the Ground


TFLtruck is brought to you by Platinum Ship, where your delivery is handled with the latest equipment optimized for maximum yield of efficiency and capability, and our Logistics Team continuously monitors routes and road conditions to keep our drivers, your products, and our equipment safe and on schedule. Contact Platinum Ship for your next shipment and let us exceed your expectations.

Friday, February 15, 2019

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Work Truck Wednesday 2-13-19: A Crew-Cab Contractor Body Is Great Choice!







Here's a hard-working bargain for you and your crew. Great setup for landscapers, construction, all services in a truck that combines the usefulness of a flatbed, a good part of the versatility of a service body, and the crew carrying crew cab capacity to get your stuff to and from the job site along with a full crew.

This 3500HD dually unit is equipped with the legendary 6.0 Gas V8 and 6-speed automatic transmission, a short wheelbase helps it turn tight and get into challenging places. Add to that this great 10' Martin Contractor Body with top-opening lids on the upper bed boxes with removable trays for small parts or remove the trays easily for long tools. There are folding gates around the back, a load divider at the back of the upper boxes, and a HD forklift-loadable rack.

All this at a great price too. This is our stock number M18171 and you can see more about this truck with more photos here. Better yet, give us a call at 951-252-2980 and let's talk about this truck or something that might be even better for you. We have a massive selection of ready-to-go-to-work trucks.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

2020 Duramax L5P Engine Revealed


Gale Banks takes a close look at the new 2020 Duramax L5P. He compares its upgraded parts to those from the current engine. Find out how GM bumped up the HD's towing capacity to a whopping 35,500 lbs.

Sunday, February 10, 2019

A Little Bit Country, A Little Bit Rock ‘n’ Roll | Chevrolet


The All-New Chevy Silverado is the strongest, most advanced Silverado ever. With eight different trim levels, six different powertrains and the most functional bed of any pickup, the All-New Silverado is the right truck for work, play, and everything in between. The All-New Silverado, it’s a little bit country and a little bit rock ‘n’ roll.

Friday, February 8, 2019

Tailgates | Chevrolet


The All-New Chevy Silverado is the strongest, most advanced Silverado ever. With eight different trim levels, six different powertrains and fifty industry firsts, like a power-up/-down tailgate, the All-New Silverado is the right truck for work, play and everything in between.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Work Van Wednesday 2-6-19: Incredible Bargain On Remaining Ice Box On Wheels!







Even smaller deliveries deserve to arrive as cold as they were shipped. Enter the Chevy Van with the Refrigeration Package. This unit has over 3" of insulation and a polyurea liner and could be outfitted with shelving as desired for your particular needs. This cold space is kept cold with the Thermo King V-300 with electric standby which boasts unmatched reliability and total versatility. Features of this unit are:
  • Aerodynamic styling
  • Durable polypropylene skin with no visible screws
  • High cooling capacity on the road
  • High cooling capacity on electric standby
  • Designed for frozen or chill applications
  • Ultra Slim evaporator for maximum load space and high airflow volume for superior temperature control
  • The new speedy clip system for hoses and connections for increased reliability and ease of installation
  • Low noise
  • Standard 1 year warranty
This package is installed in the 2017 Chevrolet Express 3500 with 9,600 lb. GVWR, V8, and 6-speed automatic transmission. Stock number is M17849.

See more here or call us at 951-252-2980.

Subject to prior sale.