Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Work Truck Wednesday 8-21-19 The Steel Dump: Still A Workhorse!





There's nothing like a heavy-duty steel dump truck to do the tough work, carry the loads that would easily damage another kind of body. This is the Rugby Eliminator 2-3 yard Steel Dump with dual-action tailgate, underbed toolboxes, receiver for trailer towing and more. The great truck body is mounted on a tough 3500HD Chevrolet chassis with Duramax diesel and a lot of other important things for your crew.

See more about this truck here.

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Tuesday, August 20, 2019

COLORADO ZR2 STARTS THIRD YEAR OF OFF-ROAD RACING


Production-based ZR2 has accumulated 3,275 race miles 
in Best in the Desert Series

LAS VEGAS — Today the Colorado ZR2 will be competing in its third Best in the Desert’s General Tire Vegas to Reno race. Since the truck made its debut at the 2017 Vegas to Reno, the ZR2 has been piloted by Chad Hall of Hall Racing in 11 Best in the Desert races, logging 3,275 miles in some of the most challenging off-road conditions imaginable.

A total of 434 vehicles have competed in all 11 races in the Best in the Desert series since the ZR2’s race debut. As a testament to the grueling nature of off-road racing, the ZR2 is one of only four vehicles — fewer than 1% of total entrants — that completed each of these 11 competitions.

“Our goal with the Best in the Desert competition is to push the engineering and development of the Colorado platform in the most extreme conditions imaginable,” said Mark Dickens, chief engineer, Government Programs, Performance Variants, Parts, and Motorsports. “We’ve already learned things over the past two years that have shaped our off-road portfolio, including the performance parts and motorsports catalog, production vehicles and GM Defense projects.”

Not only has the ZR2 survived the challenges of the Best in the Desert series, but the Chevrolet and Hall Racing teams have found ways to make the truck more robust and efficient since its debut. The truck finished its first 2017 Vegas to Reno in 18 hours and 51 minutes. The following year, the ZR2 improved its finishing time by more than four hours to 14 hours and 34.5 minutes.

The production-based ZR2 is one of the only vehicles that competes in the stock 7300 class. It regularly beats the race times of a wide range of off-road vehicles — everything from dune buggies to modified Ford Raptors, Jeep Wranglers and trophy trucks in the more extreme and well-represented Class 6000 and 6100 classes.

World-renowned off-road racer and engineer Chad Hall received one of the first Colorado ZR2s ever built in May 2017, and he’s been running it ever since. His vehicle began life as a Red Hot Crew Cab ZR2 powered by a 3.6L V-6 engine paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission.

This vehicle was modified with prototype suspension and driveline parts that were developed into 15 factory race components now available to Colorado ZR2 customers. The truck has since been updated with the same production parts available through the Chevy performance catalog. This portfolio includes race-tuned versions of ZR2’s Multimatic Front and Rear Long Travel DSSV shocks with up to 15 percent more suspension travel in the front and 10 percent in the rear.

Other factory racing parts include a 1.5-inch Body Lift System, Front, and Rear Jounce Shock Systems, ZR2 Steel Driveshaft, Plunging Ball Spline Half Shaft System and severe duty Tie Rod Sleeve Systems.

“In off-road racing, your speed comes from your suspension, not your engine. Usually, when you modify the suspension on a stock truck, the rest of the truck can’t keep up with it,” said Chad Hall. “However, the Colorado is such a great platform, everything seems to work at the same level. This is true even during off-road races, which are some of the most punishing miles you’ll ever put on a truck.”

Hall’s race truck was recently upgraded with ZR2 Bison skid plates on its engine, transmission, and differential as well as other American Expedition Vehicles Colorado accessories such as Crestone DualSport Beadlock wheels and a snorkel for air filtration while racing in dusty climates. For its third year, the ZR2 race truck also receives a new wrap that incorporates the GM Defense logo and additional HID KC HiLiTES to improve nighttime visibility.

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Harbor's General Service Package Van Interior Organizes Your Work


Warren with Harbor Truck & Van shows off the "General Service" package van interior. Just one of the many packages that Harbor offers. See more at http://www.harbortruckandvan.com

Friday, August 16, 2019

I'm Gonna Carry That Weight A Long Time!






Sometimes you have to carry a lot of weight and at the same time carry a crew to and from the job site. This rig will do the job nicely. Here is the new 4500 Medium Duty Silverado Crew Cab matched with an 11' Harbor Service Body with Master Lock System, HD Forklift Loadable Rack, and some nice deep compartments to hold your valuable tools and equipment.

See more about this unit here.

See all of our service/utility bodies here.

Or, better yet, call one of our knowledgeable fleet and commercial team members to help you find the perfect unit or fleet of units for your business! Call 951-252-2980.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Plumber Says: Can I Get It In Red? Today You Can!









Our commercial truck inventory is often seen as a sea of white, and this red beauty stands out! That's a good thing! Imagine your companies name and logo, phone number and website on the sides and back of this awesome plumber body. This unit is outfitted and ready to go to work today! It even has a light-duty crane inside to help get those heavy things in and out and keep your team's backs healthy and strong. 

This is a 3500 single rear wheel Express Cutaway with a Knapheide medium height plumber body. Get it while it is here and available by calling our fleet and commercial truck team at 951-252-2980.

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Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Dovetail Landscape Body Perfect For Major Mowing Excursions


Craig McKenzie of Paradise Fleet and Commercial answers what a Dovetail Landscaper is and how valuable it can be for those huge jobs where there are multiple machines and crew needed at the same time which saves time and money. This particular unit was manufactured by Martin's Truck Body and is mounted on a Crew Cab Low Cab Forward chassis which allows for excellent maneuverability around the city because of the short wheelbase and yet allowing longer truck bodies giving the best of both. This truck could easily replace multiple trucks saving even more.

See more about this truck here. See more of our ready-to-go-to-work truck inventory at https://paradisefleet.com

Sunday, August 11, 2019

Jay Leno has the first look at the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray - Jay Leno's Garage


Jay Leno got the first look at the highly anticipated mid-engine, next-generation Corvette Stingray. Watch this exclusive look and get ready for all-new episodes of Jay Leno’s Garage August 28th 10P ET.

Friday, August 9, 2019

Customer Story Minuteman Plumbing & Drain Services


Taking care of the plumbing needs of large chains in southern California isn’t something that can be completed from behind a desk. It takes the right people, with the right mindset and a powerful partnership. Minuteman Plumbing and Drain Services has been in business for over 30 years and almost exclusively focuses on commercial plumbing.

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Wednesday Truck Bargain Alert: Scelzi Steel Landscape Dump w/Side Doors On Crew Cab Diesel


Mike Olin gives a thorough tour of this 3500HD Crew Cab with Duramax diesel with a Scelzi Steel Landscape Dump body. This unique Scelzi Landscape Dump has a front-mounted side door on both sides for great front-of-body access, along with the usual swing-away rear gates. It is also has a heavy-duty protective coating on the floor and sidewalls. The power-up and power-down electric hoist ensures safety and convenience and moves at one steady speed. Call Mike Olin or one of our knowledgeable fleet pros at 951-252-2980 for more information.

See more about this particular truck bargain here while it lasts! Check out our huge selection of ready-to-go-to-work-today trucks at https://paradisefleet.com

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Adrian Steel Interior Pkg Helps To Organize Your Tools and Parts


Ramiro Perez is our tour guide of this Chevy Express 2500 Cargo Van with an Adrian Steel fabricated interior work organizing package that we often call a bin package. The unit has the powerful and fuel-efficient 4.3 V6 and this helps keep the initial cost and operating costs as low as they can be. The Adrian Steel general service package includes a bulkhead with a window to see inside the van. Call Ramiro Perez or one of our knowledgeable fleet pros at 951-252-2980 Check out our huge selection of ready-to-go-to-work-today trucks at https://paradisefleet.com

Sunday, August 4, 2019

2020 Chevrolet Silverado 3.0L Duramax Delivers EPA-Estimated 33 Miles Per Gallon Highway



With the all-new turbo-diesel engine, 
Silverado delivers full-size truck capabilities 
with the highway fuel efficiency of some family sedans


DETROIT — The 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 with the available, all-new 3.0L Duramax turbo-diesel engine delivers an EPA-estimated 33 mpg highway and 23 city in rear-wheel-drive models. EPA-estimated fuel economy for four-wheel-drive models is 29 mpg highway/23 city.

With an SAE-certified 277 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque, the Silverado 3.0L Duramax with four-wheel drive is also capable of towing up to 9,300 pounds and a max payload of 1,870 pounds, meeting the towing needs of about 90 percent of light-duty customers.

“We designed the all-new Silverado and the all-new 3.0L Duramax turbo-diesel to deliver both performance and efficiency,” said Tim Herrick, Silverado executive chief engineer. “The engine utilizes state-of-the-art technologies to optimize every drop of fuel and takes advantage of architectural changes to make Silverado larger, lighter and more aerodynamic than before. The resulting combination offers all of the performance, refinement, and capability customers want in a full-size truck, with the highway fuel efficiency you would expect from a family sedan.”

This is the first diesel offered in Chevrolet’s light-duty trucks since 1997, and the brand’s first-ever inline-six for full-size, light-duty trucks. As such, engineers had a clean sheet to leverage the efficiency and balance of an inline-six-cylinder architecture.

“We set out to offer light-duty truck customers the best of diesel – outstanding fuel economy, great horsepower, and responsive torque – plus unexpected levels of refinement,” said Nicola Menarini, director for diesel truck engine program execution. “We leveraged our global diesel expertise to make sure the all-new 3.0L Duramax turbo-diesel engine offers the impressive performance and durability our truck customers demand.”

Highly durable materials make up key components, including iron cylinder liners within the aluminum engine block, a forged steel crankshaft, and connecting rods as well as blended silicon/aluminum pistons for greater heat resistance and reduced expansion. The engine was subjected to the same extreme simulated and real-world performance testing every Chevrolet truck engine undergoes to ensure the highest standards of durability and performance.

The truck draws on innovative technologies to deliver impressive fuel economy and a refined customer experience.


  • The inline-six engine provides an inherently balanced configuration for low noise and vibration characteristics. It features an aluminum block for weight reduction, an 84mm x 90mm bore and stroke, dual-overhead camshafts and four valves per cylinder.
  • A new active thermal management system warms up propulsion components more quickly for more efficient operation.
  • The exhaust brake, which is available in tow-haul mode, can provide additional driver confidence when towing, especially when going downhill.
  • The driver-selectable stop/start technology enhances fuel economy by shutting off the engine at stoplights and certain other stop-and-go situations, helping save fuel. The engine automatically restarts when the driver takes his or her foot off the brake.
  • The 3.0L Duramax is exclusively paired with a Hydra-Matic 10L80 10-speed automatic transmission, featuring smaller gear steps and an overall larger ratio spread to enable peak efficiency. Intelligent controls adjust to the driver’s needs for smooth operation and aggressive response.

The Duramax 3.0L turbo-diesel marks Chevrolet’s fourth diesel truck in the available lineup, joining the Colorado, Silverado HD and Silverado Medium Duty. The company draws on deep diesel truck experience from the Silverado HD with the Duramax 6.6L Turbo-Diesel V8 and Colorado with the Duramax 2.8L Turbo-Diesel.

The new diesel option completes the all-new Chevrolet Silverado 1500 propulsion portfolio, which provides maximum customer choice through eight trims paired with six engine/transmission combinations. The 3.0L Duramax turbo-diesel is available on the LT, RST, LTZ and High Country trims. For the LTZ and High Country, the 3.0L Diesel is a $2,495 option, identical to that of the 6.2L V-8. For the LT and RST, it is a $3,890 increase over a 2.7L Turbo engine.

Beyond the 3.0L Duramax turbo-diesel, the 2020 Silverado 1500 propulsion lineup includes: 


  • The most advanced V-8s in the brand’s history and updated versions of Chevrolet’s proven 5.3L and 6.2L engines equipped with industry-first Dynamic Fuel Management featuring 17 different modes of cylinder deactivation. The available 6.2L RST achieves the class-leading light-duty towing capability of 13,400 pounds.
  • An all-new, advanced 2.7L Turbo engine that replaces the 4.3L V-6 as the standard engine on the high-volume Silverado LT and new Silverado RST.
  • Proven 4.3L V-6 and 5.3L V-8 engines deliver full-size truck capability and performance for the most affordable trucks in the Silverado lineup.

The first customer deliveries of the 2020 Silverado 1500 with the available 3.0L Duramax turbo-diesel are expected to begin in the fall.

Friday, August 2, 2019

Wow! We Weren't Expecting The 2020 Chevy Silverado 1500 Diesel To Get THIS MPG!


You'd expect the 2020 Chevy Silverado 1500 with the 3.0-liter Duramax diesel engine to get decent fuel economy, but the results were more surprising than we thought.

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Work Truck Wednesday: 11' Royal Service Body On 3500HD Dually


JD Diaz shows off this 11' Royal Service Body matched to the 3500HD Regular Cab Dually gas chassis. The body has an HD material rack. Just imagine the stuff you can lock up in those huge deep compartments! Call JD Diaz or one of our knowledgeable fleet pros at 951-252-2980

See more about this vehicle here.

See more of our in-stock 3500HD service bodies here. Check out our huge selection of ready-to-go-to-work-today trucks at https://paradisefleet.com

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Masterack Interior Pkg and 2500 Cargo Van Makes Work Easy


Craig McKenzie shows of one of our 2500 full-size cargo vans. This unit has a sliding side door and is also available with dual opening doors and also has a 6.0 gas V8. This also has a Masterack General Service Interior Organization Package with a bulkhead and door. Paradise Fleet carries a wide range of cargo van models in stock to suit almost every need. Call Craig McKenzie or one of our knowledgeable fleet pros at 951-252-2980 Check out our huge selection of ready-to-go-to-work-today trucks at https://paradisefleet.com

Sunday, July 28, 2019

Chevy Silverado Connectivity - Android Auto Explained.


JD Diaz with Paradise Fleet explains the Android Auto function on the Chevrolet truck. Android Auto is downloaded and becomes part of the Chevrolet Connectivity System allowing you to connect your Android smartphone for hands-free communications and much more. JD explains how to connect and many uses for this great connectivity feature. Call JD Diaz or one of our knowledgeable fleet pros at 951-252-2980 for more information. Check out our huge selection of ready-to-go-to-work-today trucks at https://paradisefleet.com

Friday, July 26, 2019

Got Trucks? ABSOLUTELY!


We have you covered at Paradise Chevrolet Cadillac for all your business needs. See our current inventory at https://paradisefleet.com

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Work Truck Wednesday -- Best City Delivery Van: The LCF!


Michael Osborne of Paradise Fleet shows off this 4500 LCF with 14' American Dry Freight Body. The Low Cab Forward (LCF) is one of the best city delivery vehicles because it has such a tight turning radius and yet a small footprint which equals unsurpassed maneuverability in narrow city streets and high traffic downtown areas. In addition because of the design, you sit higher up and can see more of the road ahead. There are so many great features of the LCF and we would love to tell you more and let you check it out for yourself. Call Michael Osborne or one of our other fleet specialists at 951-252-2980.

See more LCF van bodies here. Check out our huge selection of ready-to-go-to-work-today trucks at https://paradisefleet.com

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

2500 PHVAC Cargo Van Upfit By Masterack


Mike Nemec shows off this 2500 Express Cargo van with Masterack PHVAC interior bin package upfit. Paradise Fleet carries a huge selection of upfitted cargo vans in stock ready to go to work. Call Mike Nemec or one of our knowledgeable fleet pros at 951-252-2980.

See more about this van here. Check out our huge selection of ready-to-go-to-work-today trucks at https://paradisefleet.com

Sunday, July 21, 2019

2020 Corvette: History | Chevrolet


Explore the vision of legendary Corvette designer Zora Arkus-Duntov and see how the 2020 Corvette is the realization of a dream that dates all the way back to the 1960s. Learn more about the 2020 Corvette here: chevy.com/nextgencorvette Find more Corvette Academy videos here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list...

Friday, July 19, 2019

We Drive 1,000 Miles in the 2020 Chevy Silverado HD To Find Out If The N...


We Drive 1,000 Miles in the New 2020 Chevy Silverado HD 2500 Duramax Diesel: Here Is How Efficient the new 10-Speed Allison Transmission really is! ( http://www.TFLtruck.com )

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Work Truck Wednesday: Aluminum 2-3 Yard Dump Body Is Perfect On 3500HD Diesel Chassis


Craig McKenzie of Paradise Fleet gives us a tour of the perfect 2-3 yard dump body. It is perfect for the 3500HD chassis because this Rugby Eliminator dump body is made of aluminum so it is so much lighter allowing more payload and all the advantages of the 3500HD over the heavier-duty 4500HD chassis. Some of those advantages are it is lower to the ground, easier to get in and out of and the dump height is lower as well. Other advantages are lower maintenance costs and there is much more.

This unit is by Harbor Truck Bodies, one of our great suppliers. In addition, this 3500HD chassis has the Duramax diesel for excellent power and longevity. This great combination is ready to go to work for your business. Call Craig McKenzie or one of our knowledgeable fleet pros at 951-252-2980. Check out our huge selection of ready-to-go-to-work-today trucks at https://paradisefleet.com

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

This Is The Bomb: Huge Crew Cab, 14' Landscape Dump!


Michael Osborne gives us a short tour of this Low Cab Forward (LCF) Crew Cab 4500 chassis matched to a 15' Martin Steel Side Landscape Dump body. Talk about getting the crew to the job and carrying massive amounts of landscaping materials, this truck is the bomb! In addition, this unit is has a 6.0 gas V8 engine which saves many thousands of dollars in the initial cost. This may look like a massive truck, yet because it is an LCF and because of how it is designed, the turning radius is excellent offering maximum maneuverability. Call Michael Osborne or one of our knowledgeable fleet pros at 951-252-2980

See more about this truck here. Check out our huge selection of ready-to-go-to-work-today trucks at https://paradisefleet.com

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Comparing the 2020 Silverado 2500HD Gas vs Diesel



We test drove the brand new 6.6L V-8 gas engine and compare it to the same truck with the Duramax Diesel. value, performance, reliability - which is THE BEST truck? Chevrolet 6.6 gas or the Duramax Diesel in the Silverado 2500 HD.

Friday, July 12, 2019

Cameras Galore! Here's EVERYTHING You Need To Know About The 2020 Chevy ...


What's new about the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD and what's not? Nathan goes through all the details of Chevy's redesigned heavy-duty model.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Work Truck Wednesday: Very Popular Knapheide KUV LowPro Plumber Body


Craig McKenzie with Paradise Fleet and Commercial gives us a tour of the Knapheide KUV Plumber body. The is the very popular low roof model which can get in and out of parking garages and yet it has a huge amount of storage in a small footprint. Turning radius is excellent. Every feature on the body was made with one thing in mind, accessibility, and efficiency. With compartments on both sides of the body, access to tools and equipment is no hassle at all. Plenty of standard features come along with a KUV Plumber. Two LED dome lights light up the cargo area. Two conduit chutes, one on each side are perfect for transporting pipes such as PVC, copper, and other pipes, or long items. This unit also has a back-up camera and an electric master lock system using a key fob for maximum convenience. For more information, contact Craig McKenzie or one of our other fleet professionals at 951-252-2980. Check out our huge selection of ready-to-go-to-work-today trucks at https://paradisefleet.com

Monday, July 8, 2019

ProScape Landscaper Van Body On Tight-Turning Crew Cab HD Chassis


Rich McGrath with Paradise Chevrolet shows off the really cool ProScape 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.

Saturday, July 6, 2019

All-New 2019 Chevy Silverado Double Cab - Excited | Chevrolet


The All-New 2019 Silverado isn’t just for show – it’s here to work. It’s bigger, stronger and lighter than the previous generation and it doesn’t stop there. With eight distinct trims and six different powertrain options, there’s a Silverado right for any job.

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Happy 4th of July From Paradise Fleet!


Happy Independence Day to all of our friends and clients. We wish you the best as you celebrate with your friends and family.

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Work Truck Wednesday: Knapheide Service Body Is Built To Last


JD Diaz shows off durable Knapheide Utility or Service Body. This rugged body made out of high-quality steel with a unique 12-step E-Coat primer system that holds off the elements and increases the life of the body. The easy to open and close body doors are secure with the stainless steel piano hinge. Knapheide is the oldest and largest truck body company in America.

Give JD or another team member a call at 951-252-2980 See our ready-to-go-to-work-today truck inventory at https://paradisefleet.com

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 3.0L Duramax | First Drive


Chevrolet is jumping into the diesel-powered light-duty pickup market with the Silverado 1500 3.0L Duramax. We head out to Utah for our First Drive and a First Tow using their newest assistance technology.

Sunday, June 30, 2019

Stephen Siller Tunnel To Towers Foundation Receives 2.7 Million Collars From Record-Breaking Chevrolet Corvette Auction

At least five smart homes to be built benefitting 
catastrophically-injured veterans and their families






2019-06-28

UNCASVILLE, CT — Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation to receive 2.7 million dollars from the auction of the final seventh-generation Chevrolet Corvette at Barrett-Jackson Northeast Auction at Mohegan Sun today. This winning bid – for a black Z06 model – breaks the Barrett-Jackson record for an automaker-donated vehicle.

“This is going to vibrate across America,” said Frank Siller, chairman, and CEO of the Stephen Siller Foundation. “This donation will build at least five homes for our catastrophically-injured veterans to give them their independence and a better quality of life.”

The foundation builds mortgage-free, accessible smart homes for the most catastrophically injured service members and helps pay off the mortgages for families of first responders killed in the line of duty. 85 homes have been built or are under construction to date, and this donation will allow for construction to begin on five new homes. More information is available at www.tunnel2towers.org.

“It’s appropriate that the most iconic vehicle ever built in the US, has the honor of being the highest auctioned vehicle at Barrett-Jackson for a charity,” said Steve Hill, GM U.S. Vice President of Sales, Service, and Marketing. “What makes me proud to be a GM employee is that fact that we’ve supported the military and veterans for over 100 years. This is a great evening, but tomorrow morning we get back to work to help more service members in need.”

For the past five years, GMC has supported the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation as its national foundation of choice. In that time, it has helped the foundation raise more than $10 million. That includes $2.2 million raised last year, with $925,000 of it coming from the auction of the first production 2019 Corvette ZR1. It was purchased by Chevrolet dealer and NASCAR team owner Rick Hendrick at the 2018 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale sale.

GM is committed to helping those who have given so much for their country. GM’s current and retired workforce includes 60,000 veterans.

General Motors (NYSE: GM) is committed to delivering safer, better and more sustainable ways for people to get around. General Motors, its subsidiaries, and its joint venture entities sell vehicles under the Cadillac, Chevrolet, Baojun, Buick, GMC, Holden, Jiefang and Wuling brands. More information on the company and its subsidiaries, including OnStar, a global leader in vehicle safety and security services, Maven, its personal mobility brand, and Cruise, its autonomous vehicle ride-sharing company, can be found at http://www.gm.com.

Friday, June 28, 2019

2020 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500: First Drive — Pickuptrucks.com


The news for the big 2020 Chevrolet Silverado heavy duties comes on several fronts — new looks, new equipment, new technology. In this hyper-competitive segment, it takes a lot to get noticed, so how'd Chevrolet do with the new redo of the Silverado HD?

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Work Truck Wednesday: Martin Contractor on Silverado 4500HD Medium Duty


Our highly anticipated Silverado Medium Duty finally has a Martin Contractor Body. Our Salesman Mike Nemec gives us the rundown of this amazing truck and body. Check out our huge selection of ready-to-go-to-work-today trucks at https://paradisefleet.com

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

2020 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD


Chevrolet debuted the full lineup of its all-new 2020 Silverado HD — the strongest, most capable Silverado HD ever. Max towing capability increases an enormous 52 percent to an available 35,500 pounds. It is also the third all-new Silverado in just 18 months, each designed for different customers. “We set out to make the best HD trucks on the market, bar none,” said Jaclyn McQuaid, chief engineer, Silverado HD. “We increased towing capabilities across the line, not just for dually buyers. We added class-leading towing technologies, such as 15 available camera views, to make trailering more convenient, whether pulling a large cargo trailer or fifth-wheel camper. And we made a host of changes make tasks easier.” Built at the Flint Assembly plant in Flint, Michigan, the all-new 2020 Silverado HD is longer, wider and taller than its predecessor with a wheelbase that’s been stretched 5.2 inches on Crew Cab models and is scaled for HD customers. The Silverado HD will be available in five distinct trim levels — Work Truck, Custom, LT, LTZ and High Country — available across 22 cab, bed, chassis and driveline configurations. Customers can choose between two new powertrains. The standard engine is a new 6.6L V-8 gas with direct injection making 401 hp and 464 lb-ft of torque mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. That’s an 11 percent increase in horsepower and a 22 percent increase in peak torque, respectively, resulting in 18 percent more towing capability. Then there’s the legendary Duramax 6.6L Turbo-Diesel V-8 engine making 445 hp and 910 lb-ft of torque coupled with an all-new Allison 10-speed automatic transmission. In addition, every component between the transmission and the wheels has been upgraded to enable an available 52-percent increase in max towing capability — now up to 35,500 pounds on Regular Cab, two-wheel drive, DRW, diesel models. 2020 Silverado HD highlights: ▪ New, more powerful 6.6L V-8 gas engine with direct injection for greater performance and stronger trailering capability with 22 percent more torque and up to 18 percent more towing compared to the previous 6.0L gas engine. ▪ All-new Allison 10-speed automatic transmission is matched with the available Duramax 6.6L V-8 Turbo-Diesel engine for a 52 percent increase in max towing to 35,500 pounds on properly equipped models. ▪ The autotrac active two-speed transfer case on 4x4 models electronically controls “4 Auto” mode, allowing the truck to seamlessly shift between two-wheel drive and four-wheel drive based on road conditions. ▪ Advanced Trailering System technologies and new transparent trailer view: The in-vehicle trailering system features an available total of 15 available camera views (requires an installed accessory camera), such as HD Surround Vision1 and other unique views including a transparent trailer feature to help provide added confidence when towing. Also features increased integration with the myChevrolet mobile app. ▪ HD-exclusive sculpted exterior design features the most differentiation from the Silverado 1500 ever — the roof is the only shared sheet metal. ▪ Heavy-duty details designed to make work easier and more intuitive, including features such as an easy-access engine block heater outlet, easy-to-fill diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) tank with an opening inside the fuel door, a more integrated snow plow prep package and new, advanced trailering mirrors with available spot lamps and more. ▪ BedStep feature and larger CornerSteps makes it easier to load or reach items in the cargo box, which is designed to hold a pair of size-12 boots and up to 500 pounds. ▪ Larger cab enables more spacious interiors with Crew Cab models adding about 3 inches in overall length. 2020 Silverado HD Specifications: ▪ Length/width/height/wheelbase Regular Cab – 235.5/81.9/79.8/141.5 in (5,982/2,079/2,027/3,595 mm) ▪ Length/width/height/wheelbase Double Cab – 240.4/81.9/79.8/149.4 in (6,107/2,079/2,027/3,795 mm) ▪ Length/width/height/wheelbase Crew Cab – 250/81.9/79.8/158.9 in (6,349/2,079/2,027/4,037 mm) ▪ Curb weight – 6,092-8,018 lb (2,763-3,637 kg) ▪ Engine – 6.6-liter, 8-cyliner (V8), petrol ▪ Max output – 401 hp (299 kW) at 5,200 rpm ▪ Max torque – 464 lb-ft (629 Nm) at 4,000 rpm ▪ Transmission – 6-speed automatic ▪ Engine – 6.6-liter, 8-cyliner (V8), turbo diesel ▪ Max output – 445 hp (332 kW) at 2,800 rpm ▪ Max torque – 910 lb-ft (1,234 Nm) at 1,600 rpm ▪ Transmission – 10-speed automatic

Sunday, June 23, 2019

2019 Chevy Equinox - How to Tackle the Work Day | Chevrolet


An SUV packed with technology to help you stay seamlessly connected every day. Learn more about Equinox here: https://www.chevrolet.com/suvs/equino... Find more Equinox videos here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list... See current offers: http://www.chevrolet.com/current-deals About the Chevy Equinox: From point A to point B and anywhere in between, the 2019 Equinox small SUV is ready for your next adventure. There’s technology to keep you entertained, available safety features that can help you stay on track and performance that makes driving fun. Because why shouldn’t every trip be an excuse to treat yourself?

Friday, June 21, 2019

Know Your Trailer Tongue Weight. The Weigh Safe Hitch


The Weigh Safe Drop Hitch is the one and only trailer hitch with a built-in scale that signals you to adjust your load before you hit the road, resulting in a much safer and enjoyable towing experience. Before this ball mount, gauging your trailer’s tongue weight was a hassle. You had to rely on inefficient bathroom scales, make a trip to the weigh station or purchase a separate tongue weight scale. But with the Weigh Safe’s built-in scale, measuring your tongue weight is as easy as coupling your trailer to your ball mount. Simply hook-up your trailer to the Weigh Safe ball mount just as you would any other ball mount. The weight of your trailer will push down on the hitch ball, which in turn pushes down on an internal hydraulic piston that sits on a bed of oil. When the piston drops into the oil, the pressure reading is sent out to the scale.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

The Wait Is Over! The New Medium-Duty Silverado 5500 In Stock!


Mike Olin of Paradise Fleet shares one of the first arrivals of the new Medium Duty lineup from Chevrolet. This unit is the 5500 and has a GVWR of 19,500 lbs, and is equipped with the Duramax diesel.

Mounted on this chassis is a Morgan 22' Stakebed with tuckaway style liftgate. This rig is designed to carry the weight and still have a low profile to make it easy to get in an out. In addition, most of the great features you're used to on our other Silverado trucks are also on this new Medium-Duty Silverado 5500.

See an example of this truck here.

See more of our Flatbeds or Stakebeds in stock here. See all our work-ready trucks at https://paradisefleet.com

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

New 2020 Chevy Silverado 1500 3.0L Diesel: Everything There Is To Know!


The new 2020 Chevy Silverado 1500 3.0L Duramax Diesel aims to combine efficiency and capability. Here is everything there is to know about the new half-ton diesel.

Sunday, June 16, 2019

The Father’s Day Video That Will Melt Your Heart


We asked ten fathers and their children to express to the other why they felt proud. The result? An emotionally powerful Father’s Day video that may bring tears to your eyes--and that will make you want to say you need to say today. #TellThemNow

Friday, June 14, 2019

Chevrolet Drives Into Fourth Year Of Fellowship For HBCU Journalism Students


Six Discover the Unexpected fellows 

will work in NNPA newsrooms


2019-06-07
DETROIT — Chevrolet and the National Newspaper Publishers Association selected six students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities for the 2019 Discover the Unexpected Journalism Fellowship. With the help of NNPA editors and reporters, the fellows will travel the country to discover and share positive, inspirational and relevant stories from African American communities during their eight-week summer internship.
The 2019 DTU Journalism Fellows are Tedarius Abrams (Bethune-Cookman), Tyla Barnes (Hampton University), Elae Hill (North Carolina A&T), Miana Massey (Howard University), Emani Nichols (Morehouse College) and Sharon Joy Washington (Florida A&M).  
Chevrolet will award each DTU Fellow a $10,000 scholarship and a $5,000 stipend. The students will form two teams of three people, and each team will have access to an all- new 2019 Chevrolet Blazer during their reporting assignments.
The annual DTU program has awarded more than $330,000 in scholarships and stipends since 2015.  The program started with a select number of schools and, based on the overwhelming response, the online submission process was opened to all HBCU students in their sophomore through senior years with an interest in journalism, communications, mass media or visual arts.
“Our partnership with the NNPA continues to provide a unique platform to connect with young and remarkable storytellers.” said Paul Edwards, U.S. vice president of Chevrolet Marketing. “From the inaugural launch at Howard University to the inclusion of all the HBCUs, it’s Chevrolet’s pleasure to partner with members of the African American community, ensuring a legacy is established for generations to come. We’re thrilled to meet this year’s group of fellows and immerse them in all things Chevrolet.”
“The NNPA is excited to partner with Chevrolet for another year in support of young journalists to amplify community voices across our country,” said NNPA President and CEO Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. “Having these young journalists in our newsrooms working side by side with our editors and writers is inspiring and we are committed to including young storytellers’ voices in our reporting.”
The DTU Fellowship takes place June 6-Aug. 1, 2019. DTU fellows will work with the Atlanta Voice, Chicago Crusader, Houston Forward Times and The Washington Informer. The fellows’ journey begins in Atlanta, where they’ll participate in two days of journalism training with Chevrolet and NNPA leadership before they hit the road to begin their reporting assignments. Their stories will be featured on the NNPA website (www.nnpa.org/chevydtu) throughout the summer.
Disc jockey and music producer DJ Envy, a co-host of the syndicated radio show “The Breakfast Club,” will be the program’s national spokesperson. Musician and author Fonzworth Bentley will serve as the fellows’ Road Trip Advisor. Both are HBCU alums — DJ Envy graduated from Virginia’s Hampton University and Bentley is a Morehouse College graduate.
Learn more about the Discover the Unexpected Journalism Fellowship at www.nnpa.org/chevydtu.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Work Truck Wednesday: Durable Duramax Makes Contractor Body Versatile Choice


Ramiro Perez gives us an in-depth tour of one of the many Contractor bodies that we carry in stock ready to go to work today. The Contractor body is an excellent choice because of how many different contractors love using it and because it is such a versatile truck to use in the field. This particular unit is a 12' Knapheide Contractor body mounted on a 3500HD with the Duramax diesel. We carry many different brands of Contractor bodies in stock.

See all our Contractor bodies in stock here.

See our entire work-ready inventory at https://paradisefleet.com

Monday, June 10, 2019

Breaking down The Next Generation Corvette Teaser | Chevrolet


The Next Generation Corvette teaser video has more than 60 years of mid-engine history and heritage hidden within its 07.18.19 length. Check out this special extended version and get a detailed breakdown on what’s inside. Watch the full-length video: https://www.chevrolet.com/upcoming-ve...

Sunday, June 9, 2019

GM Truck Factory – 2020 Chevrolet Silverado, 2020 GMC Sierra


Full-Size Truck Production 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2020 GMC Sierra 1500 General Motors Fort Wayne Plant Roanoke, Indiana May 2019

Friday, June 7, 2019

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

WTW: Crew Cab 2500HD Service Body Gets Team To The Job With All The Tools


JD Diaz of Paradise Fleet and Commercial gives us an overview with some important detail on this 2500HD Chevrolet Crew Cab chassis with a Harbor 8' Service Body with HD Forklift-Loadable Rack, Class IV Receiver, and Master Lock System.

Paradise Fleet carries a wide range of service bodies in stock ready to go to work today. We have a large selection of regular cab, double cab, and crew cab models available immediately.

See a selection of crew cab service bodies here.

See all of our service bodies here.

See more of our work ready inventory at https://paradisefleet.com

Monday, June 3, 2019

Chevrolet Debuts All-New 2021 Trailblazer, Grows Brand's SUV Family



Trailblazer enters one of the fastest-growing SUV segments


2019-05-29

DETROIT — The Trailblazer joins the Chevrolet portfolio in early 2020, and with this new entry Chevrolet offers customers one of the broadest lineups of crossovers and SUVs. Positioned between the Trax and Equinox, the 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer will join the fast-growing small SUV segment.

“The Trailblazer’s great design enables more personalization,” said Steve Majoros, director of Chevrolet passenger car and crossover marketing. “Trailblazer is a continuation of the design language for Chevy’s crossover family and extends our momentum into one of the industry’s fastest-growing segments.”

The Chevrolet Trailblazer will include an RS trim with standard two-tone roof that allows drivers to purchase a vehicle that reflects their lifestyle.

The Trailblazer’s unique individuality is paired with standard active safety features* including Front Pedestrian Braking, Automatic Emergency Braking, and Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning. It also offers optional Adaptive Cruise Control - Camera, Rear Park Assist and a High Definition Rear Vision Camera that provides additional assistance to customers while parking.

“These features deliver added confidence and peace of mind behind the wheel, helping drivers monitor the vehicle’s surroundings and the driving environment with an available combination of camera, short-range radars, and ultrasonic sensors,” said Majoros.

Product specifications and pricing will be shared later. The new Trailblazer is expected to start arriving at dealers in early 2020.

*Safety or driver assistance features are no substitute for the driver's responsibility to operate the vehicle in a safe manner. The driver should remain attentive to traffic, surroundings and road conditions at all times. Visibility, weather, and road conditions may affect feature performance. Read the vehicle's owner's manual for more important feature limitations and information.

Saturday, June 1, 2019

Chevy Youth Baseball | Chevrolet


See how Chevrolet dealerships are empowering the next generation of Major League Baseball® hopefuls by sponsoring the Chevy Youth Baseball community outreach program. Learn more about Chevy Youth Sports here: http://www.chevrolet.com/youth-sports Find more Chevy Youth Sports videos here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list... To find your local dealer and offers visit: http://www.chevrolet.com/dealer-locator About Chevy Youth Sports: Youth sports aren’t just about having fun and staying active. They also raise self-esteem, teach teamwork and provide important life lessons. That’s why we’re dedicated to youth sports. From donating equipment and providing uniforms to sponsoring clinics and refurbishing fields, we’re here to help empower the next generation of Major League hopefuls — both on, and off, the field.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Work Truck Wednesday: Dovetail Landscaper? What The Heck Is That?


Craig McKenzie of Paradise Fleet and Commercial answers what a Dovetail Landscaper is and how valuable it can be for those huge jobs where there are multiple machines and crew needed at the same time which saves time and money. This particular unit was manufactured by Martin's Truck Body and is mounted on a Crew Cab Low Cab Forward chassis which allows for excellent maneuverability around the city because of the short wheelbase and yet allowing longer truck bodies giving the best of both. This truck could easily replace multiple trucks saving even more.

See an example of this type of truck body here

See many other landscape bodies here. See more of our ready-to-go-to-work truck inventory at https://paradisefleet.com

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Kibbetech's Duramax L5P Pre-Runner Gets Banks'd


When Kibbetech Offroad's customer wanted more power for their 2018 Duramax L5P, Ryan Kibbe called Banks. Here's how he added 98hp/125lb-ft to the 6.6L diesel chase truck.

Sunday, May 26, 2019

DECKED Presents | Jason Aldean Asks, "Are you man enough?"


Are You Man (Woman) Enough to be a DECKED Guy (Gal)?
DECKED's main man, Jason Aldean, asks, "Are you man enough to be a DECKED guy?" Durable, rugged, and tougher than the hide on the back of an alligator, DECKED is the toolbox your truck has always needed. Watch this hilarious film now! For more info on DECKED visit https://decked.com/