Monday, December 30, 2019

We Give Thanks And Wish You A Safe And Prosperous New Year


Another year comes to an end and we want to celebrate the ending of 2019 and the beginning of 2020. Thank you to all of our customers, suppliers, vendors, and friends for a magnificent 2019. It is such a pleasure to serve all of you during this and previous years and we look forward with eager anticipation to an even more prosperous and happy new year for all.

Saturday, December 28, 2019

The Latest Manufacturing Technologies Drive Production At GM’s Updated Arlington Assembly Plant

The 1.6-million-square-foot expansion incorporates the latest 
manufacturing-efficiency and quality-control technologies


2019-12-10

ARLINGTON, Texas — A 1.6-million-square-foot expansion of General Motors’ Arlington Assembly facility is designed to improve production-efficiency and build-quality of the all-new 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban.

The previously announced investment of more than $1.4 billion for the plant includes a new, 1-million-square-foot body shop and a 600,000-square-foot expansion of the paint shop, along with new, high-precision camera- and laser-based inspection systems that offer more sophisticated quality checks for the segment-leading SUVs.

“Everything we do at Arlington Assembly is focused on building better vehicles for our customers,” said Bill Kulhanek, plant executive director at Arlington Assembly. “This strategic expansion brings the latest in manufacturing and inspection technologies while adding procedures designed to improve the quality and durability of the Tahoe and Suburban.”

The Arlington investment also accommodates fundamental changes in the all-new vehicles’ design, including:

  • A stronger body architecture with an integrated front end
  • An all-new, available panoramic sunroof
  • A new underbody structure designed for the Tahoe and Suburban’s independent rear suspension, which is the foundation for a roomier third row, improved ride and handling and greater cargo capacity
  • The latest digital vehicle platform that supports more advanced safety features, the capability for over-the-air updates and future technology add-ons
  • New underbody sealing designed to increase the vehicles’ long-term durability
  • A new electro-hydraulic brake system that replaces the previous conventional braking system, requiring new installation procedures
  • Standard LED headlamps that require a new, automated alignment procedure.

“More than the physical changes, the Arlington upgrades increase assembly flexibility in the plant, allowing for more model and trim variations,” Kulhanek said. “That means more choices for customers. In fact, the trim range for Tahoe and Suburban expands to six, with distinct designs and features on each.”

The Arlington plant upgrades are part of GM’s $5 billion investment in U.S. production of new, full-size pickups and SUVs. GM previously invested in enhancements at Fort Wayne Assembly to support the production of the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500; and at Flint Assembly, ahead of the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD’s launch.

Body shop

Arlington’s all-new, 1-million-square-foot body shop comprises the largest phase of the plant’s expansion and upgrades. GM uses the latest in assembly and quality-assurance technologies to assemble the Tahoe and Suburban bodies with exceptional precision. New features include:


  • All-new robots — 1,450 of them — including the latest six-axis robotic systems, that nearly double the number from the previous body shop, to optimize efficiency and quality
  • Automated vision-system-based dimensional and parts placement stations that use cameras and lasers to more accurately locate body components for assembly and ensure dimensional accuracy prior to welding for proper gaps and flushness
  • Non-contact inspection systems that accommodate temperature fluctuations and other variables in the plant, improving consistency and accuracy
  • Cameras and laser scanners to locate points in body panels that must be pierced for fasteners, contributing to more precise panel alignment during assembly
  • A laser-based quality audit system that uses robot-mounted Leica scanners to quickly produce color maps of assembled bodies to ensure dimensional accuracy

The body shop’s upgraded systems support the SUVs’ new body structure, which features an integrated front-end assembly that is welded to the rest of the body, rather than bolted on later in the assembly process. This improves the visual quality with improved flushness of the front-end body panels with the rest of the body.

“The new body shop is ground zero for the quality built into the new SUVs,” said Mike Stevens, launch manager for Tahoe and Suburban. “It’s a stronger, more precise foundation on which the vehicles are assembled. With the all-new inspection technologies incorporated, we’ve taken quality control to an even higher level.”

Stamping operations

Revamped in 2013 as part of a $200 million investment, Arlington Assembly has one of the most efficient, contiguous stamping operations in the industry, accommodating steel and aluminum components (the new SUVs feature lightweight aluminum doors, hood and lift gate panels), along with the capability of high-speed die changes to accommodate greater model variation.

In fact, die changes such as changing between the Tahoe’s roof panel and the longer Suburban roof panel, or changing from door outer panels to the lift gate panel can be made in a matter of minutes, compared to the hours it can take in other facilities. Enormous overhead cranes move the dies, which can weigh up to 60,000 pounds each, in and out of place. Up to five die sets are used for each body panel.

A five-step robotic process is used to form the panels and pierce necessary holes. As with the new body shop, a camera-based inspection system helps ensure dimensional accuracy and supports faster, more accurate parts tracking.

The flexibility of the stamping operations, particularly with the high-speed die changes, allows the plant to produce a greater number of components on-site.

Paint shop

After leaving the body shop, the bare body assemblies are sent through the upgraded paint shop, which benefited from a 600,000-square-foot addition. It employs many new procedures and revised processes, including:


  • A new “thin-film” pretreatment process is used to prep the steel and aluminum bodywork to accept paint. It’s a more environmentally-friendly process than the previous method, which used more caustic material to etch the metal.
  • After the thin film process, the bodies are rinsed before being immersed in another tank for electro-deposition coating, commonly called Elpo or E-dip, which helps seal the metal for corrosion protection.
  • The bodies move next to the underbody sealing station, which uses robots to precisely and consistently apply liquid material to the seams and body-panel overlaps on the bottom of the body assembly. This new procedure is designed to enhance corrosion resistance.
  • A more environmentally-friendly waterborne top-coat system replaces the solvent-based materials previously used in the paint shop. It also requires less time and less material than solvent-based paints.
  • Vision-system cameras are used to verify various color and paint finish-quality characteristics.

The new and revised features within the paint shop complement additional improvements made in recent years; and because the front fenders and hood are now painted in line with the rest of the body, the integrated front-end assembly has a smoother overall appearance.

“We are now able to perform a single, continuous paint application across the body,” said Benito Garcia, paint shop project lead. “The more consistent color spray-out creates a more consistent finish, from front to rear. It’s a big win for the paint-finish quality of the new Tahoe and Suburban.”

Arlington Assembly’s enhancements are also supported by a new, nearby supplier park that includes two industrial manufacturing and warehouse facilities, enabling reduced transportation costs and quicker turnaround for parts used to build the vehicles.

The 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban will go on sale in mid-2020.

Arlington Assembly at a Glance    


  • Opened in 1954
  • Employs approximately 4,800 hourly and salaried personnel
  • The 1-million-square-foot expansion brings the overall floorplan to 5.75 million square feet
  • Wind energy supplies power to the plant, earning it a spot on the National Top 100 list of largest green power users

General Motors is a global company 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 Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Cadillac, Holden, Baojun and Wuling brands. More information on the company and its subsidiaries, including OnStar, a global leader in vehicle safety and security services, and Maven, its personal mobility brand, can be found at http://www.gm.com.

Thursday, December 26, 2019

GM vs Ford vs Dodge! Here's The 2021 Chevy Suburban & Tahoe Comparison


( http://www.TFLtruck.com ) The New 2021 Chevy Suburban & GMC Tahoe are all new and the big news is that now you can get a diesel engine in both trucks. But how do these compare to the Ford Expedition Max and the Dodge Durango? Watch this video to find out.

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

We Wish You Joy!


In whatever way or language you celebrate this holiday season at the year's end, we wish you safe travels and all the love and joy possible.

Sunday, December 22, 2019

A Variety Of Uses In This Unique Work Truck


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, December 20, 2019

Retractable Utility Bed Cover



A job site necessity, the Retractable Utility Bed Cover is designed for service bodies. It’s available as a manual spring-action cover or with an electric motor operated by a manual switch and optional with a hands-free remote (sold separately). The Retractable Utility Bed Cover offers service body owners the metal look with heavy-gauge aluminum panels and a tough, powder-coated finish. It’s a great-looking retractable tonneau that’s incredibly easy to use. It opens quickly with the turn of the lock knob or a flick of a switch. (Optional hands- free remote sold separately.)

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Work Truck Wednesday: The Mechanic's Dream Truck






You've got heavy tools, power equipment along with plenty of needed items to get the job done effectively and efficiently. You rely on your truck to get you there safely and with some comfort as well. You need the space and you need the weigh-carrying capacity but you don't want too big a truck that requires a commercial driver's license. Here is a perfect choice. Need a crane too? We can add a compact articulating crane to take care of that and save your back. 

Here is the new Chevrolet Silverado Medium-Duty 5500 chassis with 19,500 lbs GVWR of capacity driven by the proven Duramax Diesel and Allison Automatic transmission, This truck is still as low to the ground as can be and carry the load with the 19.5-inch Aluminum wheels and low-profile HD tires. The Harbor ComboMaster truck body has tall 56" compartments to allow for maximum storage, and the best feature of the ComboMaster is the 36" work platform on the rear with fold-down short gates which will get out of the way and an HD forklift-loadable material rack that doesn't have posts on the rear that get in the way of getting work done on the platform. All of this with the comfort of the Silverado cab will make your trips far more enjoyable.

See more about this truck here.

See all of our commercial truck ready-to-go-to-work units at https://paradisefleet.com/

Friday, December 13, 2019

Breaking News - The All-New 2021 Chevy Tahoe & Suburban Go Big and Bold With Diesel Power!


The 2021 Chevy Tahoe and Chevy Suburban have been revealed with all-new styling as well as gasoline V8 engines and — diesel lovers rejoice — GM's new 3.0-liter Duramax turbodiesel! Find out more from Chevy's official reveal in Detroit.

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Work Truck Wednesday: Get The Van With PHVAC Upfit


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, December 8, 2019

Chevrolet Suburban Hollywood Star Reveal


The Chevrolet Suburban became the first vehicle ever awarded an Award of Excellence star at Hollywood & Highland. Presented by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce and unveiled at a ceremony on Hollywood Boulevard, the award recognizes Suburban for its 67-year career in Hollywood film and television. “For six decades the Chevrolet Suburban has been Hollywood’s longest-working actor,” said Rana Ghadban, president and CEO of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. “Appearing in classic feature films and on must-see television shows, the Suburban is a well-established industry mainstay. With the Chevrolet Tahoe also making an impact in movies and on television, it’s impressive to have both vehicles now join an illustrious group of actors and characters that are forever known as Hollywood legends.” During its acting career, the Suburban evolved to become the ultimate character actor, able to play the hero, the villain, or the family alike. “There’s really nothing else like the Chevrolet Suburban in this business, for two reasons,” said Dennis McCarthy, Hollywood picture car coordinator. “First, it’s one of the most versatile vehicles in the business, able to fit with any type of character. Second, it can help instantly give a scene added importance. When a convoy of black Suburbans appears on the screen, you know that’s not the time to leave your seat to buy popcorn.” The relationship between the Chevy Suburban and Hollywood began in 1952 when it first appeared on the silver screen. Since then, Suburban has starred in more than 1,750 films and television series. It has appeared in at least one television series every year since 1956, and at least one film every year since 1960. Suburban has also appeared in more than 30 award-nominated films. The filmography is even more impressive when combined with the Chevy Tahoe. Together, Tahoe and Suburban have appeared in more than 2,500 films and television shows. Since the Tahoe was introduced in 1995, it has appeared in at least one film and television show every year. According to Tim Kozub, design manager for Chevrolet Suburban and Tahoe, their on-screen persona also influenced the all-new Suburban and Tahoe, which will be unveiled later this month: “This is a great example of how life and art influence each other. The popularity of Suburban and Tahoe in the film was first inspired by the real-life roles they played in the military, in law enforcement and family trips around the world. Today, their role in Hollywood inspired the design of the all-new models, as we integrated the sense of capability, action, and importance associated with Suburban and Tahoe on screen.”

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Work Truck Wednesday - Wide Open Spaces Under Cover






As so-called Plumber Bodies go, this unit is a dream. It has so much space inside under cover and outside in sealed compartments to carry tools, parts, equipment, products, you-name-it. We think it is much more than a Plumber Body and works for all manner of service providers, especially those that need to work in the field all day and have what they need to get their jobs done.

This body is approximately 13' long and is mounted on the Chevrolet 4500 Cutaway Chassis to handle the weight and yet is low to the ground and easy to get in and out of in addition to having excellent maneuverability.

See more about this truck here.

See all our plumber bodies here.

Best option: Give us a call at 951-252-2980 and talk to one of our fleet & commercial specialists!

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Sunday, December 1, 2019

Quick Tips: How do I use my vehicle's Remote Key Fob feature? | Chevrolet


Learn how to access and use your Remote Key Fob on the myChevrolet app to lock or unlock your vehicle doors, start your engine, and more.

Friday, November 29, 2019

Dovetail Landscaper Body


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 of our ready-to-go-to-work truck inventory at https://paradisefleet.com

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Work Truck Wednesday - Giving Thanks All Our Friends!


At Paradise Fleet, we share our thankfulness with all our friends that include our customers, associates, suppliers, and our dealer. Tomorrow is Thanksgiving Day in the United States of America and setting aside a full day to give thanks to our friends, enjoy the bounty, and know that we are blessed one and all.

Happy Thanksgiving to all. Thank you for all that you do and that we share in. 

Monday, November 25, 2019

Inside the Job: Paint Department


At Knapheide, the paint department is responsible for painting bodies before they leave the manufacturing facility. As one of the final steps in the manufacturing process, this department ensures that bodies look as they should before being placed on a load to leave the facility.

Friday, November 22, 2019

OnStar – Stolen Vehicle Assistance | GM Fleet


How does available in-vehicle technology like OnStar help local law enforcement get your General Motors Fleet vehicle back quicker and safer? As long as auto theft is an issue, OnStar advisors can help law enforcement in the recovery of your fleet vehicle if it is stolen. Learn more. Connect with GM Fleet: http://www.gmfleet.com

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Work Truck Wednesday - Efficiency in Size, Cost and Operation



Sometimes in the work truck world, a mid-size pickup that is efficient in size, cost, and operation is the perfect rig. Here is an example of a very popular Colorado mid-size Extended Cab pickup. This one is equipped with a fuel-efficient 4 cylinder engine with a 6-speed automatic offering excellent performance in combination with plenty of room and comfort as well.

See more about this example here.

See more Colorado pickups here.

See all our pickup inventory here.

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Knapheide Truck Bodies E-Coat Process


An overview of Knapheide's automotive-quality, electrodeposition prime paint and finishing system.

Friday, November 15, 2019

Western Mule Pickup Truck Cranes


www.westernmule.com Introducing Western Mule Cranes: Heavy-duty Fold-A-Way Bumper Cranes and Telescoping Boom Cranes that lift up to 2500 lbs. Various models to choose from for your pickup truck, service body, flatbed, van, cube van and more.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Work Truck Wednesday: Serving Up A Royal Service Body







These images show one of the most popular work trucks in the marketplace: The Service Body. And this unit is the most popular size: 8' long which is about the same as a pickup truck bed. This unit is also great because it is a crew cab and allows up to 6 people to go to the job at the same time in reasonable comfort. This unit also has a gas motor that makes it so easy to get fuel almost anywhere. Then add all the features in the truck and the features of the Royal truck body and we're serving up a great combination that can satisfy so many needs.

See more about this particular truck here.

See all our service bodies here.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Venco Venturo Cranes Showcase


Venco Venturo Industries LLC has created a specialized line of high-caliber cranes and hoists for over 50 years and is known throughout the industry as one of the founding members of the NTEA. Our products are rugged, reliable, made in America, and built to last. Venco Venturo’s quality craftsmanship is backed by straight talk, real expertise, and superior customer service. We offer cranes and hoists for building supply, construction, public works, mining, railroad, oil/gas, propane markets and much more. Venco Venturo promises you: Rugged designs Reliable performance Real expertise

Sunday, November 10, 2019

How a Strong Cybersecurity Posture Enables GM’s Future


Explore how GM’s team of hackers, penetration engineers, cryptologists, mathematicians, data analysts, and program managers are helping to enable GM’s vision of a future with Zero Crashes, Zero Emissions, and Zero Congestion.

Friday, November 8, 2019

Chevy Suburban: The Legacy Continues | Chevrolet


Join us in celebrating the 85th anniversary of the Chevy Suburban—the longest-running nameplate still in production. As a beloved member of the family, a decorated war veteran, bodyguard, and even a movie star, the Suburban has built an impressive and unrivaled legacy.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Work Truck Wednesday - 14' Supreme Delivery Van On 4500 Cutaway





This is a great example of an efficient delivery vehicle that lower to the ground than many van bodies because it is mounted on a cutaway van chassis. Because this is the 4500 version, this truck also carries the weight. In addition, this unit has a 2,000 lb. tuck-away style liftgate to help get the heavy cargo on and off the truck without breaking the back of the driver. Inside the van is a wood composite floor with slats on the sides and E-track to help contain moveable cargo while in transit. And, some more good news is that this unit is on sale right now.

See more about this 4500 Cutaway Van Body here.

See all of our commercial ready-to-go-to-work-today inventory at https://paradisefleet.com

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

2020 Chevy Silverado - Performance | Chevrolet


The right tool no matter the job or terrain. The 2020 Chevy Silverado offers six different powertrain options to ensure you can find a truck that fits your needs. Learn more about Silverado 1500 here: http://www.chevrolet.com/trucks/silve...

Sunday, November 3, 2019

2020 Chevy Silverado - Towing | Chevrolet


Horsepower and torque are important, but when it comes to towing, power isn't everything. The 2020 Chevy Silverado utilizes available towing technologies to help get whatever you're towing to where it’s going, safely. Learn more about Silverado 1500 here: http://www.chevrolet.com/trucks/silve...

Friday, November 1, 2019

2020 Chevy Silverado 2500HD Lifted


Check out our newest addition to our inventory.
2020 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD With A Custom DSI Lift.
Find New Roads Today!

Call us at 951-252-2980 for more information

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Work Truck Wednesday: The KUV Low Roof Plumber Body:


JD Diaz gives us a tour of the very popular low roof Knapheide KUV plumber-style body mounted on our Chevrolet 3500 single-rear-wheel Cutaway chassis. This gas-fueled chassis has a very tight turning radius and the low overall height allows you to get into garages around town. This enclosed service body has huge storage compartments outside and a cavernous area inside that keeps tools, machines, and large parts out of the weather, yet is easily accessed. Call JD Diaz or one of our knowledgeable fleet pros at 951-252-2980 See our huge selection of ready-to-go-to-work-today trucks at https://paradisefleet.com

Sunday, October 27, 2019

Edelbrock Research And Testing Camaros - Jay Leno’s Garage


Edelbrock CEO Don Barry shares their legendary '67 Camaro SS, which was Hot Rod magazine and Edelbrock's testbed for developing new products, as well as their latest offering: a new supercharger built in America!

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Work Truck Wednesday - When You Need A Heavy Duty 4x4




When you've got a load of heavy tools and other cargo and you need to go where a 4-wheel drive gives you the edge you need, this is the truck. This Silverado medium-duty truck has a 19,500 lb GVWR so it is built to carry the load. It is powered by the legendary Duramax diesel which will not only handle the load on this truck but tow what you need as well. On top of this strong chassis is the infamous Knapheide 11' service body which is a legend in its own right on how to build a long-lasting and heavy-duty service body.

See more about this truck here.

See all of our Silverado medium-duty trucks here.

See all of our ready-to-go-to-work-today inventory at https://paradisefleet.com/

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

What's Better and Quicker The New 2020 Chevy Silverado Gas or Diesel?


In this video, we find out the answer to that eternal truck question - What's quicker the New 2020 Chevy Silverado Gas or Diesel Heavy Duty Truck?

Sunday, October 20, 2019

This is what makes employees happy at work | The Way We Work, a TED series


There are three billion working people on this planet, and only 40 percent of them report being happy at work. Michael C. Bush shares his insights into what makes workers unhappy -- and how companies can benefit their bottom lines by fostering satisfaction.

Friday, October 18, 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/

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Work Truck Wednesday Special Delivery Bargain!







Get this great 14' American Truck Bodies delivery van body with tuck style liftgate mounted on the super-tight-turning Low Cab Forward HD chassis. With a 132" wheelbase, which is shorter than a full-size pickup truck, this 14' van body can carry a lot of deliveries and maneuver in narrow streets and hard to get into areas easily. It will turn a circle within the turning circle of an 8' pickup truck and yet this unit has a 14' body. It also has the GVWR needed to carry the weight and the liftgate to save the backs of the delivery drivers too!

The Low Cab Forward regular cab chassis has a GM gas V8 engine so that fuel is easy to find. Consider all the things you need to carry and deliver in your business and how this great truck will fill the bill nicely.

Did we mention it is a bargain? Give us a call at 951-252-2980 and talk with one of our commercial fleet specialists. Also, it is ready to roll and start making money for you right now, today!

See more about this truck here.

See all our commercial ready-to-go-to-work-today inventory at https://paradisefleet.com/

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Knapheide KnapKap Ultra Cab High Utility, Supreme Utility Walk Around


Watch Tony Marshall, Manager of Product Strategy and Marketing, Nathan Campbell, Regional Sales Manager, and Carl Schumacher, Strategic Account Manager, as they go through features and options on the KnapKap Ultra High Cab Utility and KnapKap Supreme Utility from The Knapheide Manufacturing Company. See more about Knapheide products at https://knapheide.com

2020 Chevy Silverado - Interior | Chevrolet


Whether you're trying to get to work, or just trying to get away for a few days, the spacious cabin of the 2020 Chevy Silverado pairs hardworking functionality with refined comfort. Features like unique rear in-seatback storage and a larger interior cabin will make you feel right at home while on the road. Learn more about Silverado 1500 here: http://www.chevrolet.com/trucks/silve...

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Cadillac | XT6 That Feeling of Arrival


Endless adaptability meets intuitive technology. The 2020 Cadillac XT6 is your ultimate co-pilot.

Friday, October 11, 2019

2020 Silverado 1500 Duramax Diesel, 6th day review


2020 Silverado 1500 3.0 Duramax Diesel, 6th day and 509 miles on the truck. Engine idle, camera overview, fun features, general thoughts, and MPG information.

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Work Truck Wednesday: 14' Stakebed with Liftgate Makes Work Easy


Rich McGrath with Paradise Chevrolet Fleet shows off the all-new Chevy 4500 Low Cab Forward. This unit has a 6.0 Gas V8 engine with a 6-speed automatic transmission with many creature comforts such as power windows and door locks, AC, tilt-telescopic steering wheel and more.

This unit is equipped with a 14' Martin Flatbed with 48" Gates, and also is equipped with a Palfinger 2,000 lb. tuckaway liftgate with a 42" x 80" platform.

The best thing about this rig is that it will carry a lot of cargo and yet still has a very tight turning radius. The wheelbase on this rig is only 132" and that is about the same as a standard regular cab pickup truck with an 8' bed, and this unit sports a 14' bed, and yet turns sharper than the pickup would.

See more about this truck and body combination here.

See all of our stakebeds and flatbed in stock here.

See more of our work truck inventory at http://paradisefleet.com/

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Harbor Workmaster Body - Harbor Truck Bodies


Warren with Harbor Truck Bodies gives us a great demonstration of the Harbor Workmaster enclosed service utility body.

Sunday, October 6, 2019

Start-All JumpPack by VanAir


Faster, More Powerful and Easier To Use...the Start-All JumpPack will be your go-to Jump Starting and Power Bank piece of equipment you'll never want to be without! Start-Ability Is Key!

See more about VanAir products: https://www.vanair.com/

Friday, October 4, 2019

Meet the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado Chassis Cabs | GM Fleet


The 2020 Chevrolet Silverado Chassis Cabs can be tailored from the ground up to meet the needs of your fleet. From single-piece frame rails with clean top of the frame to the Duramax® 6.6L Turbo-Diesel V8 engine paired with an Allison® automatic transmission, these vehicles are engineered from the ground up to help make your fleet more capable, more productive and more efficient.

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Work Truck Wednesday - 2500HD Crew Cab Diesel w/ 8' Service Body


Ramiro Perez gives us an in-depth look of how this Silverado 2500HD Crew Cab and 8' Harbor Service Body with a Raised 3-Piece Cargo Bed Enclosure really helps organize and protect your tools and equipment including keeping things in the bed area out of the weather and sun. This unit is equipped with the famous Duramax diesel. The body is equipped with standard stainless steel lids and also has the master locking system for convenience and security. 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, September 29, 2019

Material Rack vs Forklift-Loadable Rack. What Are The Differences?


Michael Osborne demonstrates the differences between the standard Material Rack vs the Forklift-Loadable Rack. Generally speaking, the material rack is loaded by hand and the forklift-loadable rack can be loaded with a forklift. It mainly depends on what materials you need to carry and how often. Both racks carry material and how that material needs to get up there is going to determine the best rack for you. At Paradise Fleet, we carry both designs in stock and if you would like to see the differences in person, we are happy to show you for yourself. Call Michael Osborne 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

Friday, September 27, 2019

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

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Work Truck Wednesday: Gentlemen, This Is A Football



It doesn't get any more basic in work truck land than the basic pickup truck with an 8' bed. Over the years, this basic work truck configuration has been improved on by adding extended cab, crew cab styles, and for those owners and managers who want their comfort, you can have your work truck be as luxurious as you would like. We carry a HUGE selection of 2-wheel drive, 4-wheel drive, regular cab, double cab, and crew cab work pickups in 1/2-ton, 3/4-ton, and mid-size Colorado too.

Almost every business needs a pickup truck!

See our entire inventory of pickup trucks here: https://paradisefleet.com/Pickup

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Royal Service Body On 3500HD Crew Cab


JD Diaz of Paradise Fleet shows us how to get the crew, the tool, and all the equipment to the job site in one trip efficiently and effectively. And, in comfort! This is a 3500HD single-rear-wheel chassis designed and built to carry the load in this crew cab design and an 8' Royal service body with a raised cargo bed enclosure. This great diesel truck gets the crew to the job safely and the service body keeps the tools and equipment under lock and key and out of the weather too. Paradise Fleet carries a huge selection of service bodies on many different chassis models as well as a wide range of other body types. Check out our huge selection of ready-to-go-to-work-today trucks at https://paradisefleet.com

Friday, September 20, 2019

Tommy Gate Tuckunder Series: TKL


The TKL models feature a single-cylinder, power-down, highly efficient design, and accommodates bed heights from 33 to 47 inches. Lightweight and durable, the TKL combines sleek modern engineering and 2500lbs. of lifting capacity and has applications to fit all major flatbed, stake and van bodies.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Morgan ProScape Van Body - Work Truck Wednesday Special








This great truck is an LCF 4500 tilt-cab truck with 14,500 lbs. GVWR and will seat 6 adults comfortably so you can take your crew with you in one vehicle. Mounted on the chassis is a Morgan ProScape Van Body that is perfectly designed for riding mowers and other equipment stored inside the body and out of sight and yet when needed, has a ramp to get the equipment in and out efficiently and easily. It also has a curbside side door near the front of the body, an inside workbench that can fold down, E-track and hooks for hanging tools. It also has a translucent roof so that the compartment gets good light.

This unit changes the landscaping game!

This is our stock number M18529 and you can see more about this unit here. Or, call us at 951-252-2980 and we will answer any questions and arrange for you to check it out in person. 

In addition, you can learn more about this body and see a video of it in operation on Morgan's website here.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

2020 Chevy Silverado - Safety | Chevrolet


Strong. Smart. Safe. When it comes to your protection, Silverado brings brain and brawn to the table. Learn more about the available technology and safety features that make your life easier in the 2020 Chevy Silverado. Learn more about Silverado 1500 here: http://www.chevrolet.com/trucks/silve...

Sunday, September 15, 2019

American Eagle Accessories - Ventura Fire Department Testimonial


The Ventura, Iowa Fire Department loves their American Eagle Heavy Duty Drawer System. Watch to find out why!

Friday, September 13, 2019

Steel Weigh Safe Drop Hitch Product



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.

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Stake Your Claim To This 16' LCF Stakebed




Point A to point B and beyond. One of the most basic of commercial trucks is the flatbed and stakebed. The longer the bed, the more deliveries or the more product can be delivered at one time. But longer often makes it harder to maneuver and the answer to that is to mount the stakebed on the Low Cab Forward (LCF) chassis. In this case, this unit has only a 150" wheelbase which is very similar to an extended cab pickup truck and still has a tighter turning radius! Yes, the LCF is the perfect chassis for this 16' body. 

See more about this truck here.

See all our flatbed and stakebed offerings here.