Sunday, October 17, 2021

GM teases Silverado EV with Glass Roof! (full presentation)


GM reveals a quick sneak peek of its all-new Silverado EV truck with a glass roof. The company announced it will offer more details at CES 2022.

Friday, October 15, 2021

Fleet Truck Friday: Concern That Product Availability Constraints For MY-2022 Will Be A Repeat Of MY-2021


The 71st State of the Fleet Industry video produced by Automotive Fleet offers an updated look at the state of the fleet market as presented by AF Editor Mike Antich. Today's topics include: - 2022 model year gives every indication it will be a continuation of product availability constraints experienced in the 2021 model year. - Fuel costs are up double-digits, but total gallons purchased have declined. - Replacement tire costs are up 3-10% depending on the type and size of the tire. - Upward pressure on maintenance costs as vehicles are being kept in service longer due to the unpredictability of obtaining a replacement vehicle. - Ongoing shortage of replacement parts increasing vehicle downtime at repair facilities.


Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Work Truck Wednesday's Musical Theme: Chip-A-Dee-Do-Dah, Chip-A-Dee-Ay, My Oh My What A Chipper-De Day!

 





Yes, it's a chipper truck body day! Branches, tree limbs, brush, let run it through the chipper and into the Forestry Chipper Body from Knapheide. This unit is a 14' long model and is heavy-duty as all Knapheide products are. To carry that load, this body is mounted on the Chevrolet Silverado Medium-Duty 6500 with 23,500 lbs. GVWR. It is equipped with the infamous Duramax Diesel and matched with the Allison Automatic. Plenty of creature comforts going from job to job and DOES NOT require a Commercial Drivers License! The list of options includes aluminum wheels!

This unit won't last!

See more about this unit here.

See all of our ready to go to work right now truck inventory at ParadiseFleet.com

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Chevy MyWay: 2022 Chevy Traverse Walkaround | Chevrolet


It’s the SUV that keeps you and your precious cargo protected. Watch a recorded tour of the 2022 Chevy Traverse.

Sunday, October 10, 2021

Friday, October 8, 2021

Fleet Truck Friday: Digging into Truck Accident Management by Lauren Fletcher


Remember, every time a driver gets behind the wheel,
your organization is vulnerable to repercussions
that go far beyond just repairing a vehicle
if you’re not addressing safety and driver behavior. 


“Accidents happen” should not be a common adage within any company. While today’s trucks are inherently safer than a decade before, accidents are still occurring and with fatal consequences. 

Work Truck dug into current accident management statistics within vocational work truck fleets and checked in with a few experts in the field. A bigger picture is starting to form, and fleets must keep identifying ways to decrease incidents and enhance safety.

“Companies need to find the right balance between achieving business growth and applying safety standards to reduce accident claims,” said Connie Brinkmann, vice president of Risk Management for Enterprise Fleet Management. As claims happen and liability verdicts rise, commercial trucking employers must also put a greater focus on their hiring, supervision, and training procedures. If negligent hiring, supervision, or training procedures are found to be a contributor to the accident, the auto liability policy could be on the hook having a downward impact on insurability, premium increases, and attaching points of excess insurance layers.” 

Read the rest of the article here.

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Paradise Fleet Is #1 Medium-Duty Dealer For Sept 2021





October 4, 2021

Dear Chevrolet Medium Duty Dealers,

Total Medium Duty Sales were up 11 percent versus last September driven by a strong month from Low Cab Forward which posted a 38 percent increase over this time last year.  Commercial and Dealer Fleet sales combined to post a 93 percent improvement versus September of 2020. Thus far in 2021, Low Cab Forward sales are up 18 percent. 

Silverado Medium Duty sales were off a modest 1 percent versus last September but did show a 21 percent increase in Retail sales. Calendar year-to-date, sales for Silverado Medium Duty are up 52 percent.   

Combined, Chevrolet Medium Duty sales are up 38 percent versus this time last year.

Listed below are our “Top Ten” Medium Duty Dealers in Dealer Fleet, Retail and Commercial Fleet sales for the month of September:

Top Medium Duty Dealer Fleet Dealers / September 

  1   Paradise Chevrolet Cadillac, Temecula, CA

Paradise Fleet is proud to be number one for Chevrolet in Medium Duty Dealer Fleet Sales for September 2021.

See all of our medium-duty and other commercial truck inventory at ParadiseFleet.com