Friday, November 30, 2018

Standard Material Rack vs Forklift Loadable Rack

Here's a quick video of the difference between a standard ladder or material rack, or it could be called a non-forklift loadable rack, versus the forklift loadable version. The easy way to tell in a hurry is that there are typically two sidebars that run the length of the rack that are a few inches apart. This allows one to put a load up against the sidebars and to help keep the load on the rack and also make it easy to tie the load down. The forklift loadable rack doesn't have that top full-length bar. Instead, it has what many call goal posts, which also allow you to put a load next to them to help keep it on the rack, and then that load can also be tied down. The big difference is the height of the load bars or crossbars. On the forklift loadable rack, the crossbars are higher than the full-length sidebar, which allows the load to be put onto the bars and then there is sufficient room for the forklift forks to be removed. On the standard rack, the load bars and the lower sidebars are the same height. If you have any other questions on this subject, or any others related to work trucks, contact the Paradise Fleet team at 951-252-2980, and visit our Fleet website at

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Work Truck Wednesday 11-28-18: 2018 Chevrolet 3500HD Diesel w/12' Combo Service Body

Rich McGrath of Paradise Fleet and Commercial shows off a 2018 3500HD 6.6 Diesel chassis with a Harbor 12' Combo Body. This is a very versatile rig combining the virtues of a service body and a work platform on the rear making it like a flatbed and service body in one combined with the added benefit of the lower height of the floor of the bed as compared to a flatbed.

We always carry a number of Combo Bodies in stock. To see our current inventory, see

Call us at 951-252-2980 with any questions. We are here to serve you!

Monday, November 26, 2018

Adrian Steel Bin Package In Chevy Van

Here is a general service Adrian Steel bin package installed by Commercial Van Interiors offering a great solution for many contractors. To learn more about the various van interior packages available, contact the Paradise Chevrolet Fleet team at 951-252-2980.

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Combo Body vs. Contractor Body Explained

Here's a brief overview of what makes a Combo body. The Combo body is often confused with the Contractor body. The Contractor body is a flatbed with tool boxes on top and a Combo body is a service or utility body where the last compartment is removed and a work platform is added. The Combo body always has a steel floor, and the Contractor body typically has a wood floor, but it can also have a steel or aluminum floor. The other difference is that the Combo body has a much lower height work area than the Contractor body. If you have more questions, contact the Paradise Chevrolet Fleet team at 951-252-2980,

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Happy ThanksGiving!

Giving Thanks is something we at Paradise Chevrolet try to remember to do every single day, and today is a day set aside by our government a long time ago for us all to come together, re-member, and give thanks for all our blessings. And, to enjoy some family time, great food, and fun! Happy Thanksgiving to all.

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Work Truck Wednesday 11-21-18: Chevrolet 3500HD Diesel w/ 12' Knapheide Contractor Body

Rich McGrath with Paradise Chevrolet shows off one of their Chevy 3500HD Diesel Chassis with a sweet 12-foot Knapheide Contractor Body in black.

Paradise carries a wide selection of Knapheide Contractor Bodies and other brand Contractor Bodies as well. The Contractor Body is a very popular work truck. See more like this one here.

You can see all of our Contractor Bodies and all of our work trucks in stock at

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

2019 Chevy Silverado: Durabed | Chevrolet

We took the hardest-working part of the truck and redesigned it to be lighter, larger and stronger. With a combination of high-strength, roll-formed steel and more cargo volume than any competitor, Durabed has everything you need for work and play. Watch to learn more about the All-New 2019 Silverado and its bed that never rests.

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Lock N Latch Drawer Unit from Adrian Steel

Adrian Steel's exclusive Lock N Latch Drawer Units feature key locking drawers and are so versatile they are included in many Adrian Steel van interior trade packages.

Paradise Fleet & Commercial carries a selection of various interior packages in vans ready to go to work today. Give us a call at 951-252-2980 or check this link to some of our current inventory: Upfitted Cargo Vans

Friday, November 16, 2018

Cargo Bed Enclosures Explained

The cargo bed enclosure does exactly what it states: It covers the cargo bed area, and it does this with a sliding lockable top. Sometimes people call it a roll-top. It's a great way to keep things out of sight and safe from much of the environment too. These tops come in two and three-piece units. The two piece unit opens up approximately half of the bed area, and the three-piece opens up about two-thirds of the bed area. The standard height, is at the top of the side lids, and then there are two other heights, one is cab-high, and the other is taller, often about 39" above the service body lids. Depending on what you intend to carry inside that bed area, this will determine the best cargo bed enclosure for your needs. If you have any questions, give the Paradise Chevrolet Fleet team a call at 951-252-2980, and you can also find a lot of information about truck bodies and truck body options and accessories on our Fleet website at

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Work Truck Wednesday 11-14-18: Call The Plumber That Has All The Tools!

Rich with Paradise Chevrolet shows off the great looking Express 4500 with a Knapheide KUV Plumber Style Enclosed Service Body. What a great chassis and body for a busy plumber, remodeler, or for that matter, any type of service business where carrying tools and supplies and keeping them out of sight and out of the weather matters.

We quite a number of these kinds of trucks in stock and many are smaller or lighter in GVWR or carrying capacity, but we also carry this kind of unit with much more carrying capacity and more space at the same time, yet is easily maneuvered in city streets and traffic.

Here's one example from our current inventory. It is our stock number M18804 and is a 2018 Chevrolet 4500 Express Cutaway HD Chassis with a 13' (actually it is 153.25", but we call it 13') Knapheide KUV Plumber Style (we call it that often because a lot of plumbers like this unit!) Enclosed Service Body. The truck has a 14,200 lb. GVWR to carry the weight and a strong V8 to move it down the road. Inside the body is plenty of space for all you need to bring to the job site.

See more about this unit here. Better yet, give us a call at 951-252-2980 and let us help you find the perfect rig for your needs right out of our massive ready-to-roll commercial truck inventory.

Thanks for watching!

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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

2018 Chevy Silverado – Chevy Black Friday Sales Event

Everyone’s excited about the Chevy vehicles at the Chevy Black Friday Sales Event.* Explore Chevy Black Friday Sales Event Silverado Current Offers:

*Take new retail delivery by 11/30/18. See dealer for details.

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Exclusive Access to ZR2 Proving Grounds

General Motors gave us unprecedented access to their Yuma, Proving grounds. We got to see how they tested and developed the Chevy ZR2.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Work Truck Wednesday 11-7-18: My New Little Red Wagon!

Who needs white when you can have red? Here's a great little red wagon, or rather, a little red van ready to go to work and display you billboard at the same time. Excellent efficiency including great fuel economy, tight turning radius, low entry height and much more.

Get it while the getting is good! This is our stock #M18414 and is a 2018 Chevrolet City Express Van with dual sliding doors for easy loading on either side of the vehicle. See more about this unit here. Or, better yet, give our commercial truck team a call at 951-252-2980. Today is your day!

Sunday, November 4, 2018

The 2018 Chevrolet Colorado Is Everything You Want In A Truck

Combining the available technology, connectivity, and safety in the 2018 Chevrolet Colorado midsize pickup can help change the dynamics of your fleet.

In addition, the variety of engine, cab, and wheelbase combinations, as well as box delete and rear seat delete options, can give you a truly customizable work truck that can be configured to help you meet the exact demands of your fleet.

Colorado Utility Features

  • Upfit ready with box delete option
  • Rear seat delete option for additional cargo room
  • Three cab/box configurations to fit your fleet’s needs

See more specs on Colorado here.

At Paradise Fleet, we have a great selection of Colorado's in stock and ready to go to work today. Give us a call at 951-252-2980.

Friday, November 2, 2018

Take Advantage Of New Tax Benefits To Deduct Up To 100% Of Purchase Price

Certain Chevrolet vehicles are eligible for tax deductions of up to 100%. It's the perfect time of year to take advantage of the first year depreciation limits for 2018 tax savings. Other models can deduct up to $18,000 per vehicle

Tax rules for vehicle purchases have changed, which means businesses of every size have an opportunity to save. Coupes, sedans, small trucks, and small SUVs can deduct up to $18,000 per vehicle1, while larger trucks, SUVs, and vans can deduct up to 100% of the purchase price2. Consult your tax advisor for tax implications and savings opportunities.

Federal tax depreciation deductions are only available for vehicles used in a trade or business and are subject to change without notice. Each taxpayers’ tax situation is unique-please consult your tax advisor to determine your business’ vehicle depreciation deduction. For more information, visit This advertisement is for informational purposes only, and should not be construed as tax advice, or as a promise of the availability or amount of any potential tax benefit or reduced tax liability.

Chevrolet models with up to 100% deduction include the Chevrolet Suburban, Tahoe, Traverse, Silverado 1500, 2500HD, 3500HD, Express Cargo Van, Express Cutaway, Low Cab Forward models.

Chevrolet models with $18,000 max per vehicle are Chevrolet Bolt EV, Camaro, Corvette, Cruze, Impala, Malibu, Sonic, Spark, Volt and the City Express Van.

Information source is the GM Fleet website.