Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Work Truck Wednesday Is Landscaper Wednesday!

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

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

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

Subject to prior sale.

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Official Truck of Real People | Chevrolet

The All-New Chevy Silverado is the strongest, most advanced Silverado ever. With eight different trim levels, six different powertrains and the most functional bed of any pickup, the All-New Silverado is the right truck for work, play, and everything in between. The All-New Silverado, it’s the official truck of real people.

Sunday, January 27, 2019

This Looks Like Fun! General Motors Hot Laps @ the 2018 Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix

We brought our most innovative, highest-performing lineup out to 2018 Detroit Grand Prix for hot laps around Belle Isle, and we’re not talking about cars this time. Check out how 22 employees spent their afternoon.

Friday, January 25, 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 of Paradise Fleet selections of upfitted cargo vans here.

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Work Truck Wednesday 1-23-19: A Different Kind Of Landscaper Body

This interesting rig is called a Dovetail Landscape Body and serves particularly well where riding mowers can be hauled easily and efficiently from job to job. In fact, there is room enough for several and storage for weed whackers, and a lot of other tools in the tool rack, the upper expanded metal tool boxes and underbed toolbox. This type of body is very popular in other parts of the country and it is easy enough to see why. They are especially popular on crew cab LCF chassis to carry a full crew throughout the day and because of the very tight turning radius that the LCF is so famous for.

This example is our stock number M18716 and it is as of this date available for immediate delivery. See more about this truck here.

Better yet, give us a call at 951-252-2980 and let us help direct you to the perfect truck for your business. We have hundreds in stock to choose from.

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Full-Size LEGO® Silverado | Chevrolet

From the rear CornerStep to the newly designed grille, 18 builders spent over 2,000 hours to create an exact replica, full-size All-New 2019 Chevy Silverado out of LEGO® pieces in celebration of The LEGO® Movie 2: The Second Part. With 334,544 pieces, the strongest, most advanced Silverado ever is ready for even the most menacing characters. See the film only in theaters February 8.

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Backroads with Kyle Larson | Chevrolet

Join Team Chevy driver, Kyle Larson, in his Chevrolet Silverado as he talks about his passion for racing and his favorite ways to customize his ride.

Friday, January 18, 2019

Behind the Business - Safety | GM Fleet

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

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Work Truck Wednesday, Jan 16th 2019: The Upfitted Cargo Van Rules Work!

Worldwide, the cargo van is without a doubt the most popular work vehicle and the upfitted cargo van takes that empty shell to new levels of organization and efficiency. At Paradise Fleet, we have so many upfitted cargo vans to choose from and as shown here, they are not all white!

You can find info on our most current selection of upfitted cargo vans here.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Our History // The Knapheide Manufacturing Company

Six generations strong, Knapheide is a family-owned company that has been in business since 1848. Our rich history begins in Westphalia, Germany, where our first generation migrated from, eventually traveling up the Mississippi River to settle in Quincy, IL. Through hardships and struggles, we've refused to settle and have kept pushing forward to become North America's leading provider of work-ready vehicle solutions and services today.

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Rear Cross Traffic Alert | GM Fleet

You want to be assured that your business and your fleet are running smoothly. Watch to see how Rear Cross Traffic Alert, available in General Motors vehicles, can alert you of cross traffic when you are backing up.

Friday, January 11, 2019

Automatic Parking Assist | GM Fleet

Automatic Parking Assist, available in some General Motors Fleet vehicles, can help you to find and automatically steer into a detected parking spot while you follow text commands, select gears and perform all braking and acceleration. This active safety technology uses multiple ultrasonic sensors and can be activated with the push of a button.

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Work Truck Wednesday 1-9-19: Refrigerated Delivery Van Bargain!

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

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

Subject to prior sale.

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Modular Van Interiors From Harbor Truck Body & Van

Warren Mason with Harbor Truck Bodies shows off the modular van interiors bin packages available for all types of commercial vans.

Paradise Fleet has cargo vans in stock with van interior packages to help you get to work right away! Call us at 951-252-2980 for more information.

Sunday, January 6, 2019

Rear Park Assist | GM Fleet

With Rear Park Assist, available GM vehicles can sense objects that might be behind you, and warn you while you’re backing up. See how our vehicles can provide distance to object alerts to help you focus on what matters most.

Friday, January 4, 2019

First-Ever Chevrolet Silverado 4500HD/5500HD/6500HD Trucks Shipping To Dealerships Nationwide


SPRINGFIELD, OHIO — The Chevrolet Silverado 4500HD, 5500HD and 6500HD chassis cab trucks — the first-ever medium-duty Silverado trucks — are in production and on their way to dealerships starting today.

The trucks, which were first shown to the public at the 2018 NTEA Work Truck Show, are designed to be the most customer-focused medium-duty trucks of any major competitor. The Silverado medium-duty production launch caps a record year for GM’s Commercial business, with a double-digit year-over-year sales increase expected.

“When we decided to get back into the medium-duty segment, we were determined to build the truck our customers have been asking for,” said Ed Peper, U.S. vice president, GM Fleet. “We listened to the needs of fleet managers, truck drivers, technicians and dealers to design a truck that’s easy to upfit, easy to drive, easy to service and easy to own.”

The new Silverado trucks are popular with upfitters because the clean, straight frame rail design has no rivets, brackets or welds to get in the way. Additionally, the seven cab-to-axle lengths can work for a variety of upfits. Some of the strongest interest has come from the housing and highway construction, landscaping and utility industries.

“Demand for the new Silverado medium duty has been exceptionally strong from dealers, Upfitter, and customers,” said John Schwegman, director of commercial product and medium duty, GM Fleet. “With our large vehicle portfolio from sedans to crossovers to large trucks, our Chevy Business Elite dealers can offer commercial customers a one-stop shop that supports their business needs.”

The Silverado medium-duty chassis cab is just one of three all-new Silverado models Chevrolet is introducing within just 18 months, including:

  • Silverado 1500 – which offers DuraBed, the most functional bed of any pickup with best-in-class cargo volume in every bed length, plus a segment-leading 12 fixed tie-downs.
  • Silverado 2500HD and 3500HD – which feature all-new trailering technology, significant increases in towing and payload capabilities and a host of available technologies and features designed specifically for heavy-duty truck customers.

All Silverado models will also be available in chassis cab configurations.

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Work Truck Wednesday 1-2-19: When Is A Pickup A Work Truck?

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

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

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

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