Friday, March 29, 2019

Commercial BEDSLIDE at the NTEA Work Truck Show

See how the BEDSLIDE is the perfect solution for commercial fleet needs. Video from the 2019 NTEA Work Truck show

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Work Truck Wednesday, 3-27-19: The You-Name-It Body Is Right For Most Businesses!

For this Work Truck Wednesday, we are showing off a great work truck which is also a great selling truck. This type of truck and body combination is often called a Plumber Body, but it could just as well be an Electrician Body, a Handyman Body, a Remodeler Body, an HVAC Body, or a You-Name-It Body because it is so flexible and useful in this configuration.

Why? It has a short 139" wheelbase which is about the same as an 8' pickup truck and yet this has a 10 3/4' body. It is an enclosed service body in that it has a roof and fully lockable and huge storage area. This great body by Knapheide is mounted on a cutaway van chassis and because of this design has a much shorter turning radius than a typical pickup. Carry things inside out of sight, along with tools and parts in the outside lockable compartments too. Just imagine all you can put in this great work truck.

This is our stock number M19286 and is ready to go to work today. See more about this great truck here.

Better yet, give us a call at 951-252-2980 and let us help you find the perfect rig for your business!

Monday, March 25, 2019

Knapheide Lube Truck - KLT - Non-CDL Compact Package

All new KLT with big truck features in a non CDL compact package.

Perfect for the new 4500HD and 5500HD
along with our Low Cab Forward HD models as well.

Give Paradise Fleet a call at 951-252-2980
and let us help you find the best truck for your work.

Friday, March 22, 2019

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Work Truck Wednesday 3-20-19: Raised Roll-Top On Service Body Is Great Benefit

Here is a helpful tool for your business! This is a new Silverado 2500HD with an 8' Royal Service Body with master locking system, HD rack and a raised cargo bed enclosure to keep those valuables out of direct sunlight and view and is lockable to help keep them safe.

This great body is mounted on the 2500HD Double Cab so you have lots of room inside for the team and the typical comforts we've become so used to inside. This unit is powered by a gas V8 and has plenty of power to get the job done carrying all the tools you need and the people to get the work done too.

It is our stock number M19116 and you can see more detail here.

Better yet, give us a call at 951-252-2980 and let us help you get the best truck for your job and we most likely have it in stock ready to roll today!

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Chevrolet Corvette Hand-Built V-8 Engine Assembly

This is a mesmerizing video. No chat, yet there is sound. Just serious work of building a Corvette engine by hand. Enjoy!

Friday, March 15, 2019

Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Assembly Plant

Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Assembly Plant, Bowling Green, KY. Assembly plants are such interesting places to see. Not many get to see them, but here is a few minutes of building America's Sports Car!

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Work Truck Wednesday, 3-13-19 - Sometimes You Just Need More!


That's right! Sometimes you just need more. More space. More power. More stability. More efficiency. 

Sometimes you need more space for stuff, even heavy stuff, and then the capacity for maximum stuff, all at the same time as towing stuff to the job site. Here's the ticket for you that need more! This heavy-duty 3500HD dual rear wheel chassis has the capacity and the stability, and with the 6.6 Duramax Diesel Engine and mated with the famous Allison HD transmission, it has the capacity to move all that cargo and tow the tools you need to all your job sites.

This chassis is matched to a Royal 11' Service Body with open-top lids with individual removable boxes above, gas shocks on the doors to help keep them open in the wind, deep compartments to carry what you need and loads of space in the middle of the bed area. In addition, this has a heavy-duty material rack with removable bars and swing-away rear bar when you need to carry tall items, plus offering a great way to tie those taller items tight while traveling. 

You will find so much more about this great truck here. Or, better yet, give us a call at 951-252-2980 and let us help you find the best truck or fleet of trucks for your needs!

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

2020 Chevrolet Silverado Assembly Line Production Heavy-Duty Trucks

2020 Chevrolet Silverado Production at General Motors Flint Assembly (Michigan, USA)
00:01 Silverado HD Manufacturing 03:29 Four Post Durability Testing
Flint — Chevrolet introduced its redesigned 2020 Heavy Duty pickups Tuesday at its truck assembly plant here, the third all-new Silverado in 18 months. The new truck, built at the renovated Flint Assembly Plant, will require 1,000 new jobs at the plant, General Motors Co. President Mark Reuss said. The new truck and jobs at Flint Assembly come as GM is laying off some 4,000 salaried workers in the next few weeks. Reuss acknowledged the somber circumstances before kicking off the presentation of the new Silverado Heavy Duty. "As difficult as it’s been, these are the right decisions to make the company more competitive today and more successful in the future and long-term," Reuss said. Chevy gave a sneak peek of the truck in December, debuting a new exterior design that differs from the light-duty Silverado that debuted at the Detroit auto show last year. Powered by an all-new gas-powered V-8 engine paired with the 10-speed Allison transmission that debuted on the new heavy-duty GMC Sierra last month, the new Heavy Duty breaks away from the Camaro-inspired grille design on the 1500 with a bolder fascia and bigger headlights. Chevy said in December that the Heavy Duty trucks only share a roof with the light-duty 1500. Every diesel-powered Chevy dually will now tow more than 30,000 pounds. And the gas-powered 2500 HD's max towing is 17,400 pounds, an 18 percent increase from the current model. The 6.6-liter V-8 Duramax turbo-diesel engine will develop 445 horsepower and 910 pounds-feet of torque, falling short of the 1,000-pounds-feet of torque achieved by rival Ram's new heavy-duty truck. Lead engineer Jaclyn McQuaid acknowledged the higher torque from competitors but said that Chevrolet has strengthened the heavy-duty trucks' axles, locking rear-differential, prop shaft and u-joint to allow the truck to use all 910 pound-feet of torque in first gear. Chevy's new behemoths will still benefit from the light-duty Silverado's new high-strength steel architecture with a new chassis that allows for three more inches of rear legroom. And the HD's box, which already has corner steps for easier access, gets two more steps at the front of the box for easier, forward-box access.

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Square Wheels - Mythbusters for the Impatient

Adam and Jamie have some fun with their custom-made square-wheeled pickup.

And, maybe it is a great way to beat the heck out of an old Ford truck!

Friday, March 8, 2019

Official Truck of Real People | Chevrolet

Get a great deal on the All-New Silverado during Truck Month: 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.

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Work Truck Wednesday 3-6-19 City Delivery Van To The Rescue!

That's right! City delivery van to the rescue. The single best feature of this Chevrolet LCF 4500 Low Cab Forward design with this 14' American Truck Bodies 96" tall van body with the tuck-a-way style liftgate is the way it can move through tight traffic and delivery spots all around town. Why? It's the turning radius!

Here's the deal: This great heavy duty (seriously heavy-duty!) truck chassis that has a huge 14' delivery van mounted on it only has a 132" wheelbase. The average standard regular cab pickup truck is almost identical and yet this truck can turn a circle almost within the turning circle of the pickup. With this great size delivery van truck, you can go places that even a pickup will be challenged by and remember this: the pickup only has an 8' bed and this has a 14' bed!

Those features rule when it comes to city delivery!

And, if that isn't enough, this rig will carry the weight and has a heavy-duty liftgate to save your back and it tucks out of the way during travel.

There's more! This LCF4500 is powered by a 6.0 GM gas V8 engine! Fill up anywhere! Loads of power. Easy start and drive. Extremely comfortable. Excellent visibility and the list get longer and longer of the benefits of this great truck. 

This particular unit is our stock number M18756 and we have a lot more to choose from including many with diesel engines, longer and shorter bodies too. See more about this unit here.

Want to see others? Check out our other delivery van bodies here.

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Chevrolet Simplifies The Check-in With Vehicle Locate

New vehicle locate feature 
in the myChevrolet app 
helps alleviate worry

DETROIT — The myChevrolet mobile app recently received a new feature that will help ease loved ones’ worries and make the process of checking-in more convenient. The feature is called Vehicle Locate1 and it allows Chevy owners to send automated text alerts to friends and family when their connected vehicle enters or leaves a designated boundary area, or arrives at or departs from an address. Owners can also use the feature to pinpoint the location of their connected vehicle at any given time.

The new mobile app update replaces the Family Link service, which was solely web-based. When setting up Vehicle Locate, users can create boundary areas, as wide as a 20-mile radius or as small as a specific address. Users can then select who should receive alerts when their vehicle either enters or leaves that designated area. Up to 10 people can receive a specific boundary alert, and each party has to opt-in.

“At Chevrolet, we aim to make our drivers’ lives easier through smart and purposeful technologies,” said Alejandra Gonzalez, product manager, Remote Services, Chevrolet. “Vehicle Locate provides both drivers and their loved ones with peace of mind in a variety of different drive-related scenarios.”

The functionality of the new feature goes beyond keeping families connected. Chevrolet has identified a handful of different scenarios where Vehicle Locate makes it easier to stay connected:

  • The Connected Commuter – A working professional who regularly notifies family or friends once they have left work or are nearing home. Vehicle Locate eliminates the need to send a text by automatically sending out a notification.
  • The Concerned Parent – When teenagers start driving, it can be a constant point of worry for any parent. To help minimize worry, parents can work with their new drivers to receive automatic alerts when the vehicle arrives at school or when it leaves a designated radius.
  • The Modern Dater – Blind and online dates can be exciting, but the idea of meeting up with a stranger can also be somewhat concerning. Instead of regularly texting friends and family members updates on whereabouts, daters can have their vehicle automatically send out a text once it has left the planned restaurant or once the vehicle has arrived back at home.
  • The Helpful Truck Owner – Truck owners often get requests to let friends borrow their vehicle to help move or transport large items. Vehicle Locate can help the owner keep tabs on the truck and anticipate its return.

Vehicle Locate is available to owners of eligible 2012 model year or newer Chevrolet vehicles in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. The service is part of the Remote Access Plan, which also provides mobile apps features like remote key fob services to remotely start, stop, lock and unlock properly equipped GM vehicles, and on-demand diagnostics to troubleshoot common issues.

Sunday, March 3, 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.

Friday, March 1, 2019

Chevy Cares: Hotel Silverado | Chevrolet

Chevy partnered with the American Cancer Society to surprise an incredible family with an amazing story at the Daytona 500.