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

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

2022 CHEVROLET TAHOE AND SUBURBAN OFFER MORE POWER AND TECHNOLOGY





2021-09-27

  • Popular 6.2L V-8 engine option expands to three more trims: RST, Z71 and Premier
  • For Z71, the new, available electronic limited slip differential helps manage torque and increase driving confidence
  • A new, larger 12.3-inch-diagonal configurable digital instrument cluster now standard on LT trims and above
  • Google Assistant functionality allows drivers to adjust HVAC, control media and more with their voice

DETROIT — The 2022 Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban will offer new features and additional technology, including more mechanical options, infotainment improvements and additional standard active safety features.

“Tahoe and Suburban customers keep coming back thanks to the capability, space and technology these vehicles bring to every road trip or daily drive,” said Kelly MacDonald, director, Chevrolet Truck Marketing. “Chevrolet keeps innovating with these popular full-size SUVs, and it’s part of the formula that makes them segment leaders.”

Expanded 6.2L V-8 engine availability and new eLSD option

For customers looking for power, the popular 6.2L V-8 engine rated at 420-horsepower is now available on the RST, Z71 and Premier. The 6.2L engine is standard on the High Country. This engine comes with dual exhaust and features Dynamic Fuel Management technology, designed to optimize engine efficiency across a broad range of driving conditions, including when towing a trailer. When the RST is ordered with the 6.2L V-8, customers also gain Magnetic Ride Control, one of the fastest-reacting damping systems in the industry. Magnetic Ride Control is standard on Premier and High Country and available on Z71.

The 5.3L V-8 remains the standard engine on LS, LT, Z71, RST and Premier models. The optional Duramax 3.0L turbo-diesel is available on all models except Z71. All engines are mated to a standard 10-speed automatic transmission with push-button electronic shift.

New for 2022, the available electronic limited slip differential draws on sports car DNA to deliver improved driving performance in a full-size SUV. If wheel slip is detected on either side of the vehicle, eLSD reacts quickly to shift power to the wheel with better traction. That additional traction can contribute to increased driver confidence in difficult types of terrain and weather conditions. Available on the off-road focused Z71 trim, eLSD also can be used in 4WD Low to help prevent wheelslip in dirt and mud.

Enhanced trailering technology and larger driver information cluster

For 2022, Tahoe and Suburban will now offer up to 13 available, unique camera views1, including a transparent trailer view that helps the driver virtually “see through” a connected, compatible trailer when the truck is properly equipped. Additional new trailering views include a rear trailer view, a picture-in-picture side view, and a view inside a trailer when an accessory camera is connected.

A new, larger 12.3-inch-diagonal configurable digital instrument cluster is now standard on 2022 Tahoe and Suburban for LT trims and above. With four user-selectable layouts, this cluster allows drivers to (customize or personalize) display information in the way most comfortable for them during short trips or a long family adventure.

Seamless infotainment system with Google built-in compatibility

Today’s modern drivers increasingly expect seamless integration between their personal tech and vehicles. With Google built-in,2 standard on trims LT and above, drivers will have access to Google Assistant, Google Maps and Google Play right on the vehicle display. This new experience works with Android AutoTM3 and Apple CarPlay4 capability and offers new levels of customization and flexibility for customers.

Rather than connect a smartphone and project onto the center screen, select Google apps and services are integrated into the vehicle’s hardwire. Users have access to Google Assistant, Google Maps, and in-vehicle applications on Google Play. The integration will continue to evolve over time, but 2022 Tahoe and Suburban customers will be able to control vehicle functions by voice or the steering wheel, including:

  • Phone calls and messaging (SMS), when phone paired
  • Audio volume
  • Changing AM/FM radio or SiriusXM channel (subscription required5)
  • Navigation using Google Maps
  • HVAC

The 2022 Tahoe and Suburban will continue to offer Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability.

Additional standard active safety features6 and color choices

Safety is an important consideration for many Tahoe and Suburban customers.

The 2022 models have two active safety features now standard across all trims: Front and Rear Park Assist and Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning.

Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning uses a brief, gentle steering wheel turn to alert you when you may be unintentionally drifting out of detected lane lines. It is part of a suite of six standard active safety features called Chevy Safety Assist on every trim for the 2022 Tahoe and Suburban. In addition to Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, Chevy Safety Assist also includes:

  • Automatic Emergency Braking
  • Front Pedestrian Braking
  • Forward Collision Alert
  • Following Distance Indicator
  • IntelliBeam auto high beams

Buckle to Drive will be a standard feature on the 2022 Tahoe and Suburban to help remind drivers to buckle up before driving. The feature does not allow a shift out of park until the driver and front passenger, if detected, have their seat belts fastened. Buckling a seat belt is among the top ways drivers can protect themselves in a crash, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Additionally, Tahoe and Suburban also will offer new exterior colors: Evergreen Gray Metallic, Auburn Metallic and Dark Ash Metallic.

The 2022 Tahoe and Suburban will begin production in October.

1 Safety or driver assistance features are no substitute for the driver’s responsibility to operate the vehicle in a safe manner. Read the vehicle’s owner’s manual for important feature limitations and information. Some camera views require available accessory camera and installation.  Not compatible with all trailers.  See your dealer for details.

2 Google Built-in services are subject to limitations and availability may vary by vehicle, infotainment system, and location. Select service plan required. Certain Google actions and functionality may require account linking. User terms and privacy statements apply.

3 Vehicle user interface is a product of Google, and its terms and privacy statements apply. Requires the Android Auto app on Google Play and a compatible Android™ smartphone. Data plan rates apply. You can check which smartphones are compatible at g.co/androidauto/requirements. Google, Google Play, Android Auto and Google Maps are trademarks of Google LLC.

4 Vehicle user interface is a product of Apple, and its terms and privacy statements apply. Requires compatible iPhone®, and data plan rates apply. Apple CarPlay® is a trademark of Apple Inc. Siri®, iPhone® and iTunes® are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.

5 Certain features require a SiriusXM subscription and the Chevrolet Connected Access plan. See siriusxm.com and onstar.com for details and limitations. If you decide to continue service after your trial, the subscription plan you choose will automatically renew thereafter and you will be charged according to your chosen payment method at then-current rates. Fees and taxes apply. See the SiriusXM Customer Agreement at www.siriusxm.com for complete terms and how to cancel. All fees, content, features, and availability are subject to change.

6 Safety or driver assistance features are no substitute for the driver's responsibility to operate the vehicle in a safe manner. The driver should remain attentive to traffic, surroundings and road conditions at all times.  Visibility, weather, and road conditions may affect feature performance. Read the vehicle's owner's manual for more important feature limitations and information.

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Sunday, October 3, 2021

ALL-NEW 2022 CHEVY SILVERADO ZR2 IS RACE-PROVEN


Preproduction truck driven by Chad Hall competes in Best In The Desert off-road racing series to validate off-road performance

2021-09-24

LAUGHLIN, Nev. – The first-ever Silverado ZR2, Chevy’s flagship off-road truck, makes its official racing debut in the Best In The Desert King Shocks Laughlin Desert Classic, but this truck is no stranger to competition.

Off-road racing champion Chad Hall has been competing in the full-size stock production class with a prototype Silverado ZR2 since 2019. Working with Chevrolet engineers, the team leverages racing to test and validate the truck’s off-road performance in some of the most extreme and grueling conditions in the world. The learnings are then used to develop components for production vehicles and performance parts.

“At Chevrolet, our motorsports philosophy is ‘sell what you race, and race what you sell.’ Competing in off-road racing puts our trucks and performance parts through extreme levels of abuse that most trucks will never encounter,” said Dom Lester, General Motors chief engineer for Performance Variants, Parts and Motorsports Engineering. “The Silverado ZR2 is a perfect example of how that strategy delivers. We applied what we learned with Chad Hall’s experience in the prototype race truck to the production truck customers buy in the showroom.”

Since 2019, the prototype ZR2 race truck has competed in 10 professionally-sanctioned off-road races, including the legendary Vegas to Reno Best In The Desert race last month – the truck had a flawless race, stopping only to refuel. For the race debut today, the team simply updated the truck with ZR2 sheet metal to match the new production truck. All other major chassis, suspension and powertrain components are the same.

Links between the production truck and the race truck are significant as they share most of the major chassis and drivetrain components, including the robust, ladder-type frame, 420-horsepower 6.2L V-8 engine, 10-speed automatic transmission, transfer case, front and rear differential, front skid plate and transfer case skid plate.

“It was exciting to help Chevrolet prove the Silverado ZR2’s off-road capability, hiding the prototype technologies in plain sight,” said Hall. “The tests and refinements made over the past couple of years absolutely prove the adage that racing improves the breed — making the production Silverado ZR2 a strong, capable off-road truck.” 

First-ever Silverado ZR2

The 2022 Silverado ZR2 leads Chevy’s factory-lifted off-road lineup, offering race-proven off-road performance matched with a new, premium interior, immersive technology and a number of standard safety equipment features1 in a comprehensive package.

Suspension upgrades, enhanced off-road technology and exterior enhancements were developed to optimize off-road performance and capability — whether desert running or rock crawling — and balance everyday driving comfort, with payload and trailering capabilities comparable to other Silverado off-road trims. The ZR2’s max payload is 1,440 pounds2 and the conventional trailer weight rating is 8,900 pounds3.

Additional highlights include:

  • Standard 6.2L V-8 engine and 10-speed automatic transmission
  • Silverado-first application of Multimatic DSSV spool-valve dampers, which feature:
    • Three separate spool valves to control damping
    • Three connected chambers for fluid flow
  • Uniquely-tuned springs that, with the Multimatic dampers, increase maximum front and rear suspension travel, compared to the Silverado Trail Boss
  • Front and rear e-lockers
  • Specific off-road chassis and suspension calibrations, including Terrain Mode, which allows one-pedal4 rock crawling
  • Specific 33-inch off-road MT tires
  • Unique skid plate package
  • New high-approach steel front bumper designed for off-road strength, durability and clearance, enabling an improved 31-degree approach angle, compared to other Silverado off-road models.
  • Chevy “flow-tie” emblem for increased air flow
  • Repositioned dual exhaust for added protection 

Along with its functional features, the new Silverado ZR2 is distinguished by several aesthetic cues, including a new black hood insert, a unique grille with integrated lighting, wheel moldings, ZR2 badges, unique 18-inch wheels and an exclusive Jet Black/Graystone leather-trimmed interior with complementing dark trim.

The Chevrolet Silverado ZR2 goes on sale in spring 2022.  

FAST FACT: Chad Hall Racing also helped test the Chevy Colorado ZR2 off-road technologies in competition — and is still going strong with them. The Colorado ZR2 has been racing since 2017 in the Best In The Desert series and is the only truck in its class to have finished every race entered. It has accumulated more than 22,500 miles of racing experience.


1 Safety or driver assistance features are no substitute for the driver’s responsibility to operate the vehicle in a safe manner. Read the vehicle Owner’s Manual for important feature limitations and information.

2 For comparison purposes only. See the owner's manual and the label on the vehicle door jamb for the carrying capacity of a specific vehicle.

3 Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the Trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.

4 You should always use your brake pedal if you need to stop quickly.

Friday, October 1, 2021

BrightDrop Completes Record-Setting Build of its First Electric Light Commercial Vehicle; Unveils New Vehicle and Inks Deal with Verizon


2021-09-28

  • BrightDrop’s EV600 becomes the fastest built vehicle, from concept to commercialization, in General Motors’ history
  • BrightDrop expands its lineup of all-electric products with the release of the EV410, a medium-size electric light commercial vehicle, expanding zero-emissions driving to new segmentsVerizon 
  • Verizon is slated to be the first customer of the EV410

DETROIT – BrightDrop, the technology startup decarbonizing last-mile deliveries, today announced the completion of the first production builds of the EV600, a key milestone to deliver its first electric light commercial vehicle (eLCV) to FedEx Express in time for the holiday season. The build completion is the fastest vehicle program to market in General Motors’ history and comes amid global supply chain delays and shortages. The company also unveiled a new addition to its vehicle lineup, the EV410, a mid-size eLCV designed for smaller, more frequent trips. Verizon, one of the largest fleet operators in the U.S., is the first customer slated to integrate the EV410 into its field maintenance and service fleet.

“Getting our first electric vehicles on the streets in record time before another peak holiday shipping season is the best gift we could receive this year, especially when we consider the supply chain headwinds the world is facing right now,” said Travis Katz, BrightDrop president and CEO. “This is a strong statement to the market of how our unique operations setup, which marries the cutting-edge innovation, agility and focus of a technology startup with the scale and manufacturing might of a major automaker, can deliver real value to both customers and the planet.”

BrightDrop’s EV600 record-setting development timeline of just 20 months was made possible by leveraging GM’s highly flexible Ultium battery platform, innovative virtual development processes established by the GMC HUMMER EV program, and an agile approach to manufacturing development. In addition to the segment-leading range1 and safety features2, fleet managers can also expect an estimated yearly savings of $7,000 (USD) by going electric with the EV600 when compared to a similar diesel-powered vehicle3—a good thing for both the bottom line and the environment.

“As e-commerce demand continues to increase and the effects of climate change are felt like never before across the globe, it’s imperative that we move quickly to reduce emissions. BrightDrop’s holistic delivery solutions are designed to help tackle these challenges head on. We’re excited to get these world-class electric vehicles on the streets in record time,” added Katz.

To hit this production milestone, BrightDrop is partnering with a U.S. supplier partner for initial low-volume production while the conversion of GM’s CAMI Assembly Plant in Ingersoll, Canada, is completed. CAMI will serve as the large-scale production home of BrightDrop’s EV600 van starting in November 2022.

BrightDrop EV410

BrightDrop’s newest vehicle, the EV410 combines many of the same features of the EV600, boasting more than 400 cubic feet of cargo area, a shorter wheelbase of just over 150 inches and length of under 20 feet. This new, mid-size delivery van offers exceptional curb management, maneuverability and can fit into a standard-size parking space — a key feature to reduce street congestion in urban areas.

Well-suited for faster, smaller payload deliveries or as a service vehicle — from online grocery delivery to telecom maintenance — the EV410 offers versatility for a myriad of use cases and expands zero-emissions driving to companies like Verizon, helping them meet their sustainability goals while opening new and exciting markets for BrightDrop.

“Mainstream EV adoption by businesses will require the largest fleet operators to work together with innovators like BrightDrop in the development of vehicles that meet the particular needs of our business. Adding the EV410 to our fleet is the latest step in our commitment to Verizon achieving net zero operational emissions by 2035,” said Ken Jack, vice president of Fleet Operations for Verizon, the first company slated to integrate the BrightDrop EV410 into its service fleet.

The EV410 will be available with many of the same range, segment-leading safety, and driver convenience features of the EV600, including: 

  • Estimated range of up to 250 miles on a full charge 1
  • Available at a gross vehicle weight rating of less than 10,000 pounds
  • Segment-leading safety features to keep both drivers and pedestrians safe
    • Standard safety features4 include Front and Rear Park Assist, Automatic Emergency Braking, Forward Collision Alert, Following Distance Indicator, Front Pedestrian Braking, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, IntelliBeam Automatic High Beams and HD Rear Vision Camera
    • Additional available safety and driver assistance features include Rear Cross Traffic Braking, Blind Zone Steering Assist, Reverse Automatic Braking, HD Surround Vision, Rear Pedestrian Alert and Enhanced Automatic Emergency Braking, among others
  • Security system with motion sensors to help keep cargo secure
  • Unmatched comfort and convenience for drivers through features designed, based on hundreds of hours in the field, to help them do their job more efficiently and with more ease, such as a low step-in height, front sliding pocket doors, wide cabin walkways and an available large auto-open cargo bulkhead door

The EV410 is the latest vehicle in BrightDrop’s ecosystem of last-mile solutions, joining the EV600, the company’s first eLCV slated to hit roads later this year; the EP1, an all-electric smart container designed to replace the age-old dolly; and a software platform for fleet and asset management. BrightDrop plans to begin EV410 production in 2023 at CAMI Assembly.


BrightDrop is a new business, from General Motors, reimagining the commercial delivery and logistics industry for an all-electric future. Its portfolio of products, software, and services are designed to decarbonize last-mile deliveries and reduce congestion for a smarter, more sustainable future. For more information, visit gobrightdrop.com. 


1 GM estimated range of up to 250 miles is based on a full charge and subject to change prior to production. GM estimated range based on current capability of analytical projection consistent with SAE J1634 revision 2017 - MCT. Actual range may vary based on several factors, including temperature, terrain, battery age, loading, and how the vehicle is used and maintained.

2 Based on January 2021 vehicle offerings.

3 Estimated based on assumptions for fuel costs, miles traveled, maintenance, and cargo load. May vary based on use case.

4 Safety or driver assistance features are no substitute for the driver's responsibility to operate the vehicle in a safe manner. The driver should remain attentive to traffic, surroundings, and road conditions at all times. Visibility, weather, and road conditions may affect feature performance. Read the vehicle's owner's manual for more important feature limitations and information.


Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Work Truck Wednesday Is Moving Stuff Day!

 





Delivery vans are more than popular in today's business environment. This unit is an excellent heavy-duty choice for many delivery business needs. It is tall enough to stand up in, the sides are made out of extremely durable FRP with straight and smooth sides for excellent graphics display. The inside has two rows of E-track to help strap in shiftable loads securely. This is important: It has a full-size roll-up rear door for full access to the interior without any doors to open or hold open. It is perfect for backing up to a dock or platform or even loading with a forklift. The front is aerodynamic to glide through the air with ease. The bulkhead is solid FRP to keep the noise in the back and not in the front. Excellent visibility, great turning radius, and so much more!

This great Supreme Spartan box van is mounted on the Chevrolet 3500 Express Cutaway Chassis with 9,900 lbs. GVWR, so it is ready to carry whatever load you need to give it. With a gas 4.3 liter V6, this unit has plenty of power and still has fuel efficiency.

See more about this unit here.

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

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Chris Pratt with the First-Ever Silverado ZR2 | Chevrolet


Ranch life isn’t always as glamorous as Hollywood, but thanks to the first-ever Silverado ZR2, Chris Pratt is able to stay on top of it. And keep track of his best bud.

Sunday, September 26, 2021

Morgan Side Access Door Options Offer Cargo Management Solutions


Here are some ideas to increase efficiency a
nd have greater flexibility when dealing with cargo.

Morgan offers a variety of options that make side access egress and ingress easier!

Friday, September 24, 2021

Fleet Truck Friday: Electric Pickups: Timelines, Use Cases, Performance


In this episode of Fast Forward, Fleet Group Editor, Chris Brown, speaks with Executive Analyst for iSeeCars, Karl Bauer to discuss the timelines, use cases, and performance of various electric pickups. Today’s topics include: - What it will take for new EV OEMs to succeed in the market. - If EV Pickups work in a last-mile delivery environment. - Battery costs and battery ranges.


Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Work Truck Wednesday Shares The Virtues Of The Combo Body




The Combo Body is a Service Body where the rear compartments have been removed and the floor is extended about 3' and extended out to the sides to create a very nice work platform. It usually comes with short fold-down removable gates around the platform to help keep things in the bed area where they should stay. This body usually has a heavy-duty forklift loadable rack as well. This creates a very useful body in that you have similar storage capacity of the Service Body, but the rear work area like a flatbed, hence Combo Body. The work platform is somewhat lower than a flatbed would be so it makes it very easy to use. You can pull out your chop saw and go right to work, then store everything in the body when you're done. It is a great choice for a wide variety of contractors and users.

The combo body can also have taller compartments. The standard height is about 41" and varies slightly with different manufacturers. This makes the top of the compartments come to about the middle or slightly lower of the rear window. The taller compartments are often 60" tall and are above the rear window slightly. Although very rare, a low-pro version of the combo body would be about 34" and the top of the lids would be at the bottom of the rear window. With the combo body being mounted more often now on medium-duty trucks, the 60" tall is becoming more popular due to the substantially extra storage space that it offers.

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

Sunday, September 19, 2021

TOMMY GATE - The New V2 Series Liftgate for Chevy Express/ GMC Savana


The New Internal V2 Series Hydraulic Liftgate is the latest in liftgate technology from Tommy Gate. The V2 Series by Tommy Gate provides the maximum platform for maximum effectiveness.

Friday, September 17, 2021

Work Truck Friday: 7 Acquisition Strategy to Enhance 2022 Product Availability


The 70th 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: - 90% of 2021 fleet models ordered between March 1 to August 16, 2021, have yet to be delivered to a dealer. - Latest warning that chip shortage may extend into CY-2022. - Seven acquisition strategies to mitigate the impact of supply constraints. - Need to structure next year’s budget to accommodate anticipated price increases.

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Work Truck Wednesday Is A Chipper Day!

 





Yes, it's a chipper 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, September 14, 2021

Reading. Made For More.


Our work is all about helping you do your work. We make truck bodies. We’ve been doing it for 60 years now. Six decades of hard work, invention, and innovation. And there’s more where that came from. Reading. Made for more.

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

Sunday, September 12, 2021

Behind the Scenes of the First-Ever Silverado ZR2 Relay | Chevrolet


Take a look behind the scenes of the first-ever Silverado ZR2 relay with NBC sideline reporter Michele Tafoya, 2020 NASCAR champion Chase Elliott, actor, producer and rancher Chris Pratt, platinum-selling artist BRELAND and off-road desert racing champion Chad Hall.

Friday, September 10, 2021

First-Ever Silverado ZR2 Reveal | Chevrolet


The first-ever Silverado ZR2 is a true playmaker. Watch the reveal that aired during Sunday Night Football between NBC sideline reporter Michele Tafoya, 2020 NASCAR champion Chase Elliott, actor, producer and rancher Chris Pratt, platinum-selling artist BRELAND and off-road desert racing champion Chad Hall to see what this truck can do for your team this season.
Learn more about Silverado here: https://www.chevrolet.com/upcoming-ve...

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Work Truck Wednesday Celebrates The Contractor Body!

 





Today is Work Truck Wednesday and we're showing off a versatile work truck that is commonly called the Contractor Body. Why? Because so many contractors love this truck. It begins its life as a flatbed. In this case, a 12' flatbed. To that, we add two 8' long toolboxes mounted on top of the bed with fold-down doors and open-top lids like service bodies have. Then, there's the tapered headboard giving the truck body a smooth look as if it were made for this chassis. Next, we add a heavy-duty forklift loadable material rack, fold-down short gates around the back, a load divider inside the bed at the back of the toolboxes to be able to separate some loads. To top it all off, we add a great rear heavy-duty bumper with a full-width step plate and last is the trailer receiver and wiring plug. Sorry, one more thing: Look at those 60" long underbed toolboxes!

Oh, one more thing of importance. This great Scelzi body is mounted on the Chevrolet Silverado Medium-Duty 4500 with 16,500 lbs. GVWR, plenty of bells and whistles, and designed to carry the load for a long, long time especially since it is matched with a famous Duramax diesel and Allison HD automatic!

See more about this truck while it lasts here.

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

Monday, September 6, 2021

Make It Your Own — Truck Month | Chevrolet


It’s Chevy Truck Month. And Chevy offers a full lineup of trucks and accessories to help make your new truck bolder. Make it harder working. And make it your own.

Sunday, September 5, 2021

Chevy MyWay: Truck Talks with Malibu Boats | Chevrolet


Experts from Chevy and Malibu Boats discuss how the All-New 2021 Chevy Suburban and the all-new Malibu Wakesetter 21 LX are built for making the most of your weekends — on and off the water.

Friday, September 3, 2021

Fleet Truck Friday: Identifying Top Trends in Fleet Payment Solutions


This episode of Fleet Momentum is sponsored by and created in partnership with US Bank 🤝

Fleet Group Editor, Chris Brown, speaks with Senior Product Manager of US Bank, Michelle Erickson, to identify top trends in fleet payment solutions.

Topics discussed:
- Connected vehicle commerce and payments.
- Payment solutions for inclement weather.
- Must-haves in a fleet payment solution.
- The new Voyager MasterCard payment solution.

Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Work Truck Wednesday: Take Your Workshop With You To All Your Jobs!

 






Wow! The sheer volume of tools, parts and equipment that you can carry with this truck is off-the-chart. Meet the new Knapheide Combo Body in the optional 60" height. Look at how that extra height creates such space in the compartments. Add more shelves. Add drawers. Add compressors, AC power. Personalize it to your exact needs. This great body has a work platform on the rear with the perfect work height so you can use your chop saw, pipe construction, you name it. Then, there is all that space in the back for large parts like water heaters, AC units, and more. Add a bedslider and move it in and out without getting up there yourself. Just imagine taking your whole shop to the job site!

And better yet is the chassis this great body is mounted on. This is the Chevrolet Silverado Medium Duty 4500 with a GVWR of 19,500 lbs. to carry the weight of all that equipment in stride. Plus the added comfort of the comfortable interior. This rig is for you!

See more about this truck here.

Subject to prior sale. Trucks are moving very quickly!

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Tuesday, August 31, 2021

CHEVROLET PREVIEWS AVAILABLE FOUR-WHEEL STEER ON SILVERADO ELECTRIC PICKUP


DETROIT –Chevrolet today revealed the Silverado electric pickup will drive circles around the competition, and with the addition of available1 Four-Wheel Steer and 24-inch wheels, it will turn circles inside them, too. Four-Wheel Steer is a chassis feature that enables the vehicle to steer all four wheels, enabling increased agility and tighter turning radius at low speeds, improved handling and stability at higher speeds, as well as great trailering dynamics.

Designed as an EV from the ground up, the Silverado electric pickup harnesses the best of the Ultium Platform and Silverado’s proven capability. The fleet and retail versions of the electric Silverado will offer customers a variety of options and are expected to be in high demand2. Customers can receive the latest updates on the electric Silverado at https://www.chevrolet.com/electric/upcoming-all-electric-silverado and https://www.gmfleet.com/trucks/all-electric-chevrolet-silverado.

Sunday, August 29, 2021

CHEVROLET COPO CAMARO BRINGS BACK THE BIG BLOCK FOR 2022



The COPO Camaro returns to the drag strip and its roots with a 572-cubic-inch Big Block V-8

DETROIT – The COPO Camaro returns to the drag strip for 2022 with a newly available 572-cubic-inch engine. The Big Block V-8 channels the spirit of the original 1969 COPO Camaro, a purpose-built drag racer created by dealers using the Central Office Production Order system to equip cars with Chevrolet’s largest V-8.

The COPO 572 uses a cast-iron block with four-bolt main caps, aluminum heads, a forged steel crankshaft, forged steel connecting rods and forged aluminum pistons. Pricing for the COPO Camaro with the 572 starts from $105,500 (excluding tax, title, license, and dealer fees).

The 2022 COPO Camaro is also available with LSX-based Small Block engines –

a supercharged 350-cubic-inch V-8 rated by the NHRA at 580 horsepower and a naturally aspirated 427-cubic-inch V-8 with an NHRA-rated 470 hp. All 2022 COPO Camaros use an ATI Racing Products TH400 three-speed automatic transmission.

Engineered for drag racers, the COPO Camaro is sold as a Chevrolet Performance part and cannot be registered for street use. It competes in NHRA Stock and Super Stock eliminators and comes standard with a carbon fiber hood and wheelie bars. Buyers can customize their cars with options such as a trunk-mounted weight box and parachute.

Owning a COPO Camaro places drag racers in rare company – Chevrolet has built fewer than 700 examples since the program restarted in 2012. In past years, interested customers have entered a lottery to win an allotment for one of 69 cars. Chevrolet will not limit production for 2022, and orders will be filled on a first come, first served basis. Buyers may also participate in a private tour of the COPO Build Facility in Oxford, Michigan, where each car is custom made. The order form for the 2022 Chevrolet COPO Camaro can be found at www.chevrolet.com/performance-parts/copo-camaro.

Read more about the history of the COPO Camaro here.

Friday, August 27, 2021

Fleet Friday Bonus: 2 Ways Fleets Can Prevent Catalytic Converter Theft

 

It’s clear the pandemic has spurred the saying “desperate times call for desperate measures” to new heights. According to data from State Farm, from July 1, 2020, to June 30, 2021, claims filed for catalytic converter theft grew 293% nationwide, reaching 18,000 instances as compared to the 12 months prior.

Here are two ways fleet operations have protected themselves from becoming victims that others can adapt and learn from.

Read more from the businessfleet article here.

Fleet Truck Friday: Identifying Top Trends in Fleet Payment Solutions


This episode of Fleet Momentum is sponsored by and created in partnership with US Bank 🤝 Fleet Group Editor, Chris Brown, speaks with Senior Product Manager of US Bank, Michelle Erickson, to identify top trends in fleet payment solutions. Topics discussed: - Connected vehicle commerce and payments. - Payment solutions for inclement weather. - Must-haves in a fleet payment solution. - The new Voyager MasterCard payment solution.


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Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Work Truck Wednesday Shows One Of The Most Useful Truck Bodies Today






This great truck body is so often called a plumber's body because plumbers love it for all the space it has as well as all the storage compartments for tools, parts, and more. It could just as well be called an electrician's body, or a remodeler's body, or a carpenter's body, or a landscaping body because it can be so useful for a wide variety of contractors. With an inside height of 73" being able to stand up inside is so helpful. The long shelves inside along with the E-track for holding cargo where you want it held. Then all those compartments outside too. No wonder it is so popular. This unit is just slightly over 11' in length.

All this and the body is mounted on the Silverado Medium-Duty 4500 with the legendary Duramax diesel engine mated with the Allison automatic, AC, and so many other features including aluminum wheels! It's a worker and a looker!

These don't last so get it while it's available.

See more about this truck here.

Subject to prior sale.

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Tuesday, August 24, 2021

The Competitive Advantage with Gerald Johnson Episode 2: Jim Quick, Factory Zero, and more!


"We're bringing everybody along with us."

EVP of Global Manufacturing and Sustainability Gerald Johnson returns in episode two of his Competitive Advantage series to offer an exclusive sneak peek into the latest Factory Zero updates and why this facility is a critical milestone on our road toward a more sustainable, all-electric future.


* Feature available on select GM vehicles. Read the vehicle’s owner manual for important feature limitations and information. Safety or driver assistance features are no substitute for the driver's responsibility to operate the vehicle in a safe manner. The driver should remain attentive to traffic, surroundings and road conditions at all times. Visibility, weather, and road conditions may affect feature performance.

Sunday, August 22, 2021

SCELZI Enterprises 1979-2017


A brief overview of Scelzi Enterprises, Inc, manufacturers of Premium Quality Truck Bodies.

Friday, August 20, 2021

Fleet Truck Friday: Are Smart Cameras Really Smart?


This episode is sponsored by and produced in partnership with GPS Insight 🤝

In this second episode of Fleet Tech That Works, we explore smart cameras and the different types available – the Smart Camera vs. the Real Smart Camera. The Real Smart Camera we take an in-depth look at is the Driveri Smart Camera. 

Investing in dashboard cameras is a big decision, so it’s essential to understand your options before choosing a solution. 

To investigate the capabilities of a real smart camera, we look at how Driveri compares in functionality in three common driving scenarios – Harsh Braking, Missing a Stop Sign, and Scoring Safe Driving Behavior. 

Topics covered: 
- How each camera reacts to inertia or g-force-based events.
- The advantages of A.I. and edge processing in analyzing events in real-time.
- What role Vision vs. Inertia plays in the smart camera battle and the capabilities of real-time coaching to the driver.
- Which camera can detect non-inertial-based events and traffic signs.
- How the Driveri recognizes, scores, and documents safe driving.

If you’re interested in the Driveri Smart Camera, then visit the GPS Insight website to learn more - https://www.gpsinsight.com/solutions/...

Read more about the 10 Ways to Get Your Money’s Worth from Dash Cams - https://www.government-fleet.com/safe...

Enhance and improve your safety program with this Dash Cam Policy Template - https://www.automotive-fleet.com/safe...

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Work Truck Wednesday Shows HD Scelzi Steel Landscape Dump On Silverado 4500

 






It's always landscaping season in SoCal, and we can't keep these in stock, so get this one while it lasts! Here is a 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 4500 Medium Duty chassis with 19,500 lb GVWR and equipped with the Duramax diesel, Allison automatic, AC, and much more. The best part: It's a Crew Cab! Take your crew and get the job done efficiently. The body is a Scelzi steel landscape dump with swing-away rear gates, front access gates on both sides, underbed boxes, receiver hitch, and more.

See more about this truck here.

Subject to prior sale.

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Tuesday, August 17, 2021

CHEVROLET TEASES ADDITION OF ZR2 TO SILVERADO LINEUP

 


DETROIT – Chevrolet today confirmed the future expansion of the brand’s popular ZR2 trim to the Silverado. The ZR2 trim relaunched on the Colorado mid-size pickup in 2017, and since then, ZR2 has signified high-performance capability in a wide variety of drive settings – both on- and off-road.

Stay tuned to learn more about the future addition to the Silverado lineup this fall.

Sunday, August 15, 2021

Apple Pie Hot Dog Recipe | Chevrolet


Guy Fieri and Chevy are here to put a delicious spin on an old-school classic. Let’s make the Apple Pie Hot Dog. For more Apple Pie Hot Dog videos, visit: tiktok.com/@chevrolet​

Saturday, August 14, 2021

The First-Ever All-Electric Silverado — Four-Wheel Steer | Chevrolet


The First-Ever All-Electric Silverado will include an available Four-Wheel Steer that enables the vehicle to turn all four wheels, for increased agility and tighter turning, especially at low speeds.

Friday, August 13, 2021

Work Truck Friday: Back In Stock But Not For Long! LCF 4500 s/ 14' Dry Freight Body

 





This 6.6 Gas V8 LCF 4500 with a Morgan 14' Dry Freight Body with 97" inside height has come back in stock but it won't last. These sell like hotcakes. Perfect delivery unit with the turning radius of a regular cab pickup truck and yet 14,500 lb. Gross Vehicle Weight Rating. 

Subject to prior sale! Call now at 951-364-2499

See more about this truck here.

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