Saturday, December 31, 2022

Happy New Year From Paradise Fleet


We are grateful for this past year and the opportunity to serve so many by finding the perfect work truck. We look forward to an even better 2023. We are blessed to be able to serve you!

Friday, December 30, 2022

Fleet Truck Friday and the Silverado 1500


Perhaps the original fleet work truck is the 1/2-ton pickup in all its variations like a regular cab, crew cab, V6, V8, 2-wheel drive, and 4x4. Whether new or previously owned, dressed up for day and evening work, or in its most basic form, the Silverado 1500 is an excellent choice.

Check out our Silverado 1500 new and used collection here.

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Wednesday, December 28, 2022

Work Truck Wednesday Is The Last Wednesday Of The Year! Here's A Special Treat.

What a great work truck this is! We begin with the solid 3500 HD single rear wheel regular cab chassis with the 6.6 Gas V8, automatic, AC, and many creature comforts to make getting from one job to another a sheer pleasure. We add the Harbor Truck Bodies 8' Trademaster Service Body with stainless steel open-top lids, HD forklift-loadable material rack, and trailer receiver. Plus, we've ordered this unit with the famous Tommygate Folding Liftgate, which is ideal for helping get those heavy things into and out of the bed area.

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Monday, December 26, 2022

Friday, December 23, 2022

Fleet Friday: How to Measure, Manage & Improve Fleet Carbon Emissions

The Fast Forward video series, hosted by Bobit Fleet Group Editor Chris Brown, is about connecting with leaders in fleet, tech, and automotive to show what the future holds for fleets of all types.

In this episode, Chris interviews Sharon Etherington, who manages the Roche Diagnostics fleet, and Krista McKenna, senior SHE (safety, health, and environment) professional at Roche. The discussion centers on how fleets can start on a path to measuring carbon emissions and working with internal and external stakeholders to realize results.

Wednesday, December 21, 2022

Work Truck Wednesday: Heavy-Duty Crew Cab Silverado 5500 with Contractor Body


You carry heavy loads, and you need a truck to handle that with ease and comfort. This Silverado 5500 Crew Cab with the 6.6 Duramax diesel and Allison automatic with 19,500 lbs. gross vehicle weight rating will do this very well. Matched to this chassis is the Harbor Contractor Body with stainless steel open-top lids, fold-down rear gates, and a cantilevered forklift-loadable material rack, which allows the rear of the bed to be effectively used as a workbench.

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Saturday, December 17, 2022

Chevy Silverado – Adventure is Everywhere | Chevrolet

Chevy Silverado ZR2, Trail Boss and Custom Trail Boss, lifted right from the factory. Where will they take you? Because adventure is everywhere. 

Friday, December 16, 2022

Fleet Truck Friday Is Pickup Truck Friday!


Truck fleets have been using pickup trucks pretty much since pickup trucks existed. At Paradise Fleet, we are always finding ways to keep up with the demand for this excellent work truck.

In new pickups, we have the Colorado, 1500, and 2500HD, as shown above. They come with various engine and drivetrain combinations, the popular crew cab, as shown in these images, and the double cab and regular cab designations.

We also have previously owned pickups available!

See our new pickup selection here.

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Wednesday, December 14, 2022

Work Truck Wednesday: The Perfect Service Body Combo!

The ever-popular Chevrolet 2500HD shines in this double cab model with the legendary Duramax diesel, 10-sp automatic, AC, and plenty of other creature comforts. Excellent power, fuel economy, space, and efficiency. On this excellent chassis sits the Harbor 8' service body with stainless steel top lids, deep compartments, open-top storage for small parts or long tools, a heavy-duty tapered-leg forklift loadable material rack, a master locking system, a trailer receiver, and more.

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Monday, December 12, 2022

Accelerated Preparation: Performance Data Recorder | Chevrolet

Provide proof of your driving prowess. You can record video and audio of your best moments behind the wheel. An available programmable video overlay can display your speed, g forces, 0—60 times, and more.

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Saturday, December 10, 2022

The Competitive Advantage with Gerald Johnson Episode 6: Discussing Public Policies and Legislation

EVP of Global Manufacturing Gerald Johnson sits down with Vice President and Head of Global Public Policy Omar Vargas to break down the latest legislation and its impact on our gas-powered, electric and autonomous vehicle production as well as our manufacturing supply chain.

Friday, December 9, 2022

Fleet Truck Friday: Catalytic Converter Thefts are Turning Violent and Deadly

The 117th State of the Fleet Industry video produced by Automotive Fleet offers insights into the state of the fleet market as presented by AF Editor Mike Antich. 🎙Today's topics include: - More and more of these catalytic converter thefts are turning violent, and on at least three occasions, the vehicle owners were killed while the crime was in progress. - It is important to instruct employee drivers not to confront thieves who are attempting to steal catalytic converters from their fleet vehicles and instead to keep their distance and immediately call 911. - In 2018, there were 1,298 catalytic converter thefts. Three years later, in 2021, catalytic converter theft claims jumped to 14,433 incidents — a 325% increase in a single year. - Year to date, in calendar-year 2022, from January to September, more than 50,000 catalytic converters have been stolen from parked vehicles in the U.S.

Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Work Truck Wednesday - Having Your Cake and Eating It Too!

It is much more efficient to carry the tools, parts, products, and accessories and stay in the field rather than go back and forth to the shop. Sometimes, the perfect solution is a larger truck body. First, we need a chassis to handle it, and for convenience and efficiency's sake, we want it to be maneuverable too!

This truck may very well solve all of those issues. We begin with the Chevrolet LCF (Low Cab Forward) 4500 chassis with 14,500 lbs. gross vehicle weight rating, a 6.6 gas V8, 6-speed automatic, AC, and many other convenience features.

To this, we add the famous Knapheide KUV plumber-style body. This 132" wheelbase chassis allows the 13' utility body to fit perfectly and gives you a larger body to carry more cargo. The good news is that the turning radius or maneuverability is excellent. Even with this large truck body, this chassis will turn a circle inside the turning circle of a typical full-size pickup with an 8' bed. That's having your cake and eating it too!

This combination is hard to come by, so call 951-364-2499 and talk with one of our fleet specialists today and let us solve your most pressing work truck issues.

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Sunday, December 4, 2022

Friday, December 2, 2022

Fleet Truck Friday - Understanding the Transition from Aftermarket to Factory-Installed Modems

Fleets have been deriving value and improving efficiencies with telematics systems for years. Traditionally, this involved installing a modem in each fleet vehicle. Today, most modems are available directly from the factory. In this Fleet Momentum video series, Jason Hammond, director of mobile field solutions at AT&T, discusses the transition to OEM-sourced modems, the benefits they provide, and what fleets need to be thinking about when managing them and the data they provide. ⏱ Topics & Timestamps 0:00 Intro 1:15 The cost and efficiency benefits for light-duty vehicles to come with automakers’ modems direct from the factory 4:15 What fleets should know in a mixed environment with both legacy aftermarket modems mixed with factory-sourced modems 6:45 How to handle the difference in modems since not all are standardized across OEMs 8:30 How this trend factors into fleeting EVs and what data to gather and analyze 10:55 How to manage multiple systems and multiple dashboards, especially with EVs

Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Work Truck Wednesday: New Supplier For Cargo Van Upfits - Ranger Design

Here's a great offering from a new supplier for cargo van upfits. This is Ranger Design's General Service van interior package which offers a good deal of flexibility and still plenty of space for tools, parts, and other cargo to get your jobs done. Check it out while it lasts!

The Cheverolet Express 2500 cargo van is equipped with a 4.3 V6, automatic, AC, and more to make driving comfortable. This unit has rear windows and some prefer that; however, they are easily blacked out if you would like that for more privacy.

See more about this unit here.

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Sunday, November 27, 2022

Mrs. Hayes – Chevy Commercial | Chevrolet

This heartfelt story proves that love doesn’t lessen with loss. Warmth, hope, and the spirit of community live on through what we give back.

Friday, November 25, 2022

Fleet Truck Friday: Fleet Allocation to Carry Over to MY-2024 for Most OEMs

The 122nd State of the Fleet Industry video produced by Automotive Fleet offers insights into the state of the fleet market as presented by AF Editor Mike Antich. 🎙Today's topics include: - Several major OEMs announced during their presentations that fleet allocations will carry over to the 2024 model-year fleet ordering. - In a fleet allocation environment, most OEMs require pre-approval to place orders based on an allocation determined by a fleet’s past order volumes. - From a historical perspective, the second-year transition to a fleet ordering allocation system is truly a significant milestone that has never before happened in the history of fleet management. - In a fleet allocation environment, it is important to get internal approvals for your fleet budget done quickly so you can get OEM allocation approvals as soon as possible.

Thursday, November 24, 2022

Happy Thanksgiving Day from Paradise Fleet

At Paradise Fleet, we share our thankfulness with all our friends that include our customers, associates, suppliers, and our dealer. Today is Thanksgiving Day in the United States of America setting aside a full day to give thanks to our friends, enjoy the bounty, and know that we are blessed one and all.

Happy Thanksgiving to all. Thank you for all that you do and that we share in.

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Work Truck Wednesday Has A Contractor Body While It Lasts!

Keeping these very popular truck bodies in stock is quite a challenge. Here the 3500HD 14,000 lb GVWR chassis with the legendary Duramax Diesel and Allison Automatic with plenty of comfort and convenience features as well. It is designed to be fuel efficient and carry and pull the loads as you need. There's even a back-up camera! 

Mounted on this excellent chassis foundation is the Martin 12' Contractor Body with 8' upper tool boxes with open top lids and fold-down doors. Add a tapered forklift loadable rack, headboards, load divider, and short gates around the rear. Finally, there is the receiver hitch, two 60" underbed tool boxes. In addition, this unit has the hardwood floor.

Best to call us right away while we have this. Call 951-364-2499 and talk to one of our fleet specialists,

See more about this truck here.

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Sunday, November 20, 2022

2024 Chevy Blazer EV: Blazer EV Academy - Regen On Demand + One Pedal Driving | Chevrolet

Recapture energy and extend the range of your Blazer EV with Regen on Demand* and One Pedal Driving**, which converts kinetic energy into battery power. Learn how these features can also help bring the vehicle to a complete stop. 

Friday, November 18, 2022

Fleet Truck Friday and Business Choice Offers

BUSINESS CHOICE OFFERS can give you great value on eligible vehicles to help keep your business moving forward. Earn cash allowances on either Chevrolet  Accessories or Upfits with each Business Choice Offer below. You can even add the most current retail offers to get even more on your next vehicle.


Business Choice customers will need to answer “yes” to the following questions:

  1. Are you a business owner?
  2. Is the vehicle used in the day-to-day operation of your business and not solely for personal/non-business-related transportation purposes?

Note: Eligible business documents must be used to verify business ownership. Documents must be active or dated within the last 12 months. Examples of eligible documents are listed below:


  • GM Fleet Account Number (FAN)
  • Sales Tax License
  • State Business License or State/Federal Business Tax ID Certificate
  • Municipalities (In lieu of Bid Assistance, vehicle must be in the name of the municipality)
  • Municipal Business License
  • Prior Year Schedule C (Form 1040) or Schedule F (Form 1040—Farmers)
  • Crop or Livestock Insurance
  • Federal Land Use Restriction and/or Federal Land Grant Subsidiary Documentation
  • Commercial General Liability Insurance Policy/Public Liability Insurance Policy and/or Workmen’s Compensation Insurance Policy
  • State or Federal Authorized Business Website
  • Prior year business tax form
  • Timber Registration Number
  • Tax Form 1120-S
  • Tax Form 1065 Farmer’s General Liability Insurance
  • Articles of Incorporation
  • Pocket List of Railroad Officials Guide (Only eligible when Railroad Operators Incentive is not used)
  • Agricultural ID
The following Core Commercial Vehicles do not require proof of business ownership: Cargo Vans, Cutaways, Low Cab Forwards, Chassis Cabs and trucks w/ZW9.

For more information about Business Choice offers, call our fleet specialists at 951-364-2499. You can also visit our website at

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Work Truck Wednesday - Cargo Vans Back In Stock!

The cargo van remains the single most popular commercial vehicle on the planet and for good reason. There is a lot of space for tools, parts, machines, hardware, and more. The interior can be modified as this one is to have shelves, bulkhead, and more to keep things organized for easy access. It has a great short turning radius and is easy to drive, low to the ground making it easy to access everything you need to do the job at hand. Many prefer no rear or side windows for security as this units demonstrates.

This Chevrolet 2500 Express has a 4.3 V6, 8-speed automatic, AC, and other comfort and convienience features and is upfitted by Harbor Truck & Van.

See this unit here.

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Monday, November 14, 2022

Sunday, November 13, 2022

GM Secures All Energy Needed to Achieve Renewable Energy Goal 25 Years Ahead of Initial Target

  • Based on current projections, GM has reached its goal of securing enough renewable energy to power all of its U.S. sites by 2025
  • As one of the earliest adopters of renewable energy among corporate purchasers, GM has already realized positive cash flows from its portfolio, and expects to continue to do so
  • GM’s long-term investments in local renewable energy projects support grid resiliency, as well as job growth and retention

DETROIT — General Motors today announced the finalization of energy sourcing agreements required to secure 100% of the energy needed to power all its U.S. facilities by 2025. This is in line with the accelerated target announced in September 2021, which is 5 years ahead of the 2030 target announced in early 2021 and 25 years ahead of the initial target of 2050, set in 2016.

By achieving this accelerated goal, GM expects to avoid the production of an estimated 1 million metric tons of carbon emissions that would have been produced between 2025 and 2030, equal to the emissions produced by burning 1 billion pounds of coal.

“We believe it is critical — to ourselves, to our customers and to the future of the planet — to step up our efforts and reach ambitious targets that move us closer to a more sustainable world,” says Kristen Siemen, GM chief sustainability officer. “Securing the renewable energy we need to achieve our goal demonstrates tangible progress in reducing our emissions in all aspects of our business, ultimately moving us closer to our vision of a future with zero emissions.”

Sourcing renewable energy is a critical component of GM’s plans to decarbonize. The company’s renewable energy strategy is rooted in four pillars:

  1. Increasing Energy Efficiency: GM's energy goals begin with reducing energy consumption by improving energy efficiency. For 11 years, GM has been awarded the EPA Energy Star Sustained Excellence Award for its energy efficiency efforts.
  2. Sourcing Renewables: While it works to minimize the amount of energy required to run its facilities, GM also sources renewable energy through direct investment, on-site generation, green tariffs and power purchase agreements. This is the main way through which GM is achieving its renewable energy goal.
  3. Addressing Intermittency: GM is creating technology to store renewable energy over the medium and long term, so its power consumption is not disrupted by external fluctuations.
  4. Policy Advocacy: Policy efforts are essential to expand transmission, create microgrids that help deploy renewable energy and enable markets to price these solutions to enable a carbon-free resilient power system. GM supports policies that enable a carbon-free, resilient power system.

GM's renewable energy portfolio now includes sourcing agreements from 16 renewable energy plants across 10 states, continuing to lead all automotive OEMs as the largest offtaker of renewable power in the industry. Since 2017, the portfolio has also produced over $75 million of positive cash flows.

In 2019, GM became a founding member of what is now known as the Clean Energy Buyers Association — the largest group of corporate renewable energy buyers in the U.S. CEBA brings companies together to unlock market access, helping organizations of all sizes find cost-effective pathways to buying renewable energy.

“General Motors has been a trailblazer in corporate clean energy procurement for manufacturing facilities for over a decade,” said Miranda Ballentine, CEO of the Clean Energy Buyers Association. “Today’s announcement of securing the energy needed to achieve their 2025 goal is another example of their leadership. But even more impressive has been GM’s commitment to sharing their learnings and guiding other corporations who want to follow their lead. In a world of high competition, this community-orientation is truly wonderful.”

In 2021, GM announced its Science Based Targets for emissions reduction, as well as plans to become carbon neutral in its global products and operations by 2040. In addition, the company plans to eliminate tailpipe emissions from new U.S. light-duty vehicles by 2035. GM has committed to invest $35 billion in electric and autonomous vehicles through 2025, with plans to reach more than 1 million units of annual EV capacity in each of North America and China by the end of 2025.

General Motors (NYSE:GM) is a global company focused on advancing an all-electric future that is inclusive and accessible to all. At the heart of this strategy is the Ultium battery platform, which will power everything from mass-market to high-performance vehicles. General Motors, its subsidiaries and its joint venture entities sell vehicles under the Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, CadillacBaojun and Wuling brands. More information on the company and its subsidiaries, including OnStar, a global leader in vehicle safety and security services, can be found at

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Friday, November 11, 2022

Fleet Demand Expected to Exceed Vehicle Availability in CY-2023

The 120th State of the Fleet Industry video produced by Automotive Fleet offers insights into the state of the fleet market as presented by AF Editor Mike Antich. 🎙Today's topics include: - Fleet managers anticipate vehicle availability will incrementally increase in calendar-year 2023, but this will be partially offset by the fact that total end-user demand will continue to exceed vehicle availability. - OEM fleet ordering allocation systems are limiting fleet buyers to fewer vehicles than they requested, causing unordered vehicles to be carried over to the next model year. - Ultimately these units that have been carried over into the next model-year will need to be replaced. But eliminating this pent-up demand will take a while. - Eventually, the industry is going to find equilibrium between vehicle production and end-user demand, but unfortunately that doesn’t look like it will happen in calendar-year 2023.

Thursday, November 10, 2022

Veterans Day - Honoring All Who Served


Veterans Day (originally known as Armistice Day) is a federal holiday in the United States observed annually on November 11, for honoring military veterans of the United States Armed Forces (who were discharged under conditions other than dishonorable). It coincides with other holidays including Armistice Day and Remembrance Day which are celebrated in other countries that mark the anniversary of the end of World War I. Major hostilities of World War I were formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 when the Armistice with Germany went into effect. At the urging of major US veteran organizations, Armistice Day was renamed Veterans Day in 1954.

Wednesday, November 9, 2022

Work Truck Wednesday Carries Biggest Loads!

This Chevrolet Silverado Medium-Duty 6500 equipped with the Martin 22' Stakebed and Liftgate makes easy work of your biggest loads! The Silverado 5500 is powered by the Duramax diesel and Allison automatic, along with plenty of other features to make driving this rig a delight. With a 23,500 lb. gross vehicle weight rating it can also carry the weight. The Martin 22' Stakebed with hardwood floor and removable wood gates keeps your cargo in place and the Dhollandia tuckaway style liftgate saves the back and makes loading and unloading heavy items so much easier.

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