Monday, October 31, 2022


  • In collaboration with American Expedition Vehicles, Chevrolet releases first-ever Silverado ZR2 Bison special edition designed to bolster the truck’s off-road capability including rocker protection, unique skid plates, custom front bumper and more.
  • Also new for select trims in the 2023 model year, the popular 3.0L Duramax Diesel gets fine-tuned for more power with a GM-estimated max horsepower of 305 and max torque of 495 lb-ft.

DETROIT – Building off the success of the recent Silverado ZR2 launch, Chevrolet introduced the first-ever special edition Silverado ZR2 Bison in collaboration with American Expedition Vehicles (AEV), a premium off-road aftermarket manufacturer. This truck was uniquely tuned to unlock new heights in off-road capability for customers seeking overlanding adventures.

“Our most recent collaboration with AEV resulted in the much-acclaimed Colorado ZR2 Bison. We’re thrilled to team up again to bring customers Chevrolet’s next chapter of off-road dominance, this time on Silverado,” said Scott Bell, Chevrolet vice president. “The 2023 Silverado ZR2 Bison unlocks the pinnacle of the nameplate’s off-road capability.”

AEV has a strong track record for providing accessories that excel in overland expedition environments. The 2019 Colorado ZR2 Bison quickly became the most popular special edition package offered with the Colorado ZR2. Similar to the Colorado ZR2 Bison development, AEV and GM engineers and designers collaborated on the tooling and design to bring forth the Silverado ZR2 Bison with unique overlanding componentry.

“The Chevrolet Silverado ZR2 Bison is the ultimate half-ton truck for backcountry adventures,” said AEV CEO and Founder Dave Harriton. “The Silverado ZR2 Bison checks all the boxes — robust stamped steel bumpers, complete underbody protection, a factory-tuned off-road suspension, and locking differentials front and rear. We are confident off-road enthusiasts are going to love this truck.”

When compared to the 2022 Silverado ZR2, the Bison special edition is expected to feature improved stats for overlanding adventure. The front approach angle increases to an estimated 32.5 degrees (compared to 31.8 degrees). The departure angle improves to an estimated 23.4 degrees (compared to 23.3 degrees). The trucks are expected to share the same ground clearance at 11.2 inches.

This truck reaches new levels of off-road confidence also in part due to the high-quality steel integrated in the AEV bumpers and underbody protection. The AEV-stamped steel front and rear bumpers are constructed of 3-millimeter-thick steel and are powder and e-coated. The press-hardened steel used for the underbody skid plates is three-and-a-half times stronger than an equivalent cold-stamped high-strength steel plate and provides incredible resistance to underbody damage.

Bolstering the truck’s resume for off-road strength, the Silverado ZR2 Bison comes standard with:

  • AEV stamped steel front and rear bumpers with heavy duty recovery points and integrated step pads. The front bumper is compatible with an available winch accessory
  • Five unique hot-stamped boron steel skid plates providing protection for the front, rear differential, transfer case and fuel tank
  • Steel rocker panel protection
  • A three-piece durable steel front bumper with integrated black, vertical front tow hooks
  • Exclusive gloss black 18-inch AEV wheels paired with 33-inch Goodyear Wrangler Territory MT tires

Bison customers will continue to enjoy ZR2’s standard features:

  • Standard 6.2L V-8 engine with 10-speed automatic transmission delivers 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque to power through tough terrains
  • Multimatic 40-millimeter 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-pedal1 rock crawling

The Silverado ZR2 Bison exclusive body-color grille bar provides contrast to the black grille design and prominently features the signature ZR2 badge on the front of the truck to the right of the iconic Chevy “flow-tie.” On the rear, the bold black matte finish on the standard Multi-Flex tailgate is unique to the Bison design and allows the centered Chevrolet bowtie to stand out.

Tastefully integrated into the design, Silverado ZR2 Bison customers will enjoy discovering nods to the AEV collaboration throughout the interior and exterior of the truck, including the Bison decal on the side outer box and the AEV badge featured on the front headrests and all-weather floor liners.

The Silverado ZR2 Bison is expected to start production in early 2023 with an MRSP of $78,490 with dealer freight charge included2.

2023 Silverado 3.0L Diesel Duramax Delivers More Power, Capability

Also new for the 2023 model year, the refined second-generation 3.0L inline-six turbo-diesel Duramax is expected to deliver additional power and torque.

This engine is primed to deliver a sizable increase in power and torque for diesel customers. The max power is 305 hp, a 10% increase (277 hp in 22MY), and max torque 495 lb-ft, a 7.6% increase (460 lb-ft in MY22), thanks to several key component upgrades for optimum performance, including:

  • New steel pistons with a revised combustion bowl
  • Retuned turbo compressor
  • New fuel injectors
  • Improved temperature control features

“These improvements to the popular 3.0L Diesel Duramax build on the already advanced design of the first-generation engine,” said John Barta, assistant chief engineer of diesels engines. “We often hear customers express their satisfaction with the outstanding fuel economy and smooth quiet power of the current diesel engine, so we can’t wait for them to experience this advanced engine made possible by the continued design evolution and advances in engine technologies.”

This refined diesel engine will be available on Custom Trail Boss, LT, RST, LT Trail Boss, LTZ and High Country, and will continue to be exclusively paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission for retail customers.

The Duramax engine will continue to be assembled at GM’s Flint Engine Operations in Michigan3. and will be available on select trims of the 2023 Silverado 1500 by the end of this year.

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About AEV

American Expedition Vehicles (AEV) has now been on the cutting edge of the 4WD industry for over 25 years, continuously pushing the boundaries of design and innovation. The goal has always been simple: provide the highest quality off-road parts and accessories available anywhere in the world, period

Saturday, October 29, 2022

Chevy MyWay: Truck Talks with Keystone RV

Our experts from Chevy and Keystone RV take you on a ride, with the new 2024 Silverado HD and its advanced but easy-to-use trailering capabilities, alongside the Keystone Cougar 290RLS.

Friday, October 28, 2022

Low Diesel Inventories Trigger Record Prices and Inflationary Pressures

The 118th 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: - On average, diesel stockpiles today are 30% lower than what they have traditionally been at this time of year. As of Oct. 21, diesel supply in the U.S. is down to 25 days, which means diesel inventories are at their lowest level for this time of year since 2008. - There is a direct correlation between the low inventory of diesel and the price at retail pumps. This low supply is exerting upward pressure on the price of diesel, especially since there is an ongoing strong demand for the product. - When diesel stockpiles contracted in April and May 2022, it created upward pressure on retail prices. In May 2022, No. 2 diesel hit an all-time record retail price of $5.51 per gallon. - The higher cost of diesel creates inflationary pricing pressures. For instance, when the cost to transport goods increases, those increased costs are passed on to end-users. - What will ultimately bring down the price of diesel and increase the inventory of diesel fuel will be the recession that everyone is predicting. A recession would slowdown in end-user demand and industrial activity, which, in turn, will put downward pressure on fuel consumption.

Wednesday, October 26, 2022

The Most Maneuverable Service Body You Can Find! And So Much Room Too!


One of the great work trucks that many contractors love is the KUV by Knapheide. This is often called a plumbers body because plumbers, in particular, love the features, but a wide variety of contractors find this body just as useful to them. There are many deep compartments on the outside, two shelf access rear doors for pipe, molding, and other longer items, and large rear doors give easy access to the vast interior keeping equipment out of sight and out of the weather. Then there is the master lock system making your day flow more smoothly. All this plus a good-sized billboard for advertising your business.

But wait, there's more! All of this is mounted on the perfect chassis for this type of body: The Low Cab Forward (LCF) 4500. With only a 109" wheelbase, this truck turns tighter than the average pickup truck. The frame, suspension, tires, and wheels are heavy-duty and designed to carry the weight. This unit has the 6.6 gas V8, automatic, AC, and much more. The cab tilts forward to access the engine making it easy to service.

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Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Chevy MyWay: 2022 Chevrolet Malibu RS Walkaround | Chevrolet

Because every day should feel luxurious, learn how the 2022 Chevrolet Malibu RS comes ready to impress with its sleek design and beautifully crafted interior.

Monday, October 24, 2022

Just In Time Delivery Van For Work Truck Monday!

This 3500 Express Cutaway Van with Supreme Straight Box Van Body is just in time for holiday deliveries or moving things from here to there! Maneuverable. Comfortable. Cavernous Space. Let's get moving while this lasts!

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Sunday, October 16, 2022

2024 Chevy Trax – Introduction | Chevrolet

The all-new 2024 Trax is a bigger, bolder, more refined SUV with unmistakable styling, uncompromising tech, unwavering safety and undeniable value.

Friday, October 14, 2022

Labor Shortages Impacting Fleet Operations and Suppliers

The 116th 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: • Labor shortages are occurring in many industries that support the fleet market, ranging from vehicle transport companies that are coping with an ongoing driver shortage, to national account fleet service providers who are struggling to recruit and retain qualified technicians. • These pandemic-induced labor shortages in the fleet industry extend deep into many fleet service provider organizations. Fleet managers complain of longer vehicle turnaround due to staffing issues at maintenance and collision repair shops. • There is also a massive shortage of drivers who operate trucks that requires a CDL (commercial driver’s licenses). Companies such as those in hauling/towing services and vehicle transport companies are having trouble retaining and recruiting CDL drivers. • Changing age demographics is also contributing to the shortage of workers due to the large scale retirement of Baby Boomers, who are exiting the workforce.

Wednesday, October 12, 2022

Work Truck Wednesday and the Plumber Body or Utility Van

Get all the same great benefits of a utility van, but in a package that’s compatible with a truck cab chassis. With more than enough secure compartments and cargo area storage, the KUVcc can handle all of your tools, equipment, and parts while keeping them separated and organized. The KUVcc features solid steel construction so you know you will get years of durable service out of this enclosed utility body.

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Monday, October 10, 2022

Sunday, October 9, 2022

The Evolution of Z06: An Obsession with Performance | Chevrolet

After 70 years of performance obsession, you’d think we’d pump the brakes. No chance. Take an up-close look at the evolution of Z06 and see how the 2023 Corvette Z06 stacks up on the track.

Friday, October 7, 2022

The 2024 Chevy Equinox EV Is GM's New Affordable Long Range EV CUV

With around 250-300 miles of range, your choice of FWD or AWD, and likely the $7500 federal tax credit,. the Equinox EV might be the most important EV coming to America in 2023. Yep, 2023, that's the only bummer.

Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Sharing An Efficient Mid-Sized Work Truck For Work Truck Wednesday


Efficiency counts and having a service body on a Colorado Extended Cab chassis is efficient in many ways. Overall size, fuel efficiency, and more, while being so comfortable and enjoyable to drive.

This Colorado chassis has a 3.6 gas V6, automatic, AC, and more creature comforts. To this, we add a Harbor 7' service body with a material rack, and now we have a great mid-sized work truck.

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Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Meet the New 2024 Silverado HD - This Is the Truck | Chevrolet

Introducing the newest legend – the new 2024 Silverado HD. A bold look, a commanding new interior, advanced towing technology and the largest, most functional bed in its class, the new 2024 Silverado HD combines an undeniable presence with unstoppable performance.

About the Chevy Silverado HD: With two heavy-duty powertrain options, innovative towing technologies, and a large and functional Durabed, Silverado HD pulls up ready to work. And whatever the job, there are five unique trim levels ready to match your need.

Sunday, October 2, 2022

EVs for Everyone | Chevrolet

Our exciting lineup of Chevy electric vehicles — the Silverado EV, Blazer EV, Equinox EV, Bolt EV and Bolt EUV — is coming to offer electrifying choices to everyone, everywhere. Now that’s something to sing about.