Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Work Truck Wednesday Features 14' Landscape Dump On Silverado 5500


When is it not landscaping time in California? We're now in peak season! So, check out this heavy-duty Landscape Dump on a chassis designed to carry the load. 

We begin with the medium-duty Silverado 5500 with a hefty 19,500 lbs. gross vehicle weight rating. It has the legendary Duramax diesel powerplant mated to the HD Allison automatic. Plenty of creature comforts too.

Now add the Scelzi 14' Steel Landscape Dump with some great options, including rear swing-away gates at the rear, two side swing-away gates at the front with step, underbed toolboxes, retractable tarp, receiver hitch and wiring plug, and more.

This truck will get the job done efficiently and effectively with room for three adults too.

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Saturday, May 27, 2023

2024 Chevy Trax – Technology | Chevrolet

With a variety of wireless technologies, see how the all-new 2024 Trax keeps you plugged-in without having to plug in.

Friday, May 26, 2023

Paradise Fleet's Mike Nemec Gives Work Truck Solutions Commercial Dealer Testimonial

Mike Nemec, Fleet & Commercial Sales at Paradise Chevrolet, explains his views on the effectiveness of Work Truck Solutions' 2-Minute Prospecting tool.

Wednesday, May 24, 2023

Work Truck Wednesday Salutes The Legendary Contractor Body

The Contractor Body is legendary in its popularity and usefulness. In this case, we have a Martin 12' Contractor Body with underbed toolboxes, 8' upper bed open-top tool/parts cabinets, HD forklift-loadable material rack, short gates around the back, load divider, trailer receiver and wiring plug, and more. This great body is mounted on the Chevrolet Silverado 5500 Medium-Duty chassis with a whopping 19,500 lbs. gross vehicle weight rating, the 6.6 Duramax diesel powerplant mated to the HD Allison automatic transmission. There are many creature comforts and a little bling with the aluminum wheels. 

Got heavy work to do? This truck will get it done!

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Monday, May 22, 2023

Saturday, May 20, 2023

Nate Zimmerly Salutes Those Who Serve | Chevrolet

As an Army Veteran and the President of General Motors’ Veterans Employee Resource Group, Nate Zimmerly has committed his life to service. Join us in saluting him and his fellow service members for Military Appreciation Month. #ChevySalutes

Friday, May 19, 2023

Fleet Truck Friday: The Right TRAC® Open-End Lease | GM Financial

What’s the right commercial vehicle lease option for your business?

GM Financial's open-end lease product gives you the freedom to determine your monthly payment by setting the term and residual that works best for you and your business. 

With no wear and use limitations, plus unlimited mileage, your crew can focus on the job instead of the trucks. And with several lease-end options, The Right TRAC® makes coming to the end of the term easier than ever. 

Wednesday, May 17, 2023

Crew Cab 2500HD Diesel Service Body Ready To Go To Work

For this Work Truck Wednesday, we are showing a popular and useful work truck. It begins with the 2500HD chassis with the 6.6 Duramax Diesel and Allison Automatic with AC, Power Windows, Door Locks, and room for six. To this, we add the Knapheide 8' Service Body with HD Forklift Loadable Material Rack, Master Locking System, Trailer Receiver, and more. What a great combination.

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Monday, May 15, 2023

OnStar Business Solutions takes on car thieves at AutoZone

The AutoZone fleet had a problem: professional car thieves. Then they targeted a GM vehicle equipped with OnStar® and Stolen Vehicle Assistance, allowing authorities to safely apprehend the crooks. OnStar Business Solutions also helps AutoZone’s delivery drivers by providing Safety Services and a new level of convenience for fleet management.

Saturday, May 13, 2023

New Chevy Silverado HD. Own Work. Own Play. Own Life. | Chevrolet

The new Chevy Silverado HD is hauling in more power, a new interior, and our most revolutionary available towing tech ever. Own the HD life. 

Friday, May 12, 2023

Commercial Auto Financing | GM Financial

You have a business to run, and your commercial auto financing should help you run faster. 

Whether you're looking for flexible leasing options, an open line of credit, or a personal guaranty, GM Financial has financing options that can be customized for your business.

Wednesday, May 10, 2023

Work Truck Wednesday: Straight Box Vans Are Back In Stock!

Straight Box Vans are so useful for so many users. Deliveries? Of course! Contractors? Absolutely. There is nothing as useful sometimes as a big empty box on wheels. Load it up and take it where it needs to go. Fill it with tools and shelves and take your shop to the remote job site. The roll-up rear door allows easy access, and the floor is low to the ground to make loading easy.

The chassis is the Chevrolet Express 3500 single-rear-wheel with 9,900 lbs. gross vehicle weight rating, the legendary 4.3 V6, automatic transmission, AC, and much more. To this great chassis, the Wabash 12' Straight Box Van makes a perfect combo.

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Monday, May 8, 2023

2024 Chevy Blazer EV: Blazer EV Academy - Blazer EV Overview | Chevrolet

You can have impressive style, power, and capability – and drive an electric SUV. Built from the ground up using the game-changing Ultium platform, Blazer EV offers flexibility in charging speeds, range*, and performance. See it in action.

Saturday, May 6, 2023

First-Ever Chevrolet Silverado HD ZR2 Debuts To Tow, Haul, and Tackle The Trails

  • Race-proven off-road technologies include DSSV dampers, a factory lift and more to create Chevy’s flagship heavy-duty off-road pickup
  • HD ZR2 builds upon Silverado HD’s already impressive roster of HD truck features to accomplish the toughest work with smart trailering tech and formidable powertrains
  • A ZR2 family complete: HD ZR2 creates trio of flagship, off-road performance pickups
  • Silverado HD ZR2 Bison surprises with ultimate off-road capability, in collaboration with American Expedition Vehicles

DETROIT – The off-road capability synonymous with Chevrolet’s ZR2 badge debuts for the Silverado HD with the introduction of the 2024 Silverado HD ZR2 – the brand’s flagship heavy-duty off-roader. Elevating the Silverado HD’s off-road credentials to even further heights, the 2024 Silverado HD ZR2 Bison debuts as part of the Chevy trucks family as well.

Chevrolet will soon offer a trio of flagship, off-road performance pickup trucks for anyone ready to explore the trails in Colorado ZR2, Silverado 1500 ZR2 and the first-ever Silverado HD ZR2.

Both the HD ZR2 and HD ZR2 Bison bring race-proven technologies and enhanced off-road capability to the refreshed 2024 Silverado HD lineup, with the specialized ZR2 Bison featuring unique equipment from premium off-road aftermarket manufacturer American Expedition Vehicles, for those seeking the ultimate capability in their adventures.

“The all-new Silverado HD ZR2 and HD ZR2 Bison provide the off-road performance our customers have come to expect from a ZR2, with the towing and payload capabilities our HD customers demand,” said Michael MacPhee, director of Chevrolet Trucks Marketing. “They also expand the Silverado HD lineup, offering more choices for customers to find the perfect truck for work and off-road adventure.”

Offered exclusively in the 2500 Crew Cab configuration — with the standard 6.6L gasoline engine or available 6.6L Duramax Turbo-Diesel — the Silverado HD ZR2 and HD ZR2 Bison leverage Chevrolet’s off-road racing success with a defined set of upgrades built from proven off-road prowess. Whether that’s crawling trails, tackling tough terrain or towing adventure toys on the weekend, the Silverado HD ZR2 and HD ZR2 Bison can handle it all.

The Silverado HD ZR2 does this without sacrificing on-road comfort or heavy-duty truck capability, embracing the same hallmarks that make the Silverado 1500 ZR2 a winning combination.

As for capability, the max payload for the Silverado HD ZR2 is 3,397 pounds2 (gas engine), while the max trailering rating is an impressive 18,500 pounds3, when equipped with the available Duramax Turbo-Diesel to ensure owners don’t have to leave behind any part of their adventure – big or small – when hitting the trail.

“The Silverado HD ZR2 is for those who want it all: For when you need to haul equipment to the jobsite during the week, then the camper and family off the beaten path on the weekend,” said Sahar Nasif, program engineering manager, Silverado HD ZR2. “It’s for those who want their tow rig to be just as cool as the toys it’s hauling.”

The HD ZR2 is instantly recognizable with the ZR2 family’s front grille, which represents the expressive styling the ZR2 family of trucks values. Unique wheel opening moldings featuring integrated mud guards, ZR2 badging on the grille bar and a higher stance further strengthen HD ZR2’s image. Both trucks also wear the “flow-tie” emblem. The suspension is raised approximately 1.5 inches (38 mm), front and rear, compared to other Silverado HD 4WD models.

Its off-road-capable features and content also include:

  • Specific front upper and lower control arms and specific steering knuckles
  • Multimatic DSSV Dampers
  • Larger steel transfer case skid plate and front aluminum skid plate
  • Rear e-locker
  • 35-inch Goodyear Wrangler Territory MT tires mounted on 18 x 9-inch aluminum wheels.

HD ZR2 also includes a new Off-Road Mode, which incorporates learnings from the Colorado ZR2 and Silverado 1500 ZR2. When engaged, it adjusts various vehicle calibrations, such as the anti-lock brakes, traction control and stability control, to optimize their performance for off-road driving. In addition, Off-Road Mode alters throttle progression and transmission shifts, and the locking rear axle does not have a speed limitation.

HD ZR2 Bison: AEV collaboration raises the off-road bar

The HD ZR2 Bison was developed in collaboration with AEV to provide a factory package for the most avid off-roaders. It builds on the HD ZR2’s standard features, adding:

  • Exclusive gloss black, 18-inch AEV wheels
  • Distinctive cut high-approach, stamped-steel front bumper with integrated recovery points and winch provisions
  • Unique stamped-steel cut rear bumper with recovery points
  • Tough, stamped steel underbody skid plates for the front of the vehicle, steering rack, exhaust and transfer case

Bison models also receive unique exterior badging and other identifying cues, including the AEV logo on the front-seat head restraints.

Additionally, both the HD ZR2 and HD ZR2 Bison benefit from the functional features shared across the Silverado HD range, including the DuraBed cargo box that optimizes every square inch for maximum cargo capability, the corner step rear bumper, BedSteps, power tailgate, a 120-volt power outlet, available six-position Multi-Flex tailgate and more.

IN FOCUS: Race-Proven Multimatic DSSV dampers

The Silverado HD ZR2’s racing-derived Multimatic spool-valve dampers are designed to blend maximum off-road capability with on-road comfort. Pioneered on the Colorado ZR2 racing program and torture-tested with the help of Chad Hall Racing in the Best in The Desert off-road racing series, their unique spool-valve design (with three separate spools), compared to conventional shim-type dampers, offers unlimited tuning variability to control damping. That translates into more precise damping performance, for a greater feeling of control on and off the road.

Redesigned interior with ZR2 flair

The HD ZR2 and ZR2 Bison also feature the 2024 Silverado HD lineup’s redesigned interior. Built for excellent work-ready functionality and next-level technology integration, the cabin boasts features HD truck buyers expect with a blend of premium materials and off-road prowess, as found in the Silverado 1500 ZR2.

The interior’s dark trim accents complement the Jet Black and Graystone leather-appointed surfaces. Care also went into selecting materials that are simple to wipe clean after a day in the dirt.

The instrument panel houses a best-in-class 13.4-inch-diagonal infotainment1 screen and expansive 12.3-inch-diagonal configurable driver information center that become the focal points of the driver’s command center. The infotainment screen and other controls are also canted toward the driver, strengthening the command center perspective. Smart, off-road technology includes an available 15-inch Head-Up Display with an off-road inclinometer and HD Surround Vision7 for the Silverado HD ZR2 and HD ZR2 Bison.

A redesigned wireless phone chargerarea as well as a flow-under console, which offers the spaciousness of a bench seat while retaining the functionality of a center console, round out HD ZR2’s efficient use of interior space.

Coming in Q3 2023

Production of the 2024 Chevrolet Silverado HD ZR2 and ZR2 Bison begins later this summer, at General Motors’ Flint Assembly plant in Michigan10. Pricing will be announced closer to the start of production.


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1Functionality varies by model. Full functionality requires compatible Bluetooth® and smartphone, and USB connectivity for some devices.
2For comparison purposes only. See the owner's manual and the label on the vehicle door jamb for the carrying capacity of a specific vehicle.
3Before 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.
4The system wirelessly charges one compatible mobile device. Some phones have built-in wireless charging technology and others require a special adapter/back cover. For a list of GM wireless charging-compatible mobile devices, see If your device is not on this list, please consult your carrier.
7Safety 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 Owner’s Manual for more important feature limitations and information.
8App functionality and features vary with vehicle equipment and trim level. Data connection may be required. Some features require active service plan and working electrical system. User terms and limitations apply.
10With globally sourced parts.




Crew Cab Standard Bed (4WD)



Type:6.6L V-8 gasoline

Bore & Stroke (in. / mm):

4.06 x 3.86 / 103.25 x 98

Block Material:

Cast iron with nodular iron main caps

Cylinder Head Material:

Cast aluminum

Compression Ratio:



Overhead-valve, two valves per cylinder, variable valve timing

Fuel Delivery:

Direct fuel injection

(hp / kW @ rpm):

401 / 299 @ 5200 (SAE certified – gasoline)

(lb.-ft. / Nm @ rpm):

464 / 629 @ 4000 (SAE certified – gasoline)


Duramax 6.6L V-8 Turbo-Diesel

Bore & Stroke (in. / mm):

4.05 x 3.89 / 103 x 99

Block Material:

Cast iron

Cylinder Head Material:

Cast aluminum

Compression Ratio:



Overhead-valve, four valves per cylinder

Fuel Delivery:

Common-rail direct fuel injection

Horsepower (hp / kW @ rpm):

470 / 350 @ 2800 (per SAE J1349)

Torque (lb.-ft. / Nm @ rpm):

975 / 1322 @ 1600 (per SAE J1349)



Gear Ratios (:1):

Allison® 10L1000 10-speed automatic 























Final Drive Ratio:

3.73 (6.6L gas)
3.42 (6.6L diesel)



Front Suspension:Short long arms independent front suspension with torsion bars

Rear Suspension:

Semi-elliptic, two-stage, multi-lead springs

Steering Type:

Hydraulic power-assisted recirculating ball

Brake Type:

Hydraulic power-assisted Hydroboost brake booster, four-wheel disc brakes with ABS and Stabilitrak electronic stability assist

Brake Rotor Size (in. / mm):

Front: 14 x 1.6 / 355 x 40
Rear: 14.1 x 1.3 / 360 x 34

Wheel Size:

18 x 9-in. aluminum

Tire Size:

LT305/70R18 MT



Fuel Tank (gal. / L):

36 / 136 (gas and diesel)



Wheelbase (in. / mm):

159.1 / 4042

Overall Length (in. / mm):

250 / 6351 (ZR2)
252 / 6401 (ZR2 Bison)

Overall Width (in. / mm):

81.9 / 2079 (without mirrors)
105.1 / 2670 (with mirrors extended)

Overall Height (in. / mm):

82.6 / 2100

Front Track (in. / mm):

69.3 / 1762

Rear Track (in. / mm):

70.0 / 1760

Ground Clearance (in. / mm):

11.6 / 295 (ZR2)
11.8 / 299 (ZR2 Bison)

Approach Angle (deg.):

32.5 (ZR2)
29.8 (ZR2 Bison)

Departure Angle (deg.):

25.7 (ZR2 & ZR2 Bison)

Breakover Angle (deg.):

21.2 (ZR2)
22.6 (ZR2 Bison)



Headroom (in. / mm):43.03 / 1093 (front)
40.12 / 1019 (rear)

Legroom (in. / mm):

44.53 / 1131 (front)
43.4 / 1102 (rear)

Shoulder Room (in. / mm):

66.02 / 1677 (front)
65.3 / 1659 (rear)

Hip Room (in. / mm):

61.18 / 1554 (front)
60.24 / 1530 (rear)



Base Curb Weight (lb. / kg):7409 / 3360 – ZR2 gas
8113 / 3680 – ZR2 diesel
7793 / 3535 – ZR2 Bison gas
8495 / 3853 – ZR2 Bison diesel

GVWR (lb. / kg):

10850 / 4921 – ZR2 / ZR2 Bison gas
11350 / 5148 – ZR2 / ZR2 Bison diesel

Payload1 (lb. / kg):

3397 / 1541 – ZR2 gas
3193 / 1448 – ZR2 diesel
3013 / 1367 -- ZR2 Bison gas
2811 / 1275 -- ZR2 Bison diesel

1For comparison purposes only. See the owner's manual and the label on the vehicle door jamb for the carrying capacity of a specific vehicle.


Conventional (lb. / kg):

16000 / 7257 – ZR2 gas
18500 / 8391 – ZR2 diesel
16000 / 7257 -- ZR2 Bison gas
18500 / 8391 -- ZR2 Bison diesel

Fifth-Wheel/Gooseneck (lb. / kg):

18070 / 8210 – ZR2 gas
18100 / 8210 – ZR2 diesel
16900 / 7665 -- ZR2 Bison gas
15570 / 7062 -- ZR2 Bison diesel

1Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the Trailering section of the Owner’s Manual.

NOTE: All towing capabilities measured using SAE J2807 metrics.