Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Work Truck Wednesday: Maximum Storage In This Harbor Service Body

 






We're starting this post with the Silverado 3500HD Crew Cab Dually, which has a 14,000 lb. gross vehicle weight rating. It is powered by the Duramax diesel and Allison HD automatic transmission and has plenty of creature comforts. The quiet cab has room for up to six adults. So, that is off to a great start, for sure. 

Now, we add a 9' Harbor Service Body with the Master Locking System, HD material rack, coated bed area, hitch, and connector. The compartments are huge and 24" deep to carry a lot of stuff, but the real treat here is the 56" high compartments, which give maximum storage to get the job done efficiently and effectively. 

This is a rare combination and may be perfect for your needs.

See more about this truck here.

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Sunday, April 14, 2024

Official - NEW Corvette ZR1 Will Be Revealed This Summer


Chevrolet has officially announced the impending arrival of the most extreme iteration of the mid-engine Corvette yet - the Corvette ZR1. Set to be unveiled this summer, the ZR1 marks a new pinnacle for Chevrolet's iconic sports car, promising unprecedented levels of performance and engineering sophistication.

Though Chevrolet has been tight-lipped about the specific details, the automotive community is buzzing with speculation. At the heart of the rumors is a twin-turbocharged version of the 5.5-liter, naturally aspirated, flat-plane crank V-8 engine currently powering the Z06. This upgrade could significantly boost the ZR1's output, propelling it beyond the 755 horsepower mark set by its predecessor, potentially reaching around 800 horsepower.

Another groundbreaking possibility is the integration of the electric front drive axle from the E-Ray, Chevrolet's performance hybrid. This would not only mark the ZR1's debut as an all-wheel-drive vehicle but also underscore Chevy's commitment to blending traditional muscle with cutting-edge technology.

Performance expectations are sky-high for the ZR1, with experts predicting a 0-60 mph acceleration time in the low two-second range. This is no small feat and would place the ZR1 among the elite in sports car performance.

Aerodynamics will play a crucial role in the ZR1's design, pushing the envelope beyond the already aggressive setup seen on the Z06. Expect a more pronounced wing, splitter, and an array of scoops and canards, all meticulously engineered to tame the beast at high speeds, particularly on the track where it's meant to shine.

Despite no official word on pricing, it's anticipated that the ZR1 will ascend to the top of the Corvette lineup, with estimates suggesting a starting price above $150,000. This positions the ZR1 not only as a testament to Chevrolet's engineering prowess but also as a luxury performance vehicle that rivals the best in the world.

As the summer reveal approaches, anticipation for the Corvette ZR1 builds. It's set to redefine what's possible for American sports cars, melding raw power with sophisticated technology and aerodynamics, promising an unparalleled driving experience.

Friday, April 12, 2024

Fleet Truck Friday: Your Fleet Is Our Focus!



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Our dedicated team will help steer you toward success, with your fleet as our primary focus. From choosing the perfect vehicles to maintaining them, we provide every service needed to cruise ahead confidently.

Paradise is proud to offer the following benefits:

  • Cost savings
  • Personal assistance is available 24/7/365
  • Proven processes with 60+ years of fleet management experience
  • Consolidated monthly invoicing
  • Online reporting tools
  • Increased driver safety
  • Maximized productivity
See more about our Fleet Services here.

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Work Truck Wednesday. A Place For Everything and Everything In Its Place!

 







This big van has a small footprint, so much room, and excellent interior management of tools, parts, and more. There is still plenty of room for larger items. Just imagine all the different contractors who could use such a rig: electricians, plumbers, remodelers, mobile repair services, and many more. 

The turning radius is very tight with this Chevrolet Express Cutaway 3500 chassis. It is powered by a 6.6 V8, automatic transmission, and creature comforts to make for pleasant driving. The body is a 12' Supreme Spartan Cargo Straight Van with FRP sidewalls, a roll-up rear door for full access to the rear, and an air deflector built on the front roof section for less drag. 

But the best is the van's interior features, which help keep your stuff organized and ready to access. In addition, consider the billboards on both sides and the rear door to advertise your business wherever you drive!

See more about this great rig here.

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Sunday, April 7, 2024

2023 Chevy Equinox – JD Power Award Winner | Chevrolet


Chevy Equinox has been ranked #1 by J.D. Power for Dependability and New vehicle quality among Compact SUVs. In other words, it’s really good right from the start. Based on 2012 and 2023 models. The Chevrolet Equinox received the fewest reported problems in its segment in the J.D. Power 2024 U.S. Vehicle Dependability Study, based on 2021 models. Initial Quality based on 2023 models. For J.D. Power 2024 award information, visit jdpower.com/awards.

Learn more about Equinox here: https://www.chevrolet.com/suvs/equino...

Friday, April 5, 2024

Royal Truck Body | XP Body Walkaround


Theresa Coxwell, Fleet Sales Manager at Royal Truck Body, does a walkaround of the XP at the 2024 Work Truck Week Show. 

It is purpose-built to serve your team, protect your equipment, and perform like new — far down the rockiest of roads. Body and accessories fit perfectly by design, free of corrosion-causing traps that collect water, salt, or chemicals. Protection to the extreme.


Wednesday, April 3, 2024

Silverado 2500HD 4x4 Crew Cab with Reading Service Body






Here's a great way to take your tools, parts, and machines where you need them. This is a 2500HD Silverado Crew Cab 4-Wheel Drive chassis with the Duramax diesel and Allison automatic and room for six adults as needed. Mounted on this great platform is the Reading 8' SL Service Body, which features premium materials and quality construction. Reading is famous for its exceptional value. The SL is available in 98" single rear wheel, 108" and 132" dual rear wheel configurations. Both are available in standard and low-profile designs. You can get even more storage space with the Reading Spacemaker® option.

Every SL service truck body moves through our exclusive E-coat primer and powder coat finish process for outstanding rust and corrosion resistance. In addition, the SL service body offers numerous standard features and options, including Dual-Pro® door seals, an Aluma-Fill fuel cup, stainless steel rotary locks, a slam-action tailgate, and much more.

Made in America and backed by our 6-year warranty, the SL service body offers unbeatable value.

See more about this truck here.

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Monday, April 1, 2024

Chevy Truck Talks: Silverado Camera Technology | Chevrolet


Whether you’re towing a trailer or just out for a drive, Silverado helps you see the road and surroundings with eight available cameras and up to 14 unique views. Hear from Silverado product Manager, Kristin Baragwanath, as she answers your questions about camera technology. 

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. Requires available accessory camera and installation. Not compatible with all trailers. See your dealer for details.

Sunday, March 31, 2024

2025 Chevy Equinox: Equinox – Design | Chevrolet


The All-New 2025 Equinox has been fully redesigned, both inside and out. With a bolder style across all of its trims and modern, sleek interiors, Equinox makes comfort as cool as ever. Plus, with the addition of the first-ever ACTIV trim, the All-New Equinox is sure to be one of the most versatile SUVs on the road.   

Friday, March 29, 2024

Bidirectional Charging | EV Fast Facts | General Motors


Owning an Ultium-based EV from GM means harnessing the power of bidirectional (vehicle-to-home) charging. Now, a properly-equipped EV can act as a generator for your home during an emergency. ​

​Learn more in our new series on EV technologies, EV Fast Facts.

Wednesday, March 27, 2024

Work Truck Wednesday: Chipper Body On Crew Cab Silverado 5500








This Silverado Medium-Duty 5500 Crew Cab chassis is designed to get the whole crew to and from the job site with ease while providing a 19,500 lb. gross vehicle weight rating to carry the truck body and load. It is equipped with the Duramax diesel and Allison automatic to move the load and tow a chipper unit at the same time.

The Martin 14' steel dumping Chipper Body also sports a 24" compartment for saws and other tools of the trade. In addition, this unit has a hardwood floor covered with steel for added strength and longevity.

See much more about this truck here.

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Monday, March 25, 2024

2024 Chevy Traverse: Traverse – Z71 | Chevrolet


The All-New 2024 Traverse is breaking boundaries with the First-Ever Traverse Z71. Off-road adventures await with a capable, comfortable, and versatile midsize SUV. When adventure calls, Traverse Z71 answers.

Friday, March 22, 2024

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, March 20, 2024

Wow! The Maximum Work Truck?






The Chevrolet Medium-duty 5500, with its 19,500 lb. gross vehicle weight rating, will carry the load and then some. Equipped with the Duramax diesel and mated to the Allison automatic transmission, this chassis will get all the tools and stuff you need to and from the job site efficiently and effectively while at the same time in comfort.

But wait... The real star of this show is this Scelzi 14' Combo Body with dual front raised compartments for maximum storage. It is also fitted with a drawer set and brackets for welding bottles and gear. There is so much to see here, so take a look below for more information.

See more about this truck here.

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Tuesday, March 19, 2024

Wabash Straight Box Van with Ranger Upfit On SRW Cutaway Chassis







Cargo Vans come in a variety of sizes and shapes. The cutaway Van chassis allows for a taller box than the standard cargo van, which can make it much more efficient, effective, and easier to get in and out of and get work done. Equipped with the 4.3 V6, automatic transmission, and other comfort features, driving can be a pleasure as well.

Mated with this great chassis is the Wabash FRP van body, which has an aerodynamic spoiler on top of the cab to help reduce drag and improve fuel efficiency. The best addition is the Ranger van interior option, which helps organize your tools and parts and still has plenty of room for odd-sized cargo or equipment.

This may be the perfect rig for your business needs!

See more about this truck here.

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Sunday, March 17, 2024

OnStar Teaches Tomorrow's Female Tech Leaders


OnStar teamed up with the Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan to empower and educate tomorrow’s female tech leaders. We hosted a hands-on STEM learning experience for high school and middle school girls and taught them design thinking techniques. Check out the highlights.

Friday, March 15, 2024

Crew Cab Colorado's Back In Stock - Fleet Truck Friday




Mid-size may be the perfect size to add to your fleet. Here's a perfect example, and we have many more to choose from.

Check out this vehicle here.

See all of our Colorado inventory here.


 

Wednesday, March 13, 2024

Big Landscaper For Big Crew and Big Jobs

 







This monster of a landscaper dump body begins with the Chevrolet Silverado 5500 medium-duty Crew Cab chassis, which has the Duramax diesel and Allison automatic. It also has many creature comforts. Steps have been added to make entry and exit the cab easy. The gross vehicle weight rating of 19,500 lbs. also allows this truck to carry all the weight needed to get big jobs done. With room for 6 adults, this crew cab chassis will get the team to and from the job efficiently.

The 14' Scelzi steel Landscape Dump body has steel side panels with swing-away rear gates and a front gate on both sides for easy frontal access when desired. The tarp will keep your load on the truck, too. To make it even more useful, there is what is often called an "L-Pack" mounted behind the cab and in front of the body to keep tools and other items locked and out of sight. The top section goes all the way through, making it perfect for long items.

See more about this great landscaper here.

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Monday, March 11, 2024

GM Fuel Cell Pilot Program Extends Beyond Hydrogen Trucks to Create Blueprint for Low-Emissions Worksites



*  GM is collaborating on a solution for low-emissions worksites with its fleet of fuel cell-powered medium-duty trucks and supporting infrastructure

*  This pilot program funded by the Department of Energy is also targeting the creation of green hydrogen through electrolysis for rapid refueling

DETROIT – When it comes to electrification, GM is serious about introducing a range of zero tailpipe emissions vehicles and applications. From lithium-ion batteries to hydrogen fuel cells, GM is dedicated to helping other companies integrate these solutions into their business operations — and that extends beyond just the fuel cells and batteries. 

GM’s latest fuel cell-related project is a hydrogen-based worksite ecosystem, centered around its fleet of medium duty fuel cell trucks. With funding awarded from the Department of Energy’s SuperTruck 3 program and the Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office, GM is spearheading a pilot program that demonstrates real life applications of fuel cells for fleet and commercial customers.  

Built on a similar frame to the 2024 Chevrolet Silverado 5500 MD, these field evaluation fleet trucks will be powered by HYDROTEC fuel cell systems. The prototype trucks are expected to have a GM-estimated range greater than 300 miles1 and a 19,500-pound gross vehicle weight rating. The trucks operate in a native 800V architecture and can produce more than 300kW peak power. 

Southern Company, one of the United States’ largest utility companies, will receive HYDROTEC fuel cell-powered medium duty trucks to be used as shop vehicles at its worksites. Southern Company, together with GM and Nel ASA, will also demonstrate an integrated hydrogen microgrid for fueling infrastructure, including a stationary fuel cell-based mobile power generator. Nel, a world-leading electrolyzer company, will provide the project with its advanced PEM electrolyzers, which can help create green hydrogen onsite. 

“These trucks and their accompanying hydrogen infrastructure can help enable a zero-emissions solution for HD and MD truck customers looking to meet their clean energy goals as well as reduce their operational noise and carbon footprint,” said Charlie Freese, executive director of global HYDROTEC. “GM’s advanced fuel cell technology gives these trucks a competitive edge against their diesel counterparts, with comparable towing and payload capabilities.” 

Hydrogen fuel cells are a key component of GM’s electrification strategy, which extends beyond battery-powered passenger vehicles. Fuel cells combine hydrogen and oxygen to generate electricity through an electrochemical reaction. The fuel cell enables the conversion of energy stored in hydrogen into electricity to power a vehicle. 

Since fuel cells are lightweight and enable large payloads, excellent range, quiet operation and rapid refueling, they can meet the needs of the heaviest duty applications. With regulations rapidly changing in many countries, fuel cell-powered vehicles have the added advantage of zero tailpipe emissions when compared to diesel vehicles. 

A key pillar of GM’s electrification strategy is developing foundational technologies that will help other industries and companies meet their clean energy goals. GM's HYDROTEC fuel cells both can help fleet customers meet changing regulations in states like California, as well as help meet their own sustainability goals and potentially reduce fleet costs over time.

In addition, GM Envolve was formed specifically to help fleets make the transition to electric and fuel cell vehicles, and to work with and provide them with the broad spectrum of GM technologies, including fuel cells. GM Envolve also works with fleets and hydrogen infrastructure providers to help establish hydrogen hubs where the fleets need it most.  

This microgrid project, developed by Southern Company’s electric subsidiary Georgia Power with approval by the Georgia Public Service Commission, is expected to be located at a Georgia power plant. Southern Company, GM and Nel intend to use their microgrid approach to create green hydrogen at off-peak hours and use it to power the site's operations when grid power is most expensive. This stacked value system can enable both a more affordable and low-emissions approach, which can improve the economics and resiliency of the installation. 

GM’s fuel cells will also help provide power for a 350kW fast charger for medium-duty battery electric vehicles and resilient power for the site. Ultimately, Southern Company’s approach could help support sustainable infrastructure and transportation for the future. 

Separately, the U.S. Army’s Ground Vehicle Systems Center (GVSC) is supporting the development of the fuel cell propulsion systems in these medium duty trucks with additional funding.  

The initial field evaluation fleet prototypes were built in Southeastern Michigan, with testing taking place at GM’s Milford Proving Ground. 

1 Actual range may vary based on several factors, including ambient temperature, terrain, battery age and condition, loading, and how you use and maintain your vehicle.

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, Cadillac, Baojun and Wuling brands. More information on the company and its subsidiaries, including OnStar, a global leader in safety services and connected vehicle technology, can be found at https://www.gm.com.

Saturday, March 9, 2024

Chevy Truck Season: Silverado 1500 Retail Offer | Chevrolet


It all starts with a Chevy truck. This Chevy Truck Season, check out our latest deals on the 2024 Chevy Silverado 1500.

Friday, March 8, 2024

Morgan Innovative Agora Video


Experience and Inspiration...Fuel Innovation!

Morgan Truck Body introduces Project “Agora” – the evolution of innovative design and intelligent interface to satisfy future demands!

Agora’s aerodynamic design directs airflow around the body to reduce drag for greater fuel efficiency. Lightweight components allow for increased payload capacity. Strategically applied technology supports greater visibility and safety. And thoughtfully employed ergonomics make your job easier and more efficient. Learn more about Project Agora at https://www.morgancorp.com/agora/

Wednesday, March 6, 2024

Royal 14' Contractor Body Gets Work Done!

 






Several things are unique about this Contractor Body truck. First, the bed is 14' long when most are 12' or less. Second, the body has two spacious upper toolboxes. Third, this truck body is mounted on the medium-duty 5500HD with a 19,500 lbs. gross vehicle weight rating to be able to carry whatever you need and get you there and back in comfort. Look closely at all the features of this great truck here while it lasts.

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