Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Work Truck Wednesday - When You Need A Van With More Room and Greater Utility

Cargo vans are super, but sometimes you need more room and more flexibility, along with more height. Here is a great answer. This is a cargo van that is called a cutaway van because it is cut off behind the driver and then a commercial truck body is added. This provides more room, more height, greater flexibility with cargo placement and is even equipped with two rows of E-track to keep that cargo where you want it. In addition, it is made with FRP sides instead of sheet metal which offers exceptional durability and a good-sized flat billboard for your business info at the same time. More? How about the convenience of that roll-up rear door with full-width access even when parallel parked?

We also have larger cutaway van bodies in stock if you need even more room.

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Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Introducing HPS from American Eagle

American Eagle Unveils Hybrid Power Source (HPS)

Garner, Iowa – American Eagle has taken power to the next level by introducing the American Eagle® Hybrid Power Source (HPS). The product launched today at the NTEA Work Truck Show®2020 in Indianapolis, Indiana (Booth 3267). It will also be highlighted in the Stellar Industries booth (Central Hall C1-C2, Booth C20627) at CONEXPO-CON/AGG® 2020, March 10-14 in Las Vegas.

The new HPS is a self-contained hydraulic power source that utilizes automotive-grade lithium-ion technology to provide a system that is low-voltage, anti-idle compliant and quiet during operation. The HPS allows companies to reduce their carbon footprint by operating hydraulic equipment without the use of the chassis engine.

Using the reliability of Volta® lithium-ion technology, the American Eagle H PS offers robust power for hydraulic equipment operation, up to eight hours of run time and more than 10 years of life. With 13.5 kWh of output, operators will have plenty of available power to meet their equipment needs.

The HPS is always ready with multiple options to keep the unit charged. It comes equipped with an integrated 48V chassis alternator, allowing the system to be charged from the chassis on-site or while driving to the next job site. Shore power charging is also an option with a standard 120V, 15-amp connection to enable the unit to slow charge while parked for the night or when chassis engine charging is unavailable.

When using the HPS, the system allows for 100 percent emission-free operation, reduced fuel consumption, decreased engine maintenance costs, quiet operation, and compliance with idle mitigation requirements because the chassis engine is no longer needed during equipment operation.

The utilization of a 48V system enables the entire unit to qualify as low-voltage, removing the need for compliance with high-voltage placarding. This is key as fleets evaluate the use of an electrical power source and the impact to their operators.

The HPS is prepared for multiple climates with internal thermal protection to protect the energy packs’ core temperature in extreme heat or cold. The system also comes equipped with a heating system that will automatically activate to keep the unit’s core temperature above the minimum for charging.

Simplicity in upfitting a fleet is made easy when it comes to the fully self-contained HPS unit. Weighing only 790 pounds and measuring 47 inches long x 21 inches wide x 28 inches high, the system can be sidepack-mounted or mounted in the load bed, lengthwise, making it the perfect addition to any work-truck package.

“As the need for hybrid technology continues to grow in the markets we serve, we are excited to bring the HPS to our customers,” said Tim Worman, Product Manager at Stellar Industries. “The capabilities of the HPS will enable fleets to upfit their vehicles to meet sustainability targets, while providing the power needed to operate their hydraulic equipment.”

The introduction of the HPS builds on American Eagle’s long-standing success in manufacturing truck accessories for the work truck industry. The addition of the HPS to the American Eagle product line expands customers’ ability to fully upfit their work truck with all the latest tools from one trusted source.

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Sunday, March 8, 2020

Forklift Loadable Rack Explained

Michael Osborne demonstrates the differences between the standard Material Rack vs the Forklift-Loadable Rack. Generally speaking, the material rack is loaded by hand and the forklift-loadable rack can be loaded with a forklift. It mainly depends on what materials you need to carry and how often. Both racks carry material and how that material needs to get up there is going to determine the best rack for you. At Paradise Fleet, we carry both designs in stock and if you would like to see the differences in person, we are happy to show you for yourself. Call Michael Osborne or one of our knowledgeable fleet pros at 951-252-2980 Check out our huge selection of ready-to-go-to-work-today trucks at

Friday, March 6, 2020


Express offers 24 percent more torque; 
Silverado Medium Duty offers 23 percent higher gross combined weight rating; 
GM commercial sales have grown 67 percent since 2013


INDIANAPOLIS — At The Work Truck Show, Chevrolet announced a new engine for the Express and Low Cab Forward trucks, as well as a host of improvements for the Silverado 4500 HD, 5500 HD, and 6500 HD chassis cabs. These changes are expected to fuel further growth for General Motors’ commercial fleet business, which has seen a 67 percent increase in sales since 2013.

“Our commercial fleet sales growth is a result of excellent product and an even better team,” said Ed Peper, U.S. vice president, GM Fleet. “The changes for Express, Low Cab Forward and medium-duty trucks are great examples of the team’s commitment to helping customers with their fleet vehicle needs. With the product changes for 2020, we are on track for another year of strong commercial growth.”

Heavy-Duty Power for Express, Low Cab Forward

For 2021, Express configurations and Low Cab Forward will be available late this summer with a new 6.6L V-8 gas engine. Originally introduced in the all-new 2020 Silverado 2500 HD and 3500 HD, the direct-injected engine is SAE rated at 401 horsepower and 464 lb-ft of torque for the Express. That is 17 percent more horsepower and 24 percent more peak torque than the 6.0L it replaces. The 6.6L output on the Low Cab Forward is 350 horsepower and 425 lb-ft of torque, which is nearly 18 percent more horsepower and 14 percent more peak torque than its outgoing 6.0L.

Whether hauling equipment, supplies or people, the additional output and wider torque band will give drivers more on-demand power and confidence, especially with heavy payloads. Approximately 70 percent of current Express owners opted for the 6.0L V-8 option, and Chevrolet expects this new engine to garner the same or increased take rate.

Demand for Express remains high across passenger, cargo and cutaway configurations, with commercial fleet increasing 12 percent year over year in 2019. Low Cab Forward trucks also had an excellent 2019 with a 109 percent increase in commercial sales year over year, gaining an estimated two points of share in the segment.

Medium-Duty Silverados Offer Customers More

Debuting in 2018, the Silverado 4500 HD, 5500 HD and 6500 HD chassis cab trucks fill an important space in the Chevrolet Commercial portfolio. Continuing to listen to its customers, Chevrolet is bringing a host of updates to medium-duty chassis cabs to further increase performance and flexibility for upfitting:

  • Maximum gross combined weight rating is now up to 37,000 pounds1, offering a 23 percent increase in hauling capability.
  • A new mechanical locking rear axle improves traction by automatically locking when a rear tire slips – such as driving off-road or on slippery surfaces.
  • Longer axle-to-end-of-frame options for the two shortest wheelbases enable longer upfit bodies and increased upfit flexibility.
  • New extended mirror arms, which offer better visibility on wider and longer upfit configurations, are coming soon.
  • New left-hand power take-off capability offers upfitters easy access to the PTO port from either side of the truck.
  • Auxiliary switch bank available with six additional upfit switches2 conveniently located in headliner.

Investing in Future Growth

GM’s fleet business is poised for additional growth, as investments in our manufacturing facilities will increase pickup truck supply to meet demand.

Recent investments at our manufacturing facilities include:

  • A $150 million investment at Flint Assembly in Flint, Michigan to increase production capacity of heavy-duty trucks by 40,000 vehicles annually, beginning in 2020.
  • A $175 million investment in a facility which will be built in Brookville, Ohio to produce engine components needed to increase production of the 6.6L Duramax diesel V-8 engines later this year.
  • A $1.5 billion investment, including $1 billion toward the Wentzville, Missouri plant, to prepare for future mid-size pickup and van improvements.

For more information about Chevrolet’s Commercial portfolio, please visit

1 37,000 pound Maximum Gross Combined Weight Rating requires 4.88 rear-axle ratio, 15k or 15.5k rear-axle capacity and the Allison 1750 or 2750 transmission.

2Equipment from independent suppliers is not covered by the GM New Vehicle Limited Warranty. GM is not responsible for the safety or quality of independent supplier alterations.

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Work Truck Wednesday - Delivery Stakebed Turns On A Dime

Getting around town with deliveries was never easier or more efficient than with this Low Cab Forward (LCF) 3500 with gas V8 and 12' Stakebed with underbody boxes. Because this chassis has only a 109" wheelbase (similar to a Corvette!) yet has a 12' truck bed, it turns on a dime. In fact, this truck will turn a circle inside the turning circle of a full-size pickup with an 8' bed. That's maneuverability! It will most often turn a circle in the average city street too.

Whether you have boxes, pallets, or other cargo to delivery around the Southern California area, this truck will make your deliveries easier and comfortable too.

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Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Cadillac | No Barriers | Make Your Way

Cadillac. For those who make a way, find a way, and challenge the rest to get out of the way. Music: DJ Shadow feat. Run The Jewels "Nobody Speak"

Sunday, March 1, 2020

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