Friday, July 15, 2022

Fleet Truck Friday: The Futures Market for Gasoline Predicts a Future Decline in Prices

The 103rd 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: - Decline in U.S. of gasoline consumption in the second quarter of2022 compared to same time last year due to demand destruction following a 61% increase in fuel prices. - Gasoline future market had a 9.7% decline on July 5, 2022, signaling the market believes that future gasoline prices will be lower than those today. - The anticipation of a recession in 2023 is putting downward pressure on gasoline futures. - Higher mpg by SUVs and full-size trucks makes keeps them desirable to consumers despite higher fuel prices.

Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Work Truck Wednesday's Super Fast-Moving Item: 12' Flatbed Truck


We can't keep 12' Flatbed trucks on 3500HD chassis in stock. They seem to fly out of here. Catch this one while you can. Chevrolet 3500HD chassis with 6.6 gas V8, auto, AC, and much more with a Bedrock Truck Beds Limestone Series Flatbed.

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Tuesday, July 12, 2022

Chevy MyWay: 2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTD Walkaround | Chevrolet

The strongest and most advanced Silverado ever, the 2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTD is more durable and capable of helping you tackle the toughest jobs out there. Take a look.

Sunday, July 10, 2022

Knapheide Steel KUVCC Utility Truck Body

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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Friday, July 8, 2022

Chevrolet's First Pursuit-Rated Silverado Joins Forces With The Legendary Tahoe PPV


DETROIT – Built on 25 years of success with the Tahoe Police Pursuit Vehicle, Chevrolet debuted its first pursuit-rated Silverado. The 2023 Silverado Police Pursuit Vehicle is a crew-cab, short-bed, four-wheel drive truck designed for high speeds and dynamic capability with the added comfort and ample storage capacity needed for an everyday patrol vehicle.

“We are constantly having conversations with customers and evaluating how we can better meet their needs,” said Ed Peper, U.S. vice president of GM Fleet. “Our 25 years of engineering Tahoe police pursuit vehicles coupled with Chevrolet’s 100 years of truck success, puts us in a great position to deliver a truly capable Silverado PPV for our customers.”

Extending Chevrolet’s PPV Performance Success
The Silverado PPV shares many of the most desirable Tahoe PPV performance underpinnings. Highlights include a 355-horsepower 5.3L V-8 engine, standard 10-speed automatic transmission and six-piston Brembo brake front calipers with 16-inch rotors for increased brake durability. Performance is optimized with a standard heavy-duty engine air filter.

Ensuring confidence on the road while at top speeds, the Silverado PPV features a certified speedometer, 20-inch black steel wheels borrowed from the Tahoe PPV and 20-inch Goodyear all-terrain speed-rated tires. The turning radius is an impressive 46.9 feet.
To fill the non-pursuit needs of transporting trailers for marine and mounted divisions, the Silverado PPV comes standard with a 9,300-pound max towing capacity1.
When duties take the Silverado PPV off road, the truck comes standard with:

  • Rancho shocks, included with the Silverado’s proven Z71 off-road package
  • Locking rear differential
  • Skid plate

An available 2-inch lifted suspension further bolsters the Silverado PPV’s off-road credentials and sets it apart from the competition. It enables the available best-in-class 11.35-inch ground clearance and increases approach angle to an impressive 25.9 degrees.

Made to be Upfitted
A long-standing supplier to law enforcement agencies, Chevrolet knows the importance of offering a variety of available specialty equipment options that enable easy upfitting2, which include:

  • Auxiliary wiring circuits for easy installation of wiring to connect the truck’s horn and siren.
  • Surveillance Mode circuit that allows an upfitter to easily install lighting control. Once a third party installs the wiring, the circuit enables control over the truck’s exterior and interior lighting, allowing for discretion while on patrol.
  • Five upfitter switches for simple linking to the controls used most frequently.
  • Optional deletion of front center seat so departments can customize the cockpit of their vehicle to meet their needs.
  • LED or halogen spot lamps.

To help reduce customer costs and upfit time, the truck is equipped with standard head and taillamp flashers.

Interior Comforts and Competitive Storage Options  
To help officers get in the vehicle and on the road quickly, the truck features remote keyless entry, standard push to start and a standard column shifter. With available power cloth seats, the driver can adjust the seat for their needs easily as well. The interior is easily cleaned thanks to available heavy-duty vinyl flooring and rear seats.

Officers carry numerous important digital devices to stay connected to their team. The Silverado PPV includes a 220-amp alternator and two 120-volt outlets to help devices stay powered while away from the base. An optional upfitter switch bank is also available with three 30-amp and two 20-amp circuits for emergency equipment.

With configurable storage options, the Silverado PPV allows customers to make the most of the 129.8 cubic feet of combined interior volume.

The 5-foot 8-inch truck bed with the available hard tri-fold tonneau cover enables weatherproof storage for cargo that should be stored separate from the interior cab for officer safety. Twelve standard welded tie-downs help officers secure items in the bed. Paired with the standard corner-step rear bumper and an optional multi-flex tailgate, officers can access cargo more easily.

Safety First
A standard suite of safety features work to help law enforcement stay in control and avoid collisions. The Chevrolet Safety Assist package features Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning3, Forward Collision Alert3, Following Distance Indicator3, Automatic Emergency Braking and Front Pedestrian Braking3. If desired, IntelliBeam headlamps3 automatically operate high beams at speeds above 12 mph until the system detects an approaching vehicle’s headlamps or a preceding vehicle’s taillamps.

Other available safety features include:

  • Protected idle
  • Adaptive cruise control3
  • Rear Park Assist3
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert with Rear Cross Traffic Braking3
  • Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert3

Here to Serve
Chevrolet first introduced the Tahoe PPV in 1997. Over the years, Chevrolet has continued to listen to officers and expanded the PPV portfolio to meet the needs of the modern-day police force. General Motors organized an official Law Enforcement Product Council over two decades ago to learn directly from officers how they can effectively perform their duties behind the wheel. Ranking law enforcement officers and civilian fleet managers make up the council, and all have been instrumental in Chevrolet’s police vehicle programs over the years.

The 2023 Silverado Police Pursuit Vehicle and the Special Service Vehicle will be available beginning late summer 2022 in the United States and Canada.

Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is now one of the world's largest car brands, available in 80 countries with more than 3.2 million cars and trucks sold in 2020. Chevrolet models include electric and fuel-efficient vehicles that feature engaging performance, design that makes the heart beat, passive and active safety features and easy-to-use technology, all at a value. More information on Chevrolet models can be found at

1Before 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.
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.
3Safety 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.

Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Work Truck Wednesday Celebrates The Cargo Van


Today, we're celebrating the cargo van. It is the single most popular and prolific work truck on the planet all around the world. It can suffice in its empty interior basic configuration or can be easily modified with a bulkhead, shelves, bins, floor drawers, and much more. It can even become a mobile home with RV modifications. Let's celebrate this as the beginning of things to come!

The cargo van shown is a Chevrolet Express 3500 with a 6.6 gas V8, 6-speed automatic, AC, and more. Notice the backup camera in the rearview mirror too. It is easy to drive and built to last and carries the load as well.

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