Thursday, June 30, 2011

A Little Twist: The Harbor Contractor II Body

The Harbor 12' Contractor II Body by Harbor Truck Bodies is different from their regular Contractor Body in that the short 8' upper bed tool box has been replaced by two boxes, one tall with vertical doors and the other a more typical upper bed box. This gives a great deal more storage in the same linear space and just makes the Contractor Body much more useful. Consider the Contractor II Body for your next Contractor Body purchase.

Call Greg Martin at 707-490-6881. Greg has a wealth of experience to help you choose the best solution for your work truck needs.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Bumblebee Makes an Appearance!

See the Bumblebee Camaro from Transformers 3 Dark of the Moon make an appearance at the Chevrolet Camaro Homecoming Event.

2012 Corvette Z06 Laps the Nurburgring

Corvette engineer, Jim Mero, records a lap of 7:22.68 in the 2012 Corvette Z06 with the Z07 chassis package at Germany's Nurburgring -- 20 seconds better than the previous Z06 fast lap recorded in 2005.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Monday, June 27, 2011

CMA Music Fest 2011 | Chevrolet Riverfront Stage | Part 1

Straight from the Chevrolet Riverfront Stage at the CMA Musical Festival in Nashville, TN, musicians share their excitement off the stage.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Inside look at Chevy engineers on an extreme road test - Sonic XRide vid...

In May 2011, the Chevy engineers who designed the new 2012 Sonic took the car out for an extreme real-world road test from Colorado to California. See firsthand how it feels to see a car go from a blank piece of paper to full production and then drive it from summit to sea.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

The Forklift Loadable Truck Rack by Rack-it

Gary Kank, Sales Manager for Rack-it Truck Racks shows us the differences in a forklift loadable truck. Many contractors prefer the forklift loadable rack so they can have forklifts load material directly on the rack rather than hand loading. Sure saves the back!

At Platinum Chevrolet, we love Rack-it Truck Rack products. See more about Rack-it at

Friday, June 24, 2011

Taylor Steinberg Talks About The Knapheide CNG Service Body

Taylor Steinberg of Knapheide Manufacturing talks to Ryan Stone of Commercial Truck Success about the Knapheide CNG option for their service body line.

Recorded on March 9, 2011 at the NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis using a Flip Video camera.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Chris Johnson Shows Off Morgan Electric Van Body For Staples

Chris Johnson, Account Manager with Morgan Corporation gave an impromptu quick tour of some features of their electric roll-up doors on the display truck from Staples at the NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis, Indiana in March 2011.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Bradley Briggs Shows Off The AG Body Drawer Systems and Options

AG Body of Salt Lake City makes drawers for service bodies, other enclosures, utility needs, or wherever you might need the convenience of drawers--even your garage!

Here, Bradley Briggs of AG Body shows Commercial Truck Success a few of their different drawer designs and available hardware and finishes.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Brian Heffron Shows Us Ramsey's Industrial Winches

Brian Heffron talks with Ryan Stone of Commercial Truck Success at the NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis, Indiana in March 2011. Brian shows us the selection of Ramsey Industrial Winches they had at the NTEA event.

See more about Ramsey products at

Sunday, June 19, 2011

The Spitzlift Portable Aluminum Crane Demonstration

This is a video presentation by Michael Spitsbergen, CEO of SpitzLift Light Weight Portable Cranes of Poway, CA. This video was shot with a Flip camera at a Knapheide Manufacturing event in Livermore, CA in October 2010. The other person speaking is Mike Soich of Knapheide Manufacturing. See more information on SpitzLift at, and Knapheide Manufacturing at

Saturday, June 18, 2011

The Electric Lock System for the Knapheide KUV

Mike Soich of Knapheide Manufacturing demonstrates the latest generation of Electric Locking System for the Knapheide KUV and other Knapheide Service Body Products.

This video was taken with a Flip camera in Livermore, CA at a Knapheide dealer event.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Knapheide KUV and Sortimo Storage Solutions

Mike Soich of Knapheide Manufacturing shows us their partnership with the world leader in storage solutions in vechicles, Sortimo. Knapheide has designed special shelves prepunched to accomodate varied box sizes to allow for maximum storage and to match individual business needs and desires. It is a brilliant use of the space and helps people be more efficient and effective.

The Sortimo boxes are available in the Knapheide KUV body, and all of Knapheide's service body products.

This video was taken with a Flip camera at a Knapheide event in Livermore, CA in October, 2010.

See more about Knapheide products at and you can see the full range of products from Sortimo at

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Michael Gelsthorpe Talks About The Auto Crane Articulating Cranes

Michael Gelsthorpe, Regional Manager of Ramsey Industries talks briefly with Ryan Stone of Commercial Truck Success about Auto Crane's Articulating Cranes and some of the benefits of this type of crane. This video was made at the NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis, IN in March of 2011.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Taylor Steinberg Talks About Knapheide Gooseneck Body

Taylor Steinberg of Knapheide Manufacturing gives Ryan Stone of Commercial Truck Success a few pointers about the new Knapheide Gooseneck Body at the NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis, Indiana in March of 2011.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Michael Gelsthorpe Shows Off Features of Auto Crane Body

Michael Gelsthorpe, Regional Manager with Ramsey Industries gives Ryan Stone of Commercial Truck Success and impromptu presentation of some of the features of the heavy duty Auto Crane Service Body.

See more about Auto Crane products at

Monday, June 13, 2011

Cab-High Service Body Is Becoming Very Popular

Tony Anderson of Harbor Truck Bodies is showing off another 56" high service body, or you could call it a cab-high service body. This style of body on the single wheel chassis is becoming a lot more popular. No wonder, because it has more closet space!

In this case the upper doors open upward so that it is convenient and easy to operate. That added storage can make all the difference. This particular unit has a solid cargo bed area enclosure, but many people choose the 3-piece opening cargo bed enclosure to allow full access to about two thirds of the bed area and then can be closed and locked for security.

What is also becoming more popular is installing a bed slide in the cargo area to make it easy to access the full length of the cargo area without climbing in the back on hands and knees.

So there you have an excellent combination: a 56" high body with closed or slide top cargo enclosure and a bed slide. Give Greg a call at 707-490-6881 and let him help you put your individual touches on one of Harbor's great bodies.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

The All-New G2 Lift-N-Dump By Rugby

Tommy Gate’s G2 Liftgate Series has expanded. Due to popular demand, our Lift-N-Dump model is now available with a dual-drive system. Like all G2 Series lifts, the new G2 Lift-N-Dump features dual hydraulic cylinders, one on each side of the platform, ensuring a stable, even and smooth lift for your cargo. And with 1600 lbs. capacity, 50” of vertical travel and newly designed platform latches, this G2 model is sure to satisfy those looking for the most powerful and reliable Dump Body liftgate available.

See more on the specs of this great product at If we can be of service in helping you choose the best liftgate for your new Harbor Body, give us a call at 800-433-9452.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

2012 Corvette ZR1 Takes on Nurburgring

The Chevrolet Corvette returns to the famed German track - the Nurburgring - to test the 2012 ZR1 model. This year's test run eclipses the time set in 2008 by more than six seconds.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Spizlift Application Video 2011

Spitzlift cranes are the best in what they do and how flexible they are in use. See more about Spitzlift cranes at

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Eaton G80 Locking Differential Benefits

Eaton G80 Locking Differential is explained and compared with other trucks.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Chevrolet History & Heritage | Centennial Celebration | Chevy Runs Deep

What this video of the history and heritage of Chevrolet over the past 100 years. For more Chevrolet videos, be sure to check out

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Rip City Riders Spring Run 2010

Riding through the Bodega Bay area on the Rip City Riders Spring Run. Thats Clive in the white shirt.

Check out the Harley to be given away in the raffle by Rip City Riders. $5 per chance!
See more about Rip City Riders at

Monday, June 6, 2011

Rare Truck In Stock: 2011 Chevy 2500HD Long Bed 4x4 Regular Cab Work Truck!

This is a rare truck on our lot! It is a 2011 Silverado 2500HD Long Bed Regular Cab 4x4 Work Truck. It is equipped with the famous DuraMax 6.6 liter Diesel and matched to the 6speed Allison HD transmission. This truck also has Skid Plate Package, Cruise Control, HD Trailering Equipment Package which includes a Locking Rear Differential and Trailer Brake Controller, AMFM Stereo with CD player, fuel efficient 3.73 axle ratio, a cargo capacity of approximately 3300 lbs, and more. MSRP is $41695.00. VIN #BF117070.

Give Greg Martin a call on his cell phone at 707-490-6881 for your special pricing after factory incentives.

Jeff Gordon says Rick Hendrick's passion for racing is contagious

Jeff Gordon, driver of the No. 24 Drive to End Hunger Chevrolet, says the enthusiasm that team owner Rick Hendrick shares with his employees is what makes him a great leader.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

2008 Pre-Owned Chevy 2500HD Silverado LTZ Diesel Crew Cab - Low Mile Beauty!

We don't get used vehicles this sweet as often as we would like, so take advantage while it is here and make it your own. This is a 2008 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Crew Cab 4x4 with the famous DuraMax diesel, Allison automatic, Z71 package, Power windows, door locks, power seats, tilt, cruise, premium sound with CD, custom paint, bed liner, awesome aluminum wheel and tire package and much, much more. Only 25,774 miles!! VIN# 8F153222.

Give Greg Martin a call on his cell phone at 707-490-6881 and he will be happy to give you a special price on this gorgeous rig!

Dept. 180 Chevrolet Camaro Durable Convertible

After a Chevy Camaro Convertible is assembled it goes through a series of durability tests from Dept.180. These tests assure convertible car safety, and make the Camaro the ultimate performance car. For more information visit

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Red Service Body At Platinum Chevrolet

Greg Martin, Commercial/Fleet Mgr at Platinum Chevrolet in Santa Rosa CA shows off a gorgeous red 2500HD with a Harbor Service Body with some very nice options such as power windows and door locks, power seat, tilt and cruise, LT1 package, 6.0 Gas V8, 6-speed automatic, and much more.

The Harbor Truck Bodies Service Body has some nice features too with the optional power pop-out lock system, standard stainless steel lids, tapered leg forklift loadable rack, class IV receiver and trailer plug.

Platinum Chevrolet is located at 3001 Corby Ave, Santa Rosa CA 95407. Reach them at 707-525-1800. Call Greg Martin directly on his cell at 707-490-6881.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Shared History - Faces of GM

The Indy 500 and Chevrolet both celebrate their 100th anniversaries this year. We look at the century-long connections between these two American icons.

ZR1 Vette vs Jet! - Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Races A U.S. Navy Fighter Jet

I know. . . it's a couple years old, but it's still way cool!

MT Editor at Large Arthur St. Antoine pits Chevy's awesome "Blue Devil" -- the Corvette ZR1 -- against its toughest adversary yet: a Blue Angels F/A-18 Hornet fighter jet.

Shot By: Jim Gleason & Terren Lin

Edited By: Jim Gleason

Read the story here:

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Chevrolet Presents: Diamonds & Dreams Great Baseball Moments

Chevrolet is proud to be the official sponsor of the Major League Baseball, and is helping make dreams come true for young baseball players from across the nation. For more information, check out

Welcome To Our New Blog!

Platinum Chevrolet's Commercial Truck & Fleet Department is not blogging. We plan to blog about some very interesting things relative to our business and in particular about commercial trucks. We will be getting this up to speed within just a few days. Hope you drop by again!