April 14th, 2023 by

Business owners need functionality and value, often looking for tools that serve multiple purposes and enhance their business efforts without compromising their bottom lines or the quality of their services. It’s a tricky balance, but it’s one that we understand all too well at Richard Lucas Chevrolet, the leading destination for business owners and commercial truck sales in NJ. Commercial trucks like those in the Chevy fleet offer an incredible balance of functionality and value without forcing business owners to compromise or settle for less. How so?

Many people immediately associate a commercial truck with a utilitarian workhorse that offers minimal comfort and even fewer features. For decades, that was the case as most commercial fleets offered little beyond hard vinyl seats, manual windows and doors, and a basic AM/FM stereo. That was all businesses needed at the time because they weren’t operating in a realm of smartphones and intuitive technology, quick turnarounds on delivery times, or even two-day shipping. Today is a different story, and Chevrolet’s commercial fleet recognizes as much by offering a premiere commercial lineup every business owner needs.

A Lego Block for Business Owners

Chevrolet knows the power of choice and delivers with its commercial truck lineup. The fleet includes the midsize Colorado, the best-selling Silverado, and the potent Silverado HD. The trucks are blank canvases you can customize to your business and operating needs. For example, the 2023 Colorado’s base powerplant is a 2.7L turbocharged engine that produces 237 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. Or, you can opt for the beefier 310-horsepower version that produces up to 430 lb-ft of torque on trims like the ZR2.

You’ll find the same Lego-like approach with the Silverado and Silverado HD that offer multi-engine lineups to satisfy a variety of needs, whether you’re using the fleet to make deliveries and provide services around town or haul heavy equipment between job sites. Chevrolet takes a similar approach to how you can configure the trucks, offering various cab layouts, bed lengths, and industry-leading features like the StowFlex and Multi-Flex Tailgates, trailering technologies, and class-leading camera views.

Chevrolet Redefines the Commercial Truck

Business owners often expect to compromise or settle for less when it’s time to start their commercial fleet. For years, commercial trucks have been likened to bare-bones workhorses that offer few conveniences. After all, they’re meant to do a job, not provide the luxury expected of a traditional truck, or so you think.

Chevrolet sets new standards in the industry by redefining the commercial truck and what it offers. For example, the 2023 Silverado Work Truck (WT) is the entry-level trim and a popular choice among business owners because of its affordability, reliability, and options for customization. However, many fail to realize that it’s also one of the most value-oriented models available for businesses because of its long list of standard features.

The 2023 Silverado WT is an easy truck to add to your fleet just as it is. It rolls off the factory floor with a 2.7L turbocharged engine that churns out 310 horsepower and 430 lb-ft of torque. It also features a host of technologies, including a 3.5-inch Driver Information Center, an expansive center touchscreen display with the Chevrolet Infotainment 3 system, Bluetooth connectivity, and an HD Rear Vision Camera. You can also rest easy knowing your team is safe behind the wheel thanks to standard features like the Chevy Safety Assist, which includes Automatic Emergency Braking, Front Pedestrian Braking, Forward Collision Alert, a Following Distance Indicator, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, and IntelliBeam headlamps. That’s a far cry from the commercial trucks of decades past that only offered airbags, seat belts, and an AM/FM radio.

The Capability to Handle It All

Business owners needing a heavy-hitting workhorse don’t have to look beyond the Chevy lineup to find a truck to get the job done. The Silverado HD is renowned for its capability, with models like the 2023 Silverado 3500 HD capable of towing up to 36,000 pounds and supporting a payload of up to 7,442 pounds. This industrial strength comes from Chevrolet’s potent engines, particularly the Duramax 6.6L Turbo-Diesel V8 that produces 445 horsepower and 910 lb-ft of torque on the 2023 model. However, for those who don’t need this level of brute strength, the Silverado HD’s 6.6L V8 engine is ready to satisfy different driving demands as it delivers 401 horsepower and 464 lb-ft of torque for a maximum trailering capacity of 17,370 pounds.

Chevrolet also recognizes that a capable truck doesn’t rely solely on its brute strength or what’s under the hood. Instead, a commercial truck needs to be equally an investment and work partner, and that’s what you’ll find with Chevrolet’s commercial lineup. Functional features like the revolutionary Multi-Flex Tailgate add another layer of versatility to the Silverado and Silverado HD by offering six unique functions that make accessing and hauling cargo easier.

Beyond these physical features, Chevrolet gives business owners greater confidence when tasking their employees (and trucks) with hauling heavy loads. Trucks like the Silverado and Silverado HD introduce the segment’s first Advanced Trailering System that drivers can access via the Chevrolet Infotainment 3 system and that business owners can see from the myChevrolet Mobile app on their smartphones. The tool gives you insights into your trailer, letting you complete pre-departure checklists, monitor lighting diagnostics and trailer tire pressure, and set maintenance reminders.

A Work Partner of the Best Kind

Chevrolet’s commercial trucks can be integral to a business’s success, mobilizing the company and fostering growth by reaching more customers, providing faster services, and generating higher retention. However, Chevrolet knows that even the thought of building a commercial fleet can be daunting to business owners who already wear many hats, overseeing everything from hiring, training, and managing employees to exploring growth opportunities, ordering supplies, and beyond. Fortunately, Chevrolet lightens your load with Business Elite Dealerships like Richard Lucas Chevrolet.

As a Business Elite Dealer, we’re not your traditional commercial fleet team that spends most of its time on the retail side and only dabbles in the commercial fleet as needed. Instead, we specialize in Chevrolet’s commercial lineup and are dedicated to partnering with you to keep your business running smoothly. This partnership begins by pairing you with a dedicated dealer representative that will take time to learn about your business and commercial fleet needs. This vital step is the foundation for our personalized approach and helps us find the perfect Chevy commercial truck for your business.

Beyond this bespoke experience and our genuine interest in your business, our partnership extends after the sale when you genuinely need support. We’re ready to put our expertise to use and help you find the right upfit for your commercial truck and oversee every routine maintenance and repair need. Moreover, our goal is to limit your fleet’s downtime, which is easy with our extended service hours and work-ready loaner models that ensure your business keeps running.

The Complete Package

Chevrolet is an American automotive pioneer renowned for building reliable, affordable, and long-lasting trucks that never falter when it’s time to get to work. Chevrolet’s commercial fleet embodies these characteristics, making models like the Colorado, Silverado, and Silverado HD excellent investments for business owners. These trucks can handle every task, from towing landscaping or heavy construction equipment to transporting service teams and tools across the state to meet customer needs. This versatility and Chevrolet’s success at redefining the commercial truck industry make investing in a commercial fleet exciting, rewarding, and fun, especially when you work with a Business Elite Dealer like us.

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