Trucks on a Plane: 2015 Chevrolet Colorado Takes To The Air
Smaller Size Helps Them Reach Wilds of Alaska By Airplane
Typically, when it comes to trucks and their capability, bigger is better. When size and weight is no object, most buyers go for a fullsize. But in some cases, smaller and lighter is better, and in that case, the Chevrolet Colorado proved to be the ideal vehicle for ASRC Energy Services, an oilfield services provider. While ASRC has plenty of Silverado 1500, 2500, and 3500 trucks in its fleet, there are some areas where the company operates that are so remote that they can only be reached by aircraft. It turns out the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado is the perfect fit for ASRC’s fleet of Shorts 300 Sherpa cargo planes.
Of course, getting the Colorado to squeeze into the back of the Sherpa wasn’t exactly a plug-and-play operation but close enough. The factory-spec wheels and tires had to be swapped out for slightly smaller rolling stock order to meet the height and width requirements to fit into the plane. Chris Maynard, ASRC’s general manager of fleet operations, had nothing but praise for General Motors’ field support, whether it’s an getting an engineer on the phone or, on some occasions, actually flying one up to Alaska to identify and fix a problem.
Source: General Motors