How To Really Get A Chevy Colorado Off-Road: Stuff It In An Airplane

Truck YeahThe trucks are good!

Alaskan oil outfit ASRC Energy Services uses Chevy trucks on job sites, which are not conveniently located near any dealerships. So we get to see how these guys stuff a Colorado into the back of a smallish airplane! Spoiler alert: “very carefully.”

Shipping this truck to Wherever, Alaska was obviously a logistical pain in the ass but at least Chevy’s fleet sales department was savvy enough to turn it into a marketing opportunity.

The truck was fitted with smaller wheels to squeeze this flying bus, and apparently only cleared by half an inch.

Who else can sell you a pickup that fits in a Shorts 330 Sherpa, huh? Sure, Toyota or Nissan, but we did discover that the Colorado’s a smoother-riding rig than those dinosaurs.


Maybe I just love watching other people toil while I sit here and sip coffee, but I really enjoyed this little demonstration. Reminds me of when I used to cram a bunch of DJ gear in mom’s minivan to go rock some high school’s cafeteria.

Logistics can be sexy guys, come on.


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How the hell did the driver who loaded & unloaded it get in and out of the truck once it was in the airplane?


The truck was fitted with smaller wheels...

Uhh, those look like the stock Chevy wheels to me, Chief. I’d say that they fitted them with narrower Cooper Discoverer tires and threw the stock Goodyear Wranglers in the bed.