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March 17, 2016 - News

Sprinter Vans Recalled for Overloading Risk

The tire pressure labels on 2,278 2015-2016-MY 2500 and 3500 vans contain inaccurate information, according to NHTSA.

March 15, 2016 - News

3 Million Mercedes-Benz Sprinters Delivered in 20 Years

Since its launch in 1995, Mercedes-Benz vans delivered 3 million units to customers, with sales rising 4% in its 20th year and approximately 28,600 units delivered to the U.S.

March 2, 2016 - News

GM to Offer Diesel-Powered Express Van

General Motors will offer a 2.8L Duramax turbo-diesel engine with its 2017 model-year Chevrolet Express cargo and passenger vans, the company announced at the Work Truck Show.

March 1, 2016 - News

Ford Updates 2017 Van Lineup

Ford has updated its 2017 model-year van lineup to include ergonomic updates for the Transit, new technology for the Transit Connect, and a new engine offering for the E-Series stripped chassis and cutaway.

February 29, 2016 - Article

Roof-Mounted vs. Interior Ladder Racks

When it comes to hauling ladders, which is the better way – carrying them inside or on top of a van? There are pros and cons for each method.

February 29, 2016 - Article

USPS Ram Vans Add Capability, Durability

The United States Postal Service (USPS) will update its vehicle fleet with the acquisition of 9,113 Ram ProMaster cargo vans. The vans will provide the capability and durability the postal fleet needs.

February 22, 2016 - News

Ford E-Series Recall to Fix Trailer Braking

Already under way, the recall affects just 75 E-350 and E-450 vehicles equipped with a 6.8L engine and an optional trailer brake controller.

February 12, 2016 - News

Used Van Market Splits In Two

Residual values of full-size vans have remained strong while compact vans have weakened in the past year, creating a widening gap that has created two used van markets for fleet sellers.

February 11, 2016 - News

Mercedes-Benz Offers Sprinter Worker Model, Leasing Program

Mercedes-Benz has introduced the 2016 Sprinter Worker that's priced about $4,000 below the existing base model with a leasing program aimed at smaller fleets and owner-operators.

February 5, 2016 - News

Large SUVs Soar, Compact Vans Sink at January Auctions

Used Full-Size SUVs depreciated the least, while compact vans and Subcompact Luxury CUVs fell hardest in the auction lanes during January, according to Black Book's monthly report.

February 4, 2016 - News

Commercial, Government Fleet Sales Start Strong in 2016

Sales of commercial and government fleet vehicles from eight manufacturers started 2015 with nearly double-digit gains as major manufacturers such as Ford and General Motors continued shifting car sales away from rental fleets.

February 2, 2016 - News

Ford Van Sales Reach Four-Decade Peak

Sales of full-size and compact vans have continued to show strength, as Ford sold nearly 10,000 full-size Transit vans in January, following the company's best year of van sales since 1978.

January 27, 2016 - News

Ford E-Series Recall Tied to Trailer Braking

The recall affects 83 2016 model-year cutaway and chassis cab vehicles in North America, including 75 in the U.S.

January 14, 2016 - News

Materials Provider Retrofits Step Vans as Hybrids

BMC, an Atlanta-based provider of building materials and construction services, has retrofitted its Ford E-350 step vans with XL Hybrids' XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive System, the vehicle modifier has announced.

December 28, 2015 - Article

The Complex Efficiency of Assembling Ford's Transit Van

Ford offers 58 configurations of its full-size van, and produces them all on one line at its Kansas City Assembly Plant.

December 22, 2015 - News

Ford Recalls Transit Vans for Axle Shafts

The action covers 1,170 2015 model-year Ford Transit dual-rear-wheel vans in the U.S.

December 22, 2015 - News

Nissan's 2016 NV Cargo Van Starts at $27,735

Nissan has increased the retail price of its base model NV Cargo van with a standard roof and 4.0L V-6 engine by $500 to $27,735 for the 2016 model year, Nissan has announced.

December 11, 2015 - News

Alliance AutoGas Pursuing CARB Certification for 2016 Ford Transit

Alliance AutoGas has announced the pursuit of CARB certification for the 2016 Ford Transit, which it is currently taking orders in 49 states for.

December 10, 2015 - News

Heavier Depreciation Pushes Values Lower in November

Used vehicles depreciated 2.8% in November during a month that typically sees higher depreciation as vehicles lose greater value toward the end of the year, reports Black Book.

December 4, 2015 - News

FCA to Eventually Discontinue Grand Caravan

FCA US will eventually phase out its Dodge Grand Caravan minivan, as the company focuses on its revamp of the Chrysler Town & Country for 2016 and existing Ram ProMaster and ProMaster City vans.

December 3, 2015 - News

Modified Ford Paratransit Vans Recalled

The Ricon-made wheelchair lifts in 667 MobilityWorks-modified vans may have faulty parts that could lead to failure of the stowed platform mounting.

December 3, 2015 - News

Ram ProMaster Vans Recalled for Ignition Contacts

The action affects more than 16,000 2015-MY full-size vans in the U.S.

November 25, 2015 - News

Ford Gives Transit Connect Vans for Hunger Relief

Ford will donate five Transit Connect cargo vans to select organizations that provide hunger relief services. The vans will help these organizations give to those in need during the upcoming holiday season and through the rest of 2015.

November 16, 2015 - News

Full-Size Vans Bolster October Depreciation

Full-size cargo and passenger vans logged the least amount of depreciation in October and with pickups bolstered the used vehicle market, which saw a sharp increase from September, according to Black Book.

October 28, 2015 - News

Ford Recalls E-Series for Trailer Braking

The recall affects 72 Ford E-Series cutaway and chassis cab vehicles in North America.

October 16, 2015 - Article

Cargo Vans: Prosperity as a Problem

‘We’re selling everything we can build,’ manufacturers say as they boost production, and they see no letup.

October 12, 2015 - News

Ford Sets Up Transit Van for Salvation Army

The Salvation Army has been serving meals to homeless men and women using a donated Ford Transit van that's been equipped as a mobile kitchen for the non-profit group, Ford has announced.

October 9, 2015 - News

Dur-A-Lift Updates Van Lift to E-Series Cutaway

Geared toward the utility and telecommunications industries, the DVS-29 is now outfitted on the Ford E-Series cutaway instead of the regular cargo van body.

October 8, 2015 - News

Metris Brings Attention Assist, Park Assist to Smaller Vans

Mercedes-Benz is bringing several new standard safety features in the smaller van segment with its 2016 Metris, in addition to giving commercial fleets flexibility in upfitting and capacities found only in some of the larger vans on the market.

October 2, 2015 - News

Mercedes-Benz Revamps Van Upfitting Program

Mercedes-Benz has reformatted its van upfitting program ahead of the launch of the 2016 Metris mid-size van, which has begun arriving at dealer lots.

September 29, 2015 - News

USPS Purchasing 9,000+ Ram ProMaster Cargo Vans

The U.S. Postal Service is purchasing 9,113 Ram ProMaster 2500 cargo vans for daily mail delivery, FCA US has announced.

September 17, 2015 - News

ROUSH Increases Propane Tank Capacity for Paratransit Fleets

ROUSH CleanTech has developed an extended-range propane autogas fuel tank for the Ford E-450 chassis, the modifier announced.

September 9, 2015 - News

Ford Vans Top-Sellers in 47 States

One of Ford's vans is the top selling van in 47 of the 50 U.S. states with the exception of only North Dakota, South Dakota, and New Hampshire.

September 3, 2015 - Article

Burger Joint’s Mobile Kitchen Expands Brand

MShack's food trailer features a customized kitchen and special glow paint to turn heads on the road.

September 2, 2015 - News

Ram ProMaster, ProMaster City Get Light Updates for 2016

FCA US has added several updates to its Ram ProMaster full-size van for the 2016 model year, including optional side windows for airport and hotel shuttle fleet operators.

August 26, 2015 - News

Ore. Beverage Fleet Reduces Fuel Costs with Autogas

An Oregon-based beverage distributor has cut the company's greenhouse gas emissions by over 20 percent and saved an estimated $10,000 in fuel costs in the seven months since it converted 10 gasoline-powered cargo vans to run on propane autogas.

August 26, 2015 - Article

Mercedes-Benz Launches 2016 Metris Mid-Size Van

Available as a cargo or passenger van, the new 2016-MY mid-size van will be focused on vocational and fleet markets. It will be available with a 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder gasoline engine with 7-speed automatic transmission.

August 25, 2015 - News

USPS to Rent Cargo Vans to Fill Delivery Gaps

The U.S. Postal Service has asked companies to submit proposals for a rental contract for cargo vans to "fill in for vehicles out of service," according to a solicitation posted to FedBizOpps.gov.

August 19, 2015 - News

Nissan Enhances Vans for 2016

Nissan's full-size and compact vans will receive light updates for the 2016 model year, including additional air bags, technology, and exterior colors, Nissan has announced.

July 28, 2015 - News

Ford Transit Backup Camera System Released

Rear View Safety has released its Ford Third Brake Light backup camera system for the 2015 Transit van that comes with features designed to protect pedestrians as well as drivers.

July 20, 2015 - News

EPA Certifies Blossman's Propane Autogas Transit

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has certified Blossman Services' propane-autogas-powered Ford Transit van, the vehicle modifier announced.

July 16, 2015 - News

Time Warner Cable's Diesel Transits Vastly Improve Fleet's MPG

Time Warner Cable has begun replacing aging gasoline-fueled vans with diesel-powered Ford Transit vans that should improve fuel economy by nearly 50 percent, according to the company.

July 10, 2015 - News

Ford Pairs Electric Bicycle With Transit Connect

Ford has developed a prototype electric bicycle that folds into the back of its Transit Connect compact van for possible use in congested cities by couriers, electricians and delivery services.

June 24, 2015 - News

Ford Recalls Vans, Escapes for Instrument Panel

To fix the problem, Ford dealers will update the instrument panel cluster software -- free of charge.

June 15, 2015 - News

Freightliner, Dodge Sprinter Vans Join Takata Recall

More than 40,000 Sprinter 2500 and 3500 vans need new passenger-side frontal air bags because the existing ones have defective inflators.

June 11, 2015 - News

DIRECTV Adds Fleetmatics Solution to 6,200 Vehicles

Fleetmatics will help the satellite broadcaster enhance tracking, driver safety and on-time arrivals with its service fleet.

June 11, 2015 - News

Compact Pickups Bolster May Depreciation

The average price of a used vehicle from the 2009 to 2013 model years fell 1.2 percent in May with several truck and van segments registering positive gains from April, according to Black Book.

June 5, 2015 - News

Ford Upgrades Transit Connect Van for 2016

Ford has added a flexible-fuel option and a perimeter alarm with its 2016 Transit Connect cargo van and several new options on the passenger variant, Ford has announced.

June 4, 2015 - News

Mercedes Predicts Fleet Niches for Metris Van

At an event held in Dunton Hot Springs, Colo., Mercedes-Benz outlined product plans and market niches for its new midsize van.

June 4, 2015 - News

Leggett & Platt Increases Van Upfitting Capability

To increase capabilities and continue to meet the needs of fleet customers, Leggett & Platt CVP announced the expansion of its Kansas City facility, opening of a new facility in Baltimore and closure of Elyria, Ohio, install facility.

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