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September 19, 2013 - Article

Latest Upfits for New Cargo Vans

The commercial van marketplace’s landscape is changing rapidly with the introduction of a number of completely new van designs. Fleet upfitters are taking advantage of these new vehicles’ designs to provide a wider range of upfitting solutions that meet the diverse needs of today’s businesses.

September 18, 2013 - News

New Head of Engineering at Mercedes-Benz Vans

Effective Nov. 1, 2013, Jörg Zürn will become Head of Engineering at Mercedes-Benz Vans. He will succeed Dr. Sascha Paasche, who will be retiring on January 1, 2014, after 25 years of service to Daimler.

September 18, 2013 - Article

Taking a Long-Term Approach to Designing an Emergency Response Vehicle

The American Red Cross collaborated with volunteers, students, and a range of industry experts to design a new vehicle for its Disaster Response fleet.

September 17, 2013 - Article

All-New Transit & Transit Connect Offer Power of Choice

With a variety of roof heights and vehicle lengths, the Transit and Transit Connect will be able to fit the needs of a wide variety of commercial fleets. The new vans will go on sale in 2014.

September 3, 2013 - News

Nissan On-Track to Sell 200,000 NV200s by End of 2013

Nissan's NV200 is on track to reach a sales milestone of 200,000 cumulative units by the end of the fiscal year.

September 1, 2013 - News

DIRECTV Details Plans to Expand Propane Fleet in 2014

The company currently operates 77 ROUSH CleanTech Ford E-250 propane autogas vans and will increase that number over the next year. Low cost and accessibility of fuel; vehicle return on investment; and accessibility to high occupancy vehicle lanes are just a few of the reasons why.

August 27, 2013 - News

Nissan Targets Light Commercial Vehicle Leadership Position by 2016

Nissan Motor Company is on track to become the world's leading manufacturer of light commercial vehicles (LCV) by fiscal year (FY) 2016.

August 16, 2013 - News

DISH Getting Ready to Roll Out New Propane Autogas Vans

DISH plans to start rolling out propane autogas-fueled Ford E-250 cargo vans in its fleet this fall in 10 DISH service facilities across five metro areas.

July 30, 2013 - News

Auto Truck Group Awarded Ship-Thru for Ram ProMaster Van

Auto Truck Group was recently awarded ship-thru capability for the RAM ProMaster Van. Under this arrangement, fleets and dealers can use the ship-thru code 99783A for Auto Truck Group ship-thru at the RAM ProMaster Van assembly plant in Saltillo, Mexico.

July 29, 2013 - News

GM Adds Five-Passenger Cargo Van Model to 2014 Chevrolet Express Lineup

Called the “Crew Cargo Van,” this model features a three-passenger rear bench seat, and a bulkhead behind the seat separates the cargo area from the passenger area.

July 24, 2013 - News

GMC Named Top Truck Brand in Vincentric's CPO Value in America Awards

GMC was honored as the best truck brand in Vincentric's 2013 Best Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) Value in America awards, with GM receiving eight awards total

July 18, 2013 - News

Nissan Details 2014 Model-Year Updates to Commercial Vans and Frontier Pickup

Nissan detailed its updates to its 2014 model-year product line, including a number of vehicles used in fleets, including the 2014-MY Frontier, Nissan NV Cargo, Nissan NV Passenger, and Nissan NV200 Taxi.

July 15, 2013 - Article

Enter The New Van Generation

With improved fuel economy and attractive lifecycle costs combined with traditional functionality, the latest van models are energizing the market once again.

July 12, 2013 - News

DIRECTV Plans to Expand Propane Autogas Fleet

DIRECTV plans to increase its propane autogas fleet over the next year by adding additional ROUSH CleanTech Ford E-250 propane autogas vans.

July 12, 2013 - News

Chrysler Begins Ram ProMaster Van Production

Chrysler’s Ram Truck division celebrated the official start of production of its all-new 2014 Ram ProMaster van at the company’s Saltillo Van Assembly Plant in Coahuilla, Mexico.

June 28, 2013 - News

Nissan Previews NV200

Nissan recently previewed its all-new NV200 cargo van for automotive journalists in San Diego, highlighting the compact van's versatility for fleets of all sizes.

June 26, 2013 - News

Ford Using Robots to Improve Truck Durability Testing

Ford engineers have developed the industry's first robotic test driving program – now in use at the company's Michigan Proving Grounds in Romeo, Mich.

June 26, 2013 - Article

Vocational Truck Fleets Use Innovation to Get the Job Done

When envisioning a vocational truck, images of dump trucks, mixers, and garbage trucks come to mind — but, that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Some fleets share how they took vocational trucks to the next level.

June 26, 2013 - Article

Sprinter Puts Safety in the Driver's Seat

The MY-2014 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter features a number of safety improvements, including crosswind assist, updated styling, and improved handling.

June 24, 2013 - News

2015 Chevrolet City Express Van: GM's Mattman Details Project's Development

Automotive Fleet wanted to learn more about GM’s strategy for the 2015 Chevrolet City Express in the fleet marketplace and what will differentiate it from the existing NV200. Automotive Fleet spoke with Joyce Mattman, General Motors’ director of commercial products, to find out.

June 12, 2013 - News

Alpha Baking Selects Penske Truck Leasing to Maintain Propane Autogas Truck Fleet

Alpha Baking Company, Inc., a national bakery products distributor, has selected Penske Truck Leasing to serve as its commercial truck fleet maintenance service provider for its 2013 ROUSH CleanTech propane autogas powered Ford E-450 bread delivery trucks operating in the Chicago-metro area.

June 10, 2013 - Article

2013 Cargo Van Comparison

A side-by-side comparison of the venerable models and newcomers shows that there’s a van for every type of cargo.

June 3, 2013 - Article

Vocational Truck Fleets Use Innovation to Get the Job Done

When envisioning a vocational truck, images of dump trucks, mixers, and garbage trucks come to mind — but, that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Some fleets share how they took vocational trucks to the next level.

May 28, 2013 - Article

7 Factors to Consider When Upfitting Cargo Vans

Upfitting can be an involved process, but it can be broken down into seven factors to maximize productivity and benefit the company’s bottom line.

May 22, 2013 - News

GM to Source Small Cargo Van from Nissan to U.S. & Canada

General Motors Co. (GM) and Nissan announced the companies have signed an agreement for Nissan to produce a small cargo vehicle that GM will sell in the United States and Canada.

May 20, 2013 - News

Polk Forecasts New Commercial Van Models Will Drive Market Segment Growth

New analysis from R.L. Polk says the commercial van segment in the U.S. is growing as it splits into two categories, full-size and compact, where once only the full-size category existed. The company said this is due to the arrival of a number of new models in the marketplace.

May 15, 2013 - News

XL Hybrids Partners with Knapheide Manufacturing to Expand Hybrid Electric Powertrain Availability

XL Hybrids, Inc., developer of a low-cost hybrid-electric powertrain designed for Class 1-3 commercial fleet vehicles, announced an agreement with The Knapheide Manufacturing Company, a commercial vehicle equipment provider in North America, for the installation and distribution of its products.

May 14, 2013 - News

GM to Source New Chevrolet City Express Cargo Van From Nissan

General Motors and Nissan have signed an agreement where Nissan will build a small cargo vehicle that GM will sell in the U.S and Canada.The vehicle will be based on the Nissan NV200, will be called the Chevrolet City Express, and will go on sale in the fall of 2014.

May 14, 2013 - News

2014 Sprinter Van Gets Fresh Styling, Powertrain, Safety Features

Mercedes-Benz executives picked Düsseldorf, Germany, the source of the Sprinter van, to present their extensively revised 2014 model for North America. It gets fresh styling, a new diesel and automatic transmission, and more accident-avoidance features.

May 7, 2013 - News

Mercedes Says 2014 Sprinter Van to Come Standard With Four-Cylinder Diesel Engine

Mercedes Benz unveiled its new 2014-MY Sprinter Van, which the automaker said has a new design, is more economical, and more environmentally friendly. The company said this redesign comes after seven years of the current-generation Sprinter.

May 3, 2013 - News

Chevrolet Express Cargo Van Named Best Fleet Value for Sixth Consecutive Year

Chevrolet's Express Cargo Van was among the nine GM vehicles named as one of Vincentric's 2013 Best Fleet Value in America awards. It is the sixth consecutive time the Express Cargo Van has been honored by Vincentric.

May 2, 2013 - News

Ford Adding 2,000 Jobs at Kansas City Plant to Meet F-150 Demand and Build All-New Transit

Ford is adding 900 jobs and a third crew for the F-150 and another 1,100 jobs in the fourth quarter of 2013 to build the all-new Ford Transit.

April 3, 2013 - News

New Upfitting Solution for Smaller Vehicles

Fleets looking to maximize cargo capacity while minimizing vehicle size may be interested in a new upfitting solution offered by Wheels.

March 29, 2013 - News

Nissan and Gibson Combine Expertise to Upfit NV200 into Mobile Guitar Workshop

Gibson and Nissan have combined their respective expertise in professional music and practical, small business vehicles to create the Gibson NV200 Mobile Repair & Restoration Van.

March 13, 2013 - News

Sprinter Adds More Utility for 2013 with Fixed Payment Leasing & Service Product

Sprinter Care Lease, a fixed‐payment, comprehensive leasing and maintenance package, is now available from authorized Mercedes‐Benz and Freightliner dealers in the United States selling Sprinter Vans.

March 13, 2013 - Article

Ram Adds ProMaster to Commercial Vehicle Lineup

Two roof heights, three wheelbases, and four body lengths provide plenty of options for fleet managers looking for an all-new full-size van.

March 8, 2013 - News

Titan Unveils Polyethylene Replacement Fuel Tank for Ford Diesel Cutaways

Titan Fuel Tanks, a manufacturer of high-performance, engineered, polymer aftermarket fuel tanks, released details on its 8020199, cross-linked polyethylene, replacement fuel tank at the 2013 NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis, Ind.

March 6, 2013 - News

Chrysler Releases Pricing for Ram ProMaster Vans

Chrysler announced MSRP for its all-new 2014 Ram ProMaster Cutaway, Chassis Cab, and Cargo Van models. Chrysler’s Ram Commercial division said the ProMaster targets businesses of all sizes in many industries.

March 5, 2013 - News

Ford Reveals Transit Van Chassis Cab and Cutaway Models

The Transit chassis cab and cutaway models will come in three wheelbases, including, 138, 156, or 178 inches, and gross vehicle weight ratings ranging from 9,000 lbs. to 10,360 lbs.

March 1, 2013 - News

DISH to Display New ROUSH Ford E-250 Cargo Van at NTEA

DISH recently announced the deployment of 200 ROUSH CleanTech propane autogas-powered Ford E-250 cargo vans that will be used by technicians as they provide service to residential and commercial customers.

February 22, 2013 - News

Midway Specialty Vehicles Marks Milestone Anniversary Upfitting Daimler Sprinter Vans

Midway Specialty Vehicles has been providing Daimler’s Mercedes-Benz and Freightliner dealers products from its South Carolina headquarters through its strategic partnership alliance with the OEM for 10 continuous years.

February 15, 2013 - News

Kitchens on Wheels Tapped as Sprinter Vans Official Food Truck Upfitter

Kitchens on Wheels has been named an approved food truck upfitter for the Sprinter by Daimler Vans.

February 14, 2013 - News

Ram ProMaster Video Shows Different Upfit Configurations

At Chrysler's Ram Truck brand's press conference at the Chicago Auto Show, the brand showed its new ProMaster commercial van and the wide variety of possible upfit configurations.

February 7, 2013 - News

Chrysler Reveals 2014 Ram ProMaster Full-Size Van in Chicago

The 2014-MY Ram ProMaster will come in two roof heights, three wheelbases, and four body lengths, plus a cutaway model, for a total of 13 different configurations. The all-new vehicle will be available during the third quarter of 2013, according to the automaker.

January 18, 2013 - News

Quigley's Nissan NV 4x4 in Production, Available for Order

Quigley Motor Company, a manufacturer of 4x4 full-size van systems, announced that its latest offering, the Nissan NV, is in production and available for order.

January 16, 2013 - News

Verizon and VIA Motors Unveil Eco-Friendly, Extended-Range Electric Cargo Vans

Verizon has collaborated with electric-vehicle developer and manufacturer VIA Motors to produce an extended-range electric cargo van.

December 19, 2012 - News

Nissan NV Powers LA Mobile Edit Suite

LOS ANGELES – PrePost Data runs its entire mobile unit out of a Nissan NV 2500 High Roof, performing work that requires the company to be constantly on the move.

December 10, 2012 - News

Ford Says 2014 Transit Van to Offer 3.2L Diesel Engine Option

DEARBORN, MI – Ford revealed new details on the new diesel engine available for the automaker’s all-new full-size 2014-MY Transit van.

November 29, 2012 - News

Ram Truck Brand to Develop Full-Size ProMaster Van for MY-2014

Chrysler’s Ram Truck brand announced on Wednesday that it plans to develop a large van, based on the European Fiat Ducato, as a 2014 model-year vehicle for the North American marketplace.

November 1, 2012 - Article

Ford Unveils All-New Transit & Transit Connect

Slated to replace the E-Series Van and Wagon in 2014, the eye-catching Transit makes its debut. The all-new version of the Transit is expected to be lighter and more fuel-efficient than the venerable E-Series.

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