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April 17, 2018 - Industry News

Spartan to Reveal Ford Transit for Utility Fleets

Photo of Ford Transit Utility exterior courtesy of Spartan Motors.

Spartan Motors will show a Ford Transit concept van that has been tailor-made for utility fleets with a more customized cargo area and remote workstation at an upcoming fleet trade show.

Tags: Cargo Vans, Utilimaster, NAFA Institute & Expo, Spartan Motors, Ford Transit, Concept Vehicles, Utility Fleets, Vehicle Modifiers

April 16, 2018 - Industry News

Mercedes-Benz Details 2019 Sprinter's Telematics Offering

Photo of 2019 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vans by Paul Clinton.

Mercedes-Benz will offer eight factory telematics packages with its third-generation 2019 Sprinter that allow fleet managers to better track preventive maintenance, routing, and driver behavior with the full-size van, the company has announced.

Tags: Cargo Vans, Mercedes-Benz, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Full-Size Vans, 2019-MY

April 4, 2018 - Industry News

Lightning Systems Electric Ford Transit: 61 MPGe in the City

Photo of the Ford Transit LightningElectric courtesy of Lightning Systems.

Lightning Systems’ battery-electric Ford Transit LightningElectric will provide a fuel economy rating of 61 MPGe in the city and 66 MPGe on the highway, according to the vehicle modifier, which will display it for fleets around the U.S. in April and May.

Tags: Ford Transit, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Vehicle Modifiers, Lightning Systems, Conversion, Cargo Vans

March 19, 2018 - Industry News

Nissan Expands Full-Size Van Production

Photo of the 2018 NV Cargo courtesy of Nissan.

Nissan North America has expanded production of its NV cargo and passenger vans by adding a second shift to its Canton, Ohio, assembly plant, where Nissan recently celebrated production of 4 million vehicles.

Tags: Cargo Vans, Nissan, Vehicle Production, Nissan NV, Passenger Vans, Milestones

March 15, 2018 - Industry News

Masterack Launches Cargo Management Solutions

Photo of Masterack's display from the 2018 Work Truck Show by Roselynne Reyes.

Masterack has unveiled solutions for various commercial vehicles including new modular systems for vans, enclosed service bodies, and truck toppers.

Tags: Masterack, Truck Topper, J.B. Poindexter

March 14, 2018 - Industry News

Ram ProMaster City Recalled for Steering Gear Housing

Photo of 2018 Ram ProMaster City Tradesman courtesy of FCA.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is recalling approximately 224 2018 Ram ProMaster City compact vans because the gears within the hydraulic rack-and-pinion steering system may have a casting defect that can potentially fracture and lead to a loss of hydraulic steering fluid.

Tags: Recalls, Ram Truck, Compact Vans, Ram ProMaster City, FCA, Safety

March 8, 2018 - Product News

Ranger Design Unveils Van Flooring and Shelves

Photo of Ranger Design's shelving and flooring options by Lauren Fletcher.

Ranger Design showed its new line of shelving and flooring system at The Work Truck Show 2018 in Indianapolis. The company has also introduced an online configurator for its customers.

Tags: Ranger Design, Van Equipment, Van Shelving, Ford Transit, Ram ProMaster, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Cargo Vans, Work Truck Show

March 8, 2018 - Product News

Knapheide Unveils Two Aluminum Truck Bodies

Knapheide's Aluminum Service Body Photo: Knapheide

Knapheide Manufacturing has introduced a new aluminum service body and aluminum platform body at the 2018 Work Truck Show.

Tags: Work Truck Show, Knapheide, Truck Bodies, Aluminum

March 6, 2018 - Industry News

FCA Recalls Ram ProMaster City for Tire Placards

Photo of 2018 Ram ProMaster City courtesy of FCA.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is recalling approximately 3,460 2018 Ram ProMaster City compact vans because the tire placards may provide misinformation regarding seating capacity.

Tags: Ram Truck, Ram ProMaster City, Recalls, Compact Vans, 2018-MY, Safety

March 6, 2018 - Industry News

Ford's Transit Connect Adds Diesel, Fleet Model

Photo of 2019 Transit Connect courtesy of Ford.

Ford's 2019 Transit Connect compact cargo van is adding a diesel engine option, fleet model that can be easily converted to run on gaseous fuel, and array of driver-assisting features to reduce accidents for commercial users, Ford announced at the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.

Tags: Cargo Vans, Work Truck Show, Ford Transit Connect, Compact Vans, 2019-MY, Ford, Diesel Engines

March 6, 2018 - Industry News

Lightning Systems to Offer Hydrogen-Powered Transit Van

Photo of electrified Transit cargo van courtesy of Lightning Systems.

Lightning Systems will begin delivering its battery-electric Ford Transit cargo van later this month and will eventually offer a hydrogen fuel-cell model, the vehicle modifier announced.

Tags: Lightning Systems, Ford Transit, Vehicle Modifiers, Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Full-Size Vans

February 28, 2018 - Industry News

Sprinter 2500, 3500 Models Recalled for UVW Labeling

Photo of 2016 Sprinter courtesy of Mercedes-Benz USA.

An estimated 17 2016-2017 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2500 and 3500 full-size vans equipped with folding seats may have incorrect unloaded vehicle weight (UVW) labels.

Tags: Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Full-Size Vans, 2017-MY, Mercedes-Benz, Recalls

February 22, 2018 - Press Release

GammaTech Changes Name to Durabook Americas

The new name reflects the company’s longstanding focus on the Durabook brand as well as changing market conditions that emphasize the need for reliable, purpose-built, mobile computing solutions.

Tags: GammaTech, DuraBook

February 13, 2018 - Industry News

XL Hybrids Offers Ship-Thru Codes on GM Vans

Fleet's can now order and take delivery of XLH-upfitted Chevrolet and GMC vans (pictured) starting with 6.0L models. (Image courtesy of XL Hybrids)

XL Hybrids, Inc., announced that ship-thru codes are available for its XLH hybrid-electric system on the Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana full-size vans and cutaways.

Tags: Chevrolet, GMC Savana, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Ship-Thru, Knapheide, Adrian Steel

February 13, 2018 - Industry News

Electric Ford Transit Approved for N.Y. Incentive Program

Photo courtesy of Lightning Systems.

The battery-electric Ford Transit 350HD from Lightning Systems now qualifies for a state incentive program in New York, the Loveland, Colo.-based vehicle modifier has announced.

Tags: Cargo Vans, Ford Transit, Incentive Programs, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Vehicle Modifiers, State Grants, Lightning Systems

February 8, 2018 - Industry News

Ford Launches Third-Gen 2019 Transit Connect Wagon

Photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford debuted the 2019 Transit Connect Wagon with new gasoline and diesel powertrains, a new eight-speed transmission, and a suite of safety technology as standard equipment at the Chicago Auto Show.

Tags: Ford Transit Connect, Ford, 2019-MY, Compact Vans, Passenger Vans, Chicago Auto Show

February 6, 2018 - Industry News

Mercedes-Benz Unveils Next-Gen Sprinter Van

Photo of the new Mercedes-Benz Sprinter by Paul Clinton.

Mercedes-Benz unveiled its third-generation Sprinter today in Duisburg, Germany, at the junction of the Rhine and Ruhr rivers, as a versatile full-size van with a factory telematics service that will arrive in the U.S. later this year.

Tags: Cargo Vans, Mercedes-Benz, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Full-Size Vans, Telematics, Global

January 5, 2018 - Industry News

Mercedes-Benz Reports Record Van Sales; Teases Rollout of Next Sprinter

European-model Mercedes-Benz Vito electric van. The Vito is sold on this side of the Atlantic as the Metris. Photo: Mercedes-Benz Vans

Mercedes-Benz Vans has announced it set a new record for unit sales in 2017 and for the first time passed the 40,000-vehicles sold mark. The division also again gave a taste of what its next-generation Sprinter will offer.

Tags: Mercedes-Benz Sprinter

January 4, 2018 - Industry News

Sprinter 3500 Vans Recalled for Crosswind Assist

Screen shot via YouTube.

The recall covers 2,177 2017 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 3500 and Freightliner Sprinter 3500 vans.

Tags: Cargo Vans, Freightliner, Recalls, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Daimler, NHTSA, Safety

December 7, 2017 - Industry News

Verizon Switches New York Van Fleet to Hybrid Electric

Photo: XL Hybrids.

Verizon has replaced 234 of its gas-powered vans in New York City with hybrid-electric vans using XL Hybrids technology, to support the city's clean energy goal to cut greenhouse gas emissions 40% by 2030.

Tags: New York, XL Hybrids, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Verizon

December 7, 2017 - Industry News

First FedEx Ground Provider Adds Workhorse Electric Van

Image of E-GEN courtesy of Workhorse

Workhorse Group Inc. has announced that Colonial Routes, Inc. in Farmington, N.Y., is the first FedEx independent service provider (ISP) in the country to participate in Workhorse's new nationwide program for FedEx Ground delivery vehicles.

Tags: Workhorse, E-GEN, Cargo Vans, Delivery Fleets, Package Delivery Fleet, Step Vans, FedEx

December 4, 2017 - Industry News

Third-Gen Sprinter Van to Focus on Mobility, Connectivity

One of four dashboards offered on the 2018 Sprinter. Photo courtesy of Mercedes-Benz.

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter will add a gasoline engine, optional factory telematics offering, and more than 1,000 configurations to provide a "holistic mobility solution" when it debuts in February, the head of the company's van division told journalists in Stuttgart, Germany.

Tags: Cargo Vans, Mercedes-Benz, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Full-Size Vans, 2018-MY

November 13, 2017 - Industry News

Nissan Prices 2018 NV Vans

Photo of 2018 NV cargo vans courtesy of Nissan.

Nissan's 2018 NV full-size vans will retail for at least $30,025 for the cargo model and $36,345 for the passenger variant, Nissan announced.

Tags: Nissan, Nissan NV, Full-Size Vans, 2018-MY, Pricing

November 8, 2017 - Industry News

Mercedes-Benz Metris Recalled for Wheel Bearings

Photo of Mercedes-Benz Metris courtesy of Mercedes-Benz.

The recall, issued to address a wheel detachment risk, covers 109 vans in the 2017 model year.

Tags: Mercedes-Benz, Recalls, Daimler, NHTSA, 2017-MY, Mercedes-Benz Metris, Vans

November 2, 2017 - Industry News

Lightning Systems Offers $4,000 Rebate for Electric Transit Van

Photo courtesy of Lightning Systems.

Lightning Systems is offering a rebate to fleets that order its battery-electric Ford Transit 350HD passenger wagon, van, cutaway and chassis cab models.

Tags: Cargo Vans, Ford Transit, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Vehicle Modifiers, Lightning Systems

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