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March 17, 2016 - Industry News

Sprinter Vans Recalled for Overloading Risk

Photo courtesy of Mercedes-Benz.

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

Tags: Cargo Vans, Mercedes-Benz, Freightliner, Recalls, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Daimler, NHTSA, Sprinter, 2015-MY, 2016-MY

March 15, 2016 - Industry News

3 Million Mercedes-Benz Sprinters Delivered in 20 Years

In 2015, Mercedes-Benz delivered some 28,600 units to customers in the U.S. - 11% more than in the previous year (25,800 units). (Photo: Mercedes-Benz)

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.

Tags: Mercedes-Benz, Vehicle Production, Milestones, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Full-Size Vans

March 3, 2016 - Product News

Sortimo Van Partition, Shelving Lineup Expanded

Photo by Lauren Fletcher.

Sortimo by Knapheide has added several van partitions and shelving products to its Exxpand lineup, the partnership announced at the Work Truck Show.

Tags: Work Truck Show, Knapheide, Sortimo, Partitions, Van Equipment

March 3, 2016 - Product News

Ranger Design Introduces Van Partition

Photo by Lauren Fletcher.

Ranger Design has launched its new Max View Clear Top Composite safety partition to separate cargo from the passenger cabin in vans such as the Transit Connect, Mercedes-Benz Metris, and Ram ProMaster City.

Tags: Ranger Design, Safety, Van Upfitting

March 2, 2016 - Industry News

GM to Offer Diesel-Powered Express Van

Photo of 2016 Chevrolet Express courtesy of GM.

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.

Tags: Diesel Engines, Chevrolet Express, General Motors, Full-Size Vans, 2017-MY, 4G LTE

March 1, 2016 - Industry News

Ford Updates 2017 Van Lineup

Photo of 2016 Transit courtesy of Ford.

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.

Tags: Ford, Ford Transit, Full-Size Vans, Ford E-Series, 2017-MY, Ford Transit Connect

March 1, 2016 - Industry News

Morgan Olson to Offer Electric Walk-In Van

Photo courtesy of Motive Power Systems.

Morgan Olson will begin offering its Route Star walk-in van as a battery-electric vehicle propelled by a Motiv Power System powertrain, Motiv has announced.

Tags: Morgan Olson, Motiv Power Systems, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Step Vans, Electric Trucks, Vehicle Modifiers, Work Truck Show

February 22, 2016 - Industry News

Ford E-Series Recall to Fix Trailer Braking

Photo courtesy of Ford Motor Co.

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.

Tags: Ford, Ford E-350, Ford E-450, Ford E-Series, NHTSA, Recalls, 2016-MY, Cutaway Vans, Chassis Cab

February 16, 2016 - Industry News

Electric Delivery Trucks Replace Ameripride Fleet Vehicles

Photo courtesy of Motiv Power Systems.

Uniform and linen supply company Ameripride Services will replace 20% of its fleet at one branch with electric delivery trucks equipped with Motiv Power Systems all-electric powertrains.

Tags: Motiv Power Systems, Powertrains, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Step Vans

February 12, 2016 - Industry News

Used Van Market Splits In Two

File photo of 2011 Ford Transit Connect

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.

Tags: Depreciation, Ford Transit Connect, Full-Size Vans, Compact Vans, Black Book

February 11, 2016 - Industry News

Mercedes-Benz Offers Sprinter Worker Model, Leasing Program

Photo of the 2016 Sprinter Worker courtesy of Mercedes-Benz.

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.

Tags: Mercedes-Benz, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Full-Size Vans, 2016-MY

February 5, 2016 - Press Release

Mountain Tarp Debuts Mobile Service Program

Mountain Tarp announced the debut of a mobile service program to handle on-site inspection of truck and trailer tarping systems, as well as turn-key parts delivery.

Tags: Ram 2500, Refuse Fleets, Truck Tarps, Service Fleets

February 2, 2016 - Industry News

Ford Van Sales Reach Four-Decade Peak

Photo of 2016 Transit courtesy of Ford.

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.

Tags: Ford Transit, Full-Size Vans, General Motors, Compact Vans, Ford, FCA, Nissan, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter

January 27, 2016 - Industry News

Ford E-Series Recall Tied to Trailer Braking

Photo courtesy of Ford.

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

Tags: Recalls, Ford, Ford E-Series, 2016-MY, Cargo Vans

January 14, 2016 - Industry News

Materials Provider Retrofits Step Vans as Hybrids

Photo courtesy of BMC

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.

Tags: XL Hybrids, Ford E-350, Step Vans, BMC, Construction Fleets, Hybrid Conversion

January 1, 2016 - Industry News

Lawsuit Clouds NYC Taxi Fleet's Wheelchair Access

Photo courtesy of Vince Taroc.

A lawsuit could slow the roll out of wheelchair-accessible taxis in New York City because the approved vehicles don't meet the city's requirements.

Tags: New York City, Lawsuits, Taxi Fleets

December 22, 2015 - Industry News

Ford Recalls Transit Vans for Axle Shafts

Photo of Ford Transit courtesy of Ford.

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

Tags: Recalls, Ford, Ford Transit, Full-Size Vans

December 22, 2015 - Industry News

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

The 2016 NV Cargo Van, photo courtesy of Nissan.

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.

Tags: Nissan, Pricing, Nissan NV, 2016-MY, Full-Size Vans, Warranty

December 11, 2015 - Press Release

Ford Offers Shuttle Service for Employees

Photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford is piloting an on-demand Dynamic Shuttle service for its Dearborn, Mich., employees this month, providing a new mobility solution featuring smart ride-hailing technology with premium customized shuttles, applying insights from earlier experiments and research with global urban commuters.

Tags: Ford, Ride Hailing, Carpooling

December 11, 2015 - Press Release

Alliance AutoGas Pursuing CARB Certification for 2016 Ford Transit

Photo courtesy of Alliance AutoGas.

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

Tags: CARB, EPA, Alliance Autogas, Propane Autogas, Ford Transit, CARB Certification, Blossman

December 4, 2015 - Industry News

Nissan's 2016 Quest Minivan Starts at $27,430

Photo of 2016 Quest courtesy of Nissan.

Nissan's 2016 Quest minivan has arrived at dealers with a starting retail price of $27,430 and a slight improvement in fuel economy, Nissan has announced.

Tags: Nissan, Pricing, Minivans, 2016-MY

December 4, 2015 - Industry News

FCA to Eventually Discontinue Grand Caravan

Photo of 2016-MY Dodge Grand Caravan by Paul Clinton.

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.

Tags: Dodge, Dodge Grand Caravan, Passenger Vans, Minivans, Discontinued Vehicles

December 3, 2015 - Industry News

Modified Ford Paratransit Vans Recalled

The recall covers modified Ford E-Series vans in the 2006-2014 model years. Photo by IFCAR via Wikimedia Commons.

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

Tags: Recalls, Ford, Paratransit, Full-Size Vans, Ford E-Series, MobilityWorks, NHTSA, Ricon

December 3, 2015 - Industry News

Ram ProMaster Vans Recalled for Ignition Contacts

Photo of Ram ProMaster van courtesy of FCA US.

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

Tags: Recalls, Full-Size Vans, Ram ProMaster, FCA, 2015-MY

November 25, 2015 - Industry News

Ford Gives Transit Connect Vans for Hunger Relief

An artist's rendering of Dare to Care's Transit Connect cargo van, Photo: Ford

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.

Tags: Cargo Vans, Ford Transit Connect, Ford, Charity, Salvation Army

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