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May 19, 2016 - Industry News

Ram Delivers ProMaster City Vans to N.Y. Dealers

Photo of Ram ProMaster drive-away event courtesy of FCA.

FCA provided 50 additional Ram ProMaster City compact vans to New York-area dealers during a May 17 event to boost dealer inventories in that area for smaller fleet buyers, FCA has announced.

Tags: Ram Truck, Compact Vans, Dealers, Ram ProMaster City

May 18, 2016 - Industry News

FCA Recalls Ram ProMaster Trailer Light Modules

Photo courtesy of FCA US.

The automaker issues two separate recalls covering 84,252 trailer light modules and 1,576 Ram ProMaster and ProMaster City vans.

Tags: Recalls, Ram Truck, Full-Size Vans, Ram ProMaster, NHTSA, Ram ProMaster City, FCA, 2016-MY, 2015-MY, 2014-MY

May 5, 2016 - Product News

Adrian Steel Offers Composite Van Partitions

Photo of a composite partition in a Ford Transit Connect courtesy of Adrian Steel.

Adrian Steel has introduced a line of composite partitions for cargo vans that provide more leg room and better climate control for the driver.

Tags: Adrian Steel, Cargo Vans, Partitions

May 3, 2016 - Industry News

European Sprinter Gets 990-Pound GVW Boost

Gross-weight hike is primarily for users of specialized bodies, said Mercedes-Benz Vans in Germany.

Mercedes-Benz Vans has boosted the available gross vehicle weight rating of its European Sprinter by 990 pounds, to 5.5 metric tons or 12,122 pounds. An increase is being considered for North American vans, said a spokesman at the builder's U.S. headquarters.

Tags: Cargo Vans, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Euro VI, Sprinter, Global

April 22, 2016 - Industry News

Service Fleets Registering Most Vans

Photo of Transit courtesy of Ford.

Service fleets added the most commercial vans among non-rental entities in 2015 for parcel delivery, HVAC, heath services and other sectors, according to new data from Ford and IHS Automotive.

Tags: Ford, Full-Size Vans, Compact Vans, IHS Automotive

April 21, 2016 - Industry News

Ram ProMaster City Vans Recalled

Photo of Ram ProMaster City van courtesy of FCA US.

The recall, tied to corrosion affecting an electrical connector, covers nearly 24,000 vehicles in the 2015 and 2016 model years.

Tags: Corrosion, Recalls, 2015-MY, Ram ProMaster City, 2016-MY, FCA, Ram Truck, Compact Vans

April 20, 2016 - Industry News

Pavement Inspection Fleet to Add TomTom Bridge

StreetScan is adding TomTom Bridge to its Nissan NV vans. Photo courtesy of StreetScan.

StreetScan, a company that provides pavement inspection and management services, has announced that TomTom will be deploying its TomTom Bridge to the company's fleet of Nissan NV vans. The vans are used to help cities monitor, maintain and repair roads.

Tags: TomTom, Nissan NV, Full-Size Vans

April 15, 2016 - Industry News

Ford Donates Custom Transit to Salvation Army

Photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford has donated a custom Transit Van to support the Salvation Army's disaster relief efforts in southeast Michigan, Ford has announced.

Tags: Ford Transit, Disaster Relief, Salvation Army

April 1, 2016 - Press Release

Ranger Design Distributor Named Master Upfitter

Ranger Design Inc.'s distributor, Kodiak Upfitters LLC, has been granted the status of Master Upfitter 2015-2016 by Daimler Vans/Mercedes-Benz America.

Tags: Upfitting, Mercedes-Benz, Daimler, Ranger Design

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, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Nissan

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

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