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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

November 16, 2015 - Industry News

Full-Size Vans Bolster October Depreciation

Photo of 2013 Chevrolet Express courtesy of GM.

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.

Tags: Depreciation, Cargo Vans, Black Book, Full-Size Vans, Compact Vans

November 11, 2015 - Industry News

GM Recalls CNG Trucks, Vans for Label Text

Photo via Wikimedia.

General Motors has recalled more than 1,800 compressed natural gas (CNG) trucks and vans because the vehicles included label text size that didn't conform to the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 303, according to the company’s recall bulletin.

Tags: Recalls, General Motors

November 3, 2015 - Global News

MAN Adds Light Commercial Van to Lineup

MAN Truck & Bus is teaming up with Volkswagen to add a new light commercial van to its product lineup, making the German-based company a full-range supplier offering commercial vehicles between 3 and 44 tons.

Tags: MAN Trucks, MAN TGE, Volkwagen, Global

October 12, 2015 - Industry News

Ford Sets Up Transit Van for Salvation Army

Photo courtesy of Ford.

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.

Tags: Cargo Vans, Ford, Ford Transit, Full-Size Vans, Salvation Army, Non-Profit Fleets

October 8, 2015 - Industry News

Metris Brings Attention Assist, Park Assist to Smaller Vans

The 2016 Metris instrument cluster features indicators for Crosswind Assist and Attention Assist. Photo courtesy of Mercedes-Benz.

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.

Tags: Mercedes-Benz, Active Safety Systems, 2016-MY, Cargo Vans, Passenger Vans, Mercedes-Benz Metris

October 2, 2015 - Industry News

Mercedes-Benz Revamps Van Upfitting Program

Photo of 2016 Metris cargo van by Paul Clinton.

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.

Tags: Mercedes-Benz, Mercedes-Benz Metris, Van Equipment, Ship-Thru, Class 2, Cargo Vans, Passenger Vans, 2016-MY

September 29, 2015 - Industry News

USPS Purchasing 9,000+ Ram ProMaster Cargo Vans

Photo of ProMaster van courtesy of FCA US.

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

Tags: USPS, Ram ProMaster, Cargo Vans, Full-Size Vans, Delivery Fleets, Procurement

September 9, 2015 - Industry News

Ford Vans Top-Sellers in 47 States

Graphic courtesy of Ford.

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.

Tags: Cargo Vans, Fleet Sales, Ford, Passenger Vans

September 2, 2015 - Industry News

Ram ProMaster, ProMaster City Get Light Updates for 2016

Photo of Ram ProMaster passenger van by Vince Taroc.

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.

Tags: Ram Truck, Shuttle Fleet, Full-Size Vans, Ram ProMaster, 2016-MY

September 1, 2015 - Industry News

2016 Chrysler T&C Revamp Includes PHEV

Photo of 2016 Chrysler Town & Country courtesy of FCA US.

FCA US is planning an extensive revamp of its Chrysler Town & Country for the 2016 model year that includes introducing a plug-in hybrid version of the minivan.

Tags: Chrysler Town & Country, Chrysler, Minivans, 2016-MY, FCA

August 25, 2015 - Industry News

USPS to Rent Cargo Vans to Fill Delivery Gaps

Photo by Paul Clinton.

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.

Tags: Cargo Vans, USPS, Delivery Fleets, Full-Size Vans

August 19, 2015 - Industry News

Nissan Enhances Vans for 2016

Photo of 2015 NV cargo van courtesy of Nissan.

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.

Tags: Nissan, Nissan NV200, Nissan NV, Full-Size Vans, Compact Vans, 2016-MY

August 5, 2015 - Industry News

Fleet Sales Slide 3.5 Percent in July

Photo courtesy of Ford.

Sales of vehicles from nine manufacturers to commercial fleets fell 3.5 percent to 44,303 units in July mostly due to a slide in sales of trucks, vans, and SUVs.

Tags: Fleet Sales, Light-Duty Trucks, Trends, Passenger Cars

July 16, 2015 - Industry News

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

Photo courtesy of TWC.

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.

Tags: Fuel Costs, Ford Transit, Time Warner Cable, Telecommunications Fleets

July 10, 2015 - Industry News

Ford Pairs Electric Bicycle With Transit Connect

Photo courtesy of Ford.

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.

Tags: Ford Transit Connect, Ford, Bicycles, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Delivery Fleets

June 22, 2015 - Product News

Adrian Steel Introduces Interior Van Ladder Rack

Photo courtesy of Adian Steel.

Adrian Steel has introduced its Interior Ladder Rack for full-size vans to provide a safe and efficient way to transport a step ladder between job sites, according to the company.

Tags: Adrian Steel, Van Equipment

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