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May 19, 2015 - Industry News

High-Roof Vans Closing Ground on Standard-Roof Models

Chart courtesy of NTEA.

As fleets begin embracing a new wave of Euro-style full-size vans, high-roof vans appear to be gaining favor over their standard-roof siblings, according to the NTEA.

Tags: Cargo Vans, NTEA, Ford Transit, Full-Size Vans

May 9, 2015 - Press Release

Leggett & Platt Reconfigures Upfitting Facilities

To increase capabilities and continue to meet the needs of fleet customers, Leggett & Platt CVP announced the expansion of its Kansas City facility, opening of a new facility in Baltimore, and closure of the Elyria, Ohio, install facility.

Tags: Leggett & Platt, Upfitting, Ford Transit

May 7, 2015 - Industry News

HVAC Fleet Saves $120K in Fuel With Propane Autogas

Photo courtesy of Blue Star Gas.

A HVAC service fleet based in Utah has reduced its annual fuel spend by $120,000 and eliminated 62 tons of carbon-dioxide emissions by converting 29 gasoline-powered vehicles to propane autogas, according to its fuel supplier.

Tags: Propane Autogas, Blue Star Gas, HVAC, Utah, Service Fleets

May 5, 2015 - Industry News

Ram ProMaster City Vans Recalled for Air Bags

Photo courtesy of FCA US.

An installation issue in 2,408 2015-MY vans may prevent the side air bag inflatable curtains from deploying properly.

Tags: Air Bags, NHTSA, Recalls, Ram ProMaster City, Compact Vans, FCA, Ram Truck

March 31, 2015 - Industry News

EPA Certifies Altech-Eco's CNG Transit Van

Photo courtesy of Ford.

Altech-Eco has received certification from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to produce a dedicated compressed natural gas (CNG) version of the 2015 Ford Transit 150/250/350 3.7L van and wagon with the Ford gaseous prepped engine option.

Tags: Altech-Eco, EPA, Natural Gas Vehicles, Ford Transit, Full-Size Vans, CNG

March 27, 2015 - Industry News

Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 4x4 Goes Off-Road

The Bobit fleet team traveled to the Canadian Rocky Mountains to put the new 2015 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 4x4 to a true real-world test. (Photo gallery.)

Tags: Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Full-Size Vans, Mercedes-Benz, Four Wheel Drive

March 26, 2015 - Industry News

Upfitters Offer City Express Compact Van Packages

Photo courtesy of GM.

Van upfitters have begun offering partitions, shelving and roof racks for the 2015 Chevrolet City Express compact van since the vehicle's introduction late last year.

Tags: Chevrolet City Express, Compact Vans, Adrian Steel, Leggett & Platt, Van Equipment, Ranger Design, Sortimo, Knapheide

March 18, 2015 - Industry News

Knapheide Brings European Upfitter to U.S. Market

Photo of Knapheide and Gruau executives at the Work Truck Show courtesy of Gruau.

Knapheide has signed a partnership agreement with Gruau to distribute the European upfitter’s commercial van products in North America. The agreement will cover distribution of Gruau’s IsoVan product line and retractable crew seating systems.

Tags: Cargo Vans, Knapheide, Gruau, Van Equipment

March 11, 2015 - Industry News

Van Upfitters Roll Out ProMaster City Racks, Bins

Photo by Chris Wolski.

Several van upfitters have begun offering ladder racks, shelving units and partitions for the 2015 Ram ProMaster City compact van that entered the market in late 2014.

Tags: Ram ProMaster, Ram ProMaster City, Compact Vans, Van Equipment, Adrian Steel, Leggett & Platt, Auto Truck Group

March 10, 2015 - Industry News

Mercedes-Benz Introduces Super High Roof Sprinter

Mercedes-Benz showed a rugged off-road Sprinter at the Work Truck Show. Photo by Chris Wolski.

Mercedes-Benz will begin offering two new variants of its full-size Sprinter van for the 2015 model year, including a super high roof model and a Super Single heavy duty model.

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

March 10, 2015 - Industry News

Motiv Electrifies Ford Stripped Chassis

Photo courtesy of Motiv Power Systems.

Motiv Power Systems has launched an all-electric powertrain for the Ford F-59 commercial stripped chassis, the company announced.

Tags: Battery-Electric Vehicles, Ford F-59, AmeriPride, Step Vans, Stripped Chassis

March 6, 2015 - Industry News

Mass. Transport Fleet Adds Hydraulic Hybrid Shuttles

Photo courtesy of Lightning Hybrids.

Lightning Hybrids will supply Massachusetts-based transportation provider Kiessling Transit with 35 parallel hydraulic-hybrid systems, the company announced at the NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.

Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Hydraulic Hybrid, Brakes, Lightning Systems, Paratransit

March 6, 2015 - Industry News

Mercedes-Benz Moving Sprinter Production to S.C.

Sprinters now come in a 4x4 version. Photo: Tom Berg

Mercedes-Benz Vans announced that it will invest about $500 million to build a new van plant in Charleston, S.C., to build the next-generation Sprinter van for the North American market.

Tags: Cargo Vans, Freightliner, South Carolina, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Mercedes-Benz

March 5, 2015 - Industry News

Morgan Olson Offers Kinetics Hybrid Walk-In Vans

Photo courtesy of Crosspoint Kinetics

Morgan Olson will offer a lineup of Class 3-7 walk-in delivery vans equipped with a gasoline-electric hybrid powertrain from Crosspoint Kinetics, the companies announced at the NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.

Tags: Work Truck Show, Morgan Olson, Crosspoint, Step Vans, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Van Equipment

March 4, 2015 - Industry News

Mercedes-Benz Rolls Out Mid-Sized Metris Van

New for North America is the Mercedes-Benz Metris, rolled out at NTEA. Photo: Tom Berg

Mercedes-Benz launched its Metris mid-sized commercial van for U.S. and Canadian markets. The Metris is a re-branded version of the Vito van, which is sold globally, that has been tweaked for the North American market.

Tags: Cargo Vans, Mercedes-Benz Metris, Work Truck Show, Mercedes-Benz, Passenger Vans, Daimler

March 4, 2015 - Industry News

Mercedes-Benz Debuts Plug-In Hybrid Concept Van

Photo courtesy of Daimler

Mercedes-Benz presented the Concept Vision e Plug-in Hybrid Concept minivan at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show.

Tags: Mercedes-Benz, Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Concept Vehicles, Minivans

March 4, 2015 - Industry News

Utilimaster Releases More Fuel Efficient Walk-In Van

Photo courtesy of Utilimaster.

Utilimaster Corp. is launching a more fuel efficient walk-in van called the Velocity that the vehicle modifier is showing for the first time at NTEA's Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.

Tags: Utilimaster, Work Truck Show, Step Vans, Class 3, Cargo Vans, Cutaway Vans

March 2, 2015 - Industry News

Reach Step Van Gets Diesel-Hybrid Powertrain Option

Photo of Isuzu Reach courtesy of Isuzu.

XL Hybrids is now offering its XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive System for the diesel-powered Reach commercial van from Isuzu and Utilimaster, the alternative-fuel conversion company announced.

Tags: Vans, Isuzu, Work Truck Show, Utilimaster, XL Hybrids, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

February 25, 2015 - Industry News

Sprinter Vans Recalled for Faulty Doors

Photo courtesy of Mercedes-Benz Sprinter.

The action, set to begin in March, affects 5,586 Sprinter 2500 and 3500 vans in the 2015 model year.

Tags: Recalls, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Full-Size Vans, 2015-MY, NHTSA, Cargo Vans

February 19, 2015 - Industry News

Chevrolet City Express Finds its Place in Smaller Fleets

Des Moines, Iowa-based Smokey D's BBQ has added several Chevrolet City Express cargo vans to its fleet to keep up with product demand. Photo: GM

Launched in 2014, the all-new 2015 Chevrolet City Express cargo van has already found a place in businesses across the country and across segments. Small businesses, in particular, are adding the City Express to their fleets.

Tags: Cargo Vans, Chevrolet City Express, University of Michigan, Small Business

February 19, 2015 - Industry News

Fuel-Saving Engine Calibration Software Offered for Transit Van

Photo courtesy of Ford.

Derive Systems' engine calibration software now works with the 2015 Ford Transit's 3.7-liter or and 3.5-liter engines, the company has announced. The software reduces fuel consumption by commercial fleets that use the full-size Transit van.

Tags: Fuel Efficiency, Ford Transit, Full-Size Vans, Derive

February 17, 2015 - Industry News

Lightning Hybrids Debuts Hybrid Step Van

Photo courtesy of Lightning Hybrids.

Lightning Hybrids, developer and manufacturer of hydraulic hybrid systems for medium- and heavy-duty trucks and buses, will introduce the application of its first emission-reducing brake regeneration technology on a walk-in box truck.

Tags: Step Vans, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Lightning Systems

February 17, 2015 - Industry News

Hyundai Could Bring Commercial Van to U.S.

Hyundai is targeting the European market with the new H350. Photo courtesy Hyundai Motor.

South Korean-based Hyundai announced it's making a big push in the commercial vehicle market, and published reports indicate it plans to introduce a van model into the U.S. market.

Tags: Hyundai, Cargo Vans, Global

February 3, 2015 - Industry News

Ford Records Best Van Sales Month in 14 Years

Photo of Ford Transit by Vince Taroc.

Ford sold more vans in January than any other January since 2001 on the strength of its new 2015 Transit full-size van and redesigned Transit Connect compact van, Ford announced.

Tags: Ford, Retail Sales, Ford Transit, Ford Transit Connect, Full-Size Vans

January 28, 2015 - Industry News

Ford Recalls Transit Connect for Seat Belts

Photo of 2015 Ford Transit Connect courtesy of Ford Motor Co.

Ford Motor Co. is recalling 16,091 2014 model-year Ford Transit Connect vehicles because the safety belt fasteners may not have been tightened properly during assembly.

Tags: Ford Transit Connect, Recalls, Ford, 2014-MY, Compact Vans

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