Cargo Vans

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October 29, 2014

2015 Sprinter Gets Small Diesel, ‘Crosswind Assist'

A smaller and more economical diesel powertrain, new styling and safety features, and optional on-demand four-wheel drive are among features of 2015 Sprinter models.

October 28, 2014

Class 3 Ford Transit Vans Improve Payload, Towing

Ford's 2015 Transit full-size cargo van with a Class 3 chassis expands the payload and towing capability of the van without the need for a cutaway or chassis cab model.

October 21, 2014

Daimler to Build Next-Gen Sprinter in North America

Daimler will produce the next generation of its Mercedes-Benz Sprinter full-size van in the U.S., a move that will improve order-to-delivery times for the vehicle, Daimler has announced.

September 25, 2014

Mid-Size Mercedes-Benz Van Arriving in Late 2015

Following on the success of the Sprinter van in the U.S. market, Daimler plans to introduce a mid-size van sometime next year. The van made its debut in Berlin, Germany, in late July, but Daimler execs were coy on an actual release date for the American version of the van, saying only that it would be introduced in the fall 2015 in a MY 2016 designation.

September 15, 2014

Weather Guard Packages Made for Ford Transit Van

Weather Guard is now making storage packages specifically for Ford’s 2015 Transit vans, designed for a variety of industry trades including electrical, mechanical and plumbing.

September 5, 2014

Cable Provider Orders 800 Ford Transit Vans

Charter Communications has ordered more than 800 low-roof, regular-wheelbase 2015 Ford Transit vans for its technicians in 29 states, the automaker has announced.

July 30, 2014

Daimler to Bring New Mid-Size Vito Cargo Van to North America

The automotive industry has been speculating for quite some time that the popular Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vans could get a smaller cousin in North America in the form of the Mercedes-Benz Vito van, and now it appears that it is indeed in the works.

July 1, 2014

Supreme FiberPanel HC Walls Use Honeycomb Structure

A lightweight honeycomb sidewall design on straight truck bodies allows increased payload and promises long life and low maintenance, Supreme Industries says.

June 10, 2014

Ford Transit Ride and Drive

Ford hosted a one-day event a stone's throw from its Kansas City facility to give media representatives a little time behind the wheel of the MY-2015 Transit. Read the full story here.

May 29, 2014

Video: New Paint Technology for the New Ford Transit

The new Ford Transit made its North American debut with what the company said is an industry-first paint technology now in use at Kansas City Assembly Plant. There are a number of innovations, including one that saves about 4 pounds of weight per vehicle.

May 1, 2014

Production of 2015 Ford Transit Van Begins

On sale this summer, Ford’s next-generation full-size van family will provide tradespeople and businesses with increased capability and new configurations in the growing commercial vehicle market.

March 25, 2014

Mercedes-Benz Gives Details on 2015 Sprinter, Compact Van Plan for U.S.

Mercedes-Benz is strongly considering offering a compact van in the U.S. and will add a new standard safety feature to the 2015 Sprinter van, executives said during a March 25 visit to Bobit Business Media.

March 7, 2014

Bolt-on Hybrid System Takes Home Work Truck Show Green Award

WORK TRUCK SHOW -- Echo Automotive's EchoDrive plug-in hybrid system took home the Green Award from the NTEA'S Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.

March 7, 2014

2015 Sprinter Receives 4x4 System

The model year 2015 Sprinter 4x4 goes on sale in the U.S. in the first quarter of calendar year 2015. Both 144-inch and 170-inch wheelbases will be available in both low and high roof configurations, in both passenger and cargo versions.

January 2, 2014

Fiat Acquires Remaining Interest in Chrysler, Integration Likely to Speed Up

Fiat has announced an agreement under which its wholly owned subsidiary, Fiat North America, will acquire all of the VEBA Trust’s equity in Chrysler, giving the Italian company total control of the U.S. vehicle maker.

December 9, 2013

Zenith Electric Van Claims High Operating Savings

A recently developed product from a recently formed company is an electric-drive van, with shuttle-bus versions now in production and cargo vans available. It’s called the Zenith 350 for its 3,500-pound payload capacity.

December 2, 2013

Small ProMaster Van Coming from Ram Commercial

The Ram Commercial Truck division today confirmed that it will offer a new small cargo and passenger van for North America next year, a move the organization has hinted at for several years.

November 12, 2013

Mercedes-Benz Considers Vito Van for U.S. Market

Mercedes-Benz U.S.A. is considering bringing the Vito commercial van to the U.S. market to offer with its larger Sprinter, a spokesman has confirmed to Automotive Fleet, a sister publication of Heavy Duty Trucking.

October 18, 2013

New Choices, New Excitement For Cargo Vans

‘May you live in interesting times” is usually taken as a wry Chinese curse. But for cargo vans and the people who run them, an interesting era is here and it should be a blessing. New European-based products are being sent to the marketplace, and they’ll offer new efficiencies and choices in a segment that has languished design-wise since the first of that breed.

June 25, 2013

Nissan Adds Quick, Nimble Compact Van to Commercial Truck Line

There’s another small van in town. It’s called the NV200 Compact , and Nissan Commercial Vehicles wants you to buy it instead of a Ford Transit Connect or any other compact vehicle you might be considering to deliver goods and services.

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