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February 19, 2015

Fuel-Saving Engine Calibration Software Offered for Transit Van

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.

February 5, 2015

SumoSprings Solos Reduce Body Roll in Ford Transits

SumoSprings Solo suspension applications are designed to enhance ride, reduce body roll and eliminate sudden bottoming out on a full range of Ford Transit commercial vans.

January 23, 2015

Two Post Lift Made For High Roof Vans

Rotary Lift has released the SPO12 two-post lift designed to accommodate high roof commercial vans with an extended height option. The extended height option increases the lifts overall height by three feet.

January 12, 2015

Test Drive: Sprinter 4x4s Traverse Rough Terrain

Most customers won't need a full-size van with this kind of off road capability, but for those who do, the Sprinter proves it can handle rough terrain.

January 12, 2015

New Full-Size Van Sales Grow 11 Percent

Sales of new-model full-size commercial vans rose more than 11 percent in 2014 as several manufacturers transitioned to European-style vans and phased out less fuel-efficient models.

January 8, 2015

Westport Gains EPA Approval for CNG Transit

Westport Innovations Inc. has gained approval from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to produce a dedicated compressed natural gas (CNG) version of Ford's 2015 Transit van.

December 19, 2014

Sprinter Vans Recalled for Fire Risk

The recall affects more than 8,000 Sprinter 2500 and 3500 vehicles in the 2014 and 2015 model years.

December 3, 2014

Ford Transit Best-Selling Commercial Van in November

The 2015 Ford Transit was the top-selling full-size commercial van in November and accounted for almost one in four units sold in the category, Ford announced.

November 26, 2014

Full-Size Vans Only Vehicles With Rising Residual Values

The vehicles should finish the year as the only category that will increase in residual value, while the broader market should depreciate more than 12 percent.

November 11, 2014

2015 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Van

Mercedes-Benz has added several new features to its 2015 Sprinter including standard Crosswind Assist and available 4x4. Click here to read more about the vehicle, and stay tuned for more info and photos in the January/February issue of Work Truck magazine. Photos by Adam Pringle and Mercedes-Benz.

November 7, 2014

GM Details 2015 Express/Savana Vans

General Motors has added several new enhancements to its Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana for the 2015 model year, as its 2015 Chevrolet City Express compact van replaces the 1500-level full-size model that has been discontinued.

November 1, 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.

October 31, 2014

The State of the Market for Class 3-4 Trucks, Vans

The forecast is for Class 3-4 truck sales in CY-2015 to remain strong. Many fleets are increasing order volumes, moving away from past slow replacement schedules. The debut of 2015 products promises to further stimulate growth.

October 30, 2014

Chrysler Recalls ProMaster, Grand Caravan for Tire Monitors

Two separate recall campaigns, covering 33K light trucks in the U.S., will fix problems that can lead to false warnings from tire pressure monitoring systems.

October 29, 2014

ROUSH CleanTech Shelves Propane Autogas Transit

ROUSH CleanTech has indefinitely halted production of its propane autogas powered Ford Transit full-size van after hearing concerns from fleet owners.

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 27, 2014

Coca-Cola Beefs Up Hybrid Van Fleet

The Coca-Cola Company plans to more than double the number of hybrid full-size vans in its service fleet by early 2015 and eventually reach a 10 percent replacement level for the fleet.

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.

October 6, 2014

Chrysler Recalls Ram ProMaster Vans

The vans were assembled with head restraints that may exceed the allowable gap between an occupant’s head and the restraint.

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