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Ford opens E-Transit registration website

Ford has opened its new registration website for those who want to register their interest in learning more about E-Transit, the company’s first full-size all-electric van ahead of order banks opening by July. Along with the registration site, E-Transit has updated pricing, with a targeted starting MSRP of $43,295 for the cutaway – lower than

Amazon begins testing electric vans in San Francisco

One year after announcing the purchase of 100,000 custom electric delivery vehicles, Amazon has begun testing its electric vans on delivery routes in the San Francisco Bay Area. San Francisco is one of 16 cities where Amazon will be using these vehicles for customer deliveries in 2021. Amazon says the city was chosen because of

Ranger Design expanding with new appointments

Ranger Design is expanding its team as the company works to add new upfit solutions for its clients. To support the market’s need, Michael Diaz has been named director of fleet upfit solutions. Diaz will oversee the North American fleet business development team with a focus on providing more options to national fleets, traditional OEMs

Thermo King launches all-electric refrigeration unit

Thermo King is now offering a new, fully-electric refrigeration unit for small- to medium-sized vans and trucks. The company says it is ideal for electric and engine-powered trucks. The company says the E-200 delivers a constant capacity independent from the vehicle’s engine and can work with both electric and engine-powered vehicles. The E-200’s plug-and-play solution

Ford expands telematics offerings to add options for electric vehicles

With the announcement of the E-Transit all-electric cargo van, Ford has also expanded telematics offerings specifically aimed at electric vehicles. The company announced that new fleet-wide energy monitoring and vehicle management tools from Ford Commercial Solutions will be available to E-Transit customers when the vehicle becomes available next fall. With the new electric vehicle tools,

Ford introduces all-electric E-Transit van

Ford has announced the 2022 E-Transit, its first all-electric cargo van offering. According to Ford, scheduled maintenance costs for the all-electric Transit are estimated by the company to be 40% less than the average scheduled maintenance costs for a gas-powered 2020 Transit over eight years/100,000 miles. And with lower maintenance requirements and the opportunity to

FTR Reports Preliminary September U.S. net trailer orders hit 52,000 units

FTR reports that preliminary U.S. net trailer orders for September exploded to the third-highest month ever, at 52,000 units. September’s orders were 23,500 units above August and 33,400 more than September 2019. With this latest activity, trailer orders for the last 12 months now equal 224,100 units, FTR says. The great majority of the September

Ford details new options for 2021 Transit

Ford has announced updates to the Transit van series for the upcoming 2021 model year, including several available packages. Three new option packages for the Transit include the updated Transit Motorhome Prep Package for cutaway, the new RV Prep Package for cargo van and a new Adventure Prep Package for cargo or crew van. The

Toyo releases new all-weather tire for vans, light trucks

Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. has released the Toyo Celsius Cargo all-weather commercial-grade tire designed for commercial vans and light trucks. Toyo says the Celsius Cargo’s construction is built for year-round reliability in applications including local deliveries, services and transportation. Celsius Cargo carries the three-peak mountain snowflake symbol, and the all-weather tread design features an outside

Cooper releases new Roadmaster tires for vans, delivery trucks

Cooper Tire’s Roadmaster brand has added two new tires for the final mile, pick-up and delivery and emergency vehicle segments. The Roadmaster RM257 drive and Roadmaster RM170+ steer, both 19.5-in. tires, will soon be available for order through Roadmaster dealers. The Roadmaster RM257 tire, with 18/32nds of tread depth on the 225 size, and 19/32nds

Why you need to make last mile service a top-of-list priority

Pick-up and delivery duty cycles and harsh road environments can impact your last mile vehicle component lifecycle. Uptime is crucial when it comes to delivering to consumers door, so don’t overlook your service needs. Here are the top application-facing considerations. E-commerce is here to stay, and with the tremendous growth in this industry comes a

Ram reveals 2021 ProMaster

Ram Commercial revealed its 2021 Ram ProMaster, aimed at vocational use, at the NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis. Ram says the full-size van is designed for businesses, construction job sites and commercial fleets. New for 2021 and making its debut on an FCA vehicle, Ram says, a digital rearview mirror option with a 9.2-in.