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Ford Pro begins shipping electric E-transit to customers

Ford E-Transit is now shipping across the U.S. The E-Transit already has more than 10,000 orders from businesses of all sizes and Ford is working on ways to increase production. The all-new E-Transit is produced at Kansas City Assembly Plant – Ford’s first U.S. plant to assemble both batteries and all-electric vehicles in-house. To deliver E-Transit vans to

General Tire introduces the Grabber HD Van

General Tire launched its new all-season commercial tire, the Grabber HD Van, on Feb. 1. This durable cargo van and fleet tire was developed for long-lasting treadwear under loaded conditions, and comes complete with Duragen Technology, which provides robust durability and enhanced sidewall protection, the tire manufacturer noted in a press release. Key features of

Weather Guard van shelf lighting with PowerSync technology

Weather Guard has introduced van shelf lighting with integrated PowerSync technology. The new van shelf lighting provides better storage visibility and efficiency and can be customized to the vehicle to provide lighting solution, Weather Guard noted in a press release. The van shelf lighting with PowerSync Technology features low-profile, commercial-grade LED light strips that brighten each

Five truck trend takeaways from June

We know it’s not easy to keep up with everything that happens in the world of trucking. So here are the biggest stories from June focused on the latest truck trends, all in one place. 5. How you can start truck service benchmarking Benchmarking brings together all of your service data, highlights best practices where

Webasto introduces a la carte aftermarket van HVAC kit-building system

Webasto North America has announced its new a La carte aftermarket van HVAC kit-building system. Webasto says its menu-driven approach allows customers to upfit Ford Transit, RAM ProMaster or Mercedes Sprinter vans with auxiliary HVAC systems faster, while carrying less inventory and all at a lower cost. According to Webasto, the problem that this system aims

How today’s vans are built for last mile delivery and driver comfort

Medium-duty truck sales have been skyrocketing following the spring 2020 crash that came alongside Covid-19, and a major factor in this market stature has been the rise of last mile delivery. The pandemic accelerated a trend that was already here: more online ordering and more same-day deliveries being promised by companies ranging from behemoth retailers

The role for electric vans in last mile delivery

Here at Fleet Equipment, we’ve been covering electrification for a long time, and every time the subject comes up, without fail, one of the first questions asked is which applications will make the most sense for EVs. Again and again the answer comes back: last mile—and there are very good reasons for that. “Last-mile delivery

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,