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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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Morgan Olson reveals Storm Class 2 walk-on step van prototype

Morgan Olson has introduced the Storm Class 2 walk-on step van prototype. “We build step vans for the world’s largest e-commerce, parcel package delivery companies every day, and fleet managers are seeing a shortage of DOT-licensed drivers,” says Rich Tremmel, Morgan Olson’s vice president of sales and marketing. “Morgan Olson has responded with this new

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Phillips Industries releases Permalite XB Corner Cargo Lamp for dry vans

Phillips Industries has introduced the Phillips Permalite XB Corner Cargo Lamp, its first complete interior lighting solution designed specifically for dry vans, using ultra-compact and high-output LEDs.

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CalVans ride-sharing operation adds more than 150 hybrid electric vans to its fleet

A non-profit public transit agency, the California Vanpool Authority (CalVans) provides ride-sharing services paid for by users, a cost it strives to keep as low as possible by making the most effective equipment choices. At the same time, the agency has continually focused on ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from its fleet.

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DHL to add 63 electric vans to its fleet

DHL announced that it will be rolling out a new fleet of 63 electric delivery vans from Workhorse Group that will serve U.S. markets. The Workhorse Group electric vans are capable of running up to 100 miles on a charge, the vans have ultra-low floors to reduce physical stress on workers’ knees and back, and

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Mercedes-Benz Vans details plans for a new range of technologies and urban commercial vehicles

Setting its sights on the future, Mercedes-Benz Vans recently rolled out an urban commercial vehicle concept it is calling Vision Urbanetic. The concept, the company noted, addresses the inherent challenges found in urban operating environments with solutions for meeting equipment needs and operational issues. At the core of the Vision Urbanetic mobility concept is a new