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Photo of Transit full-size van courtesy of Ford.

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Vans Update: Surging Sales, Growing Choices

Sales of commercial vans may set a record this year and helping drive that traffic is a wider array of offerings in three distinct size categories.

(From r. to l.) Joe Brightwell, Supply Chain Manager, Wheels; Mike Violi, President and CEO, Midway Specialty Vehicles; Mark Campbell, Assistant Vice President, Service Vehicles, Wheels; Russ Gilpin, Vice President Sales, Midway Specialty Vehicles; Michael Violi, Sales, Midway Specialty Vehicles; Brad Brubaker, CFO, Midway Specialty Vehicles. Photo courtesy of Wheels, Inc.

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Midway Specialty Vehicles Earns Wheels Supplier Award

Wheels, Inc. has recognized Midway Specialty Vehicles with its inaugural Upfit Supplier of the Year award for superior performance, exemplary service and innovation, the fleet management company announced.

Dejana’s exterior shelving system allows customers to keep equipment off the floor and ready to use. (Photo courtesy of Dejana)

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High-Roof Vans Set New Productivity, Efficiency Standards

High-roof vans offer greater shelving capacity for tools and cargo and better ergonomics, reducing strain on workers.

Photo of 2016 Metris cargo van courtesy of Mercedes-Benz USA.

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Mercedes-Benz Van Ship-Thru Starts Oct. 1

Auto Truck Group's new facility will be located in Summerville, S.C. seven miles from the Mercedes-Benz van plant. The new service center is expected to be operational by Oct. 1.

Masterack products include customized shelving, drawers, parts bins, partitions, wire spool racks, literature racks, lockable doors and cabinets, and more. The company previously operated under the name of Leggett & Platt Commercial Vehicle Products, but recently rebranded under the product line name -- Masterack. Photo courtesy of Masterack

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Masterack’s Steel Interiors Boost Productivity

The Atlanta-based upfitter specializes in designing bins, shelves, partitions, workstations, and more for a wide range of fleet vehicles.

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Auto Truck Group's Western GM to Retire

Steve Hayes, the Auto Truck Group's western region general manager, will retire on Sept. 2. Hayes finishes a 24-year career at the company and more than 35 years in the truck industry.

Photo of Mercedes-Benz Sprinter courtesy of MBUSA.

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Knapheide Adds Ship-Thru Capabilities for Mercedes-Benz Vans

Knapheide announced its ability to now provide van and cutaway based upfit solutions for the Mercedes Sprinter and Metris along with ship-thru capabilities to service regional and national fleet customers and fleet management companies.

Photo of Mercedes-Benz Metris mid-size van courtesy of MBUSA.

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Mercedes-Benz Expands Van Offerings, Adds Ship-Thru

Mercedes-Benz Vans is introducing a turnkey “ship-thru” upfitting program for its Metris mid-size van and for Mercedes-Benz and Freightliner full-size Sprinter vans. The OEM is also rolling out a value-priced Metris Worker model, as well as expanding its Worker lineup for the Sprinter.

Photo courtesy of The Reading Group.

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Reading Group Offers Online Inventory Access

Work Truck Solutions has partnered with The Reading Group to provide up-to-date bailment pool inventory online.

Photo of Chevrolet Low Cab Forward models courtesy of GM.

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Chevrolet Low Cab Forward Upfitters Announced

General Motors has struck ship-thru deals with Morgan Corp. and Supreme Corp. to add bodies to the first Chevrolet Low Cab Forward trucks expected to arrive in late August, according to a General Motors Fleet sales manager.

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