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January 11, 2017 - News
CARB Certifies Landi Renzo's CNG E-450
The California Air Resource Board (CARB) has certified Landi Renzo to produce a dedicated compressed natural gas (CNG) version of the 2017 model year Ford E-450 cutaway van, which now makes it legal to convert the vehicle to CNG in the U.S.
December 23, 2016 - News
Automotive Fleet's Top 10 News of 2016
Telematics mergers, Ford's updated van lineup, safety tips, and Hyundai's holiday executive shakeup generated the highest reader engagement on AutomotiveFleet.com in 2016 among news items.
December 21, 2016 - News
Landi Renzo's Dedicated CNG E-450 Certified
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has certified Landi Renzo's dedicated compressed natural gas (CNG) conversion of Ford's 2017 model year E-450 cutaway van.
December 20, 2016 - News
Mercedes-Benz Sprinters Recalled for Seat Adjusters
The recall, issued by Midwest Automotive Designs, covers just 28 vans in the 2016 model year.
December 19, 2016 - Article
Euro-Style Cargo Vans Break the Mold
A new breed of commercial van is sweeping the country with capabilities and features unheard of just a few years ago. Here’s why many experts think these vans will soon dominate in light- and medium-duty fleets.
December 15, 2016 - News
Most Diesel Pickups Cost More to Operate
More than 90% of the 272 diesel-powered pickups on the market cost more to operate than their gasoline counterparts, while nine diesel passenger cars had a lower total cost of ownership (TCO), according to new data from Vincentric.
December 14, 2016 - News
Dutch Police Order 300 Sprinter Vans
The Dutch police have signed an agreement for 300 new Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 316 CDI. The first vehicles were delivered in November 2016.
December 7, 2016 - News
Auto Truck Group Appoints Sales Manager
Auto Truck Group has appointed Scott Walters as a fleet sales manager who will specialize in growing the company's upfitting business for Mercedes-Benz vans.
December 1, 2016 - News
Older Sprinter Vans Recalled for Brake Warning Light
The recall covers more than 17,000 Dodge and Freightliner Sprinter 2500 and 3500 vans in the 2003 to 2006 model years.
November 23, 2016 - News
Ram's Tablet App Helps Fleets Configure Vans
Fiat-Chrysler's Ram Commercial has developed a mobile app for tablets that allows fleet and business customers to view possible upfits when purchasing one of the 14 configurations of the ProMaster cargo van.
November 21, 2016 - News
Mercedes-Benz Van Upfitter Program Now Underway
Mercedes-Benz's MasterSolutions upfitter program has launched for Metris and Sprinter vans to provide common equipment packages for fleets through a Mercedes-Benz or Freightliner dealer.
November 18, 2016 - Article
Operating Costs Flat for Fourth Consecutive Year
With fuel representing 60% of a fleet’s total operating costs, lower fuel prices are keeping overall fleet costs flat. Also, vehicle build quality is high, curbing maintenance costs, and lower commodity prices have stabilized tire prices.
November 2, 2016 - News
2017 Nissan NV200 Van to Start at $22,115
Nissan's 2017 NV200 compact cargo van has arrived at dealer lots and retails for at least $22,115, Nissan has announced.
October 28, 2016 - News
Nissan Unveils All-Electric Mobile Office in UK
The e-NV200 WORKSPACe features an integrated fold-out desk, touchscreen computer, wireless internet, smartphone-controlled LED lights, and more.
October 19, 2016 - News
Ford Transit Becomes Top Global Van
Ford's Transit full-size van has become the top-selling family of cargo vans around the globe with nearly 400,000 registered in 2015 based on IHS Markit data, according to Ford.

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