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April 7, 2017 - News
Used Vans, Cars Bolster March Depreciation
Used cars outperformed trucks in March, as full-size pickups, compact vans, compact cars, and sporty cars increased in value, while as overall used vehicles depreciated 0.6%, according to Black Book.
April 3, 2017 - News
Fleet Sales Decline 13% in March
Sales of vehicles to commercial, daily rental, and government fleets declined 13.1% to 279,063 in March and remain negative for the first quarter in the three segments, according to Automotive Fleet data and the Detroit Three.
April 1, 2017 - Article
Ford Discusses Commercial Fleet Outlook
Michele Bartlett, Ford’s general manager of commercial and government fleet sales, discusses the outlook for 2017.
March 29, 2017 - News
Ford Recalls Four Models for Fire Risk
The safety recall covers 2014 Ford Escape, 2014-15 Fiesta ST, 2013-14 Fusion and 2013-15 Transit Connect vehicles -- all equipped with 1.6-liter GTDI engines.
March 28, 2017 - News
European Car Rental Company Receives 2,100 Mercedes-Benz Vans
Mercedes-Benz Vans Sales Germany delivered the first batch of a total of more than 2,100 vans – scheduled for delivery in the 2017 fiscal year – to Europcar, Europe’s largest vehicle rental provider.
March 16, 2017 - News
Daimler Recalls Sprinter and Metris Vans
Two separate recalls involve 1,320 vehicles, including Mercedes-Benz and Freightliner Sprinter 2500 and 3500 vans.
March 15, 2017 - News
Landi Renzo to Offer Ship-Thru on Ford CNG Vehicles
Landi Renzo USA will begin offering a ship-through channel for customers to take delivery of converted compressed natural gas (CNG) trucks and vans utilizing Ford's existing distribution network from Ford's Ohio Assembly Plant, the company announced at the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.
March 14, 2017 - News
Ford Updates Transit Van for 2018
Ford added several new features and new optional equipment to its Transit full-size van for the 2018 model year, the company announced at the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.
March 10, 2017 - News
Nissan to Show Truck, Van Lineup at Work Truck Show
Nissan is bringing its full lineup of trucks and vans to the Work Truck Show that runs from March 15 to 17 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis.
March 7, 2017 - News
AmeriPride Plans Record Electric Walk-in Van Order
After initially replacing 20% of its Vernon California fleet with electric delivery trucks, AmeriPride Services plans to add 20 additional walk-in vans equipped with the Motiv Power Systems all-electric powertrain to the company’s California fleet.
February 22, 2017 - News
Sprinter Vans Recalled for Air Bag Control Unit
The recall affects more than 15,000 Mercedes-Benz and Freightliner Sprinter 2500 and 3500 vans in the 2013-2016 model years.
February 17, 2017 - Article
Delivery Fleet's Van Reaches 500,000 Miles
Delivery fleets are always on the road, putting miles on their vehicles faster than most other vocational fleets. While newer vehicles are extending lifecycles beyond previous models, one fleet van hit the half-million-mile mark.
February 14, 2017 - News
Spartan Sets Up Van Upfitting Near Transit Plant
Spartan Motors' fleet upfitting division has opened a new assembly facility in Kansas City to provide fleets with tailored upfits of cargo vans and other fleet vehicles in close proximity to Ford's Kansas City Assembly Plant that produces the Transit full-size van.
February 8, 2017 - Article
Ford's 2017-MY Fleet-Only Options
Ford offers optional equipment available only to fleets that includes police telematics, orange seatbelts, and adjustable pedals.
February 2, 2017 - News
Nissan NV Cargo X Powered by Cummins Diesel
Built in partnership with off-road builder Ian Johnson, host of Xtreme Off-Road, the NV Cargo X stands more than seven-and-a-half feet tall on 37-inch tires and is powered by a Cummins 5.0L V-8 turbo diesel transplanted from a Nissan Titan XD full-size pickup.

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