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November 7, 2017

Versatile Vans Available in 2018

A staple of many commercial fleets is the van. From compact vans to their full-size counterparts, there are a growing number of vans available for fleets in 2018.

October 18, 2017

Landi Renzo to Offer Natural Gas 2018 Ford Trucks by April

Landi Renzo is expecting certification from the California Air Resource Board (CARB) to sell natural gas-powered models of several 2018 Ford vehicles, including the E-350 and F-250/F-350 by April 1.

July 27, 2017

Ford Recalls F-150 and 3 Other Models for Seats

The recall, tied to defective attaching bolts, covers more than 94,000 Ford F-150, E-Series, Escape and Lincoln MKC vehicles in the U.S.  

March 15, 2017

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.

January 11, 2017

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 21, 2016

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.

April 13, 2016

Making Full-Size Vans Work for 2016

Full-size cargo vans provide fleet managers with added cargo space, vehicle height options, and the payload capacity for just about every vocational need.

March 1, 2016

Ford Updates 2017 Van Lineup

Ford has updated its 2017 model-year van lineup to include ergonomic updates for the Transit, new technology for the Transit Connect, and a new engine offering for the E-Series stripped chassis and cutaway.

February 22, 2016

Ford E-Series Recall to Fix Trailer Braking

Already under way, the recall affects just 75 E-350 and E-450 vehicles equipped with a 6.8L engine and an optional trailer brake controller.

January 27, 2016

Ford E-Series Recall Tied to Trailer Braking

The recall affects 83 2016 model-year cutaway and chassis cab vehicles in North America, including 75 in the U.S.

December 3, 2015

Modified Ford Paratransit Vans Recalled

The Ricon-made wheelchair lifts in 667 MobilityWorks-modified vans may have faulty parts that could lead to failure of the stowed platform mounting.

October 28, 2015

Ford Recalls E-Series for Trailer Braking

The recall affects 72 Ford E-Series cutaway and chassis cab vehicles in North America.

December 9, 2014

Cummings Mobility Recalls Vans for Wheelchair Lifts

The recalled modified vans have Ricon-manufactured wheelchair lifts at risk for cracking.

December 1, 2014

MobilityWorks Recalls Paratransit Vans

The modified vehicles may have wheelchair lifts prone to cracking.

November 25, 2014

Maryland Fleet Delivering Meals During Holiday

Last Thanksgiving Meals on Wheels of Central MD rolled out new vehicles to better serve seniors and others in-need. Collaborating with Element Fleet Management, the new vans have experienced less maintenance and downtime.

August 21, 2014

EPA Certifies Westport's 2015-MY CNG Trucks

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has certified dedicated CNG versions of Ford's E-450, F-450, F-550, F-650, and F-59 equipped with the Westport WiNG Power System and 6.8L V-10 engine.

August 15, 2014

Video Van Profile: Ford E-250 Cargo

For this entry of our video series on commercial vans, we profile the 2014 Ford E-250 cargo van in its final model year. Read more stories about this van here.

July 14, 2014

ROUSH CleanTech Recalling Propane Conversion Kits

The recall, involving 845 propane conversion kits, will address potential fuel leaks that pose a fire risk.

April 24, 2014

Ford's E-Series Vans

The Ford E-Series vans, while being slowly phased out by the all-new Ford Transit, bring several layers of chassis options, body styles, and engine choices. For the E-150, E-250, and E-350, each are available in a passenger or cargo option. Ford will continue producing the cutaway and stripped chassis version after the 2014 model year. Photos courtesy of Ford.

April 22, 2014

Kelley Blue Book: Musician Mike Watt's Ford E-350

KBB took a look at van culture with a visit to musician Mike Watt of The Minutemen in 2008. Watt shows off his 2009 E-350 cargo van.


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