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March 8, 2018

Ranger Design Unveils Van Flooring and Shelves

Ranger Design showed its new line of shelving and flooring at the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis. The company has also introduced an online configurator for its customers.

March 6, 2018

Ford Highlights Electrified, Modified Vehicles

Ford Motor Co. partners will be showcasing a truck and vans upfitted from the three participants of its eQVM vehicle modifier program — XL Hybrids, Motiv Power Systems, and Lightning Systems — at the NTEA Work Truck Show this year.

March 6, 2018

Lightning Systems to Offer Hydrogen-Powered Transit Van

Lightning Systems will begin delivering its battery-electric Ford Transit cargo van later this month and will eventually offer a hydrogen fuel-cell model, the vehicle modifier announced.

February 13, 2018

Electric Ford Transit Approved for N.Y. Incentive Program

The battery-electric Ford Transit 350HD from Lightning Systems now qualifies for a state incentive program in New York, the Loveland, Colo.-based vehicle modifier has announced.

December 18, 2017

Top 10 News of 2017 on

The list of top-viewed stories included news about compact SUVs, autonomous vehicle technology, updates to the 2018 Ford Transit, and the latest acquisition by Element Fleet Management.

November 30, 2017

2017 L.A. Auto Show: Trucks and Vans

The 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show showed mostly existing models of trucks and vans with the notable execption of the GMC Sierra 2500HD All Mountain, a tracked concept truck that was tested at Vail Mountain. Read full coverage here. Photos by Chris Brown, Paul Clinton, Eric Gandarilla, Paul Lim, Andy Lundin, and Roselynne Reyes.

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.

November 2, 2017

Lightning Systems Offers $4,000 Rebate for Electric Transit Van

Lightning Systems is offering a rebate to fleets that order its battery-electric Ford Transit 350HD passenger wagon, van, cutaway and chassis cab models.

November 1, 2017

Dejana Opens Underground Ship-Thru Facility

Dejana Truck and Utility Equipment, a subsidiary of Douglas Dynamics, Inc., announced the opening of a new 90,000 square foot ship-thru facility in Kansas City, Mo. The new facility will be located entirely underground in the Hunt Midwest Automotive Alley Subtropolis.

October 26, 2017

Orders Open for Electrified Transit Van Conversion

Lightning Systems is now accepting pre-orders for its new zero-emissions LightningElectric system for Ford Transit, a battery conversion package.

October 26, 2017

Ford Recalls Transit Vans for Fire Risk

The recall covers more than 65,000 2015-2017 vans in the U.S. equipped with a trailer tow module.

September 20, 2017

Ford to Idle Transit Production for Two Weeks

Ford Motor Co. will halt production of its Transit full-size van for two weeks to better align production with demand, the company said.

September 13, 2017

Lightning Systems to Offer Electric Transit Van

Lightning Systems will offer commercial fleets a battery-electric heavy duty Ford Transit van in early 2018 under a partnership with New Eagle, the vehicle modifier announced.

September 5, 2017

Ford Expands Transit Van Production in Turkey

Ford Otosan is investing $52 million toward one of its manufacturing facilities in Turkey to increase the output of Transit, Transit Custom, and Toruneo Custom vehicles for the European commercial fleet market.

August 23, 2017

DHL Adds Electric Ford Transit Vans in Germany

Ford and Deutsche Post Group subsidiary StreetScooter GmbH have presented the first of their jointly produced electric delivery vans, the StreetScooter Work XL.

June 28, 2017

Ford Recalls Transit Vans for Driveshaft Issue

The safety compliance recall covers more than 370,000 2015- to 2017-model year vehicles in the U.S.

May 2, 2017

London Fleets to Test Ford PHEVs

Five fleets are participating in Ford’s Transit plug-in hybrid van London Trial, which is designed to explore how lower-emission plug-in hybrid electric vans could support cleaner air targets, including Metropolitan Police Service and a transportation system in London.

April 1, 2017

Ford's Bartlett Discusses Commercial Fleet Outlook

Michele Bartlett, Ford’s general manager of commercial and government fleet sales, discusses the outlook for 2017.

March 14, 2017

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.

February 14, 2017

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.


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