Big Comfort in a Cargo Van

By: Jeff Jensen, Editor
Posted: Feb 24th 2006 7:35AM
The main concern for cargo van expediters has typically been, "How do I fit a bunk into this small amount of space and still carry two skids or other bulky cargo?" With today's professional conversions, the "B" unit driver can now choose between a spartan conversion with the basics of a bunk and storage compartments to a conversion that is close to the comfort levels of the bigger trucks, albeit on a smaller scale....

The Cargo Van - Where it All Began

By: Lee Kurtzmann - Associate Editor
Posted: Dec 11th 2003 3:18AM
In 1961 Ford introduced a new Forward Control vehicle called Econoline. The totally new body was unitized and functioned also as the chassis frame to which the running gear was attached. And, instead of putting the engine in the rear like the VW, its placement was between the front seats, over the front axle. This allowed the use of existing drive train components....

Living Large in a Van: Cargo Van Sleepers

By: Jeff Jensen, Editor
Posted: Jun 20th 2003 7:02AM
It's not your father's cargo van! The owner/operators and drivers of expediting cargo vans now have a wealth of options when it comes to choosing a sleeper for their truck - from modestly equipped to fully-tricked out with all the conveniences that will fit. ...

The future of cargo vans in expediting Part II

By: Jeff Jensen - Editor
Posted: Mar 19th 2003 8:00AM
This topic is one that has been highlighted in previous articles. In April 2000, Expediters presented an article, "The future of vans in expediting", which addressed the same concerns of today's owner/operators. We present comments from both expediting owner/operators and the carriers for your analysis....

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