Mercedes-Benz Unveils Next-Gen Sprinter Van

By: Paul Clinton -
Posted: Feb 8th 2018 9:22AM
Mercedes-Benz unveiled its third-generation Sprinter today in Duisburg, Germany, at the junction of the Rhine and Ruhr rivers, as a versatile full-size van with a factory telematics service that will arrive in the U.S. later this year. The new Sprinter will bring an array of updates, including a gasoline engine, more than 1,700 configurations worldwide, telematics offering Mercedes Pro, and available driver assistance systems such as a self-cleaning rear-view camera in the re...

Mercedes-Benz Reports Record Van Sales; Teases Rollout of Next Sprinter

By: David Cullen
Posted: Jan 8th 2018 10:59AM
Stuttgart, Germany-based Mercedes-Benz Vans has announced it set a new record for unit sales in 2017 and for the first time passed the 40,000-vehicles sold mark. The division also again gave a taste of what its next-generation Sprinter will offer....

Third-Gen Sprinter Van to Focus on Mobility, Connectivity

By: Paul Clinton -
Posted: Dec 5th 2017 12:57PM
The 2018 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter will add a gasoline engine, optional factory telematics offering, and more than 1,000 configurations to provide a "holistic mobility solution" when it debuts in February, the head of the company's van division told journalists in Stuttgart, Germany. Mercedes-Benz is launching the third generation of its Sprinter that was first introduced in the U.S. 1995 and updated in 2010. "The Sprinter is the flagship of our commercial fleet and embodies our...

Part 3: Why I Chose a Cargo Van for Expediting

By: Sean M. Lyden - Staff Writer
Posted: Feb 6th 2017 9:00AM
This is the final installment of a three-part series to introduce you to each type of vehicle typically used for expediting. The first two articles covered "Why I Chose a Tractor" and "Why I Chose a Straight Truck." Rick Guffey is an owner-operator and fleet owner who has leased with Square One Transport and Logistics since 2015. He owns three 2015 Ram Promaster extended wheelbase, high-roof cargo vans. One is a 2500 model, and the other two are 3500's. So, why did Guffey cho...

Cargo Van, Straight Truck, Tractor -- Which is Best for Your Expedited Trucking Business?

By: Sean M. Lyden - Staff Writer
Posted: Sep 12th 2016 9:00AM
If you're looking to become an expedite owner-operator, one of the most important decisions you'll make is the vehicle you'll drive. That's because your vehicle -- whether it's a cargo van, straight truck, or tractor-trailer -- determines which trucking carriers you can sign with, what size and types of loads you can take on, and ultimately how much money you'll be able to make (and keep).? But bigger isn't always better and cheaper isn't always more profitable. So, how do yo...

Why Cargo Vans and Sprinters carry $1 Million Liability

Posted: Aug 5th 2016 9:14AM
Here's an Addendum to the current EO Thread "Insurance Coverage and the 'Multi' Carrier Model" or "Why DO Cargo Vans and Sprinters need $1 Million in Liability?" Arguments are certainly made that since FMCSA only requires $300,000 Liability for under 10K GVW units hauling across state lines, why carry more? Short answer:...

European Sprinter Gets 990-Pound GVW Boost

By: Tom Berg -
Posted: May 3rd 2016 4:22PM
Mercedes-Benz Vans has boosted the available gross vehicle weight rating of its European Sprinter by 990 pounds, to 5.5 metric tons or 12,122 pounds. The Stuttgart, Germany-based builder also said it has raised power ratings for its engines. The higher rating is aimed primarily at operators who require special bodies or conversions of standard van bodies, said Norman Kunz, head of Sprinter product management. European Sprinter payloads currently range from 2.95 to 3.41 metric...

Sprinter expands portfolio with Worker Model

By: Fleet Owner
Posted: Feb 18th 2016 11:29AM
Mercedes-Benz Vans announced the expansion of the Sprinter portfolio by debuting the Worker model. "We are pleased to announce the new Sprinter Worker model, which is every bit as capable as the rest of our Sprinter lineup at an even more attractive starting price: $32,495," said Bernie Glaser, vice president of Mercedes-Benz Vans in the USA. "The Sprinter brand is no stranger to hard work and we are making a statement by targeting the heart of the commercial van market by of...

Putting the Sprinter 4x4 to the test

By: Rick Mele - Fleet Owner
Posted: Apr 2nd 2015 3:28PM
A scenic and muddy tour through the Canadian Rockies in the newest version of the Mercedes-Benz/Freightliner van. Getting your hands on a factory all-wheel-drive commercial van hasn't been easy ? while the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 4x4 has previously been available in select European markets, they're only now coming to North America for the model year 2015. And with demand for the 4WD version of the popular Euro-style van currently outpacing the German automaker's sales forecast...

Daimler will build Sprinters in the U.S.

By: Jim Mele - Fleet Owner
Posted: Mar 6th 2015 9:39AM
Mercedes-Benz Vans will invest $500 million to build a new van plant in Charleston, SC, and begin production of the next-generation Sprinter there in 2016.  Currently the Daimler van group builds U.S. market Sprinters in Germany. The vans are disassembled and shipped to the U.S. for reassembly in a small Charleston facility to avoid high commercial vehicle duties known colloquially as “the chicken tax.” The new plant will include a body shop, paint shop and ...

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