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 ...

Air Heater Systems for Expedite Cargo Vans

By: Sean M. Lyden - Staff Writer
Posted: Feb 19th 2015 4:07AM
From November through March, it can get really cold in certain parts of the country, especially for expediters who operate cargo vans. That’s because there’s a lot of air space inside the van, often with insufficient insulation to retain heat. So, if the outside temperature is sub zero, and you’re inside the van waiting on your next load, you may be tempted to keep the engine running and the heater blowing. But idling the engine to stay warm is expensiv...

Congratulations to Sprinter of Fort Mitchell

By: Contributing Writer
Posted: Oct 29th 2014 7:23AM
ExpeditersOnline.com is pleased to congratulate Sprinter of Fort Mitchell for their excellence in Overall Customer Satisfaction. For the second quarter in a row, Sprinter of Fort Mitchell has been named the #1 Mercedes Benz dealership in the United States in overall customer satisfaction, sales, and service. This is quite an amazing accomplishment! For more information about Sprinter of Fort Mitchell, contact Dan Tilley at [email protected] or (888) 858-8292. ...

Daimler to Build Sprinters in US

By: Truck Fleet Management
Posted: Oct 28th 2014 7:06AM
Daimler AG will launch production of Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vans in North America, Reuters reported. “We can cover the growing demand for large vans in the North American market economically only if we produce the vehicles locally in the Nafta region,” said Volker Mornhinweg, head of Mercedes-Benz vans. “That's why we have decided to produce the next generation of the Sprinter in North America.” But where the vans will be made is an open question; th...

Chrysler Recalls Ram Cargo Vans

By: Brandon Green, Staff Writer - Truck Fleet Management
Posted: Oct 14th 2014 5:12AM
Chrysler Group is recalling an estimated 22,115 Ram Cargo Vans to upgrade software that controls airbags, the manufacturer announced. This action follows an investigation that discovered some vehicle configurations may affect sensors that control side-curtain and airbags, causing accidental deployment. These configurations, designed to accommodate cargo, involve the exclusion of rear-audio and climate-control components next to the sensors. The resulting gaps can generate a...

Daimler to Bring New Mid-Size Vito Cargo Van to North America

By: Deborah Lockridge, TruckingInfo.com
Posted: Jul 31st 2014 11:37AM
The automotive industry has been speculating for quite some time that the popular Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vans could get a smaller cousin in North America in the form of the Mercedes-Benz Vito van, and now it appears that it is indeed in the works. At a world premiere of the new version of the Vito in Berlin this week, Daimler said it's attacking the mid-size van market with the new Vito model series and that as a "global model" it will come to North America. In a tweet foll...

Sprinter Vans: Idle-Up or Shut Down? The Answer May be Both!

By: Contributing Writer
Posted: May 30th 2013 11:00AM
For Expediters, Sprinter Vans are undergoing a change that will result in fuel savings, prolonged engine life, enhanced safety and a positive environmental impact -- all due to the requirements of Expediter Services of Southaven, Mississippi. Sound too good to be true? Well, think again. It's as easy as "PSM". To help understand just what a PSM is, here's the scoop: A PSM is a "Parametric Special Module". In other words, it’s an electronic "module" installed on a vehi...

Cargo Vans for 2013

By: Sandy Long
Posted: Mar 3rd 2013 6:25PM
As cargo van sized expedite loads expand, so will the manufacturers add styles and engine choices to meet the demand. The field so far is fairly even, depending on what the buyer is looking for....

Diesel/Solar Electric Hybrid Sprinter

By: Eric
Posted: Sep 30th 2012 4:14PM
Auxiliary power using solar panels....

Expedite Delivery Service needs Sprinter Owner Operators Now!

By: Contributing Writer
Posted: Aug 20th 2012 7:36AM
Established in 1997 as the Elite division of Rush Trucking, E.D.S. has offered truly professional Owner Operators the opportunity to succeed beyond expectations, in the transportation industry. As a family owned company, the E.D.S. staff is trained to work FOR the Owner Operator. Understanding the need for quality home/family time, great revenue and respect that is due the professional Owner Operator. E.D.S. is currently looking for Sprinter Vans no older than 7-years. The ...

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