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 ...

Sprinter Source: Neely Coble Company

Posted: Jan 15th 2013 6:17AM
Twenty-five years ago, my wife and I began our trucking career.   For fifteen years, we earned a good living driving team for midsized fleets.   Most of our employers treated us well.   Driving the highways and byways of America I watched owner-operators zoom past beset with envy for the pretty rigs; at truckstop fuel islands, in their restaurants and TV lounges, I and other company drivers listened raptly whenever an owner-operator spoke.   Many o...

Would we choose a Sprinter again

By: Jenny
Posted: Feb 9th 2012 11:46AM
I was recently asked by someone if we had to choose a vehicle all over would we choose a Sprinter again...

U.S. Xpress Adds Cargo Vans and Straight Trucks to its Demand Critical Fleet

Posted: Nov 30th 2011 7:00AM
Addition of smaller capacity vehicles comes in response to customer demand for greater shipping flexibility CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – November 29, 2011 – U.S. Xpress Enterprises, a leading provider of transportation services throughout North America, has recently expanded its Xpress Direct Demand Critical fleet to include smaller capacity vehicles, including cargo vans and straight trucks.  The company is presently operating nearly 30 of these vans...

Ram Cargo Van Enters Production

By: Light and Medium Truck
Posted: Sep 13th 2011 4:06AM
Chrysler, LLC’s Ram Truck brand has launched production of the minivan-based 2012 Ram Cargo Van in its Windsor Assembly Plant in Canada. The Class 1 Ram C/V offers a payload capacity of 1,800-lbs. and towing capability of up to 3,600 lbs. The van also features a heavy-duty radiator and transmission oil cooler, along with a front anti-sway bar and rear twist-beam axle with coil springs. The Ram C/V has a maximum gross combined weight rating of 8,750 lbs. Electroni...

Sprinter Van Central: Expo hot spot

By: Scott Loftis/Staff Writer
Posted: Jun 14th 2011 8:00AM
The Expedite Expo offers a little bit of everything related to the expedited trucking industry, from entertainment to information. For many attendees, though, the really big draw is the equipment that will be on display and one of the more popular areas at the show is sure to be Sprinter Van Central. Since its introduction in 2001, the Sprinter has steadily gained popularity in the expedited trucking industry — so much so that now many carriers will o...

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