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...

Germain Mercedes Sprinter of Easton

Posted: Feb 22nd 2011 3:18AM
Shawn Crace, Sprinter Sales Manager, brings 29 years of automotive experience to Germain Mercedes Sprinter of Easton. From parts and service to sales and financing of commercial vehicles Shawn has the ability to assist an experienced expedite owner operator with a trade in on a new Sprinter or outfit the Newbie with everything needed to ensure a solid start in expediting. Shawn invites you to stop by to say hello, and take a look at the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter. You...

Germain Motor Company Welcomes Sprinter to its Dealer Group Family

Posted: Jul 1st 2010 7:05AM
Columbus, OH -- July 1, 2010 -- Germain Motor Company, a multi-state automobile dealership group, recently welcomed the popular commercial van known as the Sprinter to its family.  In January 2010, Mercedes-Benz started selling the Sprinter, which is a Daimler AG vehicle, at select dealerships.  The Sprinter will be sold at their Mercedes-Benz dealership in Columbus, Ohio, Mercedes-Benz of Easton.  As part of their foray into the world of the Sprinter...

Mercedes grows Sprinter line, dealerships

By: Jim Mele, editor-in-chief - FleetOwner.com
Posted: Apr 9th 2010 4:18AM
Lower prices, more power and a new model are part of the Sprinter’s move to the Mercedes-Benz (MB) brand in North America this year, and the 67 MB dealers who have taken on the light-truck franchise have responded by accounting for two-thirds of the truck’s retail sales in the first quarter of 2010, according to Ernst Lieb, president & CEO of Mercedes-Benz USA.  The 45 Freightliner dealers who’ve handled the Sprinter alongside the brand’s...

Mercedes-Benz Lowers Price for Sprinter Vans

By: Light & Medium Truck
Posted: Jan 12th 2010 4:30AM
Mercedes-Benz USA, parent of Mercedes-Benz Vans, announced that the Sprinter cargo, chassis cab and passenger vans will cost about 6% less than last year. Manufacturer’s suggested retail price for the Sprinter cargo van starts at $35,995, while the cab chassis begins at $34,270, and pricing for the passenger van begins at $39,820.  All prices exclude destination charges set at $980. The prices include the Freightliner Sprinter models, too, a company spokesma...

Mercedes-Benz has Sprinter at the starting gate

By: FleetOwner.com
Posted: Dec 18th 2009 4:29AM
In just five months, Mercedes-Benz USA has put together a dealer, parts and distribution network ready to take over sales and support of the Sprinter commercial van on January 1, according to officials at Daimler AG’s American automotive operation.  Called Daimler Vans USA, LLC, the new commercial vehicle business will be a wholly-owned subsidiary of Daimler headquartered at MB-USA’s main offices in Montvale, NJ. It will distribute the vans under both t...

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