Germain Motor Company Welcomes Sprinter to its Dealer Group Family

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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...

Upfit allowance available for Dodge Sprinter chassis cabs

By: Trucking Info
Posted: Jun 9th 2008 3:59AM
Dodge announced a program running from June 3, 2008 to January 2, 2009 offering a $1,000 allowance toward the purchase of an upfit body for installation on all Dodge Sprinter chassis cab models.       The program is not a retail incentive and is open to all approved Dodge Sprinter dealers nationwide. The allowance applies to all upfits valued at more than $1,500. Participating upfitters must be members of the National Truck Equipment Association. Recrea...

Freedom Dodge: Your Sprinter Dealer

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Posted: May 22nd 2008 4:46AM
"The Commercial Department here at Freedom Dodge consists of Sales Representative Jeff Taylor and myself. The advantage of doing business with a dealer who specializes in expedited equipment is that we can sit down with the buyer and try to tailor a program to fit his needs." "We'll look at his vehicle miles, length of time he will keep the van, his maintenance expenses and other factors. With this, we'll map out a financing plan that will be customized for him."...

The Evolution of The Cargo Van

By: Jeff Jensen, Editor
Posted: Aug 21st 2006 10:23AM
The cargo van has also been the first choice (and possibly only choice) of vocational wheels for countless thousands of painters, electricians, building contractors, dry cleaners, carpet installers, etc. It seems as though the cargo van has been with us forever, but interestingly, this vehicle, as we know it today, has only existed for a little over forty years....

Are Cargo Vans On The Way Out?

By: Jeff Jensen, Editor
Posted: Jun 30th 2006 11:49AM
One truckload carrier representative with a background in expediting says, "It probably surprises no one that the straight trucks stand a better chance of staying loaded and busy." "Sure, vans have an important history in expediting; some would claim that the industry was built on the cargo van."...

A New Sprinter for 2007

By: Jeff Jensen, Editor
Posted: Apr 10th 2006 3:05PM
If you thought the original Sprinter's tall roof was long-overdue in a commercial van, just wait. The new van features three roof heights (65 inches, 76.3 inches and a new higher roof, called Super High, at 84.2 inches, 7.8 inches higher than the previous high roof). The combination of the long wheelbase, long body and high roof expands the maximum cargo space to 17 cubic meters from the current 13....

Cargo Van Power: Gas or Diesel?

By: Jeff Jensen, Editor
Posted: May 15th 2006 9:12AM
For many years, the diesel engine has been the standard power plant in straight trucks and tractors, but for the cargo van owner-operator, the choice is gas or diesel. The question of which type of engine provides the best performance, economy and longevity remains and the cargo van manufacturers (GM and Ford) keep the issue alive by offering both gas and diesel options....

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