Photos courtesy of Ford Ford's 2014 Transit van promises to deliver 25% better fuel economy and more capability than the outgoing E-Series van. Photo courtesy of Ford Related Links: Meet Ford Transit, Heir to the Econoline Throne A Turbo Twist Comes To Ford's Commercial Van Like any tool, a commercial vehicle should be both functional and dependable, attributes often associated with Ford's best-selling E-Series work vans.Formerly known as Econoline, Ford's E-Series has been the top U.S. contractor van for decades. However, with such competitors as Mercedes' Sprinter, Nissan's NV and the forthcoming Fiat-based Ram ProMaster van, the E-Series' glory days
The market is generally healthy and steadily growing, and margins are up for large specialty contractors. Further, advances in design tools and owner demand for collaboration are giving subcontractors a seat at the table early on in projects.