Photo Courtesy of Nissan North America The Nissan NV200 is the latest entry into the compact work-van market, with segment-leading fuel economy but not as much cargo room as other competitors. Photo Courtesy of Nissan North America Inside, the cabin is basic yet sturdy. Prices start at $20,000. Related Links: Import Vans Invade Work Truck Show Nissan Presents a Practical Alternative to the Basic Contractor Van With high fuel prices continuing to batter bottom lines, many contractors that depend on a van—or a fleet of vans—are beginning to question the conventional work-truck wisdom that says bigger is better.This industry-wide reexamination
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.