Related Links: European Vans Invade Work Truck Show Unlike pickup trucks, which have been consistently redesigned to keep up with drivers' demands for greater capability, fuel efficiency and connectivity, full-size vans such as the Chevrolet Express and Ford E-Series have remained relatively unchanged for decades.However, the van landscape is getting a new look for 2014, with the debut of all-new models such as the Ram Pro-Master. According to R.L. Polk data, the number of commercial van offerings has more than doubled in the past six years, with anticipated annual sales of 365,000 units—compared to 155,000 in 2009—and a bump in
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.