CHARLOTTE, Mich., June 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Spartan Fleet Vehicles and Services (“Spartan”), a business unit of Spartan Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPAR) which encompasses the Utilimaster® brand, will display its latest fleet vehicles at a pair of prominent national shows this week. The 20′ Walk-in Van and its industry-leading feature set will be showcased at the Clean Show June 5-8 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in booth #737. The Utilimaster Ford Transit and Commonwealth Edison Underground Walk-in Van will be featured at the Electric Utility Fleet Managers Conference (EUFMC) in Williamsburg, Virginia June 4-7 at the Williamsburg Lodge and Conference Center.
The Utilimaster 20′ Walk-In Van, customized to serve the laundry and linen service market has a multitude of features designed to make both soiled and clean product transportation safer and easier. The van includes a 10.1″ in-dash radio / back-up monitor unit with a 360-degree camera vision system, 100 percent interior and exterior LED lighting, and curbside shutter door option for product staging and two-wheel hand cart storage. The van also features a number of Utilimaster-patented designs to keep cargo safely in place, including SafeLoad™, locking cart, and locking garment rail systems.
At the EUFMC show, Utilimaster will display their custom upfit Ford Transit, featuring a Volta Hybrid Inverter and a smaller, agile, more fuel-efficient mobile work center needed to survive in the electric utility business. Also being showcased at the EUFMC show, the Commonwealth Edison Underground Walk-In Van, which is powered by an Odyne hybrid power system and features a customized EZ Stak Interior and a Team Fenex Air Delivery System. Both vehicles adhere to non-idling laws pertinent to the electric utility industry.
“At Spartan, across our Utilimaster and Spartan Upfit Services brands, we are dedicated to designing vehicles and supporting products that enhance the productivity and effectiveness of our fleet customers,” said Tom Ninneman, Spartan Fleet Vehicles and Services President. “This means knowing their business and daily routine in order to produce a vehicle that is safe and secure and helps them service their customers better.”
For more information on Spartan’s Utilimaster brand, visit: www.spartanmotors.com/fleet-vehicles.
About Spartan Motors
Spartan Motors, Inc. is a leading designer, engineer, manufacturer and marketer of a broad range of specialty vehicles, specialty chassis, vehicle bodies and parts for the fleet and delivery, recreational vehicle (RV), emergency response, defense forces and contract assembly (light / medium duty truck) markets. The Company’s brand names — Spartan Motors, Spartan Specialty Vehicles, Spartan Emergency Response, Spartan Parts and Accessories; Smeal® and its family of brands, including Ladder Tower™ and UST®; and Utilimaster®, a Spartan Motors Company — are known for quality, durability, performance, customer service and first-to-market innovation. The Company employs approximately 2,200 associates and operates facilities in Michigan, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Missouri, Wisconsin, Nebraska, South Dakota; Saltillo, Mexico; and Lima, Peru. Spartan reported sales of $591 million in 2016. Visit Spartan Motors at www.spartanmotors.com.
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SOURCE Spartan Motors, Inc.
Matt Jackson, Senior Director, Lambert, Edwards & Associates, 616.233.0500, [email protected]; Samara Hamilton, Corporate Director of Marketing, Spartan Motors, Inc., 517.997.3860, [email protected]