VMAC survey finds that service vans are rising in reputation
The variety of fleets with service vans elevated considerably in 2023 to 47 p.c, up from 36 p.c in 2022, in keeping with the 331 service truck trade professionals surveyed by VMAC. Fleets with 6 to 25 vans noticed probably the most important spike in van adoption, rising from 6 p.c to 21 p.c, 12 months over 12 months.
“VMAC has been monitoring the trade’s predictions concerning the van marketplace for years and eventually we’re seeing the rise in demand within the information,” says Mike Pettigrew, VMAC’s advertising and marketing supervisor. “Rightsizing is a precedence within the trade, as outsized automobiles include larger value tags, elevated working and gas prices, and maneuverability challenges in slim streets and tight areas.”
When requested in the event that they anticipate the variety of service vans of their fleet to extend, lower, or keep the identical, survey respondents virtually unanimously agreed (97 p.c) that the quantity would improve or stay the identical. Solely three p.c of respondents anticipate a lower within the variety of service vans of their fleet.
Pettigrew continues to say that the usage of service vans has seen constant progress in each Canada and the U.S. And whereas this progress continues, VMAC has an answer prepared that’s made particularly for service vans – the UNDERHOOD 40.
“Ford has upfitted their fleet of service vans with UNDERHOOD40s for his or her mechanics to make use of when servicing their buyer’s fleets,” says Pettigrew. “We anticipate extra corporations to observe swimsuit and add vans to their fleets within the upcoming 12 months as the advantages of rightsizing will proceed to learn the underside line in 2024.”