NAFA continues to evaluate the current conditions while planning to host a productive and safe in-person event in 2021.
The Board of Directors met recently and proactively decided to reschedule the 2021 NAFA Institute & Expo (I&E) to August 30 – September 1, 2021. The meeting will take place in Pittsburgh, PA at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center.
“In light of continued concerns, it doesn’t look very promising to host a large gathering in early 2021, and postponing I&E until August ensures more time to bring the industry together, “ said NAFA President Patti Earley, CAFM. “We thank everyone for the continued support and feedback as the industry is eager to come together and connect with peers.”
By Mark Boada, Executive Editor
If you run a fleet with cargo vans and want to send a crew of four to six to a work site, you may well have run across this problem: you can’t fit them all in the same vehicle.
With the first occupied by the driver and one passenger, and with the tools and parts in the back, one solution is to run the extra crew members in a second vehicle – but that means double the fuel and insurance costs, not to mention the double exposure to potential accident liability and an extra vehicle in your fleet you might not otherwise have to acquire or could use on another assignment.
Alternatively, you may get the whole crew where they need to go in a single crew cab pickup truck, which you may have upfitted with a service body. The problem there is three-fold: the pickup typically burns more fuel than a cargo van, the upfit could cost you north of $20,000 over and above the cost of the vehicle.
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Ford debuted its first all-electric E-Transit Van. The new van travels 126 miles between charges and has a generator to power your tools.
The E-Transit will come in three heights and three lengths, plus chassis and cutaway models, deliver 266 hp and 317 lb-ft of torque and have an estimated 126-mile range. Ford says it will cost less than $45,000 when it goes on sale late in 2021.
Ford says most Transits sold last year had upfitting in some form. The brand also notes that 13 such outfits are within 30 miles of the assembly plant in Missouri, meaning customers don’t have to take delivery before their E-Transit is customized; they go right to the upfitter.
Read the article at MSN.