Van Alternatives

by Jim Peplinski   Posted on Thursday, December 1, 2022


With the current vehicle landscape, vans are becoming increasingly difficult to manufacture. Some models now have limited choices, while others are being discontinued altogether. This low supply has led to steep increases in prices for vans, making it costly and challenging for some companies to stay on the road.

The Breakdown:

  • Nissan is continuing the NV and NV200
  • Ford Transit Connect is being discontinued
  • RAM ProMaster City is also reportedly being discontinued
  • Mercedes announced it will no longer make the Metris

Turning to Another Solution

With compact cargo vans slowly disappearing, many businesses are switching to pickup trucks with installed cargo caps as a cost-effective solution. Caps are not only versatile, but they also have a longer lifespan than a cargo van and can be used on multiple vehicles. There are different sizes of cap installations available and because pickup trucks are more readily available, this is a viable option to keep many fleets on the road.

Upcycling fiber optic splicing truck caps can save your business thousands of dollars over its lifespan. Simple transfer your cap from vehicle to vehicle, instead of starting over with a whole new outfit, every time.

If you have ever thought about replacing your van with another option, or are just sick and tired of not having the vehicles you need while on the waitlist after waitlist, Jim Peplinski Leasing is at the ready to help you make the transition to a truck cap. It’s an incredibly easy process, saving you time, money, and a lot of frustration in the long run.

Speak to your nearest JPLI representative to see if a truck cap is a good fit for your fleet.



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