From Cargo Van to Wheelchair Accessible Passenger Van
- July 18, 2016
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Cargo vans make great wheelchair accessible vans due to their wide body, spacious interior, extra headroom and industrial strength stability. It is for this reason that FR Conversions has chosen the Dodge RAM ProMaster has one of their preferred vehicles for commercial fleet and passenger van conversions.
The adaptability of a conversion van to operate in both commercial and passenger environments gives fleet operators the flexibility they need to meet local demands without having to purchase other types of vehicles. The ability to maintain vehicles in service is instrumental in maximizing efficiency while generating a positive return on investment without additional capital investment costs.
To demonstrate the flexibility of a fleet van conversion let’s consider a cargo operator, for example. With a generous payload of approximately 2 tons, the RAM ProMaster offers plenty of capacity for delivering a wide range of goods. This includes room for bulky items and other products that may not be accepted by common carriers. A manually operated rear-entry lift makes loading and unloading fast and easy. This allows drivers to carry more products to more customers, thus increasing production. The increased production and fleet efficiency gives cargo operators a strategic competitive advantage.
Now let’s say a cargo operator sees a need for passenger transportation services in their local community but doesn’t want to acquire additional vehicles. FR Conversions can modify one or more of the existing cargo vans in the fleet to provide wheelchair-accessible passenger transportation. Interior cabins can be outfitted with running board LED lighting, a choice of comfortable passenger seating options and a wide range of additional features as specified by the operator. The van conversion is quick which enables the vehicles to be back in service generating revenue within a short time frame. Also, safety is a priority. Our van conversions are crash-tested by the same lab that is used throughout the automobile industry.