This is a guest contribution from Todd Goldmeyer, marketing managers at Adrian Steel a manufacturer of commercial van and truck equipment nationwide. 

If you are a service professional in a big city, you know how difficult it can be to maneuver your vehicle around busy streets and tight spaces. So how do you navigate tight spaces when you have a big job to do? Service providers looking for a smaller van with no shortage of cargo space should look no further than the Ford Transit Connect 2014.

Here’s a quick look at why the 2014 Transit Connect is a good choice for service technicians:

Flexibility: Because of its slimmer, more compact body, the Transit Connect 2014 allows for easy maneuvering and parking. Additionally, the TC has better gas mileage than most other work vans with an estimated 30 mpg on the highway.

Durability: The new Transit Connect has best-in-class towing capacity. Buyers have the option of a standard 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine with 169 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque, or a turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder that produces 178 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque.

Spacious: Don’t let the size fool you! Though smaller than its competitors, the Transit Connect offers best-in-class payload capabilities. The Transit Connect is available with two wheelbases: the short-wheelbase model, which has 105.9 cubic feet of storage, and the long-wheelbase model with 130.9 cubic feet of space behind the front seats.

Easy Unloading: The dual sliding doors make it simple to haul equipment to and from the Transit Connect.

Organization 101

Spring has sprung, and even if you don’t want to admit it, it may be time to spring clean your work van. When you’re constantly on the move, it can be tough keep things tidy; however, there are many benefits to keeping your Transit Connect organized:

Efficiency: A well-organized van increases efficiency and allows technicians to quickly and easily find the tools they need to get the job done.

Productivity: Get more done, faster, in an organized van. Studies show [LINK TO STUDY] that office workers are more productive when they have a neat workspace — and the same goes for non-traditional workspaces, like as a work van!

Customer Service: What does a messy van say about customer service? You certainly don’t want your customers thinking that you’re not well organized. Instead, make a great impression by keeping the interior and exterior of your work van clean.

Branding: Build a reputation for quality, efficiency and productivity by organizing your van. All of these elements of service make up an overall brand for your business. Make it a brand that people will remember.

Suggested Products

Upfits can make your Transit Connect even more efficient. Top van products to organize your van include:

  • Partitions are designed to allow adjustability of the front seats while maximizing the cargo area floor space. Several van bulkhead accessories can be mounted directly onto partitions, creating more space and storage for your equipment.
  • Ladder racks are a safe, convenient way to store your ladder above your vehicle. Transit Connect ladder racks grip-lock technology prevent shifting during transport.
  • Specialized shelving allows you to optimize the storage and accessibility in your Transit Connect.
  • Trade packages make it easy to upfit your entire vehicle based on your needs. Whether you are a locksmith or an electrical contractor, storage solutions are available for all kinds of service professionals.