Spartan Fleet Vehicles and Services, a unit of Spartan Motors that includes the Utilimaster go-to-market brand, recently highlighted a ConEd utility walk-in van—a solution born out of the company’s Work-Driven Design process.
The Utilimaster utility service walk-in van, which was custom-designed for ConEd, is a “modern-day workshop on wheels,” featuring a highly modular cargo area for maximum storage versality, a durable, lightweight aluminum body and a low step-in height for easy entry and egress to increase driver productivity and safety.
The Utilimaster 14-foot walk-in van is built on a MT45 Freightliner chassis and includes an Onan 6-kilowatt-hour diesel generator, with an EC-30 Energy Command System for efficient generator use. It also features a BOSS under-deck PTO compressor, LED headlights and exterior lighting.
“The Utilimaster team is dedicated to designing and supporting vehicles that meet the individual needs of each fleet customer we serve,” said Chad Heminover, president of Spartan Fleet Vehicles. “The ConEd walk-in van … is a great example of both a customer- and an industry-specific design that enhances safety, improves efficiency and supports worker needs, because it was engineered directly from insights gained on the front line, working directly with our customers in the field.”
Utilimaster’s Work-Driven Design was developed to understand customer needs and business challenges. Work optimization and driver ergonomics are two of the many factors evaluated during this discovery process. It was through Work Driven Design and years of working alongside ConEd that the current generation of utility vehicles were designed and born.
The result is customized utility vehicles designed for specific jobsite tasks, including technology such as the EC-30 Energy Command System.
“Relationships are extremely important during the discovery process,” Heminover said. “It is essential that our engineers and our customers work hand-in-hand from design to delivery because our approach to fleet design ensures every need is considered and solved for.”
For more information on Spartan's Utilimaster brand, visit: www.spartanmotors.com/fleet-vehicles.