RVIA Economic Impact Study

The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association commissioned an Economic Impact Study on the RV industry, released on June 7, 2016. The study found that the RV industry contributes about $49.7 billion in economic output or 0.28 percent of the Gross Domestic Product. Through its production and distribution linkages, the industry impacts firms in 426 of the 440 sectors of the United States economy.

Nationwide, the industry is responsible for 216,170 jobs, both directly and inderectly, creating an economic impact of $37.5 billion. The full study results, along with each individual state and congressional district's economic impact is available on the website by clicking here .

Spartan Motors Unveils New Upfit Services Product

Tue Mar 14, 2017

145512840627028.pngCHARLOTTE, Michigan - Spartan Fleet Vehicles and Services, a business unit of Spartan Motors, Inc. which encompasses the Utilimaster brand, has formally unveiled its new Spartan Upfit Services product and service offerings at this week's NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.

Spartan Fleet Vehicles and Services President, John Forbes, will present an overview of the new custom fleet solution Wednesday, March 15 from 3:30 to 3:55 p.m. in booth No. 1641.

Spartan Upfit Services is a cost-effective, modernized fleet upfit assembly operation dedicated to the customization of cargo vans and other midsize fleet vehicles servicing the utility, telecom, health care, construction, food and beverage and parcel-delivery markets. Spartan offers a combination of kits and base packages with corresponding customized services, while common vocational packages are available for quick delivery. Recently launched in Kansas City, the operation is getting its start in a new 50,000-square-foot building allowing vehicles to be processed via the Ford Ship-Thru Program.

"The Work Truck Show is North America's largest work truck-specific event, so it's a terrific opportunity for us to engage directly with the fleet community we serve," Spartan Motors President and CEO Daryl Adams says. "Our new upfit brand bundles years of key learnings from our Utilimaster business and applies it to the growing cargo fleet category. It's not just an improved process, but an improved product our fleet managers and their drivers, will appreciate."

For more information on the Spartan Upfit Services, originally announced in a press release last month, visit www.spartanmotors.com/upfitservices.

The Work Truck Show is North America's largest work truck event. Attendees can interact with thousands of industry professionals, set up meetings with current suppliers or customers, find solutions to resolve technical issues and talk shop with industry peers at special events and receptions. For more information, visit www.worktruckshow.com.