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Ford Transit, Transit Connect Popular with Small Business Owners

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Flowerama and Ford Transit vans

Steve Ozment (left), along with siblings Mark and Kara, is co-owner of Flowerama Columbus flower shops, with four locations and 50 employees in the Columbus area. They use four Ford Transit vans to deliver flowers.

Ford says that the results of a survey co-conducted with Manta reveal that it is imperative for vehicles used by owners of small businesses to also serve the functions required of a family-oriented passenger vehicle. This, of course, indicates that Ford’s new Transit Connect is among the smartest choices for customers looking to expand their business fleets with savvy multi-purpose vehicles.

“Dual use was one of the key considerations in the design of Ford Transit Connect,” says Yaro Hetman, Ford brand manager for Transit, Transit Connect, and E-Series. “Customers appreciate the seats fold down for deliveries during the week and the vehicle works well as a family van on weekends.”

According to the survey, around 58% of the 1,202 respondents use their business vehicles for personal and professional reasons in varying degrees. Further, 13% of small business owners typically drive vans, 25% drive trucks, 18% drive SUVs, and 23% drive cars.

The Transit is America’s best-selling commercial van and the F-Series is the country’s best-selling truck, so it’s entirely plausible that Ford could substantiate its claim that its vehicles “own work.”