My current contract is with Ford Transit. Ford is getting rid of their E-series vans and replacing them with the Transits. Today, I was told that I would be driving these gigantic vans around some pretty major cities. I know that might not seem like a big deal to many, but it is a big deal to me.
I grew up in a town of 1800 residents. We had no stop lights. It took me well into my twenties before I felt comfortable even driving in Kansas City. Now, add a very large van that is taller than 9′ tall and 14′ long and I have a real adventure on my hands. I drove it around today and besides the turning radius (which I just couldn’t get the handle on) it drove really well. Now to figure out how to drive it in cities I don’t know…with other cars on the road.