For several years Barbara occasionally helped a friend at her flower shop in Watsonville, California doing flower arranging and occasional deliveries.
The big annual floral events of Mother?s Day and Valentines?s Day, required an army of friends and employees to design and deliver all the arrangements, plants and bouquets. And the delivery strategy was executed as if they were planning the invasion of Normandy.
The Econoline was one of those early models with the engine in a box between the front seats. The cargo area was accessed by a door on the passenger side and the by rear door. The cargo floor was high making it difficult to reach the arrangements. It was often necessary for the delivery ?soldiers? to climb up into the rear compartment on hands and knees to find arrangements. The deliver crew also had to climb up into the cab ? a process that was not only inconvenient, but strenuous and occasionally a slippery step up.
The latest arrival is the 2015 Ram ProMaster City van, and it has all the elements to make it a major competitor on its climb to the head of the class.
The ProMaster is a not Johnnie-come-lately, it originated as the Fiat Dobl? in the Netherlands in 2000. An international product of the FCA (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles) Fiat division, the Dobl? sells internationally in a variety of names and configurations ? more than 1.3 million have been sold. Now in its third generation, the Fiat Dobl? has twice been named International ?Van of the Year?.
?Operators of a new Ram ProMaster City will need to stay focused on daily tasks, so we want the cabin to be a place of comfort, convenience and functionality,? said Klaus Busse, Head of Interior Design ? Chrysler Group LLC. ?Without question, the goal is to create an interior for the person who will spend many hours at the wheel and/or working in and out of the cargo area.?
The ProMaster City is the new addition to the Ram truck, van and chassis cab lineup.