ROYAL OAK, MI – Ford Motor Co. today begins shipping the Transit Connect compact commercial van from a port in Baltimore to dealerships in the Eastern U.S. The vans, which are assembled in Turkey, also will be distributed from a port in Los Angeles as the rollout progresses. To date, Ford has some 3,000 pre-orders for the vans, which are aimed at small businesses. Over the past several months, Ford has sent teams on a 14-city tour to visit small-business owners and fleet operators. Of ...

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