1948 Dodge “Route Van”
In 1948, the Chrysler Corporation introduced a new vehicle called the Route Van. This vehicle was targeted at businesses requiring delivery of goods within the city. The Vehicle was not only very maneuverable, but also incorporated a unique braking feature that allowed the vehicle, because of its “fluid drive” transmission, to be left running in gear with the brakes applied while the driver jumped out and made a quick delivery.

These unique vehicles were produced from 1948 through 1954, and production was believed to be very limited. The vehicles were available in 2 models. The “DU” model for light duty was available in 102” and 117” wheelbase. The “EU” Model was targeted at heavier duty applications available with 117” and 142” wheelbases.