The 2023 Ram ProMaster Super High-Roof cargo van was showcased by the Cooper Motor Company at the DeliveryCon Expo, in Las Vegas on Oct. 18.
The cargo van has a starting MSRP of $54,760 and comes in a standard version as well as an Extended High Roof version for an additional $4,000. It has ample interior space with a height over 7 ft. and a cargo length of 13 ft.
“It can replace a lot of small box trucks at that size,” said Chip Cooper, owner of Cooper Motor Company. “You’ve also got a front-drive vehicle, that gives you better turning capability.”
For cargo storage, the van has a volume of 520 cubic feet, more room than both the 2023 Ford Transit at 487 cubic feet with a high roof, and the 2024 raised roof Mercedes Sprinter at 374 cubic feet.
A Look at the Interior
The interior is lined with two rows of aluminum fold-up shelves, allowing larger storage items to be placed below with still enough space for the smaller items to be placed on a shelf. When dealing with low-roof vans, larger items often end up blocking shelving space or not being able to store anything higher than the base.
In addition, there are upfitting options available that include a ladder mount for those who work in contracting, technician, or other mechanical industries.
“The upfit companies have now developed interior roof attached mounts for ladders, so you can have a nice release of your ladder of the roof of this van,” said Greg Jackson, national fleet sales manager at Cooper Motor Company. “There is no need for it to be externally mounted, you can get to it so much easier from the interior roof.”
This model is in a limited production run, with productions for 2024 models having recently started at the beginning of November. Because of this, Cooper Motor Company has currently allocated around 375 vans, divided roughly evenly between not upfit, light upfit, and full. However, the van market has experienced some setbacks with factory delays, as well as delivery.
“Right now, the biggest thing outside of demand or supplies, is getting them here. We have most of them sitting at the port right outside in Georgia and we can’t get them,” Cooper said.