Rear Access Ladder Provides Safe Access for High-Roof Vans

rear-access-ladder-v3WEST SAINT PAUL, MN (January 13, 2016) – Prime Design, the innovator of drop down ladder racks for fleet vehicles, introduces a new product that makes accessing equipment on high-roof cargo vans safer.

The Rear Access Ladder eliminates using a slippery tire or bumper as a step surface, providing superior stability in accessing roof cargo.  The ladder is presently available for the Ford Transit, Mercedes Sprinter, and RAM ProMaster chassis.  Later this year ladder models will be available for the Nissan NV Cargo, Chevrolet Express, and GMC Savana.

Weighing less than 20 pounds, the product installs in minutes without drilling (click here to watch the demo video).

Made from anodized aluminum, the ladder resists corrosion from harsh road chemicals and provides Prime Design’s standard three-year warranty.

Prime Design introduced the ladder concept for North American vans at the 2015 NTEA Work Truck Show.  Since then, the company has worked with customers in finalizing the design.  The company has produced a similar design for European vans for several years.

“We anticipate the rear access ladder being an attractive solution for enhancing personal safety,” said Tom Seifert, product and customer service manager at Prime Design.

To learn more, or locate and purchase this solution from an authorized Prime Design dealer, click here.

About Prime Design
Established in 1992, Prime Design, based in West Saint Paul, MN, is the leading innovator of roof storage solutions for fleet vehicles.  When loading a ladder, these solutions help reduce back and muscle strain while keeping feet safely on the ground.

Telecommunication workers, insurance estimators, general contractors, and other vehicle-based occupations rely on Prime Design to improve productivity and reduce Workers’ Compensation claims.  For more information, please visit  Or, to learn about the additional brands owned by Prime Design’s parent company, Safe Fleet, visit

About Safe Fleet
Headquartered in Belton, MO, Safe Fleet owns a portfolio of brands that provide safety solutions to fleet vehicle manufacturers and operators around the world.  These brands serve five major markets including: emergency services, bus and rail, commercial vehicle (work truck + truck and trailer), as well as industrial.  With 1,000 employees, the Safe Fleet family of brands operates over 500,000 square feet of manufacturing space and targets markets with increasing demand for operator, passenger, and pedestrian safety. For more information about Safe Fleet please visit

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Cameron Blain
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