New Jersey Turnpike Authority Mobile Command/HNT Unit

New Jersey Turnpike Authority chose to build their mobile command/HNT unit on a Ford E-450 Cutaway Base SD chassis with a 7.3L V8 gas engine and an electronic 6-speed automatic transmission with overdrive which also includes tow/haul. The vehicle features a custom dry van body and can be entered through the cab, street side, or rear doors. A rear flip-down step for rear doors is also provided. An electric powered awning is installed and stretches 12′ wide. A complete emergency lighting and siren package has also been installed along with bright LED scene lighting.

A walkthrough between the cab and vehicle’s body makes for easy access. The vehicle’s body features (3) workstations with (3) wall mounted monitors and an electronics rack. Overhead cabinets also have dry erase boards on their exterior and a prewire radio has been installed. A magnetic soft close pocket door separates the front and rear room. In the rear, bench seating has been provided and removable tables can be stored away in the seats. A galley that includes a refrigerator and microwave has been added. A magnetic dry erase board and a closet with adjustable shelves have also been installed.

The HVAC system consist of a low profile rooftop A/C unit that includes 13,500 nominal Btu/hr air conditioner and 6,000 Btu/hr heat strip. A duct A/C through pocket door and (2) wall mount 5,120 Btu/hr electric heaters have also been installed. A powerful AC generator supplies plenty of electric power to the vehicle.

Vehicle Details

  • Ford E-450 Cutaway Base SD chassis
  • Custom dry van body
  • 12′ Awning
  • Entries through cab, street side, or rear doors
  • Rear flip-down step for rear doors
  • Emergency lighting and siren package
  • LED scene lighting
  • Walkthrough between cab and body
  • (3) Interior workstations with (3) wall mounted monitors
  • Bench seating with removable table storage
  • Galley w/ microwave and refrigerator
  • Electronics rack
  • (1) Magnetic dry erase board
  • Dry erase writing surface on overhead cabinets
  • Magnetic soft close pocket door
  • Closet storage with adjustable shelves


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