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C.R. England driver wins Harley Sportster for mpg, idle improvements

C.R. England, a Salt Lake City-based global transportation provider, has awarded a Harley-Davidson Sportster Seventy-Two to company driver Brent Sanger for showing improvement in miles per gallon average and average idle percentage for the fourth quarter 2012. (PRNewsFot C.R. ENGLAND)

The Trucker News Services

1/28/2013

SALT LAKE CITY — C.R. England, a Salt Lake City-based global transportation provider, has awarded a Harley-Davidson Sportster Seventy-Two to company driver Brent Sanger for showing improvement in miles per gallon average and average idle percentage for the fourth quarter 2012.

Sanger drives a 2012 Freightliner Cascadia in the C. R. England Dedicated fleet out of McCarran, Nev. He has driven for England since May 2012. Sanger maintained an average of 7.35 mpg with a three percent idle time during the quarter. This represented more that .4 percent per mile mpg better and 12 percent less idle time than his peers in the same fleet and division. Sanger attributes his fuel efficiency success to being light on the accelerator, especially when driving the challenging grades of Donner Pass in the Northern Sierra Nevada Mountains. He keeps his shifting at the recommended rpms and uses cruise control as much as possible, according to a C.R. England news release.

The fourth-quarter promotion, which ran from Oct. 1- Dec. 31, 2012, required drivers to have met the following: availability at 75 percent or higher; an average mpg of 7.1; an idle of less than 18 percent and no chargeable late loads. Competition included drivers that had a start date no later than Oct. 1, 2012.

C.R. England's partners in the promotion are Golden Spike Harley-Davidson, Warner Truck Center, Horizon Truck and Leasing, Loves Travel Stops, IdleAir, Comdata, EFS and Pilot/Flying J.

Founded in 1920, C.R. England, Inc. is one of North America's largest transportation companies and the world's largest temperature-controlled carrier. C.R. England services include national, Mexico and regional truckload service in addition to dedicated and intermodal services.

For more information, visit www.crengland.com.

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