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C.R. England opens IdleAir facility at Laredo, Texas, terminal

The 24-space IdleAir facility provides C.R. England drivers with in-cab services that provide heating and air conditioning, Internet connectivity, television, and 110-volt electrical, completely eliminating the need for idling.

The Trucker News Services

2/5/2014

SALT LAKE CITY — C.R. England has opened a new IdleAir facility at its terminal at 8422 Amparan Road in Laredo, Texas. 

The 24-space IdleAir facility provides C.R. England drivers with in-cab services that provide heating and air conditioning, Internet connectivity, television, and 110-volt electrical, completely eliminating the need for idling.  An open house marking the opening of the facility was held on Tuesday, February 4.

IdleAir developed a customized facility designed around the needs of C.R. England and its operation at the Laredo terminal.  C.R. England receives a customized turnkey package of IdleAir services and support, and is expected to quickly realize significant fuel and maintenance savings.

"The Laredo terminal is a key operating hub in the C.R. England network, said David Akers, President of C.R. England's Mexico Division.  "Hundreds of trucks roll through this terminal each week.  The extreme heat in Laredo during several months of the year make tractor idling inevitable.  Making in-terminal IdleAir available to our drivers and independent contractors creates multiple efficiencies through reduction of fuel-burn, optimization of Drivers Hours of Service, and reduction of carbon footprint."

"Having access to IdleAir at the terminal will yield significant savings for our operations," said Allen Nielsen, C.R. England Director of Fuel.  "It will reduce costs by conserving fuel and reducing engine wear while making our terminal cleaner and quieter.  It's a win-win!"

"We are proud to count C.R. England as a fuel saving partner," added Ethan Garber, IdleAir CEO.  "As the largest temperature-controlled carrier in the world C.R. England continues to lead the industry by utilizing IdleAir to increase efficiency and environmental sustainability.  In 2013, IdleAir helped our trucking partners eliminate $4.5 million in idle related expenses, and we look forward to delivering more savings to C.R. England in the years to come."

Reducing idling saves fuel and associated maintenance costs, and provides C.R. England drivers with a cleaner, quieter, more relaxing rest environment.  IdleAir's service will also help in driver retention and recruitment efforts, and contribute to safer, healthier, happier drivers.  All of these amenities help improve conditions for drivers, both during their driving and working hours, as well as during their free time.

Integrating easily with other idle-reduction strategies, IdleAir delivers an inexpensive suite of services, including HVAC, power, and entertainment options.  For additional information about dedicated IdleAir facilities, please contact fleets@idleair.com or call (865) 232-1713.  IdleAir supports American energy independence by using homegrown electric power from domestic energy resources.

Founded in 1920, C.R. England, Inc. corporate headquarters are located in Salt Lake City, Utah and 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. Visit www.crengland.com.

IdleAir, a division of Convoy Solutions LLC, is the largest provider of Truck Stop Electrification (TSE) services at major travel centers, including Pilot Flying J, Love's, Sapp Brothers, and select TravelCenters of America and Petro franchisee locations.  IdleAir currently operates more than 30 travel center locations in 14 states, plus dedicated fleet terminal installations.  IdleAir enables truck drivers to eliminate engine idling or running APUs while enjoying air conditioning, heating, 120V electricity, high-speed Internet, and DirecTV.  At less than half the cost of idling, IdleAir helps truck drivers sleep better and save money while reducing emissions.  Visit http://www.idleair.com.

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