C.R. England Driver Wins Harley-Davidson in MPG Promotion
SALT LAKE CITY, April 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- C.R. England has awarded a 2013 Harley-Davidson Sportster Iron 883 to Chris Johnson, one of its top company drivers, for showing improvement in miles per gallon average and average idle percentage for the first quarter 2013.
Johnson was selected as the Harley-Davidson winner among five finalists. Johnson is currently driving a 2013 Freightliner Cascadia, and has been working in C.R. England's Cheyenne, WY fleet. Johnson has been with the company since August 2012 and maintained an average MPG for the first quarter of 2013 of 7.44, which is five tenths greater than his division and almost over four tenths greater than his fleet. He was able to keep his idle average at 8.5 percent and his fuel stop compliancy averaged 95 percent. Johnson's driver manager says Chris is always ready and willing to take loads and does so with a smile and a great attitude. He runs smart, safe, and with pride in his job. His positive attitude is contagious to the other drivers with whom he crosses paths. When Johnson was asked about how he stays fuel efficient, he stated that he manages his fuel trip to trip and keeps his batteries charged, so when he is done driving, he can shut the truck down and not idle. He makes his home in Staten Island, NY.
The other finalists were John Dubois, National Division; Michael Jairl, Regional West Division; James Wagner, National OTR; and Garland Woodford, Dedicated Daylight fleet.
The first quarter promotion, which ran from January 1-March 31, 2013, required drivers to have met the following: availability at 75 percent or higher, an average mpg of 7.2, an idle of less than 13 percent, fuel stop compliance at 90 percent or higher and no chargeable late loads or accidents. Competition included company drivers that had a start date no later than January 1, 2013
C.R. England's partners in the promotion are Golden Spike Harley-Davidson, Warner Truck Center, Horizon Truck and Leasing, Love's Travel Stops, IdleAir, Comdata, EFS and Pilot/Flying J.
About C.R. England
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.
About Golden Spike Harley-Davidson
Golden Spike Harley-Davidson in Ogden, UT, is named after the historic event that took place at Promontory Point, UT in which the Union Pacific and Central Pacific railroad companies met to form the first Transcontinental Railroad May 10, 1869, commemorated with the driving of a Gold Spike connecting the two railroads. Golden Spike Harley-Davidson is a full service dealership servicing Northern Utah motorcycle enthusiasts. For more information, visit http://www.goldenspikeharley.com/.
SOURCE C.R. England, Inc.