SALT LAKE CITY, April 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- C.R. England, a Salt Lake City-based global transportation provider, has awarded a Harley-Davidson Sportster Iron 883™ to one of its top drivers for showing improvement in Mile Per Gallon Average (MPG) and Average Idle percentage for the First Quarter 2012.
Devery Hope was selected as the Harley-Davidson winner among five finalists. Hope is currently a C. R. England company driver in the National Division and drives a 2012 Freightliner Cascadia. He has been with C.R. England since August of 2010 and lives in the Sacramento, California area. Hope was able to achieve a 7.48 MPG as well as a 6.5 percent idle time. He was well above 5 tenths greater than his peers in both his fleet and the National Division. Hope attributes his success to following the tips he receives from the Operations and Fuel departments. He concentrates on progressive shifting, staying in top gear as much as possible and trying to rarely idle his truck.
The other finalists included Brad Middlemas, Container Division Driver; Robert Perryman, Dedicated Division independent contractor; Frederick Stadel, National Division independent contractor; and Dale Gibbons, Company Intermodal driver.
The Iron 883™ model is the anti-chrome motorcycle—decked in black from front to back with a defiant attitude that embraces the pure essence of riding. Black powder-coated 883cc engine with black rocker covers. Black chopped fenders that show off a lot of rubber. Black front forks with gators add an old-school look. Black oil tank cover, belt guard and drag bars. And black cast aluminum wheels that shoot Iron 883™ motorcycle into the modern rebel culture and keeps the rebellious fire burning with plenty of freedom for customization.
The promotion ran from January 1, 2012 through March 31, 2012. In order to qualify, drivers must have met the following requirements: Driver's availability at 75percent or higher for 1st quarter and no chargeable late loads. Competition included all drivers (Company and Independent Contractor) that had a start date no later than January 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, and Pilot Flying J.
About Golden Spike Harley-Davidson
Golden Spike Harley-Davidson, located in Ogden, Utah, is named after the historic event that took place at Promontory Point in which the Union Pacific and Central Pacific railroad companies met, to form the first Transcontinental Railroad on May 10, 1869. The event was 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. Considered by most to be the "friendliest" Harley-Davidson dealership, its small town attitude is combined with world class service and technical expertise, along with a full selection of bikes, parts and apparel.
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. Additional services include Leasing, Brokerage, LTL/Parcel, Supply Chain Engineering, Special Project Engineering, Warehousing, and Global Sourcing, which has offices in Southern California and China. For more information, visit www.crengland.com.
SOURCE C.R. England