SALT LAKE CITY, Aug. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- C.R. England, a Salt Lake City-based global transportation provider, has partnered with the University of Utah football program and donated a 2012 Freightliner Cascadia truck and two Ute branded trailers (one 53' trailer and one 28' trailer) to transport the team's equipment to all road games.
"We are very excited to provide this resource to the University as well as to show our support to Utah athletics," said Chad England, C. R. England's Chief Operating Officer. "As the Utes move to the PAC-12 Conference this season, their mode of transporting their equipment will match the stature of their new conference affiliation. The Utes will now have the best transportation solution of any team in the country."
The 53' trailer will be on display on Saturday, August 27 during the annual Fan Fest activities at Rice-Eccles Stadium. The truck, provided by Warner Truck Center, will have its design completed within a few weeks.
When not in service for the Utes during the football season, the truck and trailers will be incorporated into England's regular transportation routes in their Southern California dedicated fleet. The truck and trailer donation also includes the costs for fuel and the assignment of two of C.R. England's most experienced drivers to the transportation team. The Cascadia meets and exceeds the EPA SmartWay voluntary specifications that dramatically improve fuel economy and reduce emissions.
The England family is a supporter of both academic and athletic programs at the University of Utah, most recently having donated $3.5 million to the David Eccles School of Business complex.
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.
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