C R England driverís
fuel efficiency earns
him a Harley-Davidson
Jan 25, 2013 9:09 AM
C R England Inc, a Salt Lake City UT-based global transportation provider, awarded a Harley-Davidson Sportster Seventy-Two motorcycle to company driver Brent Sanger for showing improvement in miles per gallon average and average idle percentage in the fourth quarter 2012.
Sanger drives a 2012 Freightliner Cascadia in the C R England Dedicated fleet out of McCarran NV. He has driven for England since May 2012. Sanger maintained an average of 7.35 mpg with a 3% idle time during the quarter. This represented more that 0.4% per mile mpg better and 12% less idle time than his peers in the same fleet and division. He 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.
The fourth quarter promotion, which ran from October 1 to December 31, 2012, required drivers to have met these criteria: availability at 75% or higher, an average mpg of 7.1, an idle of less than 18%, and no chargeable late loads. Competition included drivers with an employment start date no later than October 1, 2012.
C R Englandís 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, 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.
Golden Spike Harley-Davidson in Ogden UT is a full-service dealership servicing northern Utah. For more details, access www.goldenspikeharley.com/.
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