SALT LAKE CITY, Oct. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- C.R. England has been honored with a SmartWayâ® Excellence Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as a true industry leader in freight supply chain environmental performance and energy efficiency.

In the past year, C.R. England has enhanced or adopted additional strategies to improve fuel efficiency in their fleet. It has confirmed an MPG improvement of 0.07, saving 825,000 gallons of fuel and generating over $3 million in cost savings. Commitments to the implementation of trailer tails, wheel covers, fuel coaching and Idle Air technology have all been contributors to energy efficiency improvement for the fleet.

"SmartWay has been a valuable and important resource for us," said Dan England, Chairman of C.R. England. "Through this partnership, we have realized our goal of placing a high priority on protecting the environment through decreasing fuel consumption, improving efficiency, and saving money. Our company is honored to again receive this award and we would encourage others in the transportation industry to consider joining SmartWay."

C.R. England was one of 44 carriers to receive this distinction, representing the best environmental performers of SmartWay's nearly 3000 Partners. The award was presented to the company at the carrier Excellence Awards at the American Trucking Associations Annual Management Conference & Exhibition held in San Diego, California on October 7, 2014.

"SmartWay carriers deserve our gratitude for a decade of progress in cutting carbon pollution and other air pollutants," said Chris Grundler, Director, EPA's Office of Transportation & Air Quality. "They have reduced thousands of tons of dangerous pollutants and raised the bar on a sustainable transportation future, all while saving money in fuel costs."

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

About SmartWay
EPA's SmartWay Transport Partnership is celebrating 10 years as a market-driven initiative that empowers businesses to move goods in the cleanest, most energy-efficient way possible, while protecting public health and reducing the impacts of climate change. Demonstration of a commitment to corporate sustainability and social responsibility through SmartWay provides for a more competitive and environmentally-friendly business environment. Since 2004, SmartWay Partners have saved 120.7 million barrels of oil and $16.8 billion in fuel costs. SmartWay's clean air achievements (51.6 million metric tons of carbon dioxide, 738,000 tons of nitrogen oxides, and 37,000 tons of particulate matter emissions avoided) help to protect the well-being of citizens.
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