C.R. England announced the opening of the company’s newest terminal in Colton, California on June 11.
The new, 34-acre, 48,000 square-foot facility is the second largest C.R. England facility in the U.S.
This 34-acre facility is the second largest C.R. England facility nationwide and will feature the following amenities:
30,000 square foot Maintenance Shop with eight service bays and a state-of-the-art truck wash
18,000 square feet are dedicated to a Driver Resource Center including laundry, TV lounge, game room, an exercise facility and Driver Training facilities. Additional space is allocated to non-driver support staff office space, including operations for several key Dedicated fleets
Parking for more than 250 tractors and 350 trailers
Parking for drivers and employees
“We are excited about the facilities that we are offering our drivers and staff and we are pleased to be an involved member of the city of Colton,” said Brandon Harrison. “This new facility will greatly increase the services and amenities that we can provide our drivers in Southern California as well as provide closer access to many of our customers. Our goal at C.R. England is to provide a world-class experience for our employees – both driver and non-driver and independent contractors. Facilities like Colton, help us provide these opportunities.”
In addition to celebrating the opening of the newest facility, C.R. England announced the addition of 10 new LNG trucks.
“C.R. England is a strong advocate of sustainable transportation and is aggressively implementing and testing new technology, equipment and training to provide our customers and our environment with greener transportation,” said Zach England. “Although there are still challenges with utilizing natural gas tractors in our fleets, such as equipment costs, maintenance, and degradation MPG, we have made the commitment to continually test this equipment and introduce them into strategic areas where the freight and fueling networks fit best.
C.R. England says that LNG is a safe fuel option. “It is non-toxic and disperses quirky.” In addition, LNG is the cleanest alternative fuel available.
In 2011, C.R. England introduced 12-liter LNG trucks into its fleet. Two years later, C.R. England added CNG trucks to its fleet.
Collaboration with both vendors and shippers has been a critical factor in the success of the implementation of natural gas tractors. We have seen some of the many benefits of natural gas. We hope to continue to expand our presence this year and into the future. We are driven to continually find ways to decrease our carbon footprint.”