C.R. ENGLAND LAUNCHES ENGLAND INTERMODAL
SALT LAKE CITY, UT — England Logistics, a major non-asset-based transportation provider, recently strengthened the company’s value-added service offering by launching England Intermodal. In keeping with England’s ongoing commitment to providing the very best of service to its current and potential customers, England Intermodal will offer refrigerated, private equipment on selected routes.
According to Sean Snow, C.R. England Vice President of England Logistics, England Intermodal is dedicated to becoming a leader in temperature controlled intermodal service. Snow stresses, “Our initial focus will be on our current customer base. These customers are familiar with our current product offerings and we want to inform them that we now have additional capacity to better serve their needs.” He goes on to say, “Not only will we provide these customers with optional equipment in capacity markets, but we will also afford them the flexibility of shifting easily between a purely truck movement and a truck-rail mixture.”
Though in discussions with other railroads, the primary railroad to be utilized by England Intermodal is the Burlington Northern Santa Fe. The BNSF was selected not only because of its reliable service but also because of its many other strengths including soft lift capability at the rail ramps and articulated cars to virtually eliminate freight damage. Headquartered in Fort Worth, TX, the BNSF operates one of the largest rail networks in North America, with 33,500 route miles of track covering 28 states and two Canadian provinces.
England feels the timing of this Intermodal partnership is ideal for a combination of reasons. Not only will this service line help in combating some of the pressures created by the new HOS regulations, higher fuel costs and driver turnover, but it will also fill a void that now exists in the temperature-controlled intermodal arena. Utilizing their own drivers for drayage purposes as well as new 53 foot air ride refrigerated intermodal trailers equipped with 120 gallon extended range fuel tanks and satellite tracking, England Intermodal will provide its customers with real time tracking and tracing capabilities from pick-up to delivery.
C.R. England is a family-owned refrigerated transportation business headquartered in Salt Lake City, UT, and operates in the 48 states, Canada and Mexico. Besides the truckload service currently provided by their 2600 trucks and 4400 reefers, they also specialize in full truckload brokerage, traffic management, refrigerated intermodal, international distribution, container hauling, and dedicated contract carriage. These services have enabled C.R. England to transition from a strictly refrigerated carrier to a full-transportation provider.
ABOUT C.R. ENGLAND
C.R. England is a family-owned refrigerated transportation business with revenues in 2004 that exceeded $500 million. The company’s more than 4,350 courteous employees, drivers and owner-operators take pride in providing the highest quality service, safety and on-time delivery with more than 2,600 trucks and 4,100 trailers. The company has become an industry leader in providing temperature-
controlled truckload, brokerage, intermodal and container service. Headquartered in Salt Lake City, UT, C.R. England operates in the 48 contiguous states, Canada and Mexico and maintains terminals in California, Colorado, Texas, New Jersey and South Carolina. The company also operates six driving schools across the country.