C.R. ENGLAND’S DEDICATED BUSINESS UNIT CONTINUES IMPRESSIVE GROWTH FOR FISCAL YEAR
August 1, 2007 – C.R. England, Inc. announced the company has been selected to be the primary carrier for Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. at their distribution center in Sterling, IL.
“We are thrilled with this opportunity,” said M.W. Schroter, Vice President of Corp Sales and Business Development at C.R. England. “England is committed to growing our dedicated business unit and expanding the company’s leadership role in the industry. Our partnership with Wal-Mart moves us closer to our business goals.” Previously Wal-Mart has awarded dedicated business in Cheyenne, WY and McCarren, NV.
England Dedicated has enjoyed a successful fiscal year with an estimated 42 percent growth in revenue. England Dedicated provides dedicated contract carriage services for several customers including ConAgra Foods, Sorrento-Lactalis Inc., Daylight Transport, Nestle and Pilgrim’s Pride.
Scheduled to start up in September 2007, Wal-Mart’s refrigerated distribution center will serve stores in Illinois and Wisconsin. Approximately 10 England employees will be on-site and nearly 80 C.R. England drivers.
“We have been partnered with C.R. England for several years. They have provided a good breadth of services along with outstanding performance,” said Tim Harris, Regional Transportation Manager for Wal-Mart. “We feel awarding C.R. England as our dedicated provider in Sterling is a good step in furthering our business partnership.”
Established as a service dimension of C.R. England in 1994, England Dedicated provides customized transportation solutions and services. Experience, integrity and a solid track record have earned the parent company a reputation as one of the nation’s transportation leaders in temperature control and dry products. England Dedicated has continued to build on that reputation by providing a broad range of transportation solutions including dedicated contract carriage, transportation optimization services, and dedicated transportation management. With annual revenues in excess of $180 million, England Dedicated has grown over 40% in 2007. C.R. England expects another banner growth year in 2008 with estimated revenues targeted to reach over $200 million.
For more information about England Dedicated, including services offered and career opportunities, please visit the Dedicated Division.