C.R. England announced that it will receive the Thermo King “Energy Efficiency Leader Award” on Tuesday, Dec. 7, because of its commitment to environmental responsibility and operational efficiency.
The refrigerated carrier is using an enhanced intermodal transportation solution, TempStack container-on-flatcar technology (COFC), which combines the benefits of rail transportation with localized trailer delivery. C.R. England says the use of the intermodal network – which uses shipping via rail instead of over-the-road – saved the company and its customers more than 3.5 million gallons of fuel last year.
The company also expects to lower fuel costs by 40 percent by selecting more energy-efficient solutions with control functions that allow drivers to tightly manage temperature while optimizing fuel usage by cycling the cooling process, providing as-needed rather than continuous cooling. In addition, C.R. England increased operational efficiency by standardizing its maintenance program, which leaders anticipate will reduce maintenance costs by $250,000 annually.
“It’s not often in business that you find a solution providing end-to-end benefits,” says Dan England, president and chairman of the board of C.R. England, based in Salt Lake City. “Our commitment to sustainability has also opened the door to improved safety, reliability and cost savings while giving our customers even better service.”