C.R. England driver earns Harley-Davidson for mpg improvement

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C.R. England, a Salt Lake City-based global transportation provider, awarded a Harley-Davidson Sportster Iron 883 to one of its top drivers for showing improvement in mile-per-gallon average and average idle percentage for the first quarter of 2012.

Devery Hope was selected as the Harley-Davidson winner among five finalists. Hope, who currently is a company driver in the National Division and drives a 2012 Freightliner Cascadia, was able to achieve 7.48 mpg as well as 6.5 percent idle time, well above 5 tenths greater than his peers in both his fleet and the National Division.

The other finalists included Brad Middlemas, Container Division driver; Robert Perryman, Dedicated Division independent contractor; Frederick Stadel, National Division independent contractor; and Dale Gibbons, Company Intermodal driver.

The promotion ran from Jan. 1 through March 31. In order to qualify, drivers must have met availability at 75 percent or higher and no chargeable late loads. The competition included all drivers that had a start date no later than Jan. 1. C.R. England’s partners in the promotion were Golden Spike Harley-Davidson, Warner Truck Center, Horizon Truck and Leasing, Loves Travel Stops and Pilot Flying J.