C.R. England awards Harley-Davidson for fuel efficiency

Overdrive Staff | August 14, 2013

C.R. England has awarded a 2013 Harley-Davidson Sportster Seventy-Two to company driver Richard McDonald for showing the most improvement in miles per gallon average and average idle percentage for the second quarter 2013. This is the 8th Harley-Davidson awarded in the two years England has sponsored the fuel efficiency promotion.

McDonald has been with C.R. England since 1984. He drives a 2011 Freightliner Cascadia in England’s National Over the Road Fleet and primarily runs between Utah and Idaho. McDonald was able to maintain a 7.52 mile per gallon average over the 2nd quarter with less than 1 percent idle time. McDonald improves his fuel economy by checking his filters and tire pressure often, he says.

The other finalists were Jason Arsenault, Midwest Regional Division; James Anderson, Intermodal Division; Jason Crosby, Dedicated Division; and Michael Warren, Dedicated Division.

The second quarter promotion, which ran from April 1-June 20, 2013, required drivers to have met the following: availability at 75 percent or higher, an average mpg of 7.2, an idle of less than 13 percent, fuel stop compliance at 90 percent or higher and no chargeable late loads or accidents.

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