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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  • Ken Nilsen

    Congratulations!! In honor of your commitment to efficiency we are awarding you the least efficient and most expensive to maintain motorcycle in the world!! With that being said, it is good to see an evil big company that does not care about its drivers doing something nice for its drivers.

  • martymarsh

    Wow, we agree again. But England has no choice in things like this with their name being in the mud. They are trying to show they are human, but we know better.

  • John

    The fuel bonus thing is kind of unfair. It really depends on the places you go, the weight you carry and how flat or not flat the roads you travel. Not that incentives are not nice, but its not a fair playing field when you factor it on MPG. Performance, on time delivery, low idle time, MPG and so on. All are great incentives but are skewed in favor of some.