C.R. England (No. 20 on the CCJ Top 250) and England Logistics have launched a new charitable initiative with the goal of providing one million meals annually to hungry children.
Through the companies’ One campaign, proceeds from business transactions will be donated to youth meal programs at local food banks across the country. A corporate donation will be triggered each time a trucker delivers a truckload of freight, the companies say.
At the time of delivery, each driver will designate which of 19 food banks nationwide to direct the donation. Additionally, both companies will hold fundraising events throughout the year. The public is also invited to donate to the One initiative.
Participating food banks include: Utah Food Bank; Atlanta Community Food Bank; Blue Ridge Area Food Bank; Central Pennsylvania Food Bank; Community Food Bank (Fresno, Calif); Feeding America Riverside/San Bernardino; Food Bank of Northwest Indiana; Food Bank of the Rockies; Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana; Gleaners Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan; Greater Chicago Food Depository; North Texas Food Bank; Oregon Food Bank; Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York; Second Harvest Inland Northwest; Second Harvest of Southeast North Carolina; South Texas Food Bank; St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance; and Virginia Peninsula Foodbank.
Affected tractors are equipped with an automated Eaton UltraShift Plus or Eaton Advantage Transmission with right hand stalk shifter. In the affected trucks, the display on the instrument panel can indicate “N” when the shifter is set into “D” or “R,” causing the truck not to move.
The new “health-based requirements” will need to be met before a driver is allowed to register his or her truck through the Department of Motor Vehicles, CARB says. For older vehicles, CARB says they must be either replaced with a 2011 or newer vehicle or repowered with a 2010 or newer engine.