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|Headquarters||West Valley City, Utah, USA|
|Key people||Dan England, Chairman
Dean England Chairman
Josh England President/CFO
Chad England CEO
Todd England, Executive VP
Corey England, Executive VP
C.R. England, Inc. is a privately held, family-owned company founded in 1920. It is one of North America's largest transportation companies and the world's largest temperature-controlled carrier. Its corporate headquarters is located in West Valley City, Utah C.R. England's services include: National - long haul truckload service, Regional - short haul truckload services in the West, Midwest, and Texas and surrounding areas, Mexico - shipments in and out of Mexico, Intermodal - expedited priority rail service through refrigerated containers, and services including private fleet replacement, optimized capacity and service-based solutions[clarification needed], and solution-driven equipment configurations.[clarification needed]
England Logistics, a wholly owned subsidiary of C.R. England, services include: full truckload services, Intermodal, dry, and cold chain LTL[clarification needed], parcel, global logistics, and supply chain management.
C.R. England was founded by Chester Rodney England in 1920. Chester bought his first Model T truck to provide farm to market service for farmers in the Weber County and Cache Valley areas. After WWII, Chester's sons, Bill and Gene, joined their father in the company business. In 1957, England began 72-hour coast-to-coast service, something previously unavailable to American shippers.
Carl Moyes and the Knights
Carl Moyes was a driver for C.R. England in the 1940s, and his two sons, Jerry and Ronald, were childhood friends with Jeff England, son of Gene and grandson of Chester. Carl left C.R. England to start his own company with his wife, Betty, B & C Truck Leasing. Carl and Betty later employed the Knight cousins to drive for them. Maude Knight married Chester R. England in 1916. Carl and his two sons moved to Phoenix, Arizona in 1966, and founded Common Market, the company that later became Swift Transportation in 1969. Brothers Kevin and Keith Knight and along their cousins Randy and Gary Knight, who also moved to Phoenix and worked for Swift, then founded Knight Transportation in 1990. Jeff England founded Pride Transport in 1979 in Salt Lake City.
Today C.R. England has grown to be the largest refrigerated transportation company. The company has focused its efforts primarily toward the refrigerated truckload service. The current management team includes third and fourth generation England family members.
C.R. England partner truck driving schools are located nationwide that provide Commercial driver's license (CDL) training. C.R. England's tractors are all equipped with the OmniTRACS two-way satellite communication system, providing dispatchers with instant contact with every driver, while knowing the general location of each truck.
The trailers of C.R. England have the crest with the lion head a knight and 3 lions. Its five service divisions are listed on the side of the trailer.
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