C.R. England Inc.

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C.R. England, Inc.
Type Private
Founded 1920
Headquarters Salt Lake 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
Website www.crengland.com

C.R. England, Inc. was founded in 1920. It is a family-owned company offering temperature-controlled transportation services throughout North America. It has five different full truckload service divisions. National - long-haul service in the lower 48 states. Regional - short and medium haul service in the West and Midwest. Mexico - service into and out of Mexico at multiple crossing points along the border. Intermodal - 53' refrigerated container-on-flatcar domestic truck-to-rail network. Dedicated - Dedicated contract carriage services.

England Logistics, a wholly owned subsidiary of C.R. England, services include: full truckload brokerage services, intermodal, and dry and cold chain less-than-truckload, and supply chain management. England Carrier Services, which provides discount to carriers for tires and fuel as well as factoring services.

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Chester Rodney England was born in 1896 to a farming family who lived in Plain City, Utah. His ancestors originally came from England. In 1920, Chester bought his first Model T truck to provide farm to market service for farmers in Weber County and Cache Valley. Then, he began hauling milk for the Weber Dairy.

During WWII, England was buying Mexican bananas entering the US at El Paso, Texas. He distributed these throughout Utah. Shortly his sons were released from military service, they helped bringing bananas to Utah and returning to Texas with potatoes. As the operation grew, several trucks were added to the fleet. At the height of this era, the packing of Idaho potatoes became a vital part of the business. The England family was operating two packing sheds and a storage facility to enhance the trucking operation.

As the Central American bananas became available, the Mexican fruit could not compete in quality, so the banana haul was replaced with produce and the focus of the operation moved to California and Arizona. C.R. England blazed a new trail by offering 72-hour coast-to-coast service, new to US shippers. The first trip to the east coast was taken by a driver by the name of Robert Gould. This 72-hour service was so successful that within a year C.R. England opened an office in the Philadelphia market.

Within a short period of time, C.R. England opened a "real" terminal at Pennsauken, New Jersey. In 1978, C.R. England moved its east coast operations to Burlington, New Jersey. In 1982, with advancement in technology, C.R. England was able handle the east coast operations from the Salt Lake terminal. It now operates terminals in California, New Jersey, Indiana and Texas.

Modern growth[edit]

CR England Corporate Office in Salt Lake City, UT
A C.R. England Truck and Trailer

C.R. England is one of the nation's largest refrigerated transportation carriers. The company has focused its efforts primarily toward the refrigerated truckload service. The current management team includes third and fourth generation England family members.

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