C R England has awarded a 2013 Harley-Davidson Sportster Seventy-Two motorcycle to Richard McDonald, one of its top company drivers, for showing improvement in miles per gallon average and average idle percentage for the second quarter 2013.
This is the eighth Harley-Davidson awarded in the two years C R England has sponsored this fuel efficiency promotion.
McDonald has been with the company since 1984. He drives a 2011 Freightliner Cascadia in the National over-the-road fleet and primarily runs freight between Utah and Idaho. McDonald was able to maintain a 7.52 mpg average over the second quarter with less than 1% idle time and 96% fuel compliance.
Some of McDonald’s actions that aid in fuel economy include checking the filters and tire pressure often. He said, “Don’t be a pedal pumper; go slow and easy like the old story about the turtle and the rabbit—slow and steady.”
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: availability at 75% or higher, an average mpg of 7.2, an idle of less than 13%, fuel stop compliance at 90% or higher, and no chargeable late loads or accidents. Competition included company drivers that had a start date no later than April 1, 2013.
C R England’s partners in the promotion are Golden Spike Harley-Davidson, Warner Truck Center, Horizon Truck and Leasing, Love’s Travel Stops, IdleAir, Comdata, EFS, and Pilot/Flying J.
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