C R England has awarded a 2014 Harley-Davidson Sportster Iron 883 motorcycle to Gerry Blake, one of its top company drivers, for showing improvement in miles per gallon average and average idle percentage for the fourth quarter 2013.
This is the 11th Harley-Davidson awarded to drivers by C R England in this fuel efficiency promotion.
Blake drives a 2013 Freightliner Cascadia truck for England’s Western Regional Division. He has been with the company for a little over three years and calls Mesa AZ his home. Blake accomplished an average mpg for the fourth quarter of 7.61 while maintaining an idle percent of 9.3%. His mpg was close to 6/10th greater than his peers in his fleet and division. Blake ended the quarter being 100% compliant on his fuel stops.
The driver noted three things that contribute to his fuel efficiency, including progressive shifting, keeping all tires properly inflated, and using cruise control whenever possible. He also said, “The truck works great too.”
Other finalists in the competition were Leeman Foss, National Division; Walter Jones, Dedicated Division; Benjamin Radakovich, Dedicated Division; and Michelle Williams, National Division.
The fourth quarter promotion, which ran from October 1, 2013 to December 31, 2013, required drivers to have met these criteria: Availability at 75% or higher, an average mpg of 7.2, an idle of less than 16%, fuel stop compliance at 90% or higher, and no chargeable late loads or accidents. Competition included company drivers with a start date no later than October 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, and Pilot/Flying J.
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