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C.R. England opens IdleAir facility

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C.R. England has opened a new IdleAir facility at its terminal at 8422 Amparan Road in Laredo, Texas. The 24-space IdleAir facility provides C.R. England drivers with in-cab services that provide heating and air conditioning, Internet connectivity, television and 110-volt electrical, completely eliminating the need for idling. An open house marking the opening of the facility was held on February 4.

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IdleAir developed a customized facility designed around the needs of C.R. England and its operation at the Laredo terminal. C.R. England receives a customized turnkey package of IdleAir services and support, and is expected to quickly realize significant fuel and maintenance savings.

“The Laredo terminal is a key operating hub in the C.R. England network, said David Akers, president of C.R. England’s Mexico division. “Hundreds of trucks roll through this terminal each week. The extreme heat in Laredo during several months of the year make tractor idling inevitable. Making in-terminal IdleAir available to our drivers and independent contractors creates multiple efficiencies through reduction of fuel-burn, optimization of Drivers Hours of Service, and reduction of carbon footprint.”

“Having access to IdleAir at the terminal will yield significant savings for our operations,” said Allen Nielsen, C.R. England director of fuel. “It will reduce costs by conserving fuel and reducing engine wear while making our terminal cleaner and quieter. It’s a win-win!”

“We are proud to count C.R. England as a fuel saving partner,” added Ethan Garber, IdleAir chief executive officer. “As the largest temperature-controlled carrier in the world C.R. England continues to lead the industry by utilizing IdleAir to increase efficiency and environmental sustainability. In 2013, IdleAir helped our trucking partners eliminate $4.5 million in idle related expenses, and we look forward to delivering more savings to C.R. England in the years to come.”

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