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C. R. England expands Californian LNG fleet

LNG Industry,

C. R. England celebrated the opening of a new terminal in Colton, California, on 11 June. The company also announced the addition of 10 new LNG trucks to its Southern California fleets.

New facility

Brandon Harrison, C. R. England Chief Operating Officer, commented: "We are excited about the facilities that we are offering our drivers and staff and we are pleased to be an involved member of the city of Colton.

"This new facility will greatly increase the services and amenities that we can provide our drivers in Southern California as well as provide closer access to many of our customers. Our goal at C.R. England is to provide a world-class experience for our employees – both driver and non-driver and independent contractors. Facilities like Colton, help us provide these opportunities."

LNG tractors

The new 34-acre facility is the second largest C.R. England facility in the US. The event also featured the display of two of the 10 new Mack Pinnacle 12 litre LNG tractors being added to the Southern California fleets.

Chief Operating Officer, Zach England, added: "C.R. England is a strong advocate of sustainable transportation and is aggressively implementing and testing new technology, equipment and training to provide our customers and our environment with greener transportation.

"Although there are still challenges with utilising natural gas tractors in our fleets, such as equipment costs, maintenance, and degradation MPG, we have made the commitment to continually test this equipment and introduce them into strategic areas where the freight and fuelling networks fit best.

Natural gas benefits

"Collaboration with both vendors and shippers has been a critical factor in the success of the implementation of natural gas tractors. We have seen some of the many benefits of natural gas. We hope to continue to expand our presence this year and into the future. We are driven to continually find ways to decrease our carbon footprint."

In 2011, C.R. England introduced 15 litre LNG tractors into its fleet. In 2013, the company introduced a compressed natural gas (CNG) fleet in Utah.

Adapted from press release by Katie Woodward

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