C.R. England to host natural gas shipper symposium

Transportation provider C.R. England is hosting its first natural gas shipper symposium on Tuesday, Aug. 6, at Deer Valley Resort in Park City, Utah.

The event highlights current and future uses of natural gas in the trucking industry and will feature remarks by Utah Lt. Gov. Greg Bell, senior executives from Salt Lake City-based C.R. England, and presentations from 10 of the top industry experts on the use of natural gas in transportation.

The symposium begins at 1 p.m. at Deer Valley Resort with a media ribbon cutting ceremony hosted by C.R. England Chairman Dan England; Co-Chairman, Dean England; and Bell. The ceremony will introduce two additional 2013 Freightliner M2 tractors into C.R. England’s compressed natural gas (CNG) fleet. One will be used in its Spanish Fork, Utah, Dedicated operation and the other in over the road operations along the Wasatch Front.  England also operates natural gas vehicles in Ontario, CA. 

Directly following the ceremony, the symposium will run from 2 to 5 p.m. The symposium will focus on key topics of green transportation and the benefits of natural gas tractors.  More than 80 individuals from the transportation industry are expected to attend.

“C.R. England continually strives to find and implement greener transportation options,” said Dean England. “CNG tractors are one of the best alternative fuels currently available. We are incredibly excited to be the largest refrigerated carrier to incorporate CNG tractors into our fleet and see great potential for future expansion.”

Guest speakers will include:

  • Zach England, COO, C.R. England, Inc.
  • Frank Love, president, COO, Love’s Travel Stops
  • Bob Carrick, natural gas sales manager, Freightliner
  • Jim Harger, chief marketing officer, Clean Energy
  • Erik Neandross, CEO, Gladstein, Neandross & Associates
  • Amanda Copperthite, LNG business development, Shell
  • Clint Schroer, territory manager, Cummins Westport
  • Andy Bowman, logistics manager, The Hershey Company
  • Dave Uncapher, senior sourcing & operations leader, Owens Corning
  • Allen Nielsen, director of fuel, C.R. England, Inc. 

Topics include:

  • Natural Gas Introduction: Fuel types, engines and equipment
  • The Shipper's Perspective: Why and How to get Involved
  • Liquefied Natural Gas vs. Compress Natural Gas
  • Steps to Getting Natural Gas Into Your Fleet
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