Refrigerated carrier C.R. England has opened a new terminal in Colton, CA, and announced an expansion of its liquefied natural gas fleet in Southern California.
The company will add 10 new Mack Pinnacle 12L LNG trucks.
“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,” said COO Zach England. “Although there are still challenges with utilizing 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 fueling networks fit best.
“Collaboration with both vendors and shippers has been a critical factor in the success of the implementation of natural gas tractors,” England added. “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.”
The company’s new 48,000 sq. ft. terminal is located at 2250 South Riverside Avenue in Colton, CA.
“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,” said COO Brandon Harrison. “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.”
This 34-acre facility is the second largest C.R. England facility nationwide and will feature a 30,000 sq. ft. maintenance shop with eight service bays and a state-of-the-art truck wash. There is also an 18,000 sq. ft. area dedicated to drivers which includes laundry, a TV lounge, game room, exercise facility and driver training facilities. Additional space is allocated to non-driver support staff office space, including operations for several key dedicated fleets.
There is parking available for 250 tractors and 350 trailers.