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C R England military-branded rig delivers POW exhibit

Oct. 23, 2015
A military-branded C R England truck and trailer, driven by a military veteran, was escorted the final 15 miles by the motorcycle group Patriot Guard Riders as they completed delivery of an exhibit, “Victory from Within: The American Prisoner of War Experience,” to the Fort Douglas Military Museum in Salt Lake City UT recently.

A military-branded C R England truck and trailer, driven by a military veteran, was escorted the final 15 miles by the veterans motorcycle group Patriot Guard Riders as they completed delivery of an exhibit, “Victory from Within: The American Prisoner of War Experience,” to the Fort Douglas Military Museum in Salt Lake City UT recently.

“We at C R England feel honored to help bring such a meaningful exhibit to Utah,” said Dan England, chairman of the company. “For all that veterans have done for us, and prisoners of war have suffered, this exhibit is a powerful homage to their lives and legacies. Our team took special care in protecting this exhibit during its journey to the Fort Douglas Museum.”

This exhibit, which was transported in 12 crates, arrived in Utah from East Tennessee State University in Johnson City TN. C R England provided transport of the exhibit at no charge. The exhibit is scheduled to open to the public November 7, 2015, and will remain in the museum through April 2016.

C R England driver Brent Sanger (front, far left inside trailer) and his wife, Carol, drove 2,000 miles to bring the "Victory from Within: The American Prisoner of War Experience" to the Fort Douglas Military Museum.

C R England driver Brent Sanger and his wife, Carol, drove 2,000 miles to bring the exhibit to the University of Utah campus. Bent is a 13-year US Army veteran and a member of England’s Honored Veterans Fleet. The couple has driven with C R England for more than three years and are actively involved in its other veteran initiatives, such as “Wreaths across America,” where wreaths are placed nationwide at various individual headstones and monuments of those who have fallen serving the United States.

The 1,200-square-foot exhibit is designed to educate the public about the stories and sacrifices of American prisoners of war. The four main sections of the exhibit—Capture, Prison Life, Those Who Wait, and Freedom—contain artifacts as well as interactive elements such as audio-visual interviews with POWs.

Visitors will be able to explore the POW experience throughout the entire history of American military conflict, from the Civil War to modern conflicts.

In other news, C R England has been honored with a SmartWay Excellence Award from the US Environmental Protection Agency as an industry leader in freight supply chain environmental performance and energy efficiency.

The carrier was one of 39 truck carriers to receive this distinction, representing the best environmental performers of SmartWay’s nearly 3000 Partners. Carrier Excellence Awardees were honored at American Trucking Associations annual Management Conference & Exhibition held in Philadelphia PA recently.

C R England also has renewed its telematics services with Detroit Connect. More than 2,700 of its trucks will use Detroit Virtual Technician onboard diagnostic system to provide critical vehicle information.

Available for Freightliner and Western Star truck models spec’d with Detroit engines, Virtual Technician provides a technical snapshot of a vehicle’s performance before, during, and after an engine or aftertreatment system fault. It then provides an immediate preliminary diagnosis and categorization of the fault event. If the event is classified as severe, the Detroit Customer Support Center provides expert analysis and recommendations, as well as directions to nearby service locations with available parts, helping drivers and fleet managers make service decisions with real-time information.

For more information go to www.DetroitConnect.com or access www.crengland.com.

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