C R England has awarded a 2013 Harley-Davidson Sportster Seventy-Two to Farid Nakhla, one of its top company drivers, for showing improvement in miles per gallon average and average idle percentage for the third quarter 2013. This is the ninth Harley-Davidson awarded to drivers in the two years C R England has sponsored this fuel efficiency promotion. Nakhla has been with the company since 2012 and makes his home in Bayonne NJ when not on the road. He drives a 2012 Freightliner Cascadia in the firm’s Intermodal Division. Originally from Egypt, Nakhla is fluent in Arabic, English, French, and German.
He was able to maintain an 8.18 mile per gallon average over the third quarter with an 18.18% idle average. His mpg is well over one mpg greater than his fleet and division average. He says some of the keys to his success with fuel include assuring tires are inflated to 100 psi, never leaving his truck idling even when hooking/unhooking a trailer, using gears and acceleration properly, and giving himself plenty of time to run loads at 50-55 mph. The other finalists in the competition were David Hargreaves, Midwest Regional Division; Alan Welton, Dedicated Division; Jason Sullivan, Dedicated Division; and Wes Hastie, National Over the Road Division. Running from July 1–September 31, 2013, the third quarter promotion required drivers to have met this criteria: Availability at 75% or higher, an average mpg of 7.3, an idle of less than 30%, fuel stop compliance at 90% or higher, and no chargeable late loads or accidents. Competition included company drivers that had a start date no later than July 1, 2013. C R England’s partners in the promotion are Golden Spike Harley-Davidson, Warner Truck Center, Horizon Truck and Leasing, Love’s Travel Stops, IdleAir, Comdata, EFS, and Pilot/Flying J. Access www.crengland.com for complete information.