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C.R. England Celebrates Vets, Unveils Military-branded Trucks and Trailers

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June 24, 2014

Salt Lake City – C.R. England honored hundreds of its military veteran drivers and employees at a military-themed event at its corporate offices in http://schema.org/Place">http://schema.org/address">Salt Lake City. At the event, the company unveiled five new military-themed trucks and trailers to be driven exclusively by former members of the military and announced the goal of adding 350 veterans to its driver force by the end of 2014.

"We are honored to recognize the many former members of the military who are part of the C.R. England team, both those who drive for us as company drivers and independent contractors, as well as those in driver-support roles across the nation," said http://schema.org/Person">Dan England, chairman of C.R. England. "Veterans bring special skills to the workforce, which make them ideal candidates for positions in our company. Veterans are disciplined, team oriented and focused problem-solvers who have an unparalleled worth ethic. We extend our personal thanks to those who have served and who are now offering your skills to us in the private sector."

England announced the following incentives for attracting new veterans to the C.R. England driver force:  

  1. Increase the number of military veteran drivers by 350 by year-end, giving C.R. England more than 1,300 drivers who have military backgrounds.
  2. Tuition incentives for military veterans.
  3. Access to veterans' career counselors to assist veterans in finding the best driving job within C.R. England that provides the best career fit.
  4. Monthly "Veteran of the Month" recognition in company publications.
  5. Each new veteran hire will receive a hat and a special decal for their truck that recognizes them as an "Honored Veteran."
  6. The annual selection of veterans to drive unique military-branded trucks and trailers. Each year C.R. England will expand the "Honored Veterans" truck and trailer program by at least five additions to the fleet.

During the event, the first five trucks and trailers in the "Honored Veterans" fleet were unveiled. The trucks are 2015 Freightliner Cascadia Evolutions (four automatic and one 9-speed manual transmission). The trailers are manufactured by Utility with the new Thermo King Precedent S-600 Trailer Refrigeration System.

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