C R England, the Salt Lake City UT-based global transportation provider, has awarded a Harley-Davidson Sportster Iron 883 motorcycle to one of its top drivers for showing improvement in miles per gallon (mpg) average and average idle percentage for first quarter 2012.

Devery Hope was selected as the Harley-Davidson winner among five finalists. Hope is a C R England company driver in the National Division and drives a 2012 Freightliner Cascadia. He has been with C R England since August 2010 and lives in the Sacramento CA area. Hope achieved a 7.48 mpg as well as a 6.5% idle time. He was well above five-tenths greater than his peers in both his fleet and the National Division. Hope attributes his success to following tips from the Operations and Fuel departments. He concentrates on progressive shifting, staying in top gear as much as possible, and trying to rarely idle his truck.

Other finalists included Brad Middlemas, Container Division driver; Robert Perryman, Dedicated Division independent contractor; Frederick Stadel, National Division independent contractor; and Dale Gibbons, company intermodal driver.

The promotion ran from January 1 through March 31, 2012. In order to qualify, drivers must have met these requirements: Driver’s availability at 75% or higher for first quarter and no chargeable late loads. Competition included all drivers (company and independent contractor) that had a start date no later than January 1, 2012.

C R England’s partners in the promotion are Golden Spike Harley-Davidson, Warner Truck Center, Horizon Truck and Leasing, Loves Travel Stops, and Pilot Flying J.

Golden Spike Harley-Davidson, based in Ogden UT, is named after the historic event that took place at Promontory Point in which the Union Pacific and Central Pacific railroad companies met May 10, 1869, to form the first Transcontinental Railroad. The event was commemorated with the driving of a golden spike connecting the two railroads.

For more information, visit www.crengland.com.