C.R. England Makings Owning Your Own Business Easy, Reaches 1,000 Leases
SALT LAKE CITY, UT (July 19, 2005) - C.R. England, Inc., one of the oldest and largest family-owned trucking companies in the United States, continues its tradition as an industry leader by reaching the 1,000th milestone for independent lease contractors.
"Independent carriers are quickly becoming the majority," said C.R. England director Bud Pierce. "It's a win-win situation for the drivers, our customers and the company because with the increase in independent carriers we're experiencing an increase in on-time performance, safety performance and profitability."
C.R. England started its lease program in 1997 and recently reached the milestone for independent lease contractors thanks to its incentive programs and strong driver support.
Through its "Golden Opportunity Leasing Program" the 85-year-old trucking company will lease a top-of-the-line, upscale conventional truck without making the typical $9,000 - $10,000 down payment and no credit checks. Plus a Short-Term Lease Program allows drivers to "test drive" being an independent carrier with the option to cancel after six months instead of the typical three-year lease. If the driver doesn't like leasing, they can cancel and just walk away or join C.R. England's workforce as a company driver.
"We look beyond the applicant's financial status when leasing," said Pierce. "We also consider their work history. We feel a good work ethic is commensurate with quality and on-time service."
C.R. England also offers a Business 101 class to give new independent carriers a solid business foundation to succeed.
"Having C.R. England as a business partner is a wonderful support system," said Suz Ratkovcic, who was a company driver for eight years and has been an independent carrier for nearly four years. "They won't let me fail. They do the little things to help me make sure I'm not wasting money. They're there every step of the way if you need them."
Utah-based C.R. England's more than 4,350 courteous employees, drivers and owner-operators take pride in providing the highest quality service, safety and on-time delivery with more than 2,600 trucks and 4,100 trailers. Operating in the 48 contiguous states, Canada and Mexico, C.R. England has become an industry leader in providing temperature-controlled truckload, brokerage, intermodal and container service. In addition to its corporate headquarters in Salt Lake City, C.R. England maintains terminals in California, Colorado, Texas, New Jersey and South Carolina. The company also operates six driving schools across the country. For more information about driving opportunities at C.R. England, Inc., call 1-888-254-0657 or visit www.crengland.com.