C.R. England is First U.S. Carrier to Introduce Western Star 5700 XE Automated Shift Transmission Tractors Into Fleet

SALT LAKE CITY -- C.R. England today announced the introduction of 2016 Western Star 5700 XE tractors into their fleet.  Starting in July and then over the next several months, almost 200 new units will be put into service in the C.R. England fleet, with tenured solo and team drivers and million miler drivers the first to receive the Western Star vehicles. Tenured Independent Contractors with lease availability will also be offered the option on new units.

"The adaptive cruise is so innovative and makes it easier to focus on being safe," said Zach England, Chief Operating Officer after a recent trip driving one of the vehicles. "We are pleased with this new addition to our fleet and expect it to be quite popular with our drivers."

These exclusive, state-of-the-art tractors feature woodgrain and leather interiors and a Detroit Powertrain. This combines the DD15 with the direct drive DT12 automated shift transmission to provide one of the industry's most efficient powertrain packages. In addition, these trucks come with many safety features including forward collision mitigation, adaptive cruise, and hill-start technologies.  The Western Star 5700 XE has been designed to increase efficiency and to reduce the total cost of ownership.

"Over the course of the last 12 months, we've been working with our valued partners at Warner Truck Center and Western Star Corporate to procure these state of the art tractors," said Brandon Harrison, Co-Chief Operating Officer.  "We're thrilled to be in a position to offer our professional driver force some of the best and safest equipment on the market."

The Western Star 5700 XE is manufactured in the United States at the state-of-the-art Daimler plant in Cleveland, North Carolina. Each 5700XE is assembled by hand, using the best Daimler technology.

About C.R. England

Founded in 1920, C.R. England, Inc. corporate headquarters are located in Salt Lake City, Utah and is one of North America's largest transportation companies. C.R. England services include National, Mexico and Regional Truckload service in addition to Dedicated and Intermodal services. Visit www.crengland.com.

CONTACT: David Allred, C.R. England, David.allred@crengland.com, 801-974-3880

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