The chairman of one of the country’s leading trucking companies was given a major industry award Monday, March 7.
The Truckload Carriers Association gave its Past Chairmen’s Award to Dan England, chairman of the board for C.R. England, Inc., of Salt Lake City, and a former chairman of TCA in 1997-98. The presentation was made during the TCA’s 78th annual convention taking place until Wednesday March 9 at the Wynn Las Vegas.
C.R. England was established in 1920 and today has more than 7,500 drivers and employees, who provide transportation services throughout the U.S. and Mexico. The privately held, family-owned business’ 35 units produce $1.3 billion in annual revenues.
England joined the family business in 1977 as in-house legal counsel. In 1982, England was promoted to general manager, a position he held until 1988, when he became CEO. He was elected chairman of the board in 2005.
England has been very active in TCA. Besides chairing the organization and holding several officer positions leading up to his chairmanship, he participated in numerous committees and chaired the organization’s Refrigerated and Company Equipment divisions. He is also a former chairman of the American Trucking Associations and the Utah Trucking Association.