C.R. England, Inc. announced the company has been selected to be a carrier for Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. at its distribution center in Sterling, IL.

‘We are thrilled with this opportunity,’ said Dave Robbins, Vice President of the England North American division at C.R. England. ‘England is committed to growing our dedicated business unit and expanding the company’s leadership role in the industry. Our partnership with Wal-Mart moves us closer to our business goals.’ Previously, Wal-Mart awarded C.R. England dedicated business in Cheyenne, WY and McCarren, NV.

England Dedicated has enjoyed a successful fiscal year with an estimated 40 percent growth in revenue. England Dedicated provides dedicated contract carriage services for several customers including ConAgra Foods, Sorrento-Lactalis, Inc., Daylight Transport, Nestle and Pilgrim’s Pride.

Scheduled to start up in September 2007, Wal-Mart’s refrigerated distribution center will serve stores in Illinois and Wisconsin. Approximately 10 England employees will be on-site and there will be nearly 80 C.R. England drivers.

‘We have partnered with C.R. England for several years. They have provided a good breadth of services along with outstanding performance,’ said Tim Harris, Regional Transportation Manager for Wal-Mart. ‘We feel awarding C.R. England as our dedicated provider in Sterling is a good step in furthering our business partnership.’

Established as a service dimension of C.R. England in 1994, England Dedicated provides customized transportation solutions and services. Experience, integrity and a solid track record have earned the parent company a reputation as one of the nation’s transportation leaders in temperature control and dry products. England Dedicated has continued to build on that reputation by providing a broad range of transportation solutions including dedicated contract carriage, transportation optimization services, and dedicated transportation management. With annual revenues in excess of $170 million, England Dedicated has grown over 40% in 2007. C.R. England expects another banner growth year in 2008 with estimated revenues targeted to reach over $240 million.