C.R. England has expanded its Regional Division with the creation of a new service offering short haul transportation centered in the greater Chicagoland area.

"The expansion of our Regional Division allows us to break into a growing market and meet the demands of our customers in concentrated networks with shorter length of haul," said William Champine, Vice President, Regional. "We are also building a work life model which addresses driver needs for time at home and therefore brings more capacity into the market."

The Regional Division offers short haul transportation services that deliver increased capacity, surge capabilities and better, more reliable deliveries, as drivers are based locally and are familiar with the routes, says the company.

Chicago Regional will focus on the Midwest and service a primary radius of 250 miles around Chicago, as well as a handful of additional cities outside the area.

C.R. England has a fully staffed facility located in southern Chicago. The fleet is approaching 50 trucks and will expand to more than 100 trucks in the first quarter of 2011. Additionally, C.R. England will use day cabs and lightweight equipment which will allow payloads that approach 50,000 pounds.

C.R. England has a Western Regional that provides coverage in the concentrated hubs of SCA and Utah, and will continue expansion into a total of five regional markets throughout the United States.