Dan England earned a bachelor's in political science in 1971 and a juris doctorate in 1974 from the University of Utah. While attending Utah he was a member of Beta Epsilon chapter of the Sigma Chi fraternity.
In 1974 Dan began a private law practice specializing in insurance litigation and transportation. In 1977 he joined C.R. England— a family owned trucking firm — as in-house legal counsel. Dan became general manager in 1982 and was promoted to chief executive officer in 1988. In 2005, he was elected chairman of the board.
C.R. England was founded in 1920 by Chester R. England who hauled milk from farms and dairies throughout Northern Utah. The company employs and contracts with over 5000 people and maintains facilities at its headquarters in Salt Lake City as well as Mira Loma, Calif., Denver, Colo., Burlington, N.J., Laredo, Texas and Burns Harbor, Ind. Under Dan's leadership, C.R. England has grown from a small trucking company to a billion-dollar transportation services provider that is the nation's largest refrigerated carrier. The company is one of Utah's largest private employers and is known for a culture of accountability and integrity that Dan and other company leaders have established over many years.
C.R. England provides significant donations of time and money to the University of Utah, Utah Food Bank, Junior Achievement, National Kidney Foundation and other organizations. Recently, the company donated a semi-truck to the Utah Food Bank to be used to transport donated food.
Dan enjoys serving at the Utah Food Bank weekly and spends several more hours each week devoted to additional community and church responsibilities. Dan is currently serving on the national advisory boards for the University of Utah and the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah. Previously, he served two terms on the College of Social and Behavioral Science advisory board.
Dan, his wife Jan, and the company, provide two annual CSBS Honor Roll Scholarships. They also give generously to the David Eccles School of Business and to the Crimson Club. Dan is an avid Ute fan, travelling to one or two out of state football games each year with family members. Dan's love and support of the University is being passed on to the next generation — all four sons have earned University of Utah degrees.