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Conference lineup provides opportunities that can't be missed.

by  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Fleet Owner, March 2015

This year’s NPTC Annual Conference scheduled for April 26-28 at the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza and Duke Energy Convention Center is on track to be the largest, best-attended, and greatest value-driven event in NPTC history. Attendees expected to register and total booth count on the expanded Exhibit Hall and Trade Show floor will likely exceed last year’s record-setting numbers.

The take-away value of this event experience is new solutions and better ways: improved performance, greater efficiency, enhanced technology optimization, and savings in cost and time. In a culture of trust and confidence, exceptional business networking opportunities await attendees willing to engage and share.

Bill Hartman, CTP, chair of the Conference Planning Committee and fleet director for NEP Broadcasting, says, “We’ve set the bar higher than ever in 2015.” He leads a group of nearly 50 enthusiastic voluntary representatives serving on the committee from both fleet and allied/supplier member companies. The result of their diligent efforts are insights and best practices for the most crucial and pressing issues facing leading practice fleet managers today.

Included in the lineup of seminars and workshops are topics intensely focused on best practices affecting the driver: retention, compensation incentives, wellness programs, training, and recognition. Other subjects are environmental sustainability; natural gas for transportation; fuel economy; equipment and maintenance data management; fleet optimization; for-hire capacity; final mile delivery; rightsizing the private fleet; and how big data helps drive private fleet justification. Workshops also cover vehicle spec’ing for safety, building data integrity and contextual analysis, what collected data is and is not saying, “generation gap” management, crash liability, and the evolution of electronic logs.

NPTC’s long-standing partners, the Hilton Hotel and Duke Energy Convention Center, provide the highest standards of quality lodging, food,

exhibitor accommodation, and overall customer service at the most competitive prices possible. This track record of success, as measured by customer satisfaction, resonates well with NPTC members as attendance has increased in each of the past five years.

Keynote speakers for this year’s conference are Carey Lohrenz, the U.S. Navy’s first female F-14 pilot and team-building, leadership and strategy expert; Jack Van Steenburg, chief safety officer and assistant administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration; and Kenny Vieth, president and senior analyst of ACT Research.

Reward and recognition ceremonies include graduation of the largest number of Certified Transportation Professionals (CTP®) ever with the Class of 2015. NPTC will also honor professional leadership with awards to several NPTC fleet and allied member representatives. The annual Driver Hall of Fame and Fleet Safety Award ceremonies will be held as well.

“You must be present to win!” NPTC’s slogan captures the essential spirit of NPTC 2015. Come find out why. Register now and plan to attend.

The National Private Truck Council has joined the Steering Committee of the Coalition for Transportation Productivity (CTP), a group of shippers, motor carriers and their associations seeking to increase truck weight limits.      read more . . .

Founded nearly 20 years ago, Sentinel Transportation is a national model of exceptionally high safety management standards and operational practices.  The company’s 750 employees, including 650 drivers and 400 tractors, operate out of 40 terminals. Sentinel provides specialized         read more . . .

Leading private fleet management practitioners and supplier partners will gather in Jacksonville, FL, January 17-21, 2015, for the Private Fleet Management Institute (PFMI) in what promises to be the best program in the event’s two decade-long history. Since the event has a         read more . . .

Praxair Inc., which traces its roots to 1907 when it became the first company in North America to commercialize cryogenically separated oxygen, is the largest industrial gas supplier in North and South America and one of the largest worldwide. Its products include           read more . . .

In conjunction with its annual National Safety Conference, NPTC is pleased to recognize a unique group of some of the nation’s top private fleet drivers.  They are recognized as such by being selected as an NPTC National Driver All-Star.  The program, which is now           read more . . .

Started by C. L. George over 90 years ago in a modest country store outside of Springdale, AR, George’s Inc. began as a one-truck operation hauling live poultry to major cities in the Midwest. Today, the fourth-generation, privately held company has grown into a highly successful producer of read more . . .

The annual NPTC National Safety Conference, scheduled for September 11-12, will again be held near the Washington Dulles International Airport at the Dulles Hyatt Hotel. Check out NPTC’s home page at www.nptc.org for details about hotel reservations and conference registration.

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Mid South Baking Co., headquartered in Bryan, TX, operates a successful regional commercial bakery, producing and delivering an enormous number of fresh quality products each day to thousands of customer locations and distribution centers throughout read more . . .

Attendees at  NPTC’s 2014 Annual Conference felt that this was perhaps the best overall event in the Council’s history.

“This was a great show and more spectacular than ever. Everyone seemed pleased,”  commented an attendee.

“All the speakers were  phenomenal and the food was incredible,” said another.  “A great job of creating natural…opportunities for vendors and fleets to interact.”   read more . . .

Founded in Chicago in 1924, Ace Hardware began as a small chain of independent hardware retailers that decided to come together to achieve consolidated buying power and market advantage.  Today, Ace is the largest hardware cooperative in the industry with more than 4,850 . . .

Alliance Imaging, a division of Alliance HealthCare Services, is the largest premier provider of advanced diagnostic imaging services in the United States, with more than 1,000 hospital partners and other health care clients located in 46 states.  In addition to  read more ....

Privately owned since 1847, Orgill is the world’s largest independent hardware distributor with more than 6,000 customer accounts in all states, 10 Canadian provinces and 50 countries.  Listed in Forbes as one of the ....

The Britt Hunt Co. was founded in 1992 by young entrepreneur and family business visionary Britt Hunt. The company started in the Nashville area as a distributor of Hunt Brothers Pizza and has since evolved over the past ....

Planning for the NPTC 2014 Annual Conference scheduled for April 13-14 in Cincinnati, OH, has been in the works since last summer.  More than 1,000 attendees and 175 exhibitors are expected in the world-class exhibit hall, which will be packed  ....

It is rare these days to find a company in America still operating after 160 years, and even more rare for one to still be independently owned and operated as a family  ....

The Private Fleet Management Institute (PFMI) will break new ground in 2014.  Over the five-day course taking place Jan. 18-22, PFMI will have more speakers and a larger line-up of highly interactive round-table discussions featuring  ....

Millions of golf fans recall Justin Rose on the final-round 18th hole winning golf’s 2013 U.S Open Championship this June at the Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, PA, one of the most  ....

Founded in 1936 by Joseph W. Luter as a family-owned busi­ness and now recently purchased by China-based Shuanghui International Holdings, Smithfield Foods is the largest pro­ducer of pork products in the world. On the way to  ....

The annual National Safety Conference conducted by the National Private Truck Council  is described as an intense, concentrated overview of key issues that are critical to running a private fleet at an exceptionally high safety standard.  This year’s upcoming meeting on ....

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