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Each month NPTC President and CEO Gary Petty writes a column in Fleet Owner magazine that focuses on the individuals, companies, best practices, and resources that make private trucking the force that it is in the American economy. Reaching more than 100,000 subscribers, three-quarters of whom are private fleet professionals, this column provides an excellent forum to communicate the value of the private fleet.

Gary Petty | gpetty@nptc.org | Private Fleet Editor for FleetOwner Magazine

Gary Petty has more than 30 years of experience as CEO of national trade associations in the trucking industry. He has been the president and CEO of the National Private Truck Council since 2001.

Phenomenal Contacts

March 2024

A frequent contributor at events, Ed Reardon, CTP with CF Logistics is an NPTC ‘rising star’

‘Best show of the year’

February 2024

Fleet experts will cover topics of current interest for private fleets at NPTC 2024.

Become part of ‘The Club’

December 2023

PMFI and CTP create opportunities for leadership in the transportation sector.

‘Incredible’ CTP Connections

October 2023

NPTC Fleet Member PepsiCo’s Arvin Zabalerio, CTP relates his career journey to professional designation

Retailer Blossoms as a Job-Creator

September 2023

Growth of NPTC Fleet Member Dollar General’s private fleet, locations allows employees to flourish

Report to Dive Deep into Fleet Ops

July 2023

Results from annual ‘gold standard’ benchmarking survey to be published Aug. 1

Where Safety Sets a ‘High Bar’

June 2023

Orlando will again host NPTC’s annual fall safety conference and leadership forum, September 6-8, 2023.

Top drivers for private fleets

May 2023

NPTC to honor four 2023 inductees into its four-decade-old Driver Hall of Fame.

Fleet on a mission

April 2023

The operations at NPTC Fleet member Deseret have adapted and evolved during COVID.

‘Biggest and best show ever’

March 2023

NPTC 2023 expects largest audience in history

Relationships as Key as Solutions

February 2023

David Fontana, CTP puts that lesson into practice in his role at parts retailer and NPTC Fleet member AutoZone

PFMI Approaching in January

November 2022

CTP graduates laud intense five-day program

Earning a CTP in Six Steps

October 2022

Program is the only credential of its kind for private fleet practitioners.

‘Keep your eyes on us’

September 2022

Standard Logistics’ strong driver culture leads to hiring surge

‘Top Graduate,’ rising star

August 2022

Class of 2022’s Taylor Wise caught ‘transportation bug’ at UPS, Dot

Expectations Exceeded Every Year

July 2022

Safety chief Tim Eckhardt, CTP touts Dot’s ability to recruit ‘premium’ drivers.

Best in Fleet Safety on the Agenda

June 2022

Omni Orlando Resort will host NPTC’s Sept. 7-9 Safety Conference

Superstars of Truck Driving

May 2022

NPTC honors 2022 Driver Hall of Fame winners.

Fleet director: ‘I love what I do’

April 2022

Meet Lewis Allen, CTP, winner of NPTC’s Excellence in Membership (Fleet) Award.

An Enthusiastic Comeback

February 2022

NPTC 2022 Annual Conference takes center stage.


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