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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 | | 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.

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.

The Golden Opportunity of PFMI

December 2021

NPTC members set to return live and in person for Jan. 15-19 event in Florida.

Success Story of Online CTP Exams

November 2021

NPTC soon will return to in-person system. But webcasts worked, ensured safety.

Why Drivers Stay

October 2021

Private fleets lead the industry in driver retention.

Dot Transportation: Heart and Soul

September 2021

Family culture at Fleet member Dot Foods gives the company a competitive edge when hiring drivers.

First in Safety

August 2021

Orlando to host NPTC’s National Safety Conference in September.

Top CTP Graduate of 2021

July 2021

Amanda Lung, fleet senior manager at PepsiCo, is the CTP Top Graduate of the Year for 2021.

Employer of Choice

June 2021

America Service Line’s prestige is a premium factor in driver recruiting.

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