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NPTC President and CEO Gary Petty writes a regular column in Fleet Owner Magazine, in addition to online articles in Fleet Owner Newsline, that focus on leaders, private fleet companies, best practices, and unique features which make private fleet trucking a competitive advantage in corporate transportation.. Reaching more than 100,000 subscribers, three-quarters of whom are private fleet professionals, these publications highlight expert management practitioners and successful business models of leading private fleets.

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.

New England Private Fleet Grows Through Innovation and ServiceNewsline Article

June 2024

With vigilant cost management, strengthened safety measures, and a commitment to giving back, NPTC Member Ocean State Job Lot’s private fleet is growing.

Showcase of Safety’s BestMagazine Column

June 2024

2024 National Safety Conference: break-out sessions will include driver reward and recognition programs, data integration strategies, driver performance scorecards, building the ROI of premium spec’ing, safety, and more.

NPTC Honors Top DriversMagazine Column

May 2024

Four top drivers from the private fleet industry are recognized each year by the NPTC Driver Hall of Fame program.

Top CTP Grad ‘Beyond Excited’ to Take Career to Next LevelNewsline Article

April 2024

NPTC honors fleet safety manager Danielle Siecienski, CTP of New South Express for finishing at the top of the 2024 class of more than 100 transportation leaders.

Creating Contacts Through CTPNewsline Article

April 2024

After 2.5 million incident-free miles, Ed Reardon, CTP is an NPTC ‘rising star.’

A Drivers’ Champion Builds up Private FleetNewsline Article

April 2024

“Our driver culture is a competitive advantage,” said Fleet member Standard Logistics’ John Robbins, CTP.

A Rising Fleet Star’s JourneyMagazine Column

April 2024

From ice delivery to fleet compliance manager for Sydney Reveal, CTP, Fleet Compliance Manager for Home City Ice/HC Transport

Phenomenal ContactsMagazine Column

March 2024

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

It’s Never Too Late to Change DirectionNewsline Article

March 2024

Private fleet leader Shana Barton, CTP, Director, Logistics Support at Oldcastle APG, found that it’s never too late to find a successful career in transportation and logistics.

‘Best show of the year’Magazine Column

February 2024

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

Transportation Management: A Great Career for WomenNewsline Article

January 2024

“Young girls don’t dream of becoming transportation managers… I love the work and want to encourage women to make transportation a career of choice.” Cassie Wood, CTP, Transportation Manager at PCA/Boise/BCT

Become part of ‘The Club’Magazine Column

December 2023

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

‘Incredible’ CTP ConnectionsMagazine Column

October 2023

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

Retailer Blossoms as a Job-CreatorMagazine Column

September 2023

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

Why McLane Co. Drivers are ‘Heart and Soul’ of BusinessNewsline Article

August 2023

The FleetOwner 500 private fleet’s chief administrative officer shares some reasons for the success of one of the nation’s largest distributors for convenience stores, mass merchants, and chain restaurants.

Report to Dive Deep into Fleet OpsMagazine Column

July 2023

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

Where Safety Sets a ‘High Bar’Magazine Column

June 2023

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

Top drivers for private fleetsMagazine Column

May 2023

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

Fleet on a missionMagazine Column

April 2023

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

‘Biggest and best show ever’Magazine Column

March 2023

NPTC 2023 expects largest audience in history


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