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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.

Terrific Program

November 2004

The NPTC 2004 National Safety Conference held this fall in Northern Virginia now ranks as a premier event in the…

Stars Shine Bright

October 2004

During the past year, NPTC launched a special membership classification called the FIVE STAR MEMBER program. Participation in the program…_x000D_

Get Certified

September 2004

Not only is The National Private Truck Council’s Certified Transportation Professionals (CTP) program one of the top industry certification credentials…

Safety Summit

August 2004

The National Private Truck Council has scheduled its second annual National Safety Conference for September 16 – 17, 2004, in…

Standing Ovation

July 2004

This year’s NPTC Education Management Conference and Exhibition, held in Atlanta, GA, May 2-4, ranks as one of the finest…

Be Present to Win

June 2004

Private fleet managers apply cost-benefit analyses to everything – tires, driver-leasing contracts, on-board technology, equipment buy versus lease…_x000D_


May 2004

The “road” from Supai to Haulapai Hilltop, Arizona, is unpaved, rock-strewn, narrow at points, and very dangerous. More aptly called…

Best Practices

April 2004

This month, the National Private Truck Council launches its highly innovative “Best Practices Safety Guide” program, an interactive, online safety…

NPTC Institute Gets High Marks

March 2004

Attention private fleet managers: Mark your calendars for January 15-19, 2005. These are the dates for the next…

The Million Dollar Fleet

February 2004

The private fleet of Bridgestone-Firestone North American Tire, LCC, is among the top 100 private truck fleets in the U.S…

Texas Pete’s Fleet

January 2004

The story of Texas Pete Hot Sauce begins at the dawn of the Great Depression in l929. Founder Thad W.…

Learning On-Line

December 2003

The National Private Truck Council (NPTC) has launched the Fleet Learning Center, a comprehensive on-line training program designed to enhance…

Nothing Runs Like a Deere

November 2003

Here’s a good example of a private fleet that has grown-and made money. Moline, IL-based Deere & Company has a…

Tax Shakedown

October 2003

For all practical purposes, the State of Illinois is the trucking capital of the world. On any given day, more…

A Wonderful Life

September 2003

I received a surprise call one morning this summer from a calm, lovely voice. It was Mrs. John C. White…

Engine Evolution

August 2003

In the event you haven’t been keeping up on all of the recent press regarding Class 8 emissions regulations, a…

Cream of the Crop

July 2003

Exceptional people come in all walks of life, but few are more impressive than the drivers in this year’s NPTC…

Farmers’ Fleet

June 2003

It “links farmers to almost any market in the world,” envisions a “global food economy where every crop will grow…

Small Accident, Big Impact

May 2003

Before patting itself on the back too hard for having one of the best safety years in company history, the…

Cargo Theft Wake-Up Call

April 2003

What happens when one of the top private fleets in America has three straight cargo thefts in the span of…

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