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Gary Petty
Private Fleet Editor,
    Fleet Owner Magazine
President & CEO, NPTC

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.

Dance Hall Trucking

May 2018

Privately owned Orscheln Group, based in Moberly, MO, is comprised of diverse companies engaged in OEM parts manufacturing, retail farm…

New Fleet in Town

April 2018

CHEP, A BRAMBLES COMPANY, manages, maintains, transports and supplies more than 300 million platforms for a wide range of markets…

An Optimistic Outlook

March 2018

This year’s NPTC Annual Education Management Conference and Exhibition will concentrate on the best management practices and model benchmarking standards…

The Secret Sauce

February 2018

Sentinel Transportation has been one of the nation’s top private fleets for nearly 25 years. From its beginning, the company…

Josh and Michele

January 2018

The trucking industry’s struggle to attract young people to a truck driving career is an “old story.” Truck drivers tend…

A Rewarding Journey

December 2017

In 2018, NPTC’s Certified Transportation Professional® (CTP) program, now sponsored by J.J. Keller & Associates, will celebrate its 25th anniversary…

Gratifying Work at Berry Global

November 2017

BERRY GLOBAL INC. is a global manufacturer and marketer of plastic packaging products with over 130 manufacturing locations worldwide and…

Golub Growing Younger Drivers

October 2017

Established in 1932, Golub Corp. is a regional grocery chain covering six states in the Northeast with a well-earned reputation for…

Benchmarking Excellence

September 2017

The 2017 Benchmarking Survey Report paints the picture of a private fleet community that is resilient, flexible, and committed to…

Eyes Wide Open on Safety

August 2017

NPTC’s National Safety Conference, which is scheduled for Sept. 14-15 at the Hyatt Regency Dulles Hotel near Washington Dulles International…

A Farmer’s Life Deferred

July 2017

Early on in life, Gary Strausbaugh, a top expert private fleet manager and NPTC’s highly respected and beloved volunteer leader,…

Smarter About Costs

June 2017

Dean Foods’ executive Mike Ahart ranks as one of the nation’s top practitioner experts on corporate fleet financial management and…

Time-Sensitive Deliveries

May 2017

Started in 1949 as a small family business, American Proteins has grown to become the international source for processing allied…

Truck Pilots of Tomorrow

April 2017

In the recently published book titled Driverless: Intelligent Cars and the Road Ahead, authors Hod Lipson and Melba Kurman predict that…

NPTC 2017

March 2017

The NPTC 2017 Annual Education Management Conference & Exhibition will be filled with the largest and most comprehensive array of…

All-Star Driver

February 2017

“Growing up on a 300-acre farm in Pennsylvania, I watched my dad operate trucks all the time. In addition to…

School of Private Fleets

January 2017

Over the past decade, the National Private Truck Council has developed a master plan to provide private fleet management practitioners…

Driver Data Aggregation

December 2016

Recognized as Number One in customer satisfaction by the American Customer Satisfaction Index among national QSR-pizza chains for 15 of…

Teamwork and Loyalty

November 2016

Organized in 1899, VF Corp. is a global leader in branded lifestyle apparel, footwear, and accessories with more than 30…

Making the Business Case

October 2016

Entering its 180th year in business, Moline, IL-based Deere & Co. operates a successful private fleet consisting of 110 power…


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