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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 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.

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…

Benchmarking Report

September 2016

Results from NPTC’s 2016 Benchmarking Survey Report published last month provide an inside look into the differentiating performance qualities that…

Cost-of-Service Experts

August 2016

With $2.7 billion in annual sales, Chicago, IL-based Hill-Rom Inc. is a leading provider of medical technologies for the health…

Standards for Bigger Stakes

July 2016

Road congestion, eroding, unsafe roads and highways with insufficient lanes for high traffic volume, and dangerous bridges are at epidemic…

Benchmarking Excellence

June 2016

Measuring private fleet performance is reaching higher standards of accountability with each passing year. Ten years ago, fleets went through…

Shifting Gears

May 2016

Headquartered in Naperville, IL, KeHE Distributors LLC (KeHE) distributes natural and organic specialty and fresh products to retailers across the…

Aaron’s Fleet

April 2016

Aaron’s Inc. is the nation’s leading sales and lease-to-own retailer of furniture, home appliances and accessories, computers, and consumer electronics.…

Tone at the Top

March 2016

Founded in 1982, Dallas-based Daryl Flood Relocation & Logistics is widely recognized as one of the best diversified transportation businesses…

A Model Convention

February 2016

Over the past 15 years, the National Private Truck Council’s annual conference has become the centerpiece event and premier marketplace…

The Best People

January 2016

Since its founding in 1968, Southern Wine & Spirits of America Inc. has expanded through both internal growth and acquisition…

Gold Standard

December 2015

At its founding and from the time of its charter class graduation in 1993, the National Private Truck Council’s Certified…

Be Remarkable

November 2015

Founded in 1921, Coborn’s Inc. started as a produce market in Sauk Rapids, MN, and has grown to 52 grocery…

Prime Grade Fleet

October 2015

Part of a privately held family business of integrated companies started in 1946, American Foods Group provides highly dependable on-time…

A Higher Calling

September 2015

As disciples of Jesus Christ, members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints strive to follow the biblical…


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