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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.

National FoodMagazine Column

June 2019

National Food is the Northwest’s leading producer of both organic and cage-free eggs.

Award-Winning DriversMagazine Column

May 2019

NPTC honors Hall of Fame and National All-Star drivers.

A Pioneering LeaderMagazine Column

April 2019

NPTC Board Chair Carol Heinowski with Meijer, Inc. marks successful three-decade career.

Humble BeginningsMagazine Column

March 2019

Service and reliability the foundations of Brakebush Brothers.

Best in ShowMagazine Column

February 2019

NPTC’s 2019 exhibition presents model of networking success.

Drivers of SteelMagazine Column

January 2019

Eaton Steel’s logistics services add value to quality products. 

Measuring Driver PerformanceMagazine Column

December 2018

Core-Mark’s balanced scorecard is industry leader.

‘Five Amazing Days’Magazine Column

November 2018

NPTC’s 2019 Private Fleet Management Institute sets a high bar.

Still the Gold StandardMagazine Column

October 2018

“Transportation expertise now carries a higher premium within corporations. The CTP credential is more relevant, more valuable, and more critical than ever,” said Mari Roberts, . . ._x000D_

Guardians of the RoadMagazine Column

September 2018

Founded in 1952 by Art Kehe, an entrepreneur who started the business delivering food to retailers in the Midwest, KeHE Distributors delivers natural and organic, specialty, and fresh products to retailers across the U.S. and Canada.

Fleet ScorecardingMagazine Column

August 2018

The 2018 NPTC Benchmarking Survey Report, published and distributed to Council members on August 1, comes at an extraordinary time in the history of supply chain logistics as reliable truck capacity is becoming   . . .

The Road Ahead to SafetyMagazine Column

July 2018

NPTC’s National Safety Conference, scheduled for September 13-14, is ex­pected to draw nearly 250 private fleet safety professionals from a wide and diverse spectrum of private fleets and supplier companies focused   . . .

Beyond Just Role ModelsMagazine Column

June 2018

Four truck drivers who have together logged more than 17 million miles of safe driving in about 170 combined years of service were honored by the National Private Truck Council (NPTC) and  . . .

Dance Hall TruckingMagazine Column

May 2018

Privately owned Orscheln Group, based in Moberly, MO, is comprised of diverse companies engaged in OEM parts manufacturing, retail farm and home stores, and  . . ._x000D_

New Fleet in TownMagazine Column

April 2018

CHEP, A BRAMBLES COMPANY, manages, maintains, transports and supplies more than 300 million platforms for a wide range of markets and customers that are shared and reused by  . . .

An Optimistic OutlookMagazine Column

March 2018

This year’s NPTC Annual Education Management Conference and Exhibition will concentrate on the best management practices and model benchmarking standards used by leading private fleets. Expert practitioners will demonstrate with numerous examples how private fleets_x000D_

The Secret SauceMagazine Column

February 2018

Sentinel Transportation has been one of the nation’s top private fleets for nearly 25 years. From its beginning, the company was designed as a sustaining culture built upon a tradition and heritage of safety excellence for successive generations of team members to uphold and improve.

Josh and MicheleMagazine Column

January 2018

The trucking industry’s struggle to attract young people to a truck driving career is an “old story.” Truck drivers tend to be near retirement, and new hires are over the age of 40. Younger folks are not interested in a life   . . .

A Rewarding JourneyMagazine Column

December 2017

In 2018, NPTC’s Certified Transportation Professional® (CTP) program, now sponsored by J.J. Keller & Associates, will celebrate its 25th anniversary in offering the only professional certification credential  . . .

Gratifying Work at Berry GlobalMagazine Column

November 2017

BERRY GLOBAL INC. is a global manufacturer and marketer of plastic packaging products with over 130 manufacturing locations worldwide and more than 25,000 employees. The company produces, markets  . . .


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