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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 | 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.

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…

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…


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