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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.

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…

Safety by the numbers

August 2015

The opening general session of this year’s National Safety Conference will highlight a report on a year-long study that just ended. Titled The…

Superior fleet solutions

July 2015

Three years ago, the privately owned company formerly known as Hickory Springs Manufacturing changed its name to HSM and began…

Sustainable Solutions

June 2015

UNIFI Manufacturing in Greensboro, NC, is a leading producer of multi-filament POY, textured and staple polyester, nylon-textured yarns, recycled PET…

Better Ingredients

May 2015

Last year, Papa John’s Pizza celebrated its 30th anniversary and was recognized as # 1 in customer satisfaction among national…

“Best Drivers in America”

April 2015

By reputation within the industry, working as a truck driver for Walmart’s private fleet has always been viewed as one…

Biggest and Best

March 2015

This year’s NPTC Annual Conference scheduled for April 26-28 at the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza and Duke Energy Convention Center is…

Productivity Boost

February 2015

The National Private Truck Council has joined the Steering Committee of the Coalition for Transportation Productivity (CTP), a group of…

Premier Safety Culture

January 2015

Founded nearly 20 years ago, Sentinel Transportation is a national model of exceptionally high safety management standards and operational practices. …

Higher Education

December 2014

Leading private fleet management practitioners and supplier partners will gather in Jacksonville, FL, January 17-21, 2015, for the Private Fleet…

Raising the Safety Bar

November 2014

Praxair Inc., which traces its roots to 1907 when it became the first company in North America to commercialize cryogenically…

A Star Behind the Wheel

October 2014

In conjunction with its annual National Safety Conference, NPTC is pleased to recognize a unique group of some of the…

Setting The Standard

September 2014

Started by C. L. George over 90 years ago in a modest country store outside of Springdale, AR, George’s Inc.…

Safety Summit

August 2014

The annual NPTC National Safety Conference, scheduled for September 11-12, will again be held near the Washington Dulles International Airport at…

Their Own Fleet

July 2014

Mid South Baking Co., headquartered in Bryan, TX, operates a successful regional commercial bakery, producing and delivering an enormous number…

A Winner – Again

June 2014

Attendees at  NPTC’s 2014 Annual Conference felt that this was perhaps the best overall event in the Council’s history._x000D_ “This…

Driving ‘Helpful’ Customer Service

May 2014

Founded in Chicago in 1924, Ace Hardware began as a small chain of independent hardware retailers that decided to come…

Medical Coaches

April 2014

Alliance Imaging, a division of Alliance HealthCare Services, is the largest premier provider of advanced diagnostic imaging services in the…

Building a partnership

March 2014

Privately owned since 1847, Orgill is the world’s largest independent hardware distributor with more than 6,000 customer accounts in all…

Core values

February 2014

The Britt Hunt Co. was founded in 1992 by young entrepreneur and family business visionary Britt Hunt. The company started…

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