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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.

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…

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…


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