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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.

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…

You Must Be Present to Win

January 2014

Planning for the NPTC 2014 Annual Conference scheduled for April 13-14 in Cincinnati, OH, has been in the works since…

It’s Always Good at Hood

December 2013

It is rare these days to find a company in America still operating after 160 years, and even more rare…

First-Class Learning

November 2013

The Private Fleet Management Institute (PFMI) will break new ground in 2014.  Over the five-day course taking place Jan. 18-22,…

A Fleet for the Stars

October 2013

Millions of golf fans recall Justin Rose on the final-round 18th hole winning golf’s 2013 U.S Open Championship this June…

Hog Hauls

September 2013

Founded in 1936 by Joseph W. Luter as a family-owned busi­ness and now recently purchased by China-based Shuanghui International Holdings,…

Safety showcase

August 2013

The annual National Safety Conference conducted by the National Private Truck Council  is described as an intense, concentrated overview of…

More Cooperative

July 2013

Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) is a national dairy farmer-owned cooperative in the United States that handles about 30% of…

All-Star Drivers

June 2013

Last year, in conjunction with the National Safety Conference, NPTC recognized 24 of the nation’s top private fleet drivers as…


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