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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 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.

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…

Meeting the Challenge

May 2013

New South Express Inc., a Canfor company based in Myrtle Beach, SC, is a highly successful private fleet with a…

Grease Fleet

April 2013

Valley Proteins is a successful company specializing in a unique type of freight.  Used restaurant cooking grease, fats, oils, restaurant…

Innovative Spirit

March 2013

Back in 1925, brothers William and Otto Brakebush started hauling calves, cows and pigs with their single truck, envisioning service…

Working The Floor

February 2013

Benjamin Moore & Company is one of the largest manufacturers and distributors of paint products in North America with more…

Higher Education

January 2013

Last year more than 1,000 attendees took advantage of what the NPTC Annual Education Management Conference and Exhibition provided. And…

Management Deep Dive

December 2012

The National Private Truck Council (NPTC) will hold its annual Private Fleet Management Institute (PFMI) Jan. 19-23, 2013, at the…

The Next Level

November 2012

The Private Fleet Management Online® (PFMO) program officially launched last month as a joint enterprise of the National Private Truck…

Healthy Drivers

October 2012

Since March of 2011, David Adcock has lost 100 lbs.—without surgery, without medication, and all the while working as an…

Lean Fleet

September 2012

Frito-Lay’s private commercial fleet is one of the largest and most successful practitioners of lean management principles applied to corporate…

Delivering Service

August 2012

Based in Louisville, KY, Metal Sales Manufacturing Corporation produces steel panels and components for the building industry. Over its 50-year…

Safety First

July 2012

NPTC’s National Safety Conference, scheduled for Sept. 13- 14, 2012, at the Hyatt Dulles in Herndon, VA, is an intense,…

A winner for all

June 2012

“We will be talking about this conference years from now. Thank you for the fine work in putting together a…

Optimal results

May 2012

Saint Joseph, MO-based Hillyard Inc., founded in 1907, was an early pioneer in maintenance products, most famously for wood gym…


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