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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.

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…

Flour Fleet

April 2012

Founded in 1886 when U.S. President Grover Cleveland was in office, Mennel Milling Co. began as an independent family owned…

Sharpen the saw

March 2012

This year’s Class of 2012 for the Certified Transportation Professional program that will be honored on April 29 at the…

You must be present to win

February 2012

Today’s private fleet professional continues functioning under immense pressure to deliver exceptional performance. Yesterday’s solutions will need updating for tomorrow’s…

Logging savings

January 2012

When Maines Paper & Food Service Inc. purchased electronic onboard recorders (EOBRs), achieving a return on its investment was a…

Sustainable success

December 2011

Giant Eagle Inc. is one of the nation’s largest food retailers and food distributors with about $9.3 billion in annual…

A Winning Attitude

November 2011

In September, NPTC recognized 18 of the nation’s top private fleet drivers as the third class of the National Driver…

The Sausage Fleet

October 2011

In 1948, a hog farmer named Bob Evans found trouble trying to get quality sausage for customers at his 12-stool…


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