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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.

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…

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…


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