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NPTC President and CEO Gary Petty writes a regular column in Fleet Owner Magazine, in addition to online articles in Fleet Owner Newsline, that focus on leaders, private fleet companies, best practices, and unique features which make private fleet trucking a competitive advantage in corporate transportation.. Reaching more than 100,000 subscribers, three-quarters of whom are private fleet professionals, these publications highlight expert management practitioners and successful business models of leading private fleets.

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.

Medical CoachesMagazine Column

April 2014

Alliance Imaging, a division of Alliance HealthCare Services, is the largest premier provider of advanced diagnostic imaging services in the United States, with more than 1,000 hospital partners and other health care clients located in 46 states.  In addition to  read more ….

Building a partnershipMagazine Column

March 2014

Privately owned since 1847, Orgill is the world’s largest independent hardware distributor with more than 6,000 customer accounts in all states, 10 Canadian provinces and 50 countries.  Listed in Forbes as one of the ….

Core valuesMagazine Column

February 2014

The Britt Hunt Co. was founded in 1992 by young entrepreneur and family business visionary Britt Hunt. The company started in the Nashville area as a distributor of Hunt Brothers Pizza and has since evolved over the past ….

You Must Be Present to WinMagazine Column

January 2014

Planning for the NPTC 2014 Annual Conference scheduled for April 13-14 in Cincinnati, OH, has been in the works since last summer.  More than 1,000 attendees and 175 exhibitors are expected in the world-class exhibit hall, which will be packed  ….

It’s Always Good at HoodMagazine Column

December 2013

It is rare these days to find a company in America still operating after 160 years, and even more rare for one to still be independently owned and operated as a family  ….

First-Class LearningMagazine Column

November 2013

The Private Fleet Management Institute (PFMI) will break new ground in 2014.  Over the five-day course taking place Jan. 18-22, PFMI will have more speakers and a larger line-up of highly interactive round-table discussions featuring  ….

A Fleet for the StarsMagazine Column

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 at the Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, PA, one of the most  ….

Hog HaulsMagazine Column

September 2013

Founded in 1936 by Joseph W. Luter as a family-owned busi­ness and now recently purchased by China-based Shuanghui International Holdings, Smithfield Foods is the largest pro­ducer of pork products in the world. On the way to  ….

Safety showcaseMagazine Column

August 2013

The annual National Safety Conference conducted by the National Private Truck Council  is described as an intense, concentrated overview of key issues that are critical to running a private fleet at an exceptionally high safety standard.  This year’s upcoming meeting on …._x000D_

More CooperativeMagazine Column

July 2013

Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) is a national dairy farmer-owned cooperative in the United States that handles about 30% of the milk produced in the country. In 2012, DFA marketed more than 61 billion lbs. of milk—the equivalent of more than ….

All-Star DriversMagazine Column

June 2013

Last year, in conjunction with the National Safety Conference, NPTC recognized 24 of the nation’s top private fleet drivers as the fourth class of NPTC’s National Driver All-Stars. The program was sponsored ….

Meeting the ChallengeMagazine Column

May 2013

New South Express Inc., a Canfor company based in Myrtle Beach, SC, is a highly successful private fleet with a reputation for premium customer service combined with an outstanding safety record. The fleet moves finished …._x000D_

Grease FleetMagazine Column

April 2013

Valley Proteins is a successful company specializing in a unique type of freight.  Used restaurant cooking grease, fats, oils, restaurant grease traps, inedible meat, fat, and bone by-products—all of these are part of the …._x000D_

Innovative SpiritMagazine Column

March 2013

Back in 1925, brothers William and Otto Brakebush started hauling calves, cows and pigs with their single truck, envisioning service and reliability as the foundation of their company. They soon began collecting eggs from farmers and taking them to market. William and Otto grew that simple ….

Working The FloorMagazine Column

February 2013

Benjamin Moore & Company is one of the largest manufacturers and distributors of paint products in North America with more than 4,000 independently owned retail locations. Performing roughly half of its transportation requirements, the company’s private fleet consists ….

Higher EducationMagazine Column

January 2013

Last year more than 1,000 attendees took advantage of what the NPTC Annual Education Management Conference and Exhibition provided. And this year’s event, to be held April 28-30 at the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza in Cincinnati, OH, promises to be bigger and better. ….

Management Deep DiveMagazine Column

December 2012

The National Private Truck Council (NPTC) will hold its annual Private Fleet Management Institute (PFMI) Jan. 19-23, 2013, at the Omni Jacksonville Hotel in Jacksonville, FL. PFMI is a five-day intensive educational program offering courses on fleet finance, operations, legal, regulatory and safety compliance, human resources, ….

The Next LevelMagazine Column

November 2012

The Private Fleet Management Online® (PFMO) program officially launched last month as a joint enterprise of the National Private Truck Council and Instructional Technologies. This exceptional learning system breaks new ground in the field of in-service training with an interactive, multimedia e-book, how-to guide, and reference manual targeted specifically …._x000D_

Healthy DriversMagazine Column

October 2012

Since March of 2011, David Adcock has lost 100 lbs.—without surgery, without medication, and all the while working as an over-the-road truck driver for Air Products. When he’s home, he works out in the gym. When he’s on the road for work, he takes walks around his truck, climbs into his bunk to do sit-ups, and has been known to go ….

Lean FleetMagazine Column

September 2012

Frito-Lay’s private commercial fleet is one of the largest and most successful practitioners of lean management principles applied to corporate transportation management. Mari Roberts, CTP, director of network optimization, says that lean management helps improve the private fleet …._x000D_


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