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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.

Unlocking Fleet Value

December 2009

In our experience, private fleets that prosper, regardless of the economic environment in which they operate, exhibit three interrelated characteristics:…

All-Star Attitude

November 2009

Twelve elite private fleet drivers have been welcomed into the inaugural class of NPTC’s National Driver All-Stars program. The recognition,…

Award-Winning Fleet

October 2009

Founded and headquartered in St. Louis, Mo., Metal Exchange Corp. came to life in the 1970s when five savvy individuals…

Live Well, Drive Happy

September 2009

General Nutrition Centers (GNC) was founded in 1935 in Pittsburgh and has since grown into one of the largest producers…

Safety Always Comes First

August 2009

Private fleets have earned a reputation for unsurpassed safety excellence. According to NPTC’s 2009 Benchmarking Survey, private fleets reported a…

Large Trucks, Big Benefits

July 2009

For many years, the National Private Truck Council has steadfastly supported modification of federal truck size and weight restrictions in…

Growth From Within

June 2009

It’s more than just another convenience store or fuel stop. Founded in 1958 by Chester Cadieux, QuikTrip strives to be…

Bull’s Eye

May 2009

This month NPTC officially launches one of the most dynamic private fleet management tools ever to enter the marketplace. The…

It’s Show Time for NPTC

April 2009

The National Private Truck Council’s 2009 Annual Education Management Conference and Exhibition, to be held May 3-5, 2009, in Nashville,…

Benefits of Fleet Optimization Center

March 2009

Research conducted by NPTC has found that some 28% of all miles private fleets run are empty. This percentage has…

Cover the Earth

February 2009

For more than 25 years, the private truck fleet of paint retail giant Sherwin-Williams has distinguished itself as an “invaluable…


January 2009

Do snarling guard dogs with bristling hair wag their tails when they see your drivers? They did for Harry “Henny”…

All Stars

December 2008

In an ongoing effort to recognize the special contributions of private fleet drivers to their companies, NPTC has announced a…

Take-Home Pay

November 2008

At a time of economic downturn and business turmoil in general, fleet professionals are searching for new ideas and programs…

Myth vs. Reality

October 2008

The potential for accident liability is a fact of life for any trucking operation. Myths about liability, however, are commonly…

America’s Best Driver?

September 2008

Could George Ertel be one of the best commercial truck drivers in the United States? His record of performance speaks…

Quality Fleet

August 2008

South East Express, a private fleet operation based in Timmonsville, SC, provides uniquely tailored transportation services for a local Honda…

Winning Formula

July 2008

Private fleet professionals around the country are discovering that the National Private Truck Council provides a phenomenal return for their…

The Evolution of Private Fleets

June 2008

For the first time in more than two decades, the National Private Truck_x000D_ Council has published an up-to-date compilation of…

Toad’s Board

May 2008

Richard “Toad” Smith serves as outbound traffic manager for Shopko, one of the country’s most successful regional general merchandise/pharmacy discount…

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