The NPTC Professional Leadership Awards, sponsored by TransForce Group, recognize individuals who have made significant contributions to the National Private Truck Council, their profession, and the private trucking community. Award winners are honored at the Annual Education Management Conference each year.
Daniel P. Smith Lifetime Achievement Award
This award honors an individual who has made significant leadership contributions to the NPTC in helping advance the goals and objectives of the Council and whose personal traits of honor, integrity, tenacity, and devotion to duty in making these contributions serve as an exemplary model for future NPTC-member private fleet professionals. To view a list of past recipients, click here.
Private Fleet Executive of the Year
This is NPTC’s highest individual award and is presented to an individual who has demonstrated leadership and service to the private fleet, corporate or business community through innovations, productivity improvements, personnel management gains, technological advancements, and other measures of fleet efficiency and management excellence.
Private Fleet Manager of the Year
This award is presented to an employee of a NPTC fleet member company who has made an outstanding contribution to the development and improvement of NPTC through leadership in program activities or in demonstrated commitment to the Council.
Fleet Safety Professional of the Year
This award is dedicated to the memory of Joseph E. Glass, a founder and leader of the NPTC Safety Committee and driving force behind the Driver Hall of Fame Program. It is presented to an individual whose achievements reflect outstanding innovations and results in fleet safety management within the corporate or business community.
Excellence in Membership (Fleet) Award
This award honors an employee of a Fleet member company who, through individual effort and personal leadership, has significantly influenced the growth and retention of NPTC’s membership.
Excellence in Membership (Allied) Award
This award honors an employee of an Allied member company who, through individual effort and personal leadership, has significantly influenced the growth and retention of NPTC’s membership.
Excellence in Backhauling Award
This award is presented to a Fleet member company who has made outstanding improvements in backhaul efficiency and productivity.
Allied Member of the Year
This award is presented to an NPTC allied member company who has made an outstanding contribution to the development and improvement of NPTC through leadership in council activities or in demonstrated commitment to the Council.
Selection of these awards is made upon recommendation of the NPTC Staff and review by Board Officers. Award winners set themselves apart by their own initiative and company support, contributing time, talent, and financial resources to NPTC, while setting a high personal standard of professional leadership and service for the private fleet industry.
This includes but is not limited to:
- serving on an NPTC Board or Committee
- speaking or moderating at workshop sessions at NPTC events
- earning the CTP designation; appearing on webcasts or as a guest speaker
- contributing data or serving in an advisory role to the Benchmarking Report
- participating in the NPTC Driver Hall of Fame, Fleet Safety, and National Driver All-Star programs
- maintaining Five Star Membership
- supporting NPTC as a long-standing exhibitor and sponsor