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“The CTP certification demonstrates a commitment to continuous improvement and prepares the fleet professional for advancement within the industry.”

Duane Woods, CTP
Tillamook County Creamery
CTP Class of 2011

The Certified Transportation Professional® (CTP) program is the only credential of its kind for private fleet practitioners, including both fleet managers and supplier/vendors, in the transportation industry.

More than 100 individuals earn their CTP designation each year and formally graduate during a recognition ceremony at NPTC’s annual conference. Through active engagement in NPTC’s unique culture, new CTPs become part of a special network of professionals who set a high standard for management practices and leadership qualifications.

To successfully complete the CTP Examination, candidates are expected to have a clear understanding of the skills, abilities, and knowledge required to effectively and efficiently perform within the fleet/transportation management profession. The certification curriculum and the CTP Examination content are focused on the five core subject matter disciplines of private fleet management:

  • Finance
  • Safety
  • Human Resources
  • Vehicle Equipment and Maintenance
  • Operations

This content is regularly updated and enhanced based on continuous improvement standards set by leading private fleet management practitioners as measured by best operating practices, key performance indicators, and national benchmarking data that the National Private Truck Council collects and produces annually.

Senior management will readily identify a CTP as a professional with the experience, knowledge, and understanding of how to direct and administer a fleet, traffic, or transportation operation.

As a fleet transportation manager or executive, the CTP designation confirms that an individual has the knowledge and ability to understand complex operational and regulatory issues, identify and evaluate potential cost savings, and develop systems and practices which best meet a company’s transportation needs and objectives.

For the transportation supplier/vendor representative, the CTP designation confirms that you have the know-how to better advise and cater to the unique needs of the private fleet/transportation industry.

By earning the CTP designation, you join a group of transportation professionals who have made a commitment to the private fleet community, to an ongoing pursuit of career advancement, and to continuing enhancement of their knowledge and skills.

The CTP program is administered by the Institute for Truck Transportation Management (NPTC Institute), the non-profit education and certification arm of NPTC. The CTP Examination itself is administered by NPTC. “Certified Transportation Professional” and the “CTP” designation are Registered Trademarks of the National Private Truck Council. All Rights Reserved.  CTP Statement of Disclosure and Disclaimer.

Please note that the Certified Transportation Professional designation is a personal credential and does not confer NPTC membership. NPTC is an association of company members; individuals who are employed by an NPTC member company receive member benefits.

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