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For Immediate Release
May 12, 2023

For Information Contact:
Gary Petty, NPTC

NPTC Announces 2023 Fleet Safety Awards

ARLINGTON, VA – More than 20 private fleets who have demonstrated continued improvement and dedication in elevating their safety performance year over year have been honored by receiving the NPTC Fleet Safety Awards, sponsored by International Truck. The recognition took place in conjunction with the NPTC Annual Education Management Conference and Exhibition, which was held May 7-9 in Orlando, Fla.

The Fleet Safety Awards recognize NPTC member companies that work to make safety a priority in their private fleets’ operations,” said Tim Eckhardt, CTP, Chair of the NPTC Safety Committee and Director of Safety for Dot Transportation, Inc. “These annual fleet safety awards in particular recognize companies with the lowest ratio of accidents per million miles for the past year.” This year’s winners (based on safety performance achieved in 2022) are:

LOCAL (fleets whose vehicles deliver in a local market regardless of size)        

  1. Target Stores
  2. Composites One LLC
  3. Speedway/SWTO LLC

 REGIONAL (all other fleets, including long-haul)

  1. Contract Transportation Systems/The Sherwin-Williams Co.
  2. Johnsonville Trucking LLC
  3. Procter & Gamble Company

MIXED SMALL (fewer than 100 vehicles)       

  1. Sugar Foods Corporation
  2. RedGuard
  3. Metal Exchange Corporation

MIXED LARGE (more than 100 vehicles)

  1. Baxter Healthcare Corporation
  2. New South Express, LLC
  3. Orgill Transportation Co., LLC

Also recognized, were those fleets with outstanding and/or improved safety records based upon their crash rates. Winners of the Gold Seal, awarded to fleets with a terminal that experienced ZERO crashes in 2022, include:

  • Contract Transportation Systems/ The Sherwin-Williams Co.
  • Hillyard, Inc.
  • Marathon Petroleum Company LP
  • Schwan Food Company
  • The Home Depot, Inc.

Winners of the Silver Seal, presented to those companies with a terminal that reduced its vehicle crash rates by 40% or more compared to the previous year, were:

  • Hillyard, Inc.
  • Marathon Petroleum Company LP
  • New South Express, Inc.
  • Schwan Food Company

The Bronze Seal recognition is presented to companies with a terminal that reduced its vehicle crash rates by 20% to 39% from the previous year. The winners of the Bronze Seal are:

  • CVS Health
  • Marathon Petroleum Company LP
  • Schwan Food Company

About NPTC

Founded in 1939, the National Private Truck Council is the only national trade association exclusively representing the interests of the private truck industry and corporate/business private truck fleet management. With an actively engaged leadership team of Board representatives, member volunteers and staff, NPTC in the past decade has grown significantly to serve a rising professional class of private fleet practitioners meeting the challenges of modern corporate transportation. NPTC is the leading learning resource center, government affairs advocate, and business networking culture for America’s top private fleet and supplier member companies.  The Council produces benchmarking, best practices, and economic data reports on the private fleet market; administers the highly regarded Certified Transportation Professional (CTP) training program, and conducts some of the most successful events in the trucking industry including the Annual Education Management Conference and Exhibition, the Private Fleet Management Institute, and the National Safety Conference. For more information about the Council’s activities and programs, visit our website at

About Navistar 

Navistar, Inc. (“Navistar”) is a purpose-driven company, reimagining how to deliver what matters to create more cohesive relationships, build higher-performing teams and find solutions where others don’t. Based in Lisle, Illinois, Navistar or its subsidiaries and affiliates produce International® brand commercial trucks and engines, IC Bus® brand school and commercial buses, all-makes OnCommand® Connection advanced connectivity services, and Fleetrite®, ReNEWeD® and Diamond Advantage® brand aftermarket parts. With a history of innovation dating back to 1831, Navistar has more than 14,500 employees worldwide and is part of TRATON SE, a global champion of the truck and transport services industry. Additional information is available at

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