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For Immediate Release
April 22, 2024

For Information Contact:
Gary Petty, NPTC

NPTC Announces 2024 Fleet Safety Awards

ARLINGTON, VA – Fifteen 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 April 21-23 in Orlando, Fla.

”The Fleet Safety Awards recognize NPTC member companies that work to make safety a priority in their private fleet operations,” said Tim Eckhardt, CTP, NPTC Board of Directors Secretary, Chair of the 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 2023) are:

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

  1. Target Stores
  2. Composites One LLC
  3. Adirondack Beverages

 REGIONAL (all other fleets, including long-haul)

  1. Johnsonville Trucking LLC

MIXED SMALL (fewer than 100 vehicles)       

  1. Clinton’s Ditch Coop Co., Inc.
  2. Sugar Foods Corporation
  3. Hillyard, Inc.

MIXED LARGE (more than 100 vehicles)

  1. Contract Transportation Systems/The Sherwin-Williams Co.
  2. Baxter Healthcare Corporation
  3. New South Express, Inc.

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 2023, include:

  • Clopay Transportation Company
  • Hillyard, Inc.
  • Schwan Food Company

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
  • Orgill Transportation Co., LLC
  • 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:

  • Contract Transportation Systems/The Sherwin-Williams Co.
  • CVS Health
  • Marathon Petroleum Company
  • 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

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