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For Immediate Release
October 12, 2005

For Information Contact:
Gary Petty, NPTC

NPTC Announces Fleet Management Institute

Alexandria, VA – The National Private Truck Council (NPTC) has scheduled its annual Fleet Management Institute, featuring new and updated material, an all-star speaker line-up and the industry's first look at the newly-created Standards of Private Fleet Excellence. The Institute is scheduled for January 14-18, 2006 at the Hilton Jacksonville Riverfront Hotel in Jacksonville, Florida.

The Institute is a concentrated, five-day immersion in the core private fleet management curriculum designed to meet the demanding needs of today's professionals: Fleet Finance; Operations; Safety and Security; Human Resources; and Maintenance and Equipment.

"Market forces are trending favorably toward private fleets," said Gary Petty, President and CEO of NPTC. "Dramatic increases in outside carrier costs, shrinking capacity options in many lanes and locations, driver quantity and quality issues, reduced flexibility in meeting on-demand requirements, and increased appreciation of their value by upper management are just some of the factors conducive to private fleets."

This year's program draws from updated content which reflects the most current insights into best practices, benchmarking and operational excellence in the private fleet community. Specific workshops will focus on strategic and tactical planning, justifying the private fleet, leadership skills, private fleet financial models, leveraging outside transportation services, recruiting and hiring skills, activity based costing, backhaul strategies, driver leasing, emerging technologies, lease vs. buy, outsourced maintenance, life cycle costing, accident investigation, a vehicle walk-around inspection and human resource management strategies among many others.

For more information about the Fleet Management Institute, visit NPTC's website at, or call Tom Moore, CTP, at (203) 241-6247.

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. NPTC is the premier marketplace of information, networking and skill building for private fleet professionals as it leads in shaping the future of corporate transportation.

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