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For Immediate Release
July 29, 2009

For Information Contact:
Gary Petty, NPTC

NPTC Announces National Safety Conference

Arlington, VA –

TheNational Private Truck Council (NPTC) will hold its seventh annual NationalSafety Conference September 10-11, 2009 at the Hyatt Dulles in Herndon, VA., whichis located close to Dulles International Airport, just outside of Washington,D.C.

“Private fleets have earned a reputation for unsurpassed safety excellence,”said Greg Whisenant, CTP, Transportation Safety Manager for Shaw IndustriesGroup, Inc. and Chair of the NPTC Safety Committee. “According to NPTC’s 2009Benchmarking Survey, private fleets reported a rate of 0.78 crashes per millionmiles, better than the performance registered by the trucking industry as awhole. Such strong performance can be attributed to building a culture ofoperational excellence, forged through continuous learning, training and bestpractices. One outstanding opportunity to enhance safety performance will occurat the seventh annual National Safety Conference.”

This year’s safetyconference has been designed to optimize return-on-investment for all attendees,according to Whisenant. Topics and speakers have been carefully chosen andrepresent the most relevant “state-of-the-art” safety information available inthe industry today.  Each presentation described below contains a briefnarrative highlighting the core “take-away” values. The entire programincludes concise yet comprehensive information which is solution-centered, and supplementedwith extensive networking opportunities with speakers and guestsalike. This value-focused approach helps attendees find just the rightcombination of safety ideas best suited for adaptation at their own companies,and more than justifies in multiple terms the cost of time and money toparticipate.

Thishighly acclaimed conference features a unique format of presentations,discussions with key government representatives, expert panels and leadingsafety advocates and practitioners – all designed to provide attendees withinsights into implementing strategic safety programs and lowering the cost ofrisk.

Theprogram will focus on the following topics:

  • Creating a Culture of Safety: Find out how two private fleets successfully established a culture of safety and how it has already produced dividends.
  • Safety for the Long Haul: Large Truck Crash Risk, Causation, and Prevention:  Understand the critical information needed to support the safety initiatives, strategies and management philosophies to improve safety of commercial trucking operations.
  • CSA 2010:  Learn how the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration plans to achieve its mission of reducing commercial motor vehicle (CMV) crashes, fatalities, and injuries through better ways of identifying high risk carrier and driver behaviors and applying a wide range of interventions to correct these high risk behaviors before they become chronic and habitual.
  • NPTC Best Practices Safety Guide:  Identify any gaps and opportunities in your existing fleet risk management approach by investigating your performance in a number of safety related areas including: leadership; culture; screening and selection; orientation and training; driver well-being; regulatory compliance; safety performance monitoring; motivation and reinforcement; incident management; vehicle inspection, repair and maintenance; and social responsibility.
  • Accident Reconstruction and Commercial Vehicle Crash Scene Management:  Increase your knowledge about proper documentation of crash scene physical evidence, which is one of the most important phases in the commercial vehicle accident reconstruction process, assessing fault and determining liability.
  • Safety Technology Review:  Examine the federal government’s evaluation of the effectiveness of active safety technologies.
  • Inoculating Your Fleet from Liability Exposure: An Attorney’s Perspective:  Learn from a practicing attorney how your fleet may be vulnerable and what you can do to help shield your operation from such claims.
  • The Role for Truck Fleets in Enhancing Transportation Safety: Develop real-world solutions to truck safety issues instead of simply trying to assign blame.
  • National Driver All-Stars Recognition: Join NPTC in recognizing the best ambassadors of private fleet customer service.

"The last two years, the National Safety Conference played to record attendance,"said Whisenant. "We want to encourage anybody that’s interested to act promptlyto reserve their spot and to be a part of this valuable educational opportunity."

For more information about the National Safety Conference, or to register for themeeting, visit NPTC’s website at

About the 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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