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For Immediate Release
July 20, 2007

For Information Contact:
Gary Petty, NPTC

NPTC Announces National Safety Conference

TheNational Private Truck Council (NPTC) will hold its fifth annual NationalSafety Conference September 13-14, 2007 at the Holiday Inn Hotel in Arlington,VA, just outside of Washington, D.C.

“Private fleets have earned a reputation for unsurpassed safety excellence,”said Gary Petty, President and CEO of NPTC. “Programs such as the NationalSafety Conference, in which thought leaders and subject matter experts fromthroughout the industry share their insights, best practices, and winningstrategies, are one of the reasons why.”

This highly 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 their cost ofrisk. The program will focus on the following topics:  

  • Safety and the Upcoming Highway Bill: An Inside Report on Truck Sizes and Weights, Congestion, Toll Roads and Other Issues Impacting Private Fleets

  • NPTC’s Best Practices Safety Guide: A Case Study Examination about Using the NPTC Resource to Improve Safety

  • Predicting Truck Crash Involvement: Using Driving History to Predict Future Crashes

  • Converting Accident/Incident Data into Safety Strategies: Collecting and Analyzing the Right Kinds of Information to Develop Meaningful Solutions

  • The Driver’s Role: Understanding the Importance of Safety in Recruiting, Hiring and Training

  • Driver Wellness Programs: Improving Safety by Making Drivers Accountable for Healthy Lifestyles

  • Defensive Training Programs: What’s New and What Works?

  • Safety Technology Review: A Practical Look at Active Safety Devices and the Cost/Benefit Tradeoffs

  • Compliance Enforcement: A View of Safety Issues Affecting Private Fleets

For moreinformation about the National Safety Conference, visit NPTC’s website

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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