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For Immediate Release
June 26, 2012

For Information Contact:
Gary Petty, NPTC

NPTC Announces National Safety Conference

ARLINGTON, VA – The National Private Truck Council (NPTC) will hold its National Safety Conference September 13-14, 2012 at the Hyatt Dulles in Herndon, VA, just outside of Washington, D.C. and adjacent to Dulles International Airport.

The National Safety Conference is an intense, concentrated overview of key issues of interest and importance to running private fleet operations at an exceptionally high standard of safety,” said Gary Petty, NPTC President and CEO. “The program includes an update on federal regulations; private fleet case studies; a recap of several leading safety technologies; a recognition ceremony honoring top performing drivers; safety-in-the round breakout sessions; liability mitigation strategies; data mining and predictive modeling; and best safety practices. Speakers are recognized experts, including more than 15 private fleet practitioners who manage outstanding safety programs at their respective companies.”

Added Randy Perry, CTP, fleet safety manager for Frito-Lay and chair of the NPTC Safety Committee, “Because of its timely and relevant subject matter and the outstanding lineup of speakers representing various segments of truck safety, this conference promises to be one of the best opportunities to enhance safety performance. Plus, the interaction that occurs throughout the day-and-a-half meeting creates multiple opportunities to discover new safety strategies and tactics.”

This highly acclaimed conference features a unique format of presentations, discussions with key industry representatives, expert panels, and leading safety advocates and practitioners—all designed to provide attendees with insights into implementing strategic safety programs and lowering the cost of risk.

The program kicks off with Anne Ferro, administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the government’s top motor carrier safety official. She will provide insight into the federal government’s safety compliance initiatives.

Attendees will then explore and talk about their experiences with a series of advanced safety technologies including disk brakes, anti-rollover technologies, collision mitigation, lane departure, and in-cab cameras. In addition, conference participants will be provided an inside look at how they can mitigate their accident liability, how they can set up an effective sleep apnea program, and how they can use pre-employment screening to improve driver hiring.

To enhance the level of interaction and take-home value, this year’s conference will feature five concurrent, interactive sessions focused on driver distraction, driver coaching and discipline, dealing with interventions, workers’ compensation, and benchmarking and safety key performance metrics.

Another session will highlight best practices from individual fleet perspectives on a range of issues including safety incentives, hair follicle testing, driver wellness, shipper liability, behavior-based safety, and training.

As in years past, the conference will be highlighted by the annual National Driver All-Stars recognition ceremony, in which nearly 20 drivers from individual NPTC fleet members will be recognized for their exceptional performance in the fields of safety, compliance and customer service.

To learn more and to register, visit the NPTC website at

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 networks. 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 Conference and Trade Show, 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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