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For Immediate Release
May 9, 2013

For Information Contact:
Gary Petty, NPTC

NPTC Announces Safety Award Winners

ARLINGTON, VA – The National Private Truck Council (NPTC) recognized those fleet members who continue to elevate safety performance during the group’s Annual Education Management Conference and Exhibition held April 28-30, 2013 in Cincinnati.

“The purpose of the Safety Awards program is to recognize member companies that strive to make private fleet safety a benchmark of their operations,” said Randy Perry, CTP, Fleet Safety Manager for Frito-Lay, Inc. and Chair of the NPTC Safety Committee. “The NPTC/Bridgestone Bandag Tire Solutions Fleet of the Year Awards are presented to companies whose fleets experienced the lowest ratio of accidents per million miles for the past year.” The 2013 winners (based on safety performance achieved in 2012) are:

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

  • First Place: American Proteins


  • First Place: The Gates Corporation
  • Second Place: Energy Solutions/Hittman Transport Services, Inc.
  • Third Place: CTS/Sherwin-Williams Company

MIXED OPERATIONS (Small Fleet – less than 50 vehicles)

  • First Place: Sugar Foods Corporation
  • Second Place: Metal Exchange Corporation
  • Third Place: Unifi Manufacturing

MIXED OPERATIONS (Large Fleet – 50 vehicles or more)

  • First Place: NEP Broadcasting
  • Second Place: Targa Transport LLC
  • Third Place: Baxter Healthcare Homecare Services

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 that experienced ZERO crashes in 2011, include:

  • ADM Trucking, Inc.
  • Cooper Tire and Rubber Company
  • CVS Transportation LLC
  • Energy Solutions/Hittman Transport Services, Inc.
  • Frito-Lay, Inc.
  • Linde LLC
  • Orgill Transportation Co. LLC
  • Targa Transport LLC
  • The Gates Corporation

Winners of the Silver Seal, presented to those companies whose fleets reduced their vehicle crash rates by 40% or more compared to the previous year, were:

  • ADM Trucking, Inc.
  • American Proteins, Inc.
  • Frito-Lay, Inc.
  • GNC Transportation, LLC
  • Kraft Foods Group, Inc.
  • Moen, Incorporated
  • NEP Broadcasting
  • North American Pipe Corporation
  • Orgill Transportation Co. LLC
  • Shaw Transport, Inc.
  • Sugar Foods Corporation
  • Targa Transport LLC

The Bronze Seal recognition is presented to companies who have reduced their vehicle crash rates by 20% to 39% from the previous year. The winners of the Bronze Seal are:

  • ADM Trucking, Inc.
  • Batesville Logistics, Inc.
  • Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, LLC
  • Frito-Lay, Inc.
  • Golub Corporation/Price Chopper Supermarkets
  • Kraft Foods Group, Inc.
  • Orgill Transportation Co. LLC
  • PV Transport Inc.
  • Upstate Niagara Cooperative

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 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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