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For Immediate Release
May 8, 2015

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 26-28, 2015 in Cincinnati.

“The NPTC/Lytx, Inc. Fleet Safety Awards program recognizes NPTC member companies that work to make safety a priority in their private fleets’ operations,” said Carol Heinowski, Logistics Manager, Safety and Compliance for Meijer, Inc. and Chair of the NPTC Safety Committee. “The Fleet of the Year Awards in particular recognize companies with the lowest ratio of accidents per million miles for the past year.” The 2015 winners (based on safety performance achieved in 2014) are:


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

  • First Place (tie):              Dominion Virginia Power
  • First Place (tie):              Blain Supply, Inc.
  • Third Place:                         American Proteins, Inc.


  • First Place:                         TMH Transport, LLC
  • Second Place:             AEP Industries, Inc.
  • Third Place:                         Contract Transportation Systems/The Sherwin-Williams Company

MIXED OPERATIONS (Small Fleet – less than 50 vehicles)

  • First Place:                         Metal Exchange Corporation
  • Second Place:             Sugar Foods Corporation
  • Third Place:                         Marzetti Company

MIXED OPERATIONS (Large Fleet – 50 vehicles or more)

  • First Place:                         Baxter Healthcare Supply Chain
  • Second Place:             New South Express, Inc.
  • Third Place:                         Orscheln Farm and Home, LLC

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 2014, include:

  • ADM Alliance Nutrition
  • ADM Trucking, Inc.
  • AEP Industries, Inc.
  • Cooper Tire & Rubber Company
  • CVS/Caremark
  • Targa Transports, LLC
  • Upstate Niagara Cooperative

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.
  • Bridgestone Americas Fleet Operations, LLC
  • Cooper Tire & Rubber Company
  • Frito-Lay, Inc.
  • Harris Teeter, Inc.
  • Targa Transports 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.
  • Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, LLC
  • ADM Trucking, Inc.
  • Bridgestone Americas Fleet Operations, LLC
  • CHS, Inc.
  • Frito-Lay, Inc.

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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