For Immediate Release
June 6, 2002
For Information Contact:
Gary Petty, NPTC
NPTC Endorses Industry Anti-terrorism Program
Alexandria, VA – The Board of Directors of the National Private Truck Council (NPTC) approved today the formal endorsement of "The American Trucking Industry's Anti-Terrorism Action Plan" (ATAP).
In a letter to the American Trucking Associations, Gary Petty, President and CEO of the National Private Truck Council, noted that NPTC’s support for ATAP was general in nature and subject to qualifications. Petty made specific reference to concerns about the Highway Watch program and the proposed criminal background information system on drivers and other employees.
"Notwithstanding our reservations over these issues," Petty noted, "NPTC recognizes the critical need for trucking industry unity on the subject of anti-terrorism."
Petty added that "the NPTC is ready to assist ATA and others in helping further develop and implement the ATAP program."