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For Immediate Release
October 3, 2002

For Information Contact:
Gary Petty, NPTC

NPTC Expands Schweitzer’s Role to Include Government Affairs

Alexandria, VA – Gary Petty, President and CEO of the National Private Truck Council (NPTC), announced that Rick Schweitzer, partner in the Washington, D.C. law firm of Zuckert, Scoutt & Rasenberger, LLP and General Counsel to NPTC, will take on an expanded role in NPTC's Government Affairs activities beginning October 1, 2002.
Mr. Schweitzer represents transportation companies and their trade associations on a variety of tax, commercial and regulatory issues in federal and state court, and before the Congress, the Department of Transportation, the Internal Revenue Service and numerous state taxing and regulatory agencies.
From 1983 until January 1988, he was Legislative Counsel to the Private Truck Council of America, which has since merged into the National Private Truck Council. Since 1988, he has served as NPTC's General Counsel, and he will retain that role as well.
Mr. Schweitzer is a former member of the Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Regulatory Review Panel, established under the Motor Carrier Safety Act of 1984 as a federal body to review state safety regulations for consistency with federal safety rules. He has also served as Chairman of the Motor Carrier and Surface Transportation Committee of the Federal Bar Association.
Mr. Schweitzer currently serves as General Counsel to the American Bus Association, the Conference on Safe Transportation of Hazardous Articles, the National Bus Transportation Association, and the National Welding Supply Association, as well as to NPTC. He is a recognized expert in motor carrier and hazardous materials laws and regulations and on state and federal taxation of motor carrier operations.
He will work to develop and pursue NPTC's policies on a variety of legislative and regulatory issues and will be NPTC's main presence on Capitol Hill and at the Department of Transportation. Rick will also be available to NPTC members for consultation on commercial, tax and regulatory issues affecting private truck fleet operations and freight transportation in general.

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