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For Immediate Release
May 5, 2003

For Information Contact:
Gary Petty, NPTC

NPTC Honors Private Fleet Professionals

Alexandria, VA – The National Private Truck Council (NPTC) presented its F.L.E.E.T. Leadership Awards April 28, 2003, at the NPTC 2003 Education Management Conference and Exhibition held in St. Louis, Missouri.

The F.L.E.E.T. Awards (For Leadership, Enterprise, and Excellence in Trucking) are given annually to recognize individuals who have made significant contributions to the National Private Truck Council, their profession, and the private trucking community.

The Private Fleet Executive of the Year, NPTC's highest individual award, went to Roger Olds, General Manager, Trucking, Boise Cascade Corporation, Boise, Idaho. Mr. Olds graduated from the University of Alaska with a Bachelor of Arts degree and then earned a BA and secondary teaching certificate from the University of Washington.

Mr. Olds has been with Boise Cascade for over 10 years. He started as a terminal manager in Portland, Oregon, was promoted to Boise’s largest terminal in Wallula, Washington as terminal manager, and in 1998 was promoted to General Manager of Boise’s Trucking Division.

Mr. Olds has been active member of NPTC and currently serves on its Membership Committee.

Named Fleet Safety Professional of the Year was Elizabeth J. Miller of The Schwan Food Company, Marshall, Minnesota. She has been in the transportation industry for over 15 years, all of them with Schwan’s.

With promotion to her current position as Corporate DOT Compliance Coordinator and the Schwan Food Company organization restructuring Ms. Millers compliance duties were expanded to include Schwan’s Home Services, their Consumer Brands North America delivery and the Shared Services fleet. Ms. Miller has earned a Schwan Company Innovative Award for developing a pallet tracking system.

Ms. Miller is an active member of NPTC’s Safety Committee, serving on its Communications Subcommittee. She wrote the membership benefit script that is currently being used to promote NPTC as well as representing the National Private Truck Council at some of the Idealease Safety Seminars.

The Fleet Member of the Year Award went to Rick Foster, Director, Private Fleet Safety, Wal*Mart Transportation, Bentonville, Arkansas. He started with Wal*Mart as Safety Manager in Plainview, Texas.

Mr. Foster is a 30-year veteran of the transportation industry with experience in both common carrier and private carrier environments and in many levels of trucking operations and safety management. The Wal*Mart Private Fleet has been recognized as one of the safest fleets in the country.

Mr. Foster has served on the NPTC Legislative & Regulatory Advisory Committee since 1997. He is currently Chairman of the Committee and serves on the NPTC Board of Directors.

This year's winner of the Allied Member of the Year Award was presented to Michael A. Cancelliere, Vice President, North American Sales for the Truck Group, International Truck & Engine Corporation in Warrenville, Illinois. Mr. Cancelliere holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration and Marketing from Boston University where he graduated magna cum laude in 1980.

Mr. Cancelliere has been with International for more than 20 years. He began his career as retail sales representative in Buffalo, New York, was national account manager for more than 10 years and most recently served as Vice President, Leasing Sales, and Director, Heavy Truck Marketing. He was also Vice President of the Northeast Region and vice President, Eastern Fleet Group.

Mr. Cancelliere serves on the board of TRALA (Truck Renting and Leasing Association). He is a member of one of the company’s Diversity Council’s and in 1999 was the recipient of International’s Outstanding Achievement of the Year Award.

The Membership Development Award this year went to William R. Foltz, Corporate Director of Logistics, Foster Farms, Livingston, California. Mr. Foltz holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Management from Ohio State University; an MBA from Xavier University, and has completed post graduate work in Distribution and Industrial Engineering at New York University, Seton Hall, and the Wharton School of Finance.

Mr. Foltz has been in the Transportation Industry for 30 years and with Foster Farms for over 10. He has lectured at the American Management and has been an adjunct professor at the University of South Alabama, Camden County College, Glassboro State College, and at the Wharton School.

Mr. Foltz has written many articles and has served on the boards of numerous transportation industry organizations. In addition, he has been the recipient of the Traffic Management’s Professional Achievement Award.

Mr. Foltz has been an active member of NPTC. He has served on NPTC’s Board of Directors and been an active member of the Membership Committee for a number of years and has served as chairman of the Committee for the past four.

Fleet Graphics Awards

Also announced during this ceremony were the Commercial Vehicle Graphics Awards. This is an annual event sponsored by the National Private Truck Council and Commercial Carrier Journal Magazine that recognizes fleets for their creative and conspicuous graphics design, color schemes, and general appearance which enhances the motor carrier industry's public image and the image or products of the company operating the vehicles.

This year's award winners are:

Day Category
First Place: Hi-Line Moving Services, Inc., Great Falls, MN
Second Place: Sargento Foods, Inc., Plymouth, WI
Third Place: Mayfield Dairy Farms, Athens, TN

Night Category
First Place: Sheetz, Inc., Altoona, PA

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