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For Immediate Release
May 12, 2008

For Information Contact:
Gary Petty, NPTC

NPTC Launches Fleet Optimization Center to Help Boost Utilization

Cincinnati, OH – The National Private Truck Council (NPTC), in collaboration with C.H. Robinson Worldwide, has created a Fleet Optimization Center (FOC), exclusively for NPTC fleet members.

“The FOC is designed to assist private fleet members maximize asset utilization,” said Gary Petty, NPTC President and CEO. “We are very excited about this partnership and opportunity for our fleet members. The goal of the Fleet Optimization Center is to help private fleet members discover and incorporate the right strategic plan of fleet optimization.”

According to recent benchmarking surveys conducted by the National Private Truck Council, private fleets are loaded, on average, 72 percent of the time. The FOC anticipates improving this number by creating opportunities for private fleets to reload their equipment on the backhaul.

Members that take advantage of the FOC program will have access to a team of specialists, provided by C.H. Robinson. The specialists will analyze NPTC member’s fleet backhaul programs and provide opportunities to improve fleet optimization. The program will also aid in the industry’s sustainability efforts by alleviating empty trucks on the road and burning less unnecessary fuel.

Mark Walker, C.H. Robinson vice president, said, “With our access to approximately 25,000 shipments a day, the combination of our expert people and technology and the NPTC’s commitment to assisting its members has paved an innovative path that is symbolic of both organizations’ leadership and desire to improve fleet optimization.”

The FOC is available free to NPTC members. For more information about the FOC, please visit NPTC’s website at

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.  NPTC is the premier marketplace of information, networking and skill building for private fleet professionals as it leads in shaping the future of corporate transportation.

About C.H. Robinson Worldwide

Founded in 1905, C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc., is one of the world's largest third party providers of multimodal transportation services and logistics solutions, serving over 29,000 customers through a network of 218 offices in North America, Europe, Asia, and South America. For more information about our company, visit our Web site at

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