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For Immediate Release
April 29, 2019

For Information Contact:
Gary Petty, NPTC

NPTC/Lytx Announce Safety Award Winners

ARLINGTON, VA– The National Private Truck Council (NPTC) and Lytx® recognized those private fleets who continue to elevate safety performance, during the NPTC Annual Education Management Conference and Exhibition held April 14-16, 2019 in Cincinnati.

“The NPTC/ Lytx®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., who serves as Chair of the NPTC Board of Directors 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.” This year’s winners (based on safety performance achieved in 2018) are:

LOCAL OPERATIONS(fleets whose vehicles deliver in a local market regardless of size)
First Place:                        Blain Supply, Inc.
Second Place                   Andeavor Logistics LP
Third Place:                      Hydrite Chemical Company

REGIONAL OPERATIONS(all other fleets, including long-haul)
First Place:                        Orscheln Farm and Home, LLC
Second Place:                  VF Jeanswear, 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:                      Avery Dennison

MIXED OPERATIONS(Large Fleet – 50 vehicles or more)
First Place:                        New South Express, Inc.
Second Place:                  Baxter Healthcare Corporation
Third Place:                      Atlas Trucking Company 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 with a terminal that experienced ZERO crashes in 2018, include:

  • ADM Trucking, Inc.
  • Hittman Transport Services
  • The Home Depot, Inc.

Winners of the Silver Seal, presented to those companies with a terminal that reduced its vehicle crash rates by 40% or more compared to the previous year, were:

  • Contract Transportation Systems/The Sherwin-Williams Co.
  • Dot Transportation, Inc.

The Bronze Seal recognition is presented to companies with a terminal that reduced its vehicle crash rates by 20% to 39% from the previous year. The winners of the Bronze Seal are:

  • ADM Trucking, Inc.
  • Hittman Transport Services

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

About Lytx
Lytx® is a leading provider of video telematics, analytics, safety and productivity solutions for commercial and public sector fleets. Our unrivaled Driver Safety Program, powered by our best-in-class DriveCam® Event Recorder, is proven to help save lives and reduce risk. We harness the power of video to help clients see what happened in the past, manage their operations more efficiently in the present, and improve driver behavior to change the future. Our customizable services and programs span driver safety, risk detection, fleet tracking, compliance and fuel management. Using the world’s largest driving database of its kind, along with proprietary machine vision and artificial intelligence technology, we help protect and connect thousands of fleets and more than one million drivers worldwide. For more information, visit, @lytx on Twitter, LinkedIn, our Facebook page or our YouTube channel.

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