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For Immediate Release
November 6, 2007

For Information Contact:
Gary Petty, NPTC

Private Fleet Management Institute Features In-Depth Training, All-Star Faculty

Arlington, VA – The National Private TruckCouncil (NPTC) will hold its annual Private Fleet Management Institute for January12-16, 2008 at the Crowne Plaza Jacksonville Riverfront Hotel in Jacksonville, FL.  The Private Fleet Management Institute is afive-day intensive educational program offering courses on Fleet Finance,Operations, Legal, Regulatory and Safety Compliance, Human Resources,Maintenance and Equipment.

"The NPTC 2008 Private FleetManagement Institute is a great learning opportunity," said GaryStrausbaugh, CTP, Chairman of the NPTC Institute Board of Governors and VicePresident of Transportation of Mennel Milling Co. “As the scope and pace ofchange continues to accelerate at unprecedented levels, private fleet managersmust look for new ways to enhance their operating knowledge and expand theirpersonal and professional effectiveness." 

"Managingtransportation choices in a corporate environment which demands a maximumreturn on the investment has become more challenging in a world marked byincreasing freight rates, skyrocketing fuel prices, regulatory uncertainty anddriver shortages," he continued. "The Institute is a concentrated,five-day immersion in the core private fleet management curriculum."

The program draws from all-new content which reflects the most current insightsinto best practices, benchmarking and operational excellence in the privatefleet community. A faculty consisting of the some of the nation's mostexperienced and respected private fleet management thought leaders will guidethe learning experience through a series of workshops, panel discussions,lectures and interactive formats designed to enhance the attendees' educationalexperience and ensure their grasp of key private fleet management disciplines. 

Specific sessions will focuson: Sustaining a Culture of Excellence; Communicating Private Fleet Value byPartnering with Corporate Finance, HR and Safety; Improving Fleet Planning andUtilization; and Benchmarking and Best Practices. 

Also featured will besessions on Managing the Blended Fleet; Attracting, Recruiting and DevelopingDrivers; Effective Safety Programs; Understanding Financial Reports;Maintenance Standards; Managing Outsourced Relationships; Building BackhaulProfitability; Private Fleet Financial Models; Activity Based Compensation;Best Maintenance Practices and Spec’ing; Lease vs. Buy; Life Cycle Costing;Establishing Trade Cycle Strategies; Coping with Rising Environmental Pressures;Coaching, Feedback and Discipline; Activity Based Costing; and Fuel Hedging.

The program provides anexcellent resource for those studying to take the Certified TransportationProfessional certification examination scheduled for February 9, 2008 at some40 locations across the country. In fact, the Private Fleet Management Instituteis preceded by a full-day workshop to help candidates prepare for the exam.

For more information about the Fleet Management Institute or the specialone-day certification exam workshop, visit NPTC’s website at,or call Tom Moore at (703) 838-8898.

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.

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