The National Private Truck Council recognized its fleet members who have continued to elevate safety performance during the group’s Annual Education Management Conference and Exhibition, held April 29-May 1 in Indianapolis. NPTC also presented its F.L.E.E.T. Leadership Awards April 30.
NPTC also presented its Certified Transportation Professional Top Graduate Award to Jeff Chulack, fleet maintenance manager of Talon Industries, based in Pittsburgh. Chulack, who has more than 20 years of experience in truck transportation management, participated in the NPTC Fleet Management Institute this year and earned the highest score on the February 2007 CTP Examination.
“The purpose of the Safety Awards program is to recognize those member companies that strive to make private fleet safety a benchmark of their operations,” says Gary Petty, NPTC chief executive officer and president.
The NPTC/Bridgestone Firestone Fleet of the Year Award is presented to those companies whose fleets experienced the lowest ratio of accidents per million miles for the past year. These awards are given for the entire fleet’s vehicle accident frequency rate (VAFR) by fleet size and operational category. The winners for 2007 were:
Local operations (fleets whose vehicles deliver in a local market regardless of size):
Mixed operations (small fleet – less than 50 vehicles):