Five newly elected fleet members and one newly elected allied member took their seats on the National Private Truck Council Board of Directors during the group’s Annual Education Management Conference and Exhibition, held April 29-May 1 in Indianapolis.
Also, four truck drivers who have logged more than a combined 13.5 million miles of safe driving were honored by NPTC and inducted into the NPTC/Bridgestone Firestone Driver Hall of Fame April 30.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The new fleet members include Ralph Benson of Sentinel Transportation; Richard J. Chavez of Nestle Waters North America; William E. Perry, CTP, CDS of Hill’s Pet Nutrition Inc.; Mike Pughes, CTP of General Parts Inc./CARQUEST; and Daniel P. Smith of Smart and Final. Donald K. Metcalf of Penske Truck Leasing Co. was elected as the Third Party Provider Division representative.
The NPTC Board of Directors includes: Chairman of NPTC, Harry J. Haney III of Kraft Foods;
Vice Chair/Chair-Elect – Ron D. Tartt, CTP of Bridgestone Firestone North American Tire LLC;
Treasurer – Michael P. Parrish of Paccar Leasing Co.;
Secretary and one of the three Heavy Duty Division representatives Rick Foster, CDS of Wal-Mart Transportation LLC;
Ralph Benson of Sentinel Transportation LLC is chair of the Conference Planning Committee;
Robert J. Boyich of CPC Logistics Inc. is the Allied Small Volume Supplier Division representative;
Richard J. Chavez of Nestle Waters North America is one of the three Heavy Duty Division representatives;
Kevin Connors, CTP of ConAgra Foods Inc. is one of the two Medium & Light Duty Division representatives;
David R. Ellis of J.J. Keller & Associates Inc. is the National Advisory Board – Allied representative;
John Hinton of Harris Teeter Inc. is one of the three Heavy Duty Division representatives;
Tony Jolly, CTP of General Mills is the Third Party User Division representative;
David T. LaPalomento of International Truck and Engine Corp. is the Allied Large Volume Supplier Division representative;
Donald K. Metcalf of Penske Truck Leasing Co. is the Third Party Provider Division representative;
Greg Mathein of Senco Products Inc. is chair of the Membership Committee;
William E. Perry, CTP, CDS of Hill’s Pet Nutrition Inc. is one of the two Medium & Light Duty Division representatives;
Mike Pughes, CTP of General Parts Inc./CARQUEST is chair of the Legislative and Regulatory Advisory Committee;
Daniel P. Smith of Smart and Final is chair of the PR/Marketing Committee;
Gary L. Strausbaugh, CTP of Mennell Milling Co. is chair of the NPTC Institute Board of Governors; and
Greg Whisenant, CTP of Shaw Industries Group Inc. is chair of the Safety Committee.
The drivers are from NPTC member companies and have met the minimum qualifications of 20 years, two million miles or 50,000 hours of driving without a preventable accident. Many of the drivers have far exceeded these qualifications and are known for having made significant contributions to their industry and their communities. Since its inception, 84 drivers have been installed in the Driver Hall of Fame.