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Hillyard Wins Prestigious Fleet Safety Award

March 25, 2020

The National Private Truck Council (NPTC) will recognize Hillyard who has continued to elevate safety performance during the group's Annual Education Management Conference and Exhibition held on April 24-26, 2016 in Cincinnati, Ohio.

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) - The National Private Truck Council (NPTC) will recognize Hillyard who has continued to elevate safety performance during the group's Annual Education Management Conference and Exhibition held on April 24-26, 2016 in Cincinnati, Ohio.

"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," said Carol Heinowski, Logistics Manager, Safety and Compliance for Meijer, Inc. and Chair for the NPTC Safety Committee.

The NPTC/Lytx, Inc. Fleet of the Year Awards are presented to those companies whose fleets experienced the lowest ratio of accidents per million miles for the past year.

According to Doug Holland, Vice President, Distribution and Transportation for Hillyard, "our entire transportation team has done an outstanding job putting safety first. Our drivers are the most professional in the business. Chuck Amen, Manager Transportation Operations, has done an outstanding job developing processes, monitoring results, and communicating with drivers to achieve excellent compliance results."

Amen says, "We are out of the road crisscrossing the country every day with our fleet. From our long-haul, over-the-road drivers, to our local drivers at our 30 branch locations, we're sharing the roads with other drivers and families going to work and on vacation It's our responsibility to make safety a priority. It is part of who we are being a 5-th generation family-owned business. And safety makes good business sense too. Our investment in safety helps us keep control of our total costs, which in turn benefits our customers."

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.

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