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    DULLES, VA – Sixteen private fleet truck drivers who have demonstrated high performance standards against their peer drivers throughout the country based on customer service, safety, adherence to company standards, regulatory compliance, and community service have been honored by the National Private Truck Council (NPTC) as National Driver All-Stars. The award, co-sponsored by International Truck/Navistar, Inc., was presented at a ceremony that took place in conjunction with NPTC’s National Safety Conference, September 11-12, 2014.

    “These drivers embody all the characteristics, skills and attitudes that are the heart of what enables the private fleet to continue to deliver exceptional levels of customer service,” according to NPTC President and CEO Gary Petty. “They are ambassadors, not only for their company, but for the entire private fleet community. We are honored to recognize these private fleet drivers for meeting high performance standards in the fields of customer service, safety and compliance.”

    NPTC initiated the National Driver All-Stars program in 2009 to recognize those drivers of NPTC fleet member companies based on how they perform against their own internal customer service metrics. Specific measures of the recognition include:

    • Customer service (uniform/appearance; on-time deliveries; attitude/conduct; customer feedback; loading/unloading; cooperation) 
    • Safety (number of DOT reportable accidents; number of OSHA reportable injuries; number of traffic violations verified by current MVR)
    • Compliance with company standards (attendance, attendance at safety meetings, training, paperwork, etc.)
    • Regulatory compliance (hours of service, DVIR, MVR, etc.)
    • Community service

    This year’s CPC Logistics Inc. National Driver All-Stars are (pictured left to right): 

    • Thurman (Carl) Taylor, Moen, Inc.
    • Anthony Wilkerson, John Deere
    • Chad Minter, Walgreen Oshkosh, Inc.
    • Mark Mahan, Avery-Dennison
    • Billy (Steve) Couch, Hospira, Inc.
    • Mark Thompson, Land O’Lakes, Inc.
    • Robert Rice, Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations
    • Mark Kemmerer, True Value Company