Members of the National Private Truck Council unanimously approved a restructuring designed to attract members. The vote was held during the NPTC's annual meeting in Long Beach, CA.
NPTC's fleet and associate membership divisions will be replaced by six branches more representative of the industry. Three fleet categories will cover heavy-duty; medium- and light-duty; and third-party users such as those outsourced under a lease or dedicated contract arrangement. Three other divisions will be for suppliers.
The move was made to reverse a decline in membership. The group suffered under the perception among many that NPTC is a big-company organization.
The reorganization, approved by the board of directors in December, will take 12 to 18 months to implement.
NPTC also named a new chairman: Tom Benson, director of transportation for Continental Grain of Chicago.