The NPTC Institute, the educational and professional certification arm of the National Private Truck Council, honored 35 who achieved the Certified Transportation Professional designation.

The graduates were recognized in a ceremony at the NPTC Annual Education Management Conference and Exhibition last month.

The Certified Transportation Professional designation was started in 1993, and since then, more than 600 professionals have earned the certification.

"These new Certified Transportation Professionals have demonstrated the knowledge and ability to understand complex operational and regulatory issues, identify and evaluate potential costs and savings, and develop systems and practices that best meet their company's transportation needs and objectives," said Gary Petty, NPTC president and CEO.

"The CTP designation is a benchmark of excellence earned by a special few, but available to any fleet or transportation specialist will to make the necessary commitment of dedicated effort," he said.