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.