PeopleNet Adds Six to Its Roster of 34 Certified Transportation Professionals

CINCINNATI and MINNEAPOLIS, April 14, 2014 – PeopleNet® (, a Trimble® company and leading provider of fleet mobility technology, today announced that it has added six employees to its prestigious roster of 34 Certified Transportation Professionals (CTPs) at yesterday’s graduation ceremony at the National Private Truck Council (NPTC) Education Management Conference and Exhibition being held in Cincinnati, April 13-15. Making the announcement, PeopleNet Senior Vice President of Operations Rick Ochsendorf said, “Our newest group of CTPs is now part of an exceptionally knowledgeable community of trucking professionals whose contributions are essential in meeting the needs of private fleets. We’re proud to continue our elite status as the NPTC member with the most CTPs to ensure PeopleNet’s incomparable expertise in serving the trucking industry.”

Gary Petty, NPTC President and CEO, explained that PeopleNet continues its staunch support of this program with more CTPs than any other member organization. “PeopleNet’s 34 CTPs demonstrate the company’s ongoing commitment to understanding the needs of private fleets and helping them meet their challenges. Open to both Fleet and Allied members, CTP is the first step in a continuous journey to build a core of professionals who are setting standards for private fleets’ operations management.”

The six new PeopleNet CTPs are:

  • Scott Groff, Manager of Customer Management
  • Adam Crossno, Senior Customer Manager
  • Kelly Eshleman, Senior Customer Manager
  • Tim Prochaska, Project Manager
  • Jessica Lodermeier, Project Manager
  • Dave Durr, Regional Account Manager


NPTC is the only source of comprehensive private-fleet training courses that are integral to earning CTP accreditation. The program is sponsored by the NPTC Institute, which provides training and certification programs that advance the professional skills and knowledge of all NPTC members. In order to maintain their designation, CTPs are required to support the program through continuing education and volunteer activities, such as attending and speaking at seminars and grading exams. 

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. For more information about the Council’s activities and programs, visit our website at

About PeopleNet

PeopleNet provides fleet mobility technology for North America’s land transportation industry that enables greater levels of safety, compliance, cost reduction and customer service. The company’s Precision Mobility Platform combines network communications, mobility and analytics to create the next-generation standard in technology-driven fleet performance and decision-making management. Its products are used by more than 2,000 truckload, LTL, private, and energy services fleets in the United States and Canada, including several Fortune 500 companies. The company aggressively develops new products that continue to improve fleet management. Industry recognition of the company’s leadership includes: Frost & Sullivan New Product Innovation Award,Inbound Logistics Top 100 Award; Food Logistics’ 100 Top Technology Solutions and Service Providers; Frost & Sullivan Market Engineering Award; and M2M Value Chain Award. PeopleNet is a Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) Company and part of its international Transportation and Logistics Division. PeopleNet was named as a key factor in Trimble’s top ranking by ABI Research’s 2013 Commercial Fleet Telematics Competitive Assessment. For more information about PeopleNet and its products, call (888) 346-3486, or visit

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