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J. J. Keller Associates Thoreson, Goodrich receive prestigious CTP designation

Thoreson and Goodrich

Neenah, WI - Aric Thoreson and Jason Goodrich have joined the ranks of the nation’s leading transportation professionals. The two J. J. Keller associates were awarded Certified Transportation Professional (CTP) designation by the National Private Truck Council (NPTC) during its 2014 Annual Education Management Conference and Exhibition on April 13.

Thoreson, technology services implementation manager, and Goodrich, technology services product manager, work with J. J. Keller's Encompass®, the online tool that automates E-Logs, E-DVIRs, and driver and vehicle in-cab performance reporting via a mobile-based platform.

Gary Petty, NPTC President and CEO, said that CTP status is one of the most prestigious and widely-respected professional credentials in the truck and transportation industry.

“Successful graduates have passed rigorous experience qualification, training, and examination standards covering the core disciplines, best practices, skills and knowledge found in private fleet management operating at world-class levels,” Petty said. “CTPs are raising industry standards, and in turn, increasing the respect and prestige of the fleet and transportation profession.”

As part of the certification process, Thoreson and Goodrich attended a five-day intensive educational program focusing on five core disciplines: operations, finance, human resources, safety, and vehicle and equipment maintenance. The program included a four-hour exam with case study review and analysis.

Rustin Keller, J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc.® Executive Vice President and COO, said the CTP designation further cements Thoreson’s and Goodrich’s industry expertise.

“We’re extremely proud of Aric and Jason. Their CTP designation gives them an even deeper understanding of the challenges transportation professionals face,” Keller said. “This knowledge will enable them to enhance and create products that help J. J. Keller customers improve safety and compliance in more efficient and effective ways.”

Since the CTP designation was first introduced in 1993, more than 1,000 fleet and transportation professionals have earned the right to use the CTP credential. The CTP Class of 2014 is the largest in the program’s history, with 83 new CTPs being recognized. Amy Daley, technology services product manager, was J. J. Keller's first CTP. She was also named 2009 CTP Graduate of the Year – the top graduate in her class.

About J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc.

Since its beginning as a one-man consulting firm in 1953, J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc.® has grown to become the most respected name in safety and regulatory compliance. Now over 1,300 associates strong, J. J. Keller serves over 420,000 customers — including over 90% of the Fortune 1000. The company’s subject-matter expertise spans nearly 1,500 topics and its diverse solutions include E-logs and mobile technology; training via online courses, streaming video or DVD; online management tools; managed services; advisory services; publications; forms and supplies.

Transportation professionals rely on J. J. Keller’s in-house expertise and wide selection of products and services to reduce risk and improve regulatory compliance, performance management and operational efficiency. For more information, visit jjkeller.com, jjkellerservices.com and jjkellerencompass.com.

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 has grown significantly in the past decade 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 nptc.org.

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