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Truck Fleets Missing Opportunities to Cut Accident Costs, CEI’s Luann Dunkerley Tells Executives

Trevose, PA, January 27, 2012 – The trucking industry may be missing opportunities to reduce the cost of accidents by millions of dollars.  That’s the message Luann Dunkerley, CEI’s manager of business development for truck fleet services, told a gathering of private truck fleet executives in Jacksonville, Florida last week.

 Ms. Dunkerley made the remarks at a meeting of the National Private Truck Council Institute’s safety committee on Friday, January 20. A veteran of the trucking industry, including a career of more than 20 years at Ryder System, Inc, Ms. Dunkerley was named to the Institute’s board of governors last year.

 Ms. Dunkerley said that even among the most advanced truck fleets, a significant percentage of collision repair expenses aren’t traced to documented accidents.  “A number of fleets don’t track incidents for small damages, but they can add up to a big number,” she said, citing the example of one major fleet that doesn’t track damages below $325.


According to figures released by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, in 2009 property damage-only collisions cost commercial vehicle operators $5 billion, or about $15,000 per accident. “You can’t manage what you don’t measure,” she said.

 Dunkerley said that keeping cumulative records of minor damage, like broken mirrors or cracked bumpers, could alert fleet managers to change to equipment more resistant to damage.… Read more

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CEI’s Luann Dunkerley to Address Trucking Executives on Controlling Accident Costs

TREVOSE, PA, January 16, 2012 – Luann Dunkerley, CEI manager of corporate business development for truck and service fleets, will deliver a presentation to the safety committee of the National Private Truck Council (NPTC) later this week titled, “Mitigating Truck Crash Expenses”.

Ms. Dunkerley will speak at the committee’s January 20 meeting at the Omni Jacksonville Hotel in Jacksonville Florida after attending the National Private Truck Council Institute’s board of governors meeting the previous day.

CEI provides collision management support services to heavy- and medium-duty truck fleets through a managed network of some 900 truck body repair shops across the United States and Canada. Ms. Dunkerley, a veteran of the truck fleet industry, was elected to the NPTC Institute board of governors last year.

About NPTC

The National Private Truck Council is the trade organization of private motor carrier fleets, which account for more than 2 million, or 82 percent of the medium- and heavy-duty trucks registered in the United Sates. Its members include a broad cross-section of America’s Fortune 500 companies, including Wal-Mart, ConAgra, Kraft, General Mills, Nestle, Pepsi, Bridgestone, Frito-Lay, and hundreds of other manufacturers, distributors, retailers and public service agencies.

The NPTC Institute sponsors the Private Fleet Management Institute, which offers a curriculum that leads to the Certified Transportation designation.… Read more

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Luann Dunkerley of CEI Named to National Private Truck Council Institute Board of Governors

Trevose, PA – The CEI Group, Inc. (CEI) announced today that Luann Dunkerley, national sales manager of truck fleet services and a veteran of the trucking industry, has been elected to the Board of Governors of the National Private Truck Council (NPTC) Institute.

Ms. Dunkerley’s election coincides with CEI being invited to become an NPTC Five-Star Member, one of 30 national companies that provide major support for the organization. Ms. Dunkerley joined NPTC in 2010 and also serves on its safety committee.

The Institute is the NPTC’s continuing education and research arm. As one of its 48 governors, she will be involved in overseeing the Institute’s policies and procedures regarding research, training, education and certification and making recommendations to the NPTC board of directors.

“Luann has years of hands-on experience addressing carriers’ concerns and needs,” said Wayne Smolda, CEI’s founder and CEO. “Her position will enable her to share perspectives with the managers of some of the biggest fleets in the trucking world. We look forward to being an active partner with the NPTC in promoting the interests and expanding the expertise of private truck fleets.”

Ms. Dunkerley came to CEI in 2008, after a long career with Ryder System, Inc., a global provider of transportation, logistics and supply chain management.… Read more

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