SEATTLE (Oct. 15, 2010)—National Purchasing Partners (NPP), one of the nation’s largest group purchasing organizations, today announced agreements that provide commercial transportation companies with significant discounts on products and services from Verizon Wireless, Goodyear Tire & Rubber, TalentWise, and Staples.

The program is available to NPP members involved in domestic courier services, commercial trucking, container haulage, taxi or limousine services, or para-transit. 

Membership in NPP is free; there is no cost to join or obligation to participate.

“Every business is watching its expenses today,” said Andrew Forrester, president of NPP. “Through group purchasing, transportation companies can reduce costs on essential products and services while preserving established relationships with local dealers.”

Discounts for NPP transportation members include:

• Verizon Wireless: Exclusive discounts on Verizon Wireless products and services including monthly voice, data, and Push-to-Talk plans as well as Verizon Wireless equipment and accessories. In addition, NPP members have access to solutions that help solve business challenges, such as CSA 2010, through Verizon Wireless Business Solution Alliance partners including XATA Turnpike. Ideal for small and medium-sized transportation companies, the Verizon Wireless offer is not available to government agencies or Fortune 500 companies.

• Goodyear: Up to 49% off all new Goodyear, Dunlop, and Kelly commercial tires; up to 62% off all Goodyear retread tires; the advantages of Goodyear’s fleetHQ program; up to 28% off all light-truck and passenger tires; and discounts on vehicle service at Goodyear dealers.

• TalentWise: Substantial pricing discounts on background checks, drug and alcohol testing, criminal record checks, and motor vehicle record checks.

• Staples: Aggressive pricing on more than 270 premium products; net-pricing on more than 2,800 core items; and competitive discounts on more than 30,000 products and services.

After enrolling, NPP members receive a unique account number to use when purchasing products or services with NPP vendors. In most cases, members can make discounted purchases through their customary channels, including local dealers or sales representatives.

Program details and enrollment information are available at 1-800-810-3909,, or by e-mail at

About National Purchasing Partners

National Purchasing Partners (NPP) is one of the nation’s largest group purchasing organizations, helping member businesses and professional organizations reduce costs through lower pricing on a wide range of services. Established in 2001, NPP’s family of business is responsible for more than $6 billion in annual sales and serves members in construction, oil and gas, fire and rescue, healthcare, legal services, hospitality, nonprofits, government organizations, transportation, and professional services.

Based in Seattle, NPP is owned by Virginia Mason Medical Center, a non-profit regional health care system.

To learn more about NPP, visit or call 1-800-810-3909.