Private Motor Truck Council of Canada Now Offering NATMI Courses

For Immediate Release:

Tuesday April 4, 2023 - Private Motor Truck Council of Canada Now Offering NATMI Courses
The Private Motor Truck Council of Canada (PMTC) in partnership with KRTS Transportation Specialists Inc. will begin offering 2 courses in 2023. Volvo Canada has been confirmed as the host site sponsor.  The North American Transportation Management Institute (NATMI) exists to improve the performance and production of professionals directly responsible for effective fleet and driver performance - risk managers, safety and security directors, maintenance managers, and commercial driver trainers. For the companies who employ NATMI Certification program graduates' outcomes include:
  • Reduced accidents and injuries
  • Lower vehicle maintenance
  • Improve driver retention
  • Improved operational efficiency
  • Better management systems
The first two courses the PMTC will be offering is the Certified Driver Trainer (CDT) and the Certified Director of Safety (CDS).  All courses will be delivered by KRTS Transportation Specialists Inc.

Matt Richardson, Vice President of KRTS is pleased with the new partnership, he commented “KRTS is a proud member and supporter of the PMTC, and this partnership allows us to bring the benefits of two excellent educational programs from NATMI (CDT and CDS) to the PMTC membership. For years, KRTS has delivered the NATMI programs to industry professionals across Canada seeing great returns for both the professional development of participants, and the added value those participants are able to bring to their fleets.”

Mike Millian, President of the PMTC says “ The PMTC is known to be strong in our commitment to safety and best practices. Industry professionals that take these courses will be armed with the knowledge and tools necessary to perform their jobs to the best of their abilities, which in turn will improve safety for their companies and their employees. Partnering with KRTS to have the NATMI course delivered will provide the best value to our members.”

Volvo Canada and the PMTC will host for the first two programs at their offices at 2100 Derry Road West, Suite 410, Mississauga Ontario. 
The dates for the CDT program are October 18th and 19th. The Certified Director of Safety Course will be scheduled with dates announced in the near future.

Steve Woodward, Fleet Sales Manager says “At Volvo Trucks safety is one of our core values and top priorities. We are proud to host KRTS Transportation Specialists Inc. and NATMI to deliver courses in partnership with the PMTC at our Canadian headquarters. Volvo Trucks is a long-time supporter of the PMTC and their efforts with private fleets in Canada.”

NATMI Programs are accredited by the University of Central Florida, NATMI's university affiliation has been continuous since the program started at Pennsylvania State University in 1944. The university also monitors course development to ensure it meets university - level instructional standard.
Jeff Arnold, Executive Director of NATMI commented “Private fleets represent a large share of the participants in NATMI programs, and we are excited about the opportunity to support the PMTC in providing professional development for this vital sector of the industry. The PMTC is in great hands with KRTS Transportation Specialists Inc. as they are a leading provider of NATMI certification in Canada, whose team provides high-quality, professional instruction.”
For more information about the programs being offered by NATMI contact Kim Sytsma-Hill at 800-771-8171, or email
To register for the October 18th and 19th CDT program, click here, call 905-827-0587, email or visit
Mike Millian
Private Motor Truck Council of Canada
225 Main Street East
Unit #5, Milton, On
L9T 1N9
Office: 905-827-0587
Cell: 519-932-0902
Fax: 905-827-821