PMTC/KRTS: NATMI Training Courses

The Private Motor Truck Council of Canada (PMTC) in partnership with KRTS Transportation Specialists Inc. will begin offering 2 courses in 2024. Coca Cola Canada was the host site sponsor for the CDS Program April 8-11.  Volvo Trucks Canada will be the host site sponsor for the CDT Program October 9/10.

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 Director of Safety (CDS) and the Certified Director Training (CDT).  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.”
Coca Cola Canada and the PMTC will host the (CDS) program at their offices at 15 West Creek Blvd, Brampton Ontario. 

Volvo Trucks Canada and the PMTC will host the (
CDT) program at their offices at 2100 Derry Road W, Suite 410, Mississauga, Ontario.
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 NATMI CDT program, click here, call 905-827-0587 x101, email or visit