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Armstrong receives safety certification

Shannon Armstrong, director of safety for Decker Truck Line, Inc. recently received her Certified Director of Safety Certification from North American Transportation Management Institute.

This certificate was created by the University of Central Florida. NATMI exists to improve the performance and productivity of the professionals directly responsible for effective fleet and driver performance, risk managers, safety and security directors, maintenance managers, and commercial driver trainers.

The CDS Training and Certification Program is outcome-focused and utilizes rigorous instructional design standards.

Outcome-focused means that the process, structure, and content of the program is focused on the desired outcomes including: reduced accidents and injuries, lower vehicle maintenance costs,improved driver retention, improved operational efficiencyand better management systems.

The requirements to receive this certification include: 4-plus years in the motor fleet safety field, 4-year college degree and candidates must serve as full-time administrators demonstrating their capability of handling a position which involves establishing programs and policies, setting standards, developing materials, and providing leadership to achieve the goals set.

Armstrong, a Fort Dodge native, is a graduate of the University of Northern Iowa; she earned both a Bachelor and Master of Arts degree in English, Language, and Literature. In March of 2013, she joined Decker as an accident specialist. Then, in June of 2015 she was promoted to safety coordinator. In January of 2020, Armstrong was appointed as director of safety. In this role she manages the functions of safety, workmen’s compensation, compliance and claims handling as well as other safety related matters.

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