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Posted on: November 16, 2020

Sanitation employee wins safe driving award

Shawn Danielson of the City of Minot’s sanitation department has been named Public Safety Hero of the Year by Safe Fleet/Fleetmind, an organization that promotes safe driving behavior across North America.

Danielson has worked in the City’s sanitation department for six years, and has an impeccable safety record, according to City of Minot Sanitation Superintendent Josh Kraft.

“Shawn is an exceptional driver who takes great pride in doing his job in the safest, most efficient ways possible,” Kraft said. “He’s earned this recognition through hard work, and we thank him for his continued dedication to the residents of Minot.”

Fleet Safe awards only one Public Safety Hero of the Year annually. Danielson will receive a $1,000 check for winning the award. He was formally recognized by Mayor Shaun Sipma during the Nov. 16 City Council meeting.

As part of selecting its annual grand prize winner, Safe Fleet officials analyzed data from the City’s automated sanitation truck driven by Danielson, which records many types of driving data, including any time the truck may have experienced harsh braking, speeding, tailgating, or other data points. That information is part of the process in naming its Public Safety Hero of the Year.

“Shawn is recognized for demonstrating exceptional road awareness and safe driving habits,” according to information from Safe Fleet. “With a proven history of the longest and most consistent safety driving record in the City of Minot, we are proud to reward him as the 2020 grand prize winner.”

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