Calling all carriers! As Luma continues to get real-time feedback from carriers and drivers, our DRIVE FIRST® library continues to grow. We wanted to highlight some of our new eNuggets®: Spotted Lanternfly Training, Ethics Training, and Workplace Harassment.
Let’s take a peek at the new eNuggets®:
Spotted Lanternfly Training
Starting May 1st, 2019 the quarantined areas in the East Coast are going to start enforcing fines for commercial trucks that do not have hang tags/decals and drivers who are not trained.
Spotted lanternfly is an invasive pest impacting trucking companies traveling to select counties on the East Coast, (primarily Pennsylvania). For businesses, agencies, or municipalities that move items in or out of the quarantine zones, the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture has established a system for monitoring compliance of one-time shipments and ongoing shipments. Our eNugget® covers:
- What the spotted lanternfly is and the importance of recognizing and stopping it
- How to identifying the different quarantine zones, and determining if you need to obtain a permit for your employees
- The role you play in helping the problem
- Accessing the resources needed to obtain a permit and for training your employees.
Luma offers both employee and driver training on this important topic.
We regularly face situations that involve ethical queries. Gut instincts and good intentions may point us in the right direction, but they are not enough when the integrity of our work could be questioned. Following your company’s standards and general principles of ethical conduct followed by all Department of Transportation (DOT) employees is a good start, but you can also determine what is ethically appropriate in the workplace by following these foundational pillars:
- Awareness: becoming familiar with the principles, rules, and laws that define what is and isn’t appropriate conduct.
- Engagement: cultivating habits of asking questions and seeking advice.
- Accountability: acting in ways that reflect the expectations of public service and holding ourselves and each other accountable.
Harassment is broadly defined as “unwelcome verbal or physical conduct based on the employee’s race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, or sexual orientation that adversely affects the work environment of the employee; or when an employment decision is contingent on an employee accepting or rejecting the unwelcome conduct.”
As another addition to our growing HR and Employee/Supervisor training, this eNugget®:
- Explains workplace harassment, including examples
- Shows how to recognize workplace harassment
- Addresses the responsibilities of those involved and what to do if you witness or are subjected to harassment.
- Includes resources to help you feel comfortable reporting incidents and addresses whistleblower protection.