The Women in Trucking Association and workplace safety agency J.J. Keller & Associates are teaming up to draft a white paper they hope carriers will adopt to help avoid harassment issues between driver trainers and trainees.
Women in Trucking President and CEO Ellen Voie said the guidelines should be released sometime this year.
“The practice of putting two unrelated individuals in the cab of a truck for a few weeks of training can create a tenuous environment, especially when one is a male and one is a female,” Voie said in a statement.
“We realize that harassment issues are not limited to those of opposite gender, so the white paper will be gender neutral to address potential harassment scenarios and offer ways to minimize or eliminate negative interaction,” she added.
J.J. Keller offers regulation-compliance products and services in the fields of transportation, construction, hazmat and workplace safety.