WIT Webinar Series

Help Your Drivers Be Diabetes Healthy on the Road 

Tuesday, November 28, 2017, 10:30am Central

With 92% turn over in trucking, it can be challenging to attract and retain drivers. And, when you have a dedicated driver, how do you help ensure that they’re living healthy on the road?

The prevalence of type 2 diabetes among truck drivers is nearly twice that of the general population (14 percent vs. 9 percent).  Drivers with diabetes, depending on their treatment and/or related complications, can run the risk of not qualifying for or maintaining their commercial driver’s license—ultimately taking away their livelihood and your driver.

Nationally known dietitian and author of a guide to healthy restaurant eating who presented at this year’s Accelerate!! conference, will discuss how to help your drivers make healthy decisions while on the road. She will also highlight how employers and fleets can leverage the power of available apps and digital health tools with proven clinical outcomes to help their drivers better manage their diabetes and related chronic diseases.

Presented by:

Hope Warshaw, MMSc, RD, CDE, is a nationally known registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator with in-depth expertise in healthy restaurant eating. She’s been writing and talking about this topic for the last two decades plus. She’s the author of numerous books for the general public and people with diabetes including Eat Out Eat Well – The Guide to Healthy Restaurant Eating, published by the American Diabetes Association. In her role as a consultant to nutrition and diabetes focused companies, she works with WellDoc, Inc., a digital health company. 

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What Do I Do Next? Addressing Claims of Sexual Harassment  

Wednesday, December 13, 2017, 10am Central

Synopsis: A common issue that I see in the industry concerns claims of sexual harassment and how to handle them, whether it be by drivers operating as a team or drivers and their trainers. Companies should be counseled to ensure the proper steps are taken in response to a claim. For example, consider the following:

  • What if the claim arises and the trainer and driver are out on the road?
  • What if the company does not have a human resources department, who should handle the investigation?
  • What if the allegations rise to the level of criminal conduct?
  • What if the claim involves an officer of the company?
  • Who should be interviewed first, the claimant or the alleged aggressor?
  • Does the company have a policy against sexual harassment and what progressive disciplinary policy should be followed depending upon the findings of the investigation?
  • Is there insurance available to that can help the company investigate claims?

 This webinar is to provide guidance so members can engage qualified counsel. To verify the enforceability and applicable laws, we recommend that members seek legal counsel.

Presented by:

Bridgette M. Blitch, Esq., Taylor & Associates, Attorneys at Law, P.L.

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Payment Challenges in the Transportation Industry 

Coming in January 2018

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