The logistics industry handles business the old-school way. Employees learn in the field, often combatting the elements, in a laborious and demanding job. The work is hands-on and the only effective way to learn is to do it. This puts new employees, who may not have any other experience in the field, at risk when doing hazardous tasks.
Loadstar provides product handling services to a variety of industries, including refineries, chemical plants, barge lines, and terminals. They load and unload all sorts of cargo vessels; railcars, trucks, barges, and ships, operate warehouses and docks, and manage site logistics. Its goal is to be the premier provider of its services in the industry by providing quality service and exceptional employee experience.
In logistics, companies only get paid for the time their teams are in the field. As a result, most companies in Loadstar’s industry don’t invest in offsite employee training. But committed to their seven values, including safety, service, and community, Loadstar wanted to find an innovative way to train their employees.