( United Fresh )

The United Fresh Produce Association has released Produce Operations Training Checklists.

The new tool is designed for companies to use when developing onboarding resources for their warehouse and driver staff, according to a news release.

Created by United Fresh’s Wholesaler-Distributor Board, this new resource covers key activities for new employees, including interviewing potential staff, employee safety, warehouse training, loading skills, receiving product and driver delivery.

“The Wholesaler-Distributor Board identified the need for improved training and retaining of frontline employees as a key area of focus for our businesses,” Jackie Caplan Wiggins, vice president and COO, Frieda’s Inc. and chair of United Fresh’s Wholesaler-Distributor Board, said in the release. “We created this tool so that companies can adopt key training practices in the various checklists to integrate into their own operations for improvement.”

Produce Operation Training Checklists is free to United Fresh members, and $195 for non-members. To access the publication, visit www.unitedfresh.org.