Training for Spotted Lanternfly Quarantine Permits

For Truck Routes in Northeast U.S.

An adult spotted lanternflyThe Spotted Lanternfly: An invasive species that could do $18 billion in economic harm in Pennsylvania alone, may be “the most devastating species in 150 years,” and “eats nearly everything.

If you have trucking operations or routes in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, or Delaware, where there are quarantines, Spotted Lanternfly training is required for drivers and warehouse workers.

February 2019 Update: Delaware added its quarantine and training requirements in early 2019. Pennsylvania and NJ permits also work for Delaware.

Virginia also has a quarantined county, but has not yet mandated training. Several other states, including New York, Maryland and Connecticut have areas where the invasive insect has been found, and roadside inspectors throughout the region are being trained to look for the insect.

ITI provides an online Spotted Lanternfly training course for fleets’ frontline workers, making it simple for managers to issue them permits to operate in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware. This will also arm your drivers with the knowledge they need to stop the spread of this potentially disastrous pest.

 If you're a manager or owner-operator, you need to take the Penn State course — ITI's offering is for you to assign to your drivers and other employees. (Read more about how ITI's course fits with the Penn State course.)

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January 2019 Webinar with
Penn Department of Agriculture

Sometimes it's helpful to get the information straight from the source. We interviewed the Dana Rhodes, state plant regulatory officer with the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, about the permitting process and training requirements. She also fielded several questions from fleets in attendance.