It’s a bird… it’s a plane…no, it’s the killer spotted lantern fly!
There’s a new bug in town and it’s being labeled as a crop killing invader effecting truckers, farmers and the entire community.
It’s called a spotted lantern fly (SLF).
The species could do up to $18 billion in economic harm in Pennsylvania alone.
It’s affecting various trees, grapevines and hops. Yes, this insect is attacking our beer!
Now that I’ve got your attention…
Trucking Professionals: SLF training is required for drivers and warehouse workers operating routes in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware. It is also required by drivers who have routes going through the quarantine areas within southeast Pennsylvania.
Fleets with the Transflo Mobile+ app can call their reps to have a SLF compliance package added to their fleet’s mobile apps, which includes quarantine requirements, training information, and other data needed to stay compliant.
The colorful moth-like insect is native to Asia (primarily Vietnam and China). Scientists believe it hitched a ride on a boat from China and now it is wreaking havoc on crops in Pennsylvania, and surrounding states.
Pennsylvania has issued quarantine areas in its southeast counties. Anyone who spots them is encouraged to take photos and report the sightings immediately.
Be sure to stay compliant and assist in the quarantine efforts to prevent this invader from spreading farther.
And remember that Transflo is here to help. Contact your rep today to have your Transflo Mobile+ app updated with the SPL compliant info & documentation.