The DRIVE FIRST training collection from Luma is designed to create a paperless driver orientation and training process.

Luma Brighter Learning was named a finalist in the Company of the Year category in the 16th annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and will ultimately be a Gold, Silver, or Bronze winner in the program.

The Stevie Awards for Women in Business honor women executives, entrepreneurs, employees and the companies they run – worldwide.  The Stevie Awards have been hailed as the world’s premier business awards.

Gold, Silver, and Bronze Stevie Award winners will be announced during a gala event at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York on Friday, Nov. 15.  Nominated women executives and entrepreneurs from the United States and several other countries are expected to attend.

More than 1,500 entries were submitted this year for consideration in more than 90 categories. Luma Brighter Learning is a finalist in the Company of the Year category.

Luma Brighter Learning’s nomination stemmed from the measurable impact they are having in the trucking industry. “We are honored to be nominated among such a distinguished group,” said Dr. Gina Anderson co-founder and chief executive of Luma. “We founded Luma on the premise that when people learn, their lives improve and so does society. We are excited to implement learning research and see measurable results in the trucking industry.”

Training in the trucking industry has historically been video, paper-based, and face-to-face.  Orientation classes last an average of four days, where drivers face an instructor for 8 hours a day for lecture and/or video instruction. Learning research shows that these methods do not align with how people learn.

In response to these challenges, Luma applied its combination of expertise in learning and technology to develop a training solution, DRIVE FIRST aimed at increasing driver engagement in safety training and building efficiencies during driver orientation, http://drive-first.com/.

Luma has had training participants that represent 50 states and 11 countries. Luma’s clients have reported reductions in turnover and liability claims since implementing DRIVE FIRST.


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