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Safety Oversight, Telematics and Balancing Safety and Control

May 21, 2019

Kelli M. Block

Shannon M. Cohen

Prasad Sharma

As many motor carriers have experienced, working with independent contractors and managing telematic tools like electronic logging devices (ELDs) presents many challenges. This webinar duided motor carriers in the implementation of telematics and other safety-related devices in an independent contractor fleet. Topics covered included:
                   - What to do when the mandated use of telematic and safety related devices run afoul of the federal leasing regulations
                   - What control a motor carrier may assert while still avoiding misclassification claims
                   - How safety incentives may be utilized to encourage adoption
Additionally, efforts to enact legislation that protect Independent Contractor status while encouraging adoption of safety-related devices were reviewed and discussed.

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