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Understanding Independent Contractor Status in Today’s Trucking Environment

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Changes in laws and regulations are threatening the independent contractor model that many carriers use for freight movements. Register for this webinar, presented as an industry service by PrePass, and hosted by Heavy Duty Trucking magazine, “Understanding Independent Contractor Status in Today’s Trucking Environment.” Hear from Gregory M. Feary, attorney, president and managing partner with the transportation law firm Scopelitis, Garvin, Light, Hanson & Feary, PC.
In this special webinar, just for fleet personnel, Mr. Feary will cover the basic legal building blocks of independent contractor status motor carriers must consider in using owner-operators and key do’s and don’ts. He will also address key cases at the state level, important regulations at the federal level and main trends in this important area of trucking operations. During this webinar you will also learn about:

  • Background and context on why independent contract status is important and how the government enforces it.
  • An explanation and understanding of five “bright line” standards to follow.
  • Common independent contractor-related challenges fleets face, coupled with recommended solutions/best practices.
  • Additional ways for motor carriers to fortify their independent contractor model.
Meet the Speaker
Gregory M. Feary
Gregory M. Feary
President and Managing Partner
Scopelitis, Garvin, Light, Hanson & Feary, PC

Gregory Feary is among the most prominent and respected transportation lawyers in the nation. He regularly speaks on owner-operator independent contractor issues and has been quoted in national publications including The Wall Street Journal, Transport Topics, and the Journal of Commerce. He has been named to the Super Lawyers list in Indiana and Thompson Reuters Stand-Out Lawyer list. He is an adjunct professor of law at Indiana University’s McKinney School of Law and has authored numerous essays and articles on a wide range of transportation law topics.

Gregory M. Feary President and Managing Partner at Scopelitis, Garvin, Light, Hanson & Feary, PC | PrePass Safety Alliance

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