Sam Samaro and Sean Mack co-wrote the article, "How Independent Are Owner-Operators?" which was published by the Journal of Commerce Magazine on February 27, 2012.
Despite the widespread treatment of drivers as independent contractors and written agreements making clear drivers are not employees, an increasing number of trucking companies face liability for claims they have violated federal and state laws by misclassifying drivers. Although there are strong financial incentives for companies to classify drivers as independent contractors, challenges to worker classification are rising, and liability for misclassification can be substantial.
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